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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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99.5 F350 electric fans

Is anybody running the Flex-a-lite 278? I have heard mixed reviews. I got a good deal on one, maybe for a reason. Thanks.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 06:38 PM
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Re: 99.5 F350 electric fans

the cooling system on a 7.3 is usually bomb proof. many even fill the block a bit and not have issues on extreme builds.

if your truck is a semi agressive dd, it may be ok with e fans
if you tow heavy you may have problems.
if you have a radical buld that runs long times , you may have problems.

a few years back danny elmore entered the diesel power challenge , even shattering his tranfer case and running in 2wd the thing that finally took him out was a set of electric fans.....

now was it wiring switch failure or did they just suck...who knows.

would i go out of the way to buy them. no
if i got a great deal on them, i might install it but I would keep an eye on them.
just my two cents.

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Re: 99.5 F350 electric fans

They don't move enough air
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Re: 99.5 F350 electric fans

I remember reading that electric fans are not designed to cool well enough while pulling our max weight.

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Re: 99.5 F350 electric fans

so the real question is what do you use your truck for , what mods etc..
they may be fine.

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