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Old 02-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Flex-a-lite cooling system

Anyone purchased this combo for their TJ and noticed any performance and hp gains?

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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If your talking bout the electric flexalite fan then yes i ran one on my 01 TJ and plan on gettin another for my 06. The power increase is noticeable..one of the best upgrades i did. The mechanical fan puts alot of drag on the motor. I run the override switch in the cab so i can turn the fan off when im crossing deep water or mud...so it doesnt turn into a propeller and can shatter a blade. If you have a body lift it also allows you to take the drop brackets off as the fan bolts right to the radiator and you dont have to worry about clearance issues. The switch in cab is a 3 position...where you can turn it off, set it to auto, or run it in high ..if you need more cooling, slow trails...heavy traffic...towing whatever. The control unit mounts under your hood somewhere, allows you to set what temperature you want it to kick on at...and has a probe that slides through the radiator fins. I waterproofed mine just as a precaution. Just make sure you do a good installation as it would suck to overheat because of a faulty connection, been there done that. Was a good upgrade for mine, but im sure others have their own opinion on why its not a cookie cutter component and is "useless". As for it being a combo...or a system...the fan and switch was the only components i ran other then a snorkel-k&n.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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If your talking bout the electric flexalite fan then yes i ran one on my 01 TJ and plan on gettin another for my 06. The power increase is noticeable..one of the best upgrades i did. The mechanical fan puts alot of drag on the motor. I run the override switch in the cab so i can turn the fan off when im crossing deep water or mud...so it doesnt turn into a propeller and can shatter a blade. If you have a body lift it also allows you to take the drop brackets off as the fan bolts right to the radiator and you dont have to worry about clearance issues. The switch in cab is a 3 position...where you can turn it off, set it to auto, or run it in high ..if you need more cooling, slow trails...heavy traffic...towing whatever. The control unit mounts under your hood somewhere, allows you to set what temperature you want it to kick on at...and has a probe that slides through the radiator fins. I waterproofed mine just as a precaution. Just make sure you do a good installation as it would suck to overheat because of a faulty connection, been there done that. Was a good upgrade for mine, but im sure others have their own opinion on why its not a cookie cutter component and is "useless". As for it being a combo...or a system...the fan and switch was the only components i ran other then a snorkel-k&n.
Nice thanks for the help. How much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
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I just put one in my 06 Rubicon works great... I also wired manual switch. I found NEW one on Ebay for $236, normally $379 then had Autoanything.com beat it with free shipping.

INSTALL TIP- Push temp probe through radiator BEFORE you mount fan don't wait until the end like the instructions say. And make the probe is secure, I had mine vibrate loose...used shrink wrap to make sure it can't go anywhere.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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I just put one in my 06 Rubicon works great... I also wired manual switch. I found NEW one on Ebay for $236, normally $379 then had Autoanything.com beat it with free shipping.

INSTALL TIP- Push temp probe through radiator BEFORE you mount fan don't wait until the end like the instructions say. And make the probe is secure, I had mine vibrate loose...used shrink wrap to make sure it can't go anywhere.
Alright thanks abunch
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Do not get this if you live in a hot climate... I installed one on my 06 and it has had continuous problems with overheating. Tried to give it the benefit of the doubt for a full year but it would overheat at least 1 time a week from April until late November.. Just can't keep up in the heat. I live in northern Mississippi by the way
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:51 PM   #7
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Do not get this if you live in a hot climate... I installed one on my 06 and it has had continuous problems with overheating. Tried to give it the benefit of the doubt for a full year but it would overheat at least 1 time a week from April until late November.. Just can't keep up in the heat. I live in northern Mississippi by the way
Dam really. Yea I live in Phoenix az. So what would benefit me then. Cuz I really want the power and by removing the pulley for the fan belt is suppose to give you more power and less stress on the motor since its one less thing the motor has to turn. Plus I also took off my a/c as well due to the same problem stress and less power.
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If your talking bout the electric flexalite fan then yes i ran one on my 01 TJ and plan on gettin another for my 06. The power increase is noticeable..one of the best upgrades i did. The mechanical fan puts alot of drag on the motor. I run the override switch in the cab so i can turn the fan off when im crossing deep water or mud...so it doesnt turn into a propeller and can shatter a blade. If you have a body lift it also allows you to take the drop brackets off as the fan bolts right to the radiator and you dont have to worry about clearance issues. The switch in cab is a 3 position...where you can turn it off, set it to auto, or run it in high ..if you need more cooling, slow trails...heavy traffic...towing whatever. The control unit mounts under your hood somewhere, allows you to set what temperature you want it to kick on at...and has a probe that slides through the radiator fins. I waterproofed mine just as a precaution. Just make sure you do a good installation as it would suck to overheat because of a faulty connection, been there done that. Was a good upgrade for mine, but im sure others have their own opinion on why its not a cookie cutter component and is "useless". As for it being a combo...or a system...the fan and switch was the only components i ran other then a snorkel-k&n.
What is the exact part number of the flex a lite unit that you installed? I have heard a bunch of people saying it does help with HP a bit, but like it has been said they have seen overheating problems.
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Part # depends on vehicle...call flex a lite get the right part# then shop around for best price.
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Dam really. Yea I live in Phoenix az. So what would benefit me then. Cuz I really want the power and by removing the pulley for the fan belt is suppose to give you more power and less stress on the motor since its one less thing the motor has to turn. Plus I also took off my a/c as well due to the same problem stress and less power.
If you live in Arizona I definitely wouldn't go for an electric fan... There is a 100% chance you will have overheating problems. Trust me. It's worth loosing a few horsepower to rest assured you won't be left stranded due to a blown radiator... I've learned from experience. I've heard they're great for cold climates but surely not for the south

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