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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 10:35 PM
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    t4daddy

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    I wasn't aware of the fact that my windows roll down, fuck a bunch wind that's feels like a air dryer. I run AC "almost" year round.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    silver taco

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    What I like is to drive with the windows down and the AC on. It's the best of both worlds. Fresh air with a cool breeze.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2012 at 2:23 AM
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    rab89

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  4. Mar 14, 2012 at 2:42 AM
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    KenLyns

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    AC on and windows up 90% of the time. Not much a choice with the humidty we have.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2012 at 3:36 AM
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    AC. I sweat too much when its hot out.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2012 at 6:20 AM
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    Mythbusters tested this on a track, good watch.
    Let us know what you think.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    also tested out the a bed cover gets worse MPG than an open bed. and tail gate up VS down.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    THIS!!!! HA! Double cab windows down FTW!
     
  9. Mar 14, 2012 at 6:56 AM
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    I normally run with the windows down or cracked on mild days and run the A/c on my feet when it gets hotter out. I don't see a noticeable difference in mpg with windows down + A/c.

    If I have a passenger I'll roll them up.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    a/c always
     
  11. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    usually windows down, but if I have to go somewhere important and have to dress up, then AC
     
  12. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    In Texas its windows down until it reaches 90 degrees. Then your A/C on.
     
  13. Mar 14, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    It was my understanding the in order of fuel efficiency it was:
    1 Cap
    2 Tonneau
    3 Open bed
    4 Open bed tailgate down
    5 Ford
     
  14. Mar 14, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    yes sir. crank some tunes, and roll em all down. even long trips on hot days, i just sweat through it with a smile lol.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    Run windows down until it gets too hot and then the A\C is on.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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  17. Mar 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    Windows up,here in orlando florida it get way too hot to leave them down!
     
  18. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    This is what I thought as well, except the #5, my buddy has a 2012 F150 four door 4x4 that get way better mileage than my taco.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    jtgroce

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    Had a/c on today! it was 82 degrees and with the humidity in NC thats pretty warm outside
     
  20. Mar 14, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    84 and sunny right now just rode to school windows down the entire way. I hate the cold and love when it's hot.
     
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