DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 2ND Generation Dodge Ram 1994 to 2001 Dodge Ram Trucks > Heating & Cooling


Notices

Heating & Cooling 2nd Gen Dodge Ram Heating & Cooling Problems and Questions.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-08-2013, 03:19 AM
tminor tminor is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 100
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram
Color: Blue
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 3
Rep:139
tminor will become famous soon enoughtminor will become famous soon enough
Default Electric fans

Looked through a couple pages in here and didn't see anything about this yet.

Got a 97 1500 with the 5.2L. I've heard of people swapping this stock fan to an electric 16", but is that really enough cooling power?
__________________
-Minor
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 12-08-2013, 05:50 AM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 50
Posts: 11,363
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Yes, it is. And you'll gain about 10 HP, at least, from the engine not having to turn the fan.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-09-2013, 11:16 PM
MOP4RN4TION's Avatar
MOP4RN4TION MOP4RN4TION is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Knoxville TN
Age: 42
Posts: 247
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1996 Ram 1500
Trim Level: 1500
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 2
Rep:387
MOP4RN4TION is just really niceMOP4RN4TION is just really niceMOP4RN4TION is just really niceMOP4RN4TION is just really nice
Default

is a single 16' better than say a dual electric setup?
__________________
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity...― Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2013, 12:51 AM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 50
Posts: 11,363
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

You'll probably get more total area using a single that you would a double because of the housings.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-10-2013, 01:39 AM
tminor tminor is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 100
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram
Color: Blue
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 3
Rep:139
tminor will become famous soon enoughtminor will become famous soon enough
Default

thanks for the help man.

i was actually gonna ask about a dual set up, but i didn't see myself going that way anyways cause all the duals i've seen are like $400. thanks but no thanks haha
__________________
-Minor
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-10-2013, 01:55 AM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 50
Posts: 11,363
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Any time, my friend. Keep us in the loop of what you end up with.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-15-2013, 12:11 AM
Lazarus Truck Lazarus Truck is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: MI
Posts: 743
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 1994-1997 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 230hp
Rep Power: 1
Rep:190
Lazarus Truck has a spectacular aura aboutLazarus Truck has a spectacular aura about
Default

I would stay with the stock "clutch-style" fan, unless its broke. Cost wont make it worth it. These were designed to tow a load, uphill, in the desert, and still do the job. The fan does a fine job of cooling during regular use. When a rapid rpm increase is desired, the clutch will slip, allowing the engine to spin-up, without the drag of the fan. After a few moments, the rpm will either decrease, or the the fan will catch-up to the motor. Great design. An electric fan would cause drag on the motor through increased alternator load. There is NO free lunch. Power is required to drive a fan, be it mechanical or electrical.
Another problem with electric fan retrofits is that the sizing and shape of the shrouds are not always optimal. A missing, or poorly designed shroud can undo all the benefits of any upgraded cooling components. Simply, if it aint broke, don't fix it.
__________________
The difference between genius and stupidity, is that genius has it's limits. A. Einstein

Last edited by Lazarus Truck; 12-15-2013 at 12:21 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-15-2013, 12:32 AM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 50
Posts: 11,363
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazarus Truck View Post
I would stay with the stock "clutch-style" fan, unless its broke. Cost wont make it worth it. These were designed to tow a load, uphill, in the desert, and still do the job. The fan does a fine job of cooling during regular use. When a rapid rpm increase is desired, the clutch will slip, allowing the engine to spin-up, without the drag of the fan. After a few moments, the rpm will either decrease, or the the fan will catch-up to the motor. Great design. An electric fan would cause drag on the motor through increased alternator load. There is NO free lunch. Power is required to drive a fan, be it mechanical or electrical.
Another problem with electric fan retrofits is that the sizing and shape of the shrouds are not always optimal. A missing, or poorly designed shroud can undo all the benefits of any upgraded cooling components. Simply, if it aint broke, don't fix it.
Good, sound advice.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-16-2014, 11:32 PM
Harley Harrold's Avatar
Harley Harrold Harley Harrold is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Meridian, MS.
Age: 63
Posts: 37
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab
Trim Level: SLT Longhorn
Color: Detonator Yellow
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Harley Harrold is on a distinguished road
Default

You should check out the Flex-a-lite 183 E-Fan, it flows 3,300 Cubic Feet per Minute and uses only 18 Amps of power. This will be going on my 2007 Ram.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:38 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum