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got the compressor to finally cycle as intended. want some opinions on how the ac behaves. 90 degree ambient temps idling the vent temp is around 60-62 degrees (humidity in the 80% area). when I drive the car, with airflow moving through the condenser other than my fans running (high all the time 3600cfm derail fans with shroud covering entire rad) the vent temps will drop to about 55 degrees with your regular street traffic. coolant temps 195-200 with ac on. when the sun goes down the vent temps will be around 55 degrees (ambient temp 80 degrees) but when the car is cruising for long periods of time the vent temps will drop to the 50 degree range. I saw as low as 48 while going around 45 mph for a couple minutes straight. It sounds like there's an airflow issue across the condenser so I was thinking of putting in a pusher fan in front of it to assist with cooling in stop and go traffic. compressor and liquid line are brand new. does this seem normal? am I asking for too much given I live in south Florida? putting water on the condenser cools the vent temp as well given that the water is removing large amounts of heat from it. like I said this sounds like an airflow issue to me. what do you guys think.