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Electric Fans? Anyone done it?

My buddy and I were talking about possibly putting electric fans on my PSD to gain power and MPG. Has this ever been done before?
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how much would it cost? and i will give you a mod for that price and give you more hp....



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how much would it cost? and i will give you a mod for that price and give you more hp....
lol i assume i'm missing something...
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Cooling on the PSD is just fine. Electric fans dont save power, they are just smaller
and fit in tight places. The engine has to turn the alternator to generate power that
has heat and mechanical loss. Then the elec motor has to turn the fan that has
loss...

If the fan clutch is working fine there is plenty of cooling.

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There are a few companys that offer electric fans, but once installed they also limit your GVW so they dont overheat.

Buddy of mine has had one, and removed it. Junk and he started overheating with it...

Not worth it IMHO...

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The stock fan is not that big a power loss!

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they make them for the 7.3s and not the 6.0s...you can make it work on the 6.0s though, its just bending and fitting some brackets.

i would think it would help, you wont have that lag of the clutch fan spinning.

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It's kind of like neutering your cooling system. Yeah, it is kind of the same afterwards, but you can't do all the things you did before. It will limit the GVWR and if you are running a lift and over size tires, you might regret it.

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lol i assume i'm missing something...
I was saying that whatver HP you are loosing from the fan, there are plenty of mods that will more than make up for the power for less money. Plus the limitation of pulling is not worth it in my book.



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