|02-18-2014 12:37 AM|
I did take off the 5 blade clutch that came with it and put on a 9 blade off a Ram 1500 . Sounds like a jet plane but I LOVE the cooling.
Currently at 189,374 original miles and still runs like a purring kitten.
|02-17-2014 03:11 AM|
|quicksand97||Well that sounds like some pretty good cooling, what size power plant is under your durango ?|
|02-17-2014 12:04 AM|
Just for reference.
My wife has a 2000 Durango. It includes both a Clutch fan and an Electric from Factory.
About Aug I'll take the clutch fan off and run straight Electric. I think I have the temp go above 200 when I'm sitting for some silly reason in traffic but other than that it NEVER gets above 185. I even towed our Pop-up Trailer 200 miles each direction (with a couple good 6% inclines) and the Fan came on only once or twice in November. I usually install the Clutch fan around May but that's only cause we do a LOT of camping and towing full loads I like to have the extra cooling.
Last July with both fans, We had the A/C going, 5 people in the Durango, the trailer STUFFED and crap on top of the Durango and still never got above 210 even on the hills at 60 mph.
|02-16-2014 11:59 PM|
|quicksand97||O congrats on the seat heaters, cozy.|
|02-16-2014 11:58 PM|
|02-16-2014 11:37 PM|
call around .. any ham radio guy or react member can help you with qsr match.. meter a must .. and a quick disco often raises the numbers as opposed to simply unscrewing an antennae from its mount.. easily done.
installed corbeau seat heaters today.. easy peezy
|02-16-2014 10:44 PM|
|quicksand97||Yes my concern is reliability of the e-Fan, so many more parts that can go bad, motor,relay,thermo sensor and what ever else is required. I mean as it is its a job to keep my lil 97 2.5 L in tip top running condition. Under the hood its tweaked out pretty good except for e fan. Well time and money will tell. Lately I just started messing around with my old CB again and got a new 4 ft firestik, new mount, new stud, and trying to tune it with no meter. Got a firestik spring on it also. Just the good old groovy CB thing. Gonna get a new 95% protective coax cord for it next and maybe a noise supressor. Man wish I had the bucks for a 10 meter radio. Now those things put out. Anyway I have been tinkering with that. Read some interesting stuff at stus off road under reviews or other stuff page. Yea I decided to use my old existing typical aluminum L angle mount with the 4 holes and screwed it on just above the right tailight. Does not look bad at at. I think it looks pretty serious with 4ft of antenna above that. Now I need a quick disco our fold over adaptor.|
|02-16-2014 06:47 PM|
|02-16-2014 06:31 PM|
|quicksand97||O yea you guys are right about regearing yields much greater results, thats been said and proven for a long time now. Yep a bit costly, I have that on my wish list to regear to 4.56 since I am a mild/partime off roader and only run 31s. Might use different gears if I decide to go to 33 x10 pizza cutters. Time and money will tell.|
|02-16-2014 06:26 PM|
|quicksand97||So you are saying there is less load by using a electric fan or you are saying its about equal?|
|02-13-2014 10:50 PM|
The best thing I ever did to my Dodge 4x4 was re-gear to 4:56's. Night & day difference.
I have 4:88's & full rebuild kits out in the shop waiting to go on the Jeep.
|02-13-2014 04:36 PM|
I have seen other Jeep owners spend gobs of money trying to overcome the lack of torque and power of the 2.5
I have researched and even helped a few guys do the e-fan, 4.0 throttle body swap, intake, headers, exhaust etc. I have yet to be impressed at all.
My 90 2.5 TBI supposedly cannot benefit from the mods above, so I kept it stock. I am on 33" Swampers with 4.88's and I can keep up no problem and they are running 31" at's with the factory 4.10 gears and every "mod" we could do besides re-gear. (93-95 YJ's)
Re-gearing is the best upgrade hands down. The other stuff really doesn't do as much and costs about the same in the long run.
