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I never thought about an Efan for my truck until i got in the forums here. can somebody school me on a good fan, where to mount, etc. couldnt really find anything on here that answered everything. pics would be very nice too
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it may be a litle expensive but i'm gonna retrofit one of these to my 06' 3.0 ranger http://store.summitracing.com/partde...X%2D40&FROM=MG i'd get the one fron jusnes but i don't like the idea of mounting it directly to the radiator. plus the mounts on this look nicer than a direct mount.
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Jusnes has the better price, i plan to get one in the future and will buy from them.
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are these fans a direct replacement for the stock one or do these mount somewhere else? what? lol
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this as all been answered b4 theres like 2-3 threads on install and pictures and junk..
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just cause the price is better dosen't always mean better!!! i personally wouldn't want to mount directly to the radiator due to heat and possible damage to the radiator.
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Most people here went with Jusnes

I have a write up on the e-fan install on my car domain

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2384970/3
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Tyler, I hear you and went your rout. The problem with the fan you listed- I know of two cases where blades broke off the fan. It becomes a $200 piece of junk that vibrates your truck to pieces. Jusnes has a circle of plastic attached to the perimeter of each blade. I would imagine that strengthens it tremendously.

The best scenario (given your concern) is to use a taurus fan from the wrecking yard. It slides into your existing fan shroud and you can bolt it to the shroud. Nothing goes through the radiator.
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i might look for one, but i think i'm gonna just break down and get the jusnes e-fan. it looks like it sits about a 1/4 inch off the radiator with the right mounting tabs..... i want to order it tommorrow cause i'm gonna order the underdrive pulley set for my 3.0 from you guys tommorrow and i wanna put them on at the same time!!!! do you have the red set in stock for the 3.0?????
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I have plenty. This is what I did today:

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what model taurus fan would work, how would u hook it up?
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I don't know the years. Some had dual fans, some had a single fan. The single fan can be attached to the shroud. I saw two of them at a meet in Houston and was- that's cool! One of them happened to be whippled which made it cooler.

Mounting it- remove the shroud and set the fan in it. While it is sitting in there, drill a couple of holes through the fan and shround and place bolts in it. Past that, there is two wires- a positive and a ground. Any fan controller will work on it. I'm not sure if Jusnes sells one separately. If they don't, advance auto has some on the shelf.

S-10 guys have been doing this for years with their 4.3L motors. It'll handle our engines.

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I wonder if you would still have to buy a controller or is there another way to run it?
(besides all the time)
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I just edited to answer above. You will need a fan controller with it.
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Ok, thanks I really appreciate it.
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o.k. so i went to buy the pulleys today but how do you pay with a credit card???? i don't have a pay pal account..... do i need one?
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I can do a cc over the phone. If you pm me with your number i can call you. Or call me at (254)289-9498- Wayne
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thanks for the fast replies!!!!! pulleys on the way!!!!!
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flex-a-lites flx-180 also works very well and looks very clean, almost looks like it came from the factory. I prefer this fan because of the surface area of the shroud, almost covers the entire radiator. The flx-130 or 30 is a bit cheaper and also works well, but with the blade design it makes an awful noise when it comes on. The flx-180 looks much better and is A-LOT quieter, yet moves much more air. Also, the flx-180 does not use the cheap through the radiator mounting. It bolts on to existing holes on your truck. I did have to modify one of the brackets to accept the power steering resivor though.
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just put an e fan on last night. went the autozone way and got the fan and controller there........ yeah i guess i got the "cheap fan" but its on the truck and works well. well atleast the truck hasn't overheated and stays in the same temp range. it makes quite a difference in the way it runs. totally worth it. the pulleys should be here next week!!!!
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awsome man.lets see some pics
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i'll get some up today when i get home from work!
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