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How hard is it to take off the fan on these trucks? Also, when the fan kicks in is there a noticable power loss like lights diming?
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How hard is it to take off the fan on these trucks? Also, when the fan kicks in is there a noticable power loss like lights diming?
I rented the wrenches from AutoZone, the fan took some lovin but eventually came off.
About the lights dimming, they do not at all, and shouldn't...I have my electrical system all beefed up...but a stock one should have no problem either.
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Def,the efan is a plus,i put one on a four cylinder 4x4 and we saw huge gains.
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Going with an E-fan was one of the best things I have done for my truck, besides the new clutch. It keeps the car cool without draining excessive power. I read somewhere that it was around a 15-17hp draw when the clutch fan was running, though I couldnt speak to the accuracy of this. My roomate helped me wire up a double fan setup from a ford focus. If you run two fans together I would recommend a relay for each fan.....of at least 30 amps per relay. Generally people seem to be happy with the mod, if you like the idea go for it.
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-mileage

I gained some, dunno how much though.

-power

Definate loss of parasitic drag from the mechanical fans clutches.

-running smoother?

Much. Then again, this electric fan has outlasted 2.5 motors.

-Tempature the fan starts

160 degrees for me.

-ect...And any tips or thoughts on the install....

If you can, SOLDER the wires together.
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i never thought this thread would return so many answers...lol, thanks guys, i need to get one still.
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Old 06-06-2006
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Have read about this mod in several posts on a couple forums, but still have a couple questions... before I purchase one.
For those of you that have done this mod; what increase in MPG have you received ??
For those of you that do 1/4 mile testing..... 8); what performance gains did you receive ??
For those of you that have a HF radio in your Ranger; do you receive any electric motor noise when the fan runs ??

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Are there any other quality E-fans out there other than Jusnes? I know Joe (RideAC1) has had one previous to Jusnes and it seemed somewhat more "beefier" than his current one. It also seems like his Jusnes one vibrates some too.... any thoughts?
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Ebay has lotsa fans. Any properly sized fan will work just fine. You can piece togethor a system off of ebay if that is what you want. Many many people have done it. I guess the benefit of JM is you're buying "safely" and the installation instructions + full package, while the downside is price.

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^ but right now the price is good so if you order one your order will help you to get it for even cheaper...
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Ehh you could do it for cheaper. But 2750 CFM is really nice on the JM ones i noticed.

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as far as vibrations ive never noticed any issues with that, the fans we use are some of the quietest and highest flowing fans on the market.

anything can always be done for cheaper, we just offer it in a kit, ready to go, from a reputable source. weve done a lot of testing on controllers, and believe it or not some of the ones you can get a local auto parts stores are shockingly unreliable. something you wouldnt know unless you had gone through 6 different controllers on your own truck... on ebay, you would have no way of knowing, buying a controller. it all boils down to the manufacturing process. The controllers we have now have been road tested for quite some time now.
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^^^ Very True.... especially when your talking about your cooling fan, a pretty crucial part of your engine. That's the last thing I need, to have my fan go on a 100 degree day coming home from work.... Thanks guys!
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So why didn't ford put them on our trucks? With the miles I drive the payback on mpg would be just over 6 months.
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theres alot of things that they could have done to make them better but dont because of cost or some other crap....
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are there any downsides to installing the efan? sounds like a good mod to me. are there any negatives?
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theres always a chance to blow a fuse and it wouldnt work since its electic but thats probably unlikly to happen..
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does anyone have a picture of it mounted in the stock shroud?

I'd like to do this eventually too, but i'd probably need help with the wiring.

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bump...anyone?
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Who is the actual manufactor of the fan?
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bump...anyone?

jared installed his in with the shroud. there really isnt any added performance with this, its just cosmetics.
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yeah, i have still yet to install mine. I am just so busy lately, and the only time i could get a hand with it is at work, when there are 7 tech's just standing around, and i'm the only one with work [used car details] to do.
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bob and kris hooked me up with one, yall better get yourself one,Its worth it!
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Old 06-22-2006
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theres always a chance to blow a fuse and it wouldnt work since its electic but thats probably unlikly to happen..
It happens. TRUST me it happens..
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yea i'm set on getting a Jusnes Efan as well. My only fear is the wiring. For me, wiring is like a monkey solving an algebra equation.

Who here has used the grey/white wire? and who has used the purple wire for the A/c control clutch behind the dashboard? -Mike-
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