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Old 05-31-2014, 01:23 AM
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Default 2006 Ram 4.7L mechanical to electrical fan conversion

I've been reading through the forums about replacing the mechanical fan and clutch with an e-fan for the radiator. I've read that the some guys have been using a 3.7L/v6 fan assembly for the radiator and condenser. I'm trying to find if the condenser fan will need to be replaced as well or is the new unit all in one. Also looking for the part numbers to order the new parts/kit and where's the best place to find and order. Thanks!!
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Welcome to the Ram ForumZ, Jimmy. I invite you to stop by the Newbie Check In section and introduce yourself so other members can give you a proper howdoyado.

This is one of the mods I've been thinking of doing myself as well. Get a little extra hp from the engine. From what I understand, it is fairly simple.
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Default Radiator fan

Probably one of the most common electric conversions is the Flex-A-Lite (for yours, this is the flex-a-lite 183). This is a direct fit. This only replaces the mechanical fan for the radiator - no reason to replace the electric fan for the condenser.

A word of advice - do your research well. For typical driving, e-fans work great. However, if you tow or drive under load in hotter weather (up hills, heavy loads, etc..) I have found people run into problems. Flex-A-Lite's web site even recommends sticking with a clutch fan if you frequently tow. The mechanical fan can deliver more airflow than an electric fan - especially when you are towing, up hills, higher RPM's and temps... Just do some google searches for "dodge ram towing electric fan".

I have personal experience with this. E-fan worked great for normal driving - better than the clutch fan. However, combine warmer temps, towing, and mountain grades, the E-fan simply could not keep up.
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