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Old 07-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Thinking about putting an electric radiator fan on, to save a little room. Anyone know the pros/cons?

 

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #2
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I am pro electric fan. they are quieter, require less power, operating temp sooner, not running if not needed.

cons: need a control circuit with thermostatic switch and high amp relay. We all know about how much fun electrical problems are with a CJ.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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If you get one make sure it's at least 2600 cfm (more is better) to keep it cool.
I like the idea that I can turn it off at water crossings, I've seen fans go through rads. before.
I also have a manual switch so I can turn it on with the engine off to help cool it down.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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I am def pro electric this is the swap I am doing, I also want to put a control switch on the dash to control it

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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I was running a Flex-a-lite black magic electric fan that I think is 3000 to 3200 cfm. can't remember for sure, good fan and shroud. I'm currently back to stock fan with a small Flex-a-lite pusher fan (long story). Flex-a-lite I think makes good products.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:38 PM   #7
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I recommend spending a little more money up front and getting the flex a lite one with dual fans that bolts right to the factory rad mounting locations.

Then get a variable speed controller by flex a lite as well.

I've done a couple junk yard swaps and while they work, I got sick of always looking at how it just didn't fit right.

I drive around in 110* heat and haven't gone over 210;(190* when its only 95 out) should be less once I get rid of these stupid underdrive pullies. When I get home I can hold my hand on the radiator fins its so cool.

edit; best deal on the fans was summit, got the controller from summit racing.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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I am pro electric fan. they are quieter, require less power, operating temp sooner, not running if not needed.

cons: need a control circuit with thermostatic switch and high amp relay.
I have a Flex-a-lite dual fans made for a cj comes with control temp unit manual switch .. Dont have to worry about fan going into radiator or a hose while on the trail wheeling

 

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Old 07-07-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
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correction; best price on the fans were through amazon

 

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as for me and 'Black Betty' we're going with roll your own as IF something goes haywire I'll know right where to look. That, and the expense of an 'all new' kit prohibits me from going that route.
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