they say about 5% of power is free'd up...if you turned on...nothing would happen. just normal air would come from the vents, the compressor won't run so remove the components while your at it...no reason for a "ac delete" kit
the only gain you will see is if you take out the whole system and save weight. there is no reason to bypass the compressor. when the A/C is off, the pulley on the compressor is just free wheeling. It isn't taking any power. If your going to race, just don't turn the thing on!! Even with the A/C on, when you go wide open throttle, the compressor is turned off by the computer. The A/C is engaged by a electrical clutch. there is no drag when the A/C off
Thanks for the advice Vanace. If I was planning on modifying the car "no holds barred" (like my mustang) I'd probably pull the system out. A lot of work though. Since it's my daily driver, and I'm just running it in H Stock, think I'll leave it then. Take the rear seat out, replace the front seats with some Cobra seats, and throw some Kumho MX's on (205/50R15). Looking forward to throwing it into the corners. Nice light car. The roof seems a little high though. It's a very tall car compared to most sport compacts. You almost want to chop the roof down. Have to try some lowering springs some time.
i like the ceiling high, why i got the focus, and im sure alot of ppl did, anyway Focal i actually foud one not too long ago that was the cheapest i think it was 65 for three runs.......dont remember if that was per run for three runs or what , but the others were quite pricey, and by the hour was pretty steep as well, the one i was going to go to was booked almost every stinking day i tried to go , i think that was Dallas Mustang (www.dallasmustang.com) alot of their stuff aint to cheap for that matter....wal mart needs dynoes.......