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View Poll Results: Do you drive with the AC on?
No, I want every last bit of power! 12 13.95%
No, power's fine, just don't like the AC. 6 6.98%
Yes, power's fine, and I like to be comfy. 51 59.30%
Yes, robs power but I still wanna be comfy. 17 19.77%
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      12-06-2010, 07:05 AM   #23
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Since you have ZCP, the power loss will make you identical to a normal ///M3 Prius since ZCP gives 100 HP and the A/C takes a little of it when it's on, so you'll be like-50 HP short. Still u will have 470 Hp thanks to the ZCP.
I knew that AC can't make a noticeable dent in a ZCP equipped M3 but I attributed that to the nuclear reactor that comes with ZCP but your explanation makes more sense, it must be the 100 extra HP. The nuclear reactor just kicks in just like turbo when you drive your ZCP M3 at or faster than 300MPH.
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i don't think our AC saps any power, it's not belt driven
What in the world do you think drives it - unicorns and prayer?

Mines on all the time. It's not laggy under part throttle and the compressor disengages at WOT.
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