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Old 10-27-2010, 09:52 PM
turboo turboo is offline
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Exclamation I need some help.

I do not use my truck for mudding/off-roading. I mainly use it for hauling and road trips (daily driver). I have been looking for some things I could do to gain some extra horsepower / get some better gas mileage.

The two things I've really been looking into are:
1. Underdog Drive Pulleys
2. Converting a to Electric Fan

So the question's I have for y'all are:
Are the U/D Pulleys really worth it?
and How do I convert to an electric fan?


Thanks guys.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:44 AM
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Default Re: I need some help.

underdrive pulleys are helpful in making better peak horsepower in high rpm engines. i used to have a SHO and they were a very popular mod among that crowd.

the vulcan ain't exactly a high rever, so i doubt whatever small gains you might see would be worth it. also, running your alternator at a lower rpm might cause charging issues if you spend a lot of time at low revs and it's under a heavy load such as high powered stereo amps/aftermarket lighting.

i'm new to the ranger game though, so i could be completely full of shit on this one. wouldn't be the first time!
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:17 PM
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Default Re: I need some help.

So what would you suggest for a vulcan?
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: I need some help.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: I need some help.

I don't know about the 3.0's, but converting to a flex fan seemed to help on my 4.0.

I personally shy away from electric because its an electric motor and runs the risk of failure.

For me, the clutch fan was so damn heavy, it has to be better running the flex fan just for the weight difference.

Yes, you will have to turn the fan constantly, but going from a 20lb clutch fan to a 3 lb fan should also help.
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