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Electric Fan Question.

I have been thinking about doing the electric fan mod. I have been looking at some electric fans that people suggest for mustangs and rangers and they usally run about 100 dollars. I was wondering if either of these fans would work on my truck. I have a 3.0 engine. I have heard of people using taurus electric fans on full size f150s. Also would I need a fan speed controller or could I wire the fan up to a relay to come on when the truck is started and stop when the truck is stopped.

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I paid 125 for my fan from summit or jegs, don't remember which. But it was the same fan used for the 5.0's. I think the model number had 27015 in it.
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you want the proform clone of the flex a lite black magic, ill see if i can find a link. that fan was perfect for the ranger
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I was trying to find a fan that would work the same as one of the black magic fans but be a lot cheaper. The fans I have looked at that are made for the ranger are over 100 dollars. I was wanting to get a dual fan out of a junkyard and having one fan run all the time when the engine is on and the other to cut on when it gets to a certain temp. and while the ac is on. I know people do this on the f150s but I havent seen anyone do it on a ranger. Anyone know where I could get the relays and fan controller to make this?
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why do all that? the LS1 fans will run you over $100 on ebay, plus all the other crap you need to make it work. the proform black magic is only $120 and its all in one package!!
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I can get a fan from a junkyard for 10 dollars. Do you have a link to a black magic fan? Does that fan come with all the wiring? I really didnt want to spend over 100 dollars on this. Is this mod even worth the time? Can you actually feel the gained hp?
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the proform and the blackmagic come wtih everything you need. if you can get a fan from the JY for $10 go ahead and do it, but wiring, adjustable thermostat, mounting, all costs money. thats if you can make it mount to your radiator.

we used the proform on ryans truck before he traded it in, and he was very happy with it, install didnt take long, hardest part is getting the stock fan off
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I might try to get the thermostat from the taurus I get the fan off of. Is there a site I can get wiring diagrams off of so I know what to yank out when I go to the junkyard?
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I haven't seen anyone here put a fan from another car in their truck. I would just spend the extra money and piece of mind and get a fan with everything labeled.
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I think having 2 fans with one always running is extreme overkill and unnecessary. I put an e-fan on a 4.3 s-10 and was amazed by how little the fan actually is needed. Keep in mind I am in Texas. I changed the stock 190degree thermostat for a 160 degree thermostat and the fan never comes on and the temp never goes above 180 degrees.
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yeah the fan is only in use if you are sitting style, if you are moving the fan should not be on, the wind should be enough to cool it. so a singly fan should be more than enough. in fact on my 3v 5.4 im going to be using the Flex a Lite Black Magic Extreme
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I found this site just a min ago.

http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...an/index.shtml

They have a cool section about electric water pumps also.
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I have been looking into doing the electric fan with junkyard parts. Most of the people say, "These fans are claimed to pull more CFM then approx 90% of all aftermarket fans. Approx claims of CFM from 2500 - 4000+ from these different fans, from low to high speed.." I read somewhere that the fans pull 75 amps and are usally to much for the stock alternators. I had planned on replacing my altenator already because I am going to be putting hydros on my truck and need a beefer alternator to charge the extra batteries I will have set up. I can get the fan from a local junkyard for 10 dollars and can get a thermostat setup off ebay for 16 dollars shipped. I am really thinking about trying the taurus fan. I will post pics as I do the mod.
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you can try if you like, my black magic moves 2850 CFM and draws 13 amps..... when youre JY taurus fan dies on you, i wont say i told you so
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Just get a fan that is easy to install, does draw a buttload of amps and you know works.

I had a proform universal fan on my 3.0 and loved it. It literally took me and Bob about 30 minutes to install it after we figured out how to get the old fan off.

No real major gains, but by god the sound from the stock fan went away. You couldn't beat $125 for just about as good a qualty as black magic.

Just quit being a cheapskate, lol, and get a aftermarket e-fan, it will save you alot of headache, maybe a lot of money and you will be very happy.
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has anyone heard anything about the "be cool" brand e-fans? I saw they have rebates on them over at jeg's.
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Be Cool always seemed highly overpriced to me. the quality is good, but the price is just too rich for my blood.
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So if I was to buy an after market e fan that I just bult right up would it be better to get one 16 inch fan or two smaller fans? The two smaller fans would cover up more space on the radiator.
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for the 3.0 one single 16 inch fan will work fine.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...0&autoview=sku
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Yes a single fan is enough for the "huge" 3.0. Two fans will do nothing for you.
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ryan i sent you a message on AIM, about our radiators
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sorry to jump in on this, but would i be right to say the 4.0 sohc should also be fine with a 16" single fan?
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yes sean, you can use the same fan i linked to
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I was going to work on the fan this weekend and work on my bed cover but hurricane dennis might come and destroy all of Louisiana. If the power doesnt go out I am going to pull my truck into my garage at my work and do some stuff on my truck. Not to get off the topic but has anyone ever swaped out their water pump with an electric water pump?
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its not worth it, people do it in full drag cars to gain another 10 hp on a 900 hp motor. its just another thing to fail and ruin your truck. plus i doubt you will find one that fits the 3.0
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