- - Electric fan
11-14-2010 07:37 PM
i was looking into electric fans. i have a 2.5 4 banger. i am looking for some more info about them. has anyone ever put one in ? any input apreciated
11-14-2010 09:17 PM
The HP improvements are over stock set up are exaggerated. They will free up a few HP but thats all. If you have a stock set up in good working condition I would have to say keep it. The electric fans are easy to install. Flex-a-lite are the most popular but there are other brands that are just as good quaility wise. The shrouded fans cool best in town and on the trail but can be restrictive on the highway but for a stock motor they will cool fine.
11-14-2010 09:23 PM
thanks that helped alot my current stock setup works fine im just gonna keep it the way it is
11-14-2010 11:31 PM
you only need it if you are in an environment that requires it, or if you are rockcrawling
11-14-2010 11:39 PM
I am going to run a electric fan for the purpose of getting rid of that damn fan shroud. Grab the fan out of a 96-2000 ford torus. They are the best fan on the market.
11-15-2010 10:58 AM
I used to run a Taurus fan and it worked quite well. It was very nice having the giant OE fan shroud gone, especially when changing belts, water pumps, etc. I do claim to notice a small power increase and mpg increase. I ran it for for or 5 years.
I had mine on a thermo switch which would turn the fan on at ~210 degrees. I also had a 3 position switch on the dashboard which let me run auto (thermo switch), manually off, and manually on.
I ended up taking it out and putting the OE fan in a few years back though. It was working fine, but with many of my winter trips going as far out into the snow as possible, I wanted to go back to the dumb simplicity of the mechanical fan, as well as taking some load off of the electrical system for winching. I run a 136 amp alternator from a Dodge 5.2L which was more than enough for running the fan, but would get overworked running both the winch and the fan. (As if winching isn't hard enough on an alternator). Perhaps some day I may get crazy and run a very high output alternator, or duals, but for now I am back to the mech. fan.
11-15-2010 11:10 AM
Taurus are ok, the best thing you can get is a Mark Viii one....smokes the taurus 10 to 1
11-15-2010 09:16 PM
^X2 I have a brand new one that won't fit because its 1/8" too thick. :mad:
11-15-2010 09:21 PM
Have ya tried cutting the shroud down? You can cut a Mark 8 one down over an inch.
11-15-2010 10:00 PM
Yea, its 1/8 too much after I cut it down. If I need more air than i'm getting through it next summer then I will just have to make some modifications.