rob, i couldn't post a response in the how too section, so i'll post it here.
"can you still get ac from the vent?" yes, absolutely..... the only thing you want have is the option of shutting the vent off. you still get a nice amount of ac through it.
it's probably one of the better "free mods" in my opion... you save yourself some money for another pod, and have the option of adding another guage, after you run out of places to put them. best off all, it's out of sight of the oponent...... just like my mustang, i love the stalker look. you would have never guessed that my mustang was a low 12 second car (11's on slicks)....the damn ls1's never new what hit them, lol.