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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.