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I have an 88 with A/C that has been converted to 134. What would I need besides a compressor to be able to use a radial SANDEN compressor? What would fit in my truck? It be worth a weekend searching some junkyards to save in the HP required to run the compressor (which would save on gas mileage).
 

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You should have the radial comp and the radial comp is the better comp for hp loss
 

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Bag the junkyards unless you have a list of vehicles that already have Sandens in them. Why not find Sanden's website (if they have one) and write their tech people and ask for some help. You might mention the number of members on this list as potential customers if they can dig around and find one that fits (i.e bolt up with little to no mods).

I had a Sanden on my Land Rover and it was quite good except the she was a rag top and spent half her life in England with me so not much use for A/C.

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Andrew, IM me and I'll tell you where my secret JYs are there in kingville. The really good ones. ;D
 

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I just came from thier website "sanden.com/company/index" and they had all sorts of compressors. They had five and seven piston ones. The seven piston model looked like it had really big pulley on it. Most of them had the four mounting tabs on the bottom just like my RC ('87 318) but had the o-ring normal (the type that screw on to threads). So if you can find out the distance between the mounting tabs (front to rear and side to side) and match that to your stock compressor all you would have to do is modify the ends of your low suction line and high discharge line.

I just re-did my whole system and as far as I could find (here in Del Rio with only two stores who do custom a/c line work) no one sells just the mounting ends for MOPARs, like the one that goes into my "h" valve. I had to buy whole new stock replacement lines and work from there. Didn't even think of trying a Sanden compressor....DOH!

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Like Evildriver said, you should already have a "radial" compressor on your '88. What compressor do you have?
 

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I'm not sure, I've never done any A/C work. I was watching the other A/C thread and found the idea. I'm in south Texas and my A/C has a hard enough time on the warm winter days. I can't imagine what is going to be like this summer. I wear nomex coveralls to work, so it gets pretty hot.
 

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v737d said:
I just came from thier website "sanden.com/company/index" and they had all sorts of compressors. They had five and seven piston ones. The seven piston model looked like it had really big pulley on it. Most of them had the four mounting tabs on the bottom just like my RC ('87 318) but had the o-ring normal (the type that screw on to threads). So if you can find out the distance between the mounting tabs (front to rear and side to side) and match that to your stock compressor all you would have to do is modify the ends of your low suction line and high discharge line.

I just re-did my whole system and as far as I could find (here in Del Rio with only two stores who do custom a/c line work) no one sells just the mounting ends for MOPARs, like the one that goes into my "h" valve. I had to buy whole new stock replacement lines and work from there. Didn't even think of trying a Sanden compressor....DOH!

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Chris
For mounting brackets to the Sanden check this link:

http://www.bouchillonperformance.com/BPEsd508.asp
 

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Well, the problem with the Ramcharger is that it has a hell of a lot of interior volume, plenty of glass, and it uses the same A/C system as a regular cab pickup. So, even when it is working as well as possible, it is still inadequate in climates like mine.
 

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Moparman440 said:
Well, the problem with the Ramcharger is that it has a hell of a lot of interior volume, plenty of glass, and it uses the same A/C system as a regular cab pickup. So, even when it is working as well as possible, it is still inadequate in climates like mine.
Yeah, that is why I refuse to ride the backseat of my trudck!!!! If I am in a REAL good mood I might give the backseaters one of my vents on a hot day. Really cuts down on the number of people wanting rides! hahahaahah

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gmule said:
Limo tint the rear windows it really helps the ac on a hot sunny day
LOl look at my truck, gmule has the idea
 
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