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Electric fan on intercooler ?

I got a hold of a 12" electric fan. Wondering if it would be worth it to mount it on my intercooler. Anybody ever tried this ? What are your thoughts?opinions ?
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dont think it would do much, the temp only really goes up when ur working hard and when it is working hard it is usually going pretty fast

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that's what I was thinking too
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Depends on how you mount it to the intercooler. If you mount it in front of the intercooler pulling more air in from the grill area and pushing it towards the radiator. Then it might do some good. Especially if a trans cooler is behind it as well.


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I don't understand, a fan will push just as much as it will pull


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I don't understand, a fan will push just as much as it will pull
im confused, is that a question or statement??

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I don't understand, a fan will push just as much as it will pull
Choctaw, what I mean by that is, the fan will pull air more air into the area, then push that same amount of air through the fins of the cooler.

It would be like taking and making this big funnel on the front of your truck. Funneling air into the area of the grill. Bringing in more air then what normally would be flowing through there with out it. Because the air will be directed into that area.


Also a fan is two sided. On one side you have pulling or vaccuum. On the other side of the fan you have pushing force.


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Fan for the IC = worthless

Fan for the AC condensor = awesome

I removed my stock fan a long time ago. I have a fan for the AC for low speeds. Any speed above 30-40mph, the truck is pushing a ton of air past the IC.

Granted this is an opinion. There are many of us that don't run a stock fan on here. If you are one of those who for some reason can't run without the stock fan, I don't care and I don't want to hear about how your truck over heats. Every truck is different.

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Fan for the IC = worthless

Fan for the AC condensor = awesome

I removed my stock fan a long time ago. I have a fan for the AC for low speeds. Any speed above 30-40mph, the truck is pushing a ton of air past the IC.

Granted this is an opinion. There are many of us that don't run a stock fan on here. If you are one of those who for some reason can't run without the stock fan, I don't care and I don't want to hear about how your truck over heats. Every truck is different.
Dirk, does this help with the cooling? What I am asking is when I'm at a stop my A/C does not blow as cold. I have read that this is due to low RPM's.


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Dirk, does this help with the cooling? What I am asking is when I'm at a stop my A/C does not blow as cold. I have read that this is due to low RPM's.

Yes and no. I would also contact Bob Riley at dieselsite. He has a heater core bypass setup that will also help out. I do recommend both, but the bypass setup is the first step.

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