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drivert51 07-04-2012 12:32 PM

Electric fan
 
Thinking about putting an electric radiator fan on, to save a little room. Anyone know the pros/cons?

IOPort51 07-04-2012 01:21 PM

Re: Electric fan
 
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.:D

Old Dog 07-04-2012 03:31 PM

Re: Electric fan
 
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.:eek:
I also have a manual switch so I can turn it on with the engine off to help cool it down.

gert 07-04-2012 04:09 PM

Re: Electric fan
 
I am def pro electric :chug: 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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Purple77CJ7 07-04-2012 06:48 PM

Re: Electric fan
 
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.:D

poppatello 07-04-2012 11:41 PM

Re: Electric fan
 
This is another upgrade I plan to do when I install my 304. I thanked you for this thread...

jasonmark1993 07-05-2012 10:38 PM

Re: Electric fan
 
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.

paparooster 07-07-2012 11:27 PM

Re: Electric fan
 
Quote:

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

jasonmark1993 07-07-2012 11:29 PM

Re: Electric fan
 
correction; best price on the fans were through amazon

Turbogus 08-16-2012 06:19 PM

Re: Electric fan
 
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. :o


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