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Old 03-03-2010, 08:04 AM
redneksoldier redneksoldier is offline
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I had installed an electric fan on my '03 FX4 while i was in Colorado. I moved to El Paso, TX where the summer temps are considerably higher. The fan i had quickly proved to be insufficient and i had to switch back to the clutch fan. Does anyone know a good single, or dual setup that will keepthe 4.0 cool in some extreme heat (90F-120F) and serious hard driving (wheeling in the sand dunes). thanks.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:20 AM
strvger strvger is offline
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i think i'd invest in a larger radiator (more rows in the core) first. then put on the fan that moves the most cfm that will fit if you really want to go electric.

1983 Ranger, reg cab, short bed, 2.8, 5 spd, 4.56's, 2" bl, 215/85-16 Treadwright AT's
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:34 PM
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I live down in Victoria, Tx. Gets just as hot here. I'm using a fan out of an early model taurus. It works really well, have had it for about 2 years now. I read somewhere that it flows about 3,000 cfm. It does draw a lot of amps though. It took me awhile to get the wire size right (keep melting the wires lol.) but once I got the wiring fixed it works great. Like I said, it does draw some amps. It will dim my headlights at night, at idle only. I'm gonna be replacing my radiator this weekend and will do a write up on the radiator and fan, for the how to section.
2003 Ranger FX4 level II. 3" BL, 33x12.50 GT Radial Mud Claws, Custom front and rear bumpers with winch hookups, custom flatbed, with hi-lift, and full size spare mount, 12,000 lb winch mounted under bed, Electric fan, and of course a flowmaster.
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