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    Quote Originally Posted by samc
    wow 120+ degrees? I think I'd have more bodily cooling problems then my carputer. If its really that hot where you live try the trunk with routed AC. And some very strong fans.
    I've actually going to have it mounted behind the drivers seat...but my car has ultradark tint and a sunshade.

    Phoenix summers aren't really that bad, everything is airconditioned...the only time you're outside is to go to and from the car. It's hot enough that you don't even go swimming after 10am or before 5pm in the really hot months....
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    AC cooled...yes mine is.

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    Condisation would be a problem, but what about that Silca Gell packs, like the ones you find in ur new shoes?

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    An effective way would be is to move the intake of the ac over the carputer......

    It can easly be incorporated by taking a flexible hose from your carputer and insert it in the intake duct of the hvac system.......
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    ehhh, I dont think the AC would like sucking in that heat, though if it where on circulate the Ambiant Air would Cool down, but sucking in heat constantly I dont think it would be healthy.

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    Water cool it. Except use metal water lines instead of pvc tube. That's so it's not greatly affected by external temps. Drill two holes under your car and fit the radiator under the body. That way it super cools while your driving and stays in the shade with open air to pass. It should remain cool, as long as you have it far from your exhast pipe, transmission, and anything else that heats up under there. Under passanger seats should be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pogi
    ehhh, I dont think the AC would like sucking in that heat, though if it where on circulate the Ambiant Air would Cool down, but sucking in heat constantly I dont think it would be healthy.

    And I assume that you have some experience and or technical knowledge on HVAC's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium
    Water cool it. Except use metal water lines instead of pvc tube. That's so it's not greatly affected by external temps.
    If you use metal lines, it will match the external temperatures quicker...to isolate, you'd want an insulater...very much like PVC pipe. Metal lines would be HORRIBLE for keeping the water from being "greatly affected by external temps."...in fact, I'm not sure if there are any materials that would be worse suited for that purpose....maybe something radioactive

    edit cuz i forgot to say it: good idea though, you totally made me evaluate my undercarriage...not sure I have the clearance in my car to stick anything under it :-)
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    well oil coolers and tranny coolers use metal lines... What about that pipe crap you get for your pipes in the winter?
    Oh yeah to hell with goin under the car mount that sucker right up infront of your radiator (just like The Big Three do with their tranny coolers) that way you can run right along side of the car and not worry about transvered heat from those hot parts you stole.. I mean those parts that generate heat
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    thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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