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Old 06-13-2010, 06:49 PM
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Watch Trucks on Spike. They just started a series on a Dodge Ram to try and get 20 mpg out of it. First mod they did and are testing is an efan. They will report over several months on the gas mileage before continuing to the next mod. They plan on doing all sorts of mods, ignition, exhaust, gears, etc.

Make sure you buy quality fans/hardware. The electrical draw isn't the constant load of a clutch fan, espescially if you use a temp sensor or variable speed controller instead of just a switch. If you use some kind of temp controller you can control when the fan(s) come on. The water pump doesn't have that fan vibrating on the end of the shaft wearing out the bearings.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:13 PM
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Watch Trucks on Spike. They just started a series on a Dodge Ram to try and get 20 mpg out of it. First mod they did and are testing is an efan. They will report over several months on the gas mileage before continuing to the next mod. They plan on doing all sorts of mods, ignition, exhaust, gears, etc.
All of which cost 100x more money than the slight increase in MPG will save in fuel costs. It's one thing to do this stuff for performance gains. But people who put $1,000+ into their truck to squeeze another $0.039 cents out of a tank of gas seriously need to stop and rethink what they're doing.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:53 PM
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well you see i am NOT doing this for mpg increases, i mentioned that someone said the fan would increase mileage. i know that any increases will me minimal at best
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:21 PM
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Hey 06ranger, check out my how-to on the taurus fan. It's the same fan that the lincolns have. I promise you that if you install one of these fans, and it is done properly, then you will not have any cooling issues. I've read that they flow somewhere around 3,000 cfm, but I don't know that for a fact. The guys at the salvage yard said they get a lot of hot rodders looking for them, to put on there custom big blocks. Personally I don't trust the temp sensor switches, a manual on off switch works great.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:37 AM
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BLAH BLAH BLAH. Like I said..........show me the ACTUAL PROVEN NUMBERS BEFORE AND AFTER THE SWAP to verify the HP increase and I will believe you. Until then you are just blowing hot air........By the way if you ever heard the fan clutch and or fan moving it was totally screwed up.
How is it screwed up to hear my fan? When its engaged and I floor my truck I can hear it, it sounds like a god damn wind tunnel, and guess what its a brand fucking new fan clutch. I barely heard it in the winter time, but now that the weather is 97+ I hear it a lot more. Its not screwed up. The fan clutch kicks in when the motor reaches a certain temp, and it kicks out when its cool enough, very simple design. I don't see how hearing it, makes it screwed up. I can hear my A/C kick in to, is that fucked up?

I don't need to show you numbers, because again I am not here to prove to you anything. As said before PEOPLE have done this, and have noticed a lot better throttle response, which may not mean more Horse Power, but FORD having worked for them, and my boss owning a car lot that is a FORD CAR LOT, and works on FORDS has rated some of its 6.4L Powerstrokes WITH the fan clutch 15 HP lower, and the ones that ARE electric (non base model) ARE 15 HP HIGHER, you won't find it on wikipedia so do not bother looking.

Simple explain to me how me hearing my fan spinning at me stomping the gas and it making a loud roaring sound makes it broken?
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:15 AM
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hey areyouforcereal? i have already put a 16" 2500 cfm fan on the radiator and just for good measure i put one of the 10" 1000 cfm fans on the condenser but i had looked at the efan install you did and while it is impressive that you did get the taurus fan to fit on the radiator and got the high and low speeds to work i didn't like the way it looked (not to say you did a bad job) just saying that it didn't look right to me. i appreciate the info and support but i think i will be fine now w/ the fans i have, if i have a problem w/ it i will most definitely look into the efan mod u did
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:52 PM
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Hey since no one posted on my thread I was wondering if the 12" e-fan on car-stuff is any good? It shouldn't make too much of a difference if the shroud is good right? I posted the link on my thread if you guys want to let me know.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:36 AM
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i don't see why it wouldn't work but you may need to stagger a pair of them and get a harness to work dual fans w/ a/c. otherwise a 16" fan would do what you need it to, i live in south carolina where for the past 3 weeks the heat index has been 95 degrees and higher, and the temperatures reaching an all time high of 101 for the early part of summer, and my fan works great the a/c blows ice cold in traffic, and keeps the engine temp under control
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:25 PM
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Well I'm here around Los Angeles and it will get around 100 in the summer. I cant find a 16" fan that isn't universal. I'm looking for one that has a shroud specifically for the Ranger. The duals are universal too but they wouldn't require a shroud right? I'm still a little confused on what to get ya know? Thanks for the help!
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:35 PM
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Well I'm here around Los Angeles and it will get around 100 in the summer. I cant find a 16" fan that isn't universal. I'm looking for one that has a shroud specifically for the Ranger. The duals are universal too but they wouldn't require a shroud right? I'm still a little confused on what to get ya know? Thanks for the help!
I would suggest to get a fan that will either fit in your existing shroud or one that has a shroud that fits the radiator as close to complete as possible

18.5 x 18.5 and 3" - 3.5" max in depth minimum 1900 CFM Id guess. Also dont forget to use a quality adjustable thermostat and a direct switch is also nice.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:36 PM
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i don't see why it wouldn't work but you may need to stagger a pair of them and get a harness to work dual fans w/ a/c. otherwise a 16" fan would do what you need it to, i live in south carolina where for the past 3 weeks the heat index has been 95 degrees and higher, and the temperatures reaching an all time high of 101 for the early part of summer, and my fan works great the a/c blows ice cold in traffic, and keeps the engine temp under control
What does the AC running cool have to do with engine keeping cool????? MR ASE?
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:24 PM
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What does the AC running cool have to do with engine keeping cool????? MR ASE?
Ummm the A/C is going to need to be cool. If the motor is running hot, then its not going to work as well. If you have to ask about the A/C then you obviously do not know a thing you're talking about, and have probably never even tried this yourself, and are looking for some statistics some where.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:39 PM
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Ummm the A/C is going to need to be cool. If the motor is running hot, then its not going to work as well. If you have to ask about the A/C then you obviously do not know a thing you're talking about, and have probably never even tried this yourself, and are looking for some statistics some where.
there is a minor correlation but because the AC condenser sits IN FRONT of the radiator it can still run Ice cold and the engine being overheating. they are 2 totally different systems.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:43 PM
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not if there is no air flow going across the condenser while sitting in traffic
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:40 PM
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not if there is no air flow going across the condenser while sitting in traffic
You must have failed all your ASE classes or copied off of your classmates

That is why a running fan behind the radiator is so important. to PULL AIR through the condenser. a correctly functioning system does not need to be moving to work. (that is why in all cars when you turn on the AC and usually defrost the electric fan kicks on with the compressor )
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