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Is going to a lightweight 6.0 cooling fan considered a performance modification?

I saw a post where an individual on the forum had installed a lightweight fiber 6.0 Powerstroke cooling fan. He mentioned it bolts right up to the 7.3 clutch fan without modification and flows 4 times as much air as the 7.3 cooling fan.

This could be a great mod for anyone towing, especially at low speeds or in the mountains. Also, with being so much lighter than the stock steel fan, this could theoretically reduce engine rotating mass making the engine accelerate a bit more quickly and perhaps it may even get a tiny bit better mileage. The price is reasonable. I see them on E bay for $62 plus shipping.

Has anyone else done this?

Are there any potential issues from doing this?

Is it a good mod to think about doing on a 7.3?

I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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Yes good mod im on the hunt for one to better my cooling this summer towing the horse trailer

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I've only heard good things, gonna head to the local yard and try to pull one tomorrow

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I have one waiting to be installed. I have a 1500 mile road trip the end of the month. Half of those will be pulling a 14k 5th wheel. I will post up some feedback.
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It's not going to add HP. They only require 19 HP when fully engaged. The fan isn't fully engaged all the time therefore it will only save HP when the fan clutch is fully engaged requiring less force to spin this fan than the steel fan.

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Good, I thought it sounded like a reasonable thing to do. If anyone scores more than one please let me know. I will be watching for one as well.

How hard is it to change? You don't have to remove the radiator, do you?

I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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I don't know on a 7.3 but if you look at this thread I just replaced my water pump with one from BulletProofDiesel today and removed my fan without removing the radiator.

::Water Pump Upgrade::BPD Water Pump Install Write-up::

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So Tuscany, I see by the fiber fan in the link you added, is the water pump change link on a 6.0? I assume so because my fan is definitely steel on my 7.3.

I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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Yes it is. It was on my truck.

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Radiator stays. Gotta get the fan clutch tools to loosen the fan, then it comes out with the shroud.

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