I have a 93 w/2.5 and I tossed my fan shroud and fan in the trash(sold at a swap meet). I have never had an over heating problem. I replaced them both with a Flex-a-lite Wrangler X-Treme electric fan. Jeep/AMC Electric Fans
. No over heating at and idle, rock crawling or slow trail riding. Hope this helps your friend out. Might even be cheaper than buying a new shroud.