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Old 02-16-2014, 05:25 PM
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Ive been thinking of swapping in an electric fan in my Ram. My question is for the guys thats done this would I be able to use just a single universal 16" or should I go with a dual setup. I would think either one of those 16s or maybe a dual set-up would do fine. You can get the universal fans for very reasonable money so seems like it would be a cheap upgrade?
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Don't bother. Unless you are doing some wild-ass upgrade, or swap, the stock cooling will be fine. The rad/fan set-up in these Rams is seldom a problem, even for major upgrades in the engine.
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Yea that's kinda what I figured. Seems like it would be more trouble than its worth.
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Its not that factory clutch fan setups are problematic, but the electric fans take off parasitic drag from the engine.

If you do decide to run one, go with a Taurus or Mark VIII fan. They pull much more CFM than the cheap 16" fans and you can find em at a junk yard for cheap.
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The 2000 model jeep grand cherokee fan is a plug and play option too, I'm doin one with a fan shroud kit from Chris at PIE. I
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I had so many problems trying to put an electric fan on my 01. First off I tried one 16'' fan and it wasnt enough, then I did 2 16'' fans and it still was not enough. Those 5.9s take a lot of air to cool them down!
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Yea Ryan that's what Ive been hearing. I think Im just going to leave it how it is. I just like a clean engine compartment, but a properly cooling engine is a lot better, LOL
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cmon the fan delete on the dyno is worth the over 10 hp and quiet and MPG!!! it is worth it. I did a setup off ebay that uses dual 16 in spal fans with a spal PWM controller but derale makes a controller that is real nice from summit for cheaper . but yes it is worth it! it stays at 190 all the time even with a/c on and hot California days. had it on there for over 2 years now and the only thing I changes is my temp sensor at 4.99

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I also believe in changing over to an electric fan due to the gains you can get. The only thing that is holding me up is a shroud to accommodate the windshield washer tank, radiator overflow tank and the electric fan. And I’m sure there are other tanks that can replace the ome but I haven’t looked hard enough yet. I know there is at least one aftermarket shroud out there that will work but I want it to look more professional. Even consider making my own aluminum shroud.
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As I said before, unless you have some "wild-ass" cooling need, stock will be fine. It is DESIGNED for towing, its a TRUCK! Just because you put a few electric fans behind it, don't mean it will flow better. The SHAPE of the fan shroud is just as important to air-flow. I've been a hot-rodder, and racer for 30+ years, and seen people create cooling problems where there were none by thinking that more-was-better, but not understanding how it actually works. Electric fans are not FREE power. They must be powered, and that is by increased drag on the alternator. JMHO.
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