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Old 07-20-2012, 08:38 PM
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i have an 01 1500 with the 5.9 and have been thinking bout taking out the old fan and installing an electric fan. is the electric fan worth the investment? any power increases after its installed?
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I'll be doing the same with my 01. there are a couple of different ways to go. You can go the junk yard route and get fans from a 3.8 Taurus, A Grand Cherokee, or what I'm doing a dual fans from a first gen intrepid or Concorde. I had that setup on my 98 Dakota with a 180 t stat and never had a problem cooling. You could also go new. I would get a 16" or bigger single fan. Where are you in Jersey? I'm originally from Lincoln Park.
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i tried dual 16'' fans and it didnt cool enough, if you want a good e fan set up, your going to have to drop some good money on it.
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New fans are expensive and if your patient like me, I found Felx-A-Lite 290 Monster Fan w/VSC module on craigslist. This fan basically covers up the whole radiator and comes with nescessary brakets/hardware. I hooked up the fans to a battery and these fans pull as good as the clutch fan. I haven't installed them yet but was told they work great in keeping the coolant cool.
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i have an 01 1500 with the 5.9 and have been thinking bout taking out the old fan and installing an electric fan. is the electric fan worth the investment? any power increases after its installed?
An electric fan is a good investment, but you won't notice much improvement. I'd recommend a throttle body or M1 intake as your next mod. Those are mods you will feel
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I purchase a setup on ebay that was made for my 97 1500 and it came with 2 spal 16" high flow 2700cfm fans and a spal PWM controller with relays and all hardware to include the mounts for my coolant overflow tank and windshield washer tank. looks grat and took less than a day to install and program. no cooling issues and the fan delete is worth it as when we try to improve our 5.9's we do what we can besides power adders and heads and intake swaps i saw at least a MPG or two and at these prices it is worth it. your throttle response is improved a bunch and just underhood noise from the mechanical fan goes away. all in all i love the change.
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I purchase a setup on ebay that was made for my 97 1500 and it came with 2 spal 16" high flow 2700cfm fans and a spal PWM controller with relays and all hardware to include the mounts for my coolant overflow tank and windshield washer tank. looks grat and took less than a day to install and program. no cooling issues and the fan delete is worth it as when we try to improve our 5.9's we do what we can besides power adders and heads and intake swaps i saw at least a MPG or two and at these prices it is worth it. your throttle response is improved a bunch and just underhood noise from the mechanical fan goes away. all in all i love the change.
Would you mind telling how much you paid for this set up? How difficult was the install? I'm looking at putting on an electric fan set up, but was thinking I'd probably just go with a junk yard swap..
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What I did was go to the local u-pick junkyard . Found me a ford windstar, ripped the fan out, paid the guy 20 bucks.

stopped by napa, grabbed a relay, and a temp sensor that just stuck in the radiator fins.

Also picked up a toggle so I could manually turn it on/off incase of sensor failure.

its been that way for about 4 years now. up untill about 2 years ago it was my work vehicle, I contracted for time warner and installed cable services out of it. Lots of city driving,, never an issue overheating.

come winter time it never even kicks on unless you leave it sitting and idling forever.



On the truck itself, I ripped that whole stupid fan shroud out, took the fan off. made custom mount brackets for the windshield wash fluid and rad overflow.

The ford windstar fan is almost a 100% bolt in. 2 bolt holes actually line up, the other 2 were about half an inch off. piece of flat steel and a couple holes with a drill bit made a fine bracket.

the system covers the entire radiator.

The fan is a dual setup, and has its own shroud system, much more compact.

I can actually stand in the engine bay between the rad and engine, super roomy now.

What I have noticed - Improved city MPG. .. MUCH less noise from engine bay . quicker throttle response.


I cant remember what year windstar it was, but its a popular drop in for our 2nd gen rams. a quick google search should get you some results.

If you want some pictures to give you an idea, let me know,, I can snap some tomorrow for you.

total investment under $50.

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What I did was go to the local u-pick junkyard . Found me a ford windstar, ripped the fan out, paid the guy 20 bucks.

stopped by napa, grabbed a relay, and a temp sensor that just stuck in the radiator fins.

Also picked up a toggle so I could manually turn it on/off incase of sensor failure.

its been that way for about 4 years now. up untill about 2 years ago it was my work vehicle, I contracted for time warner and installed cable services out of it. Lots of city driving,, never an issue overheating.

come winter time it never even kicks on unless you leave it sitting and idling forever.



On the truck itself, I ripped that whole stupid fan shroud out, took the fan off. made custom mount brackets for the windshield wash fluid and rad overflow.

The ford windstar fan is almost a 100% bolt in. 2 bolt holes actually line up, the other 2 were about half an inch off. piece of flat steel and a couple holes with a drill bit made a fine bracket.

the system covers the entire radiator.

The fan is a dual setup, and has its own shroud system, much more compact.

I can actually stand in the engine bay between the rad and engine, super roomy now.

What I have noticed - Improved city MPG. .. MUCH less noise from engine bay . quicker throttle response.


I cant remember what year windstar it was, but its a popular drop in for our 2nd gen rams. a quick google search should get you some results.

If you want some pictures to give you an idea, let me know,, I can snap some tomorrow for you.

total investment under $50.
I'd be interested in seeing those pictures..how much mpg improvement did you see with the electric fan?
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