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Old 06-05-2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

Anyone hear of this device?

http://www.brucemedical.com/ik1605.html

Think it would work? Perhaps it makes your car easier to break into?
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

Interesting, wonder how well it works. It says your window stays closed but I'd think it has to be open just slightly.
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

here you'd need a damn a/c unit for it to do any good. wonder if they make solar powered a/c units to cool your car.
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

Uhh.. Just open the window a crack or open the doors before you get in. Sheesh.
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Old 06-05-2006, 03:23 PM   #5
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

I may give it a shot, it's only 20-30 bucks. I'll read some more reviews, but if it can drop the temp 20 degrees, I'm all for it. Cracking the window works too but if it's not windy, I imagine is still gets hotter than hell.
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

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open the doors before you get in.
How else would you get in?
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

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How else would you get in?
Hahaha. I meant open all the doors or two doors to let the air inside escape a bit.
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How else would you get in?
You can get in through the trunk. I actually had to do this once due to some aholes who parked too close on both sides...
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

Indeed, one could just open the door and wave the heat out. Though I wonder how much cooler this could keep a car. Perhaps it could increase the lifespan of plastic components inside your car, like your dash and bass/treble button/switches.
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

Just get tinted windows
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Just get tinted windows

Problem is the windshield is huge and a PITA to put shade on.
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

Yeah tinted windows really helps, especially if you have the sides tinted dark. Which is illegal in NJ. I just keep my car cover in my trunk all the time & I slip that on when I go into a store for more than 20 min. j/k
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

I think the covered parking garage at my work is the best benefit/perk of the job.
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Re: Keeping your car cool while it's parked?

I was pretty skeptical when i saw the infomercial, they had rubber gaskets you put to seal around the fan leaving little if any opening for outside air to get in. I think with the time it takes to put the fan and gasket things on and later take them off... it'd probably be very similar results if you were to spend that time standing there with the doors open for a second. I just crack open a window.
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I was pretty skeptical when i saw the infomercial, they had rubber gaskets you put to seal around the fan leaving little if any opening for outside air to get in. I think with the time it takes to put the fan and gasket things on and later take them off... it'd probably be very similar results if you were to spend that time standing there with the doors open for a second. I just crack open a window.
So there's no model that you can't just leave on all the time? That pretty much makes it obsolete for me.
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