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Old 02-25-2013, 03:40 AM
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Electric radiator fan, anyone done it?

Thinking about doing an electric fan set up, would allow for quicker warm ups and technically free up a little tiny bit of extra power, anyone done this? Could anyone think of a reason why i shouldnt?
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:53 AM
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Plenty of folks have. It seems to be fine for normal driving and moderate towing. I think the concern is that there aren't any electric fans that are capable of flowing what the stock one does and that could potentially be a problem with heavy towing under certain conditions.
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I seen a site that sells a kit, can't exactly remember who buy I remember the $700 price tag and it didn't seem justifiable for very little power you probably won't notice.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:29 AM
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Yea quick tricks sells them for $700. You can also get the flex-a-lite 7.3 fans and modify them to run on the 6.0 pretty easily. I think they flow more and are a little bit cheaper.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the help, im new to the diesel game, just got the truck a couple weeks ago and im loving it, everyone on here seems to be very helpful and mostly knowledgeable
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:36 PM
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I dont really tow anything, and dont intend to in the near future, so im not as concerned about that aspect of it, as far as the price tag that deffinately plays a factor, but myself and a good friend of mine are both very capable of fabricating things so I dont need a specific already made set up
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I've ran electric fans on my truck for over two years with no issues what so ever. EOT and ECT stayed the same as when the stock fan was on it. You will not see or feel any HP increase with them. I ran the flex-a-lite 7.3 powerstroke kit. You need to modify/make the mounting brackets from the brackets in the kit. Then modify the inline trans filter bracket so that the fans will sit all the way down without pinching off the trans lines. Here's what they looked like on my truck...

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Awesome, thanks for the help, i wouldnt expect anything noticeable power wise, i never did before on cars i changed over to them with, awesome tip and pictures really appreciate it
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Only reason i did it is because they were brand new and were givin to me. Also because they opened up alot of room under the hood. Normally they are about $600 from like summit or jegs i think.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:39 PM
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Ill probably just get 2 3000cfm fans and build my own shroud from sheet steel, will cose about $300 or so and only flow 200 cfm less than the flexalite kit
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