They can pull a hill a little and I mean just a little easier.
I am now looking into a 4.0 swap. makes much more sense to me. I don't care to do the a v-8 swap personally as most stock older motors will not give me much more power and torque.
|02-13-2014 11:49 AM|
thanx for the e-fan switch reccomend.. I'll use that in conjunction with my thermo sensor.
You must upgrade your wires and suggest new rotor and cap with new hotter burning plugs for the hi perf coil to operate .. if it gives the kind of results I experienced with the 750cc suzuki mc... then I'm ecstatic. I'll keep you posted.
|02-12-2014 04:44 PM|
I'll try one of my Taurus fans if & when the stock clutch goes out, but I'm being realistic about it. I don't expect an e-fan to turn it into a screamer. Its still a 2.5.
With the terrain I'm going to be on, the Taurus fan should hold up.
|02-11-2014 07:51 PM|
|02-11-2014 04:07 PM|
|stykthyn||You are supposed to have a cut of switch in the cab for when you hit water and mud. I didn't really see a performance gain. Engine would rev easier that was about it.|
|02-11-2014 02:28 PM|
What kind of mud were you in? Deep? I have a couple of Taurus fans put away out in the shop, thought about slapping one on. I won't be in much mud if any, just the occasional mud puddle out on the trail.
I've been using the Taurus fans for years without any problems, but most of my rigs stay out of the mud. At least I've never had one down in the slop if you know what I mean.
|02-11-2014 01:26 PM|
|02-11-2014 12:09 PM|
|stykthyn||I've already got all the by on mods, I just couldn't justify the price of the screamin demon setup. If its what they advertise it to be I would be willing to try it.|
|02-11-2014 12:04 PM|
|W5KVV||If you use it in conjunction with good plugs & wires, yes. But don't expect a hot coil to turn it into a power monster. It's still a 4 banger, but every little bit helps.|
|02-11-2014 11:29 AM|
|stykthyn||Is the screamin demon kit really worth that much over the factory set up?|
|02-08-2014 05:25 PM|
|quicksand97||Yes Sir Mr Frenz your right screamin demons coil is 45,000 volts, but I believe they cost a bit more because because of name. I believe its exactly like the one I have from CRT Performance for a lower price. But its all good. O yes on that E-Fan yes I have read its best to run a in cab off/on swicth. Sounds good guys. Happy Wheeling and take care.|
|02-08-2014 10:13 AM|
DONE THIS ONE ... Let you know in a few weeks. Tri-County Gear has never had one returned and I keep hearing good things. we did have to do a lil grinding.. no problem. they give you everything you need for the install and so far I am very excited about this mod.
|02-08-2014 08:51 AM|
coil+wires +cap & rotor
4WD has a screamin demon 45,000 volt coil package for $180. doesn't include the plugs. Well Well Well... Summit Racing has the parts and free shipping, with the NGK plugs cost is $150.
(4WD would not to match the price)
|02-08-2014 06:30 AM|
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|02-07-2014 02:03 AM|
|02-07-2014 01:08 AM|
|quicksand97||Yea I would not tell anyone just do it, I believe its a little risky. Right now it works for me and did yield some little gains that I can feel.|
|02-06-2014 11:59 PM|
I wouldn't doubt that at all. By cutting the fan down you're removing mass, basically taking a little bit of load off the engine. I read in a Mopar Muscle mag years ago where they did tests on the factory rigid fans of some small block cars. The ridid fan robbed anywhere from 10-15 hp at WOT. Now, factory fans on these Jeeps aren't rigid, they're a clutch style fan, but they still create drag aka parasitic loss.
Lots of folks will say by running an e fan you're just moving the load from the water pump to the alternator. But, if your charging system is in good order, the added load on the alternator by the e fan will be nowhere near as great as the load from the mechanical fan.
|02-06-2014 09:05 PM|
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