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Windows down in Summer or A/C on?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by jtgroce, Mar 13, 2012.

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Windows or A/C on, which do you prefer

  1. A/C on

    95 vote(s)
    54.0%
  2. Windows down

    81 vote(s)
    46.0%
  1. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:34 PM
    #1
    jtgroce

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    So was just curious what everyone thought about this. Of course using the A/C uses more power, but with the windows down it hurts your aerodynamics. So which do you prefer and is it really much difference between the two for fuel mileage?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    LAoffroadin

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    rain or shine windows staying down on my 2012
     
  3. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    i’m windows down unless i’m on interstate. if i’m on interstate some time i leave them down but most time up and A/C on.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    jtgroce

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    x2
     
  5. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    jgwheeler17

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    if it's above 65 degrees windows are always down. no exceptions, period. ive been like that since i was 16. in the year and a half ive had my taco i have honestly probably ran the A/C less than 2 hours. and thats only when my sister or gf rides with me. . . .i always have a tan left arm all the way up to where the wind bunches the shirt up when i drive and a regular farmers tan on the right by the end of the summer haha.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Usually anything above 80 I'll use the A/C cause might as well use it if you got it right? But if its not that hot out, windows down for sure.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    dexterdog

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    It's more fuel efficient to keep the windows up and run the A/C than run with the windows down and no A/C. Or go big baller like I do and roll windows down and A/C on.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    Capita

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    A/C all the time in the summer. Hate wind noise
     
  9. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    Here, in phoenix, people with their windows down have the right of way in the summer. Otherwise you WANT to run the A/c.

    I think it was the mythbusters or someone else did a wind tunnel test. Windows down does not mess with fuel mileage until you reach 45mph, then it is better to run the A/c.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    I have allergies so I use the A/C because it has a filter.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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  12. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    04taco2wd

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    windows down most of the time. the summers get hot here in nc and sometimes a/c is a must.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    Taylor

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    If I'm going to break 50 mph, it's A/C. If not, then it's windows.

    All about power/Aerodynamics.

    Also... ugh, wind noise.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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  15. Mar 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    oh also my left arm is always a bit darker than my right. from hanging it out window or resting it on the door. i much rather have the fresh air than A/C cooled air.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    During a Texas summer, my a/c is 4 by 75. ;)
     
  17. Mar 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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  18. Mar 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    i have to float around the pool to kit read of it some times it get so bad. lol i spend allot of time in the pool anyways. or cleaning it.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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  20. Mar 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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