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If you go to a junk yard you can pick up an electric fan out of a Taurus and use it in your truck. It will give you some power and pick up.

Ive never heard of this....what exactly will this do??
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gets rid of the stock clutch fan, less strain on the motor freeing up some hp. stick that electric fan to your radiator and get a fan thermoswitch to turn it on when the water reaches a certain temp. perty easy to do.
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then you have the electric fan putting a gigantic load on your alternator taking power away.

Its a lose lose situation...lol

Plus, clutch fans don't go bad and stop cooling.
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sounds like more work than its worth
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yea. only way it really benefits you is if you have one laying around and your clutch fan goes out, which i had happened on my old durango but didnt have an electric fan laying around, and you dont want to dump 60 or 80 dollars on a new clutch.
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Actually, I think it is the perfect way to gain some horse power, inexpensively. Whether or not its more or less work for a person to do. If you wanting speed out of your Ram without spending a lot of money all at once, this is a perfect place to start.

And from what I have learned, if your Alternator isnt strong enough to run an electric fan, you might want to replace it anyways. Seeing as to how your radio, charging up your IPod/MP3 player uses the same amount of power, if not more.
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a fan at full tilt uses quite a bit of electricity. Hell, every car I've ever had with electric fans, the lights dim when it kicks on.
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a fan at full tilt uses quite a bit of electricity. Hell, every car I've ever had with electric fans, the lights dim when it kicks on.
I have had a few cars and trucks that has happened on. When it would happen I would change the alternator and didnt have that problem anymore...
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a fan at full tilt uses quite a bit of electricity. Hell, every car I've ever had with electric fans, the lights dim when it kicks on.
Yes but how often is the e-fan on compared to the mechanical fan ? At crusin speed the e-fan shouldn't even turn on , but with the mech fan you still have the load on the motor .
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i had one on my nissan and didnt have a problem. but i had it hooked up to a switch so half the time it was off. i still have 2 15 inch fans sitting in my shop.
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