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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-14-2011, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone running them? It seems like a no brainer to me when it comes to cutting down on drag. I would be worried about it getting to warm. Just seeing if anyone has or is planning on doing it. What type of gains they have seen. That sort of thing.

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Re: electric fans

Doubt if electric fans can pull air through three heat exchangers.

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Re: electric fans

Ever thought of cleaning up the aero on that trailer?

That would be cheaper than fancy electro-mechanical mods.

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Doubt if electric fans can pull air through three heat exchangers.
I had them on a high horsepower trailblazer pulling through two trans coolers, two air to water heat exchangers and the radiator. I was using a single fan from a C6 Corvette.

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Re: electric fans

The trailer is a V nose, with a slant on the V section to help down force on the back of the truck. Flex a lite has one listed for the 7.3 trucks. They claim 6% increase in mph. Not to mention 27hp... like I said claims.. I have switched out clutch fans for electric fans on other applications, but none of them as costly to repair as this if something goes wrong.

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Re: electric fans

i looked into this a year or so ago. the stock fan flows somewhere around 10,000 cfm, and i never found an aftermarket fan that would touch it. i have a 6.0L though, im not sure about the 7.3

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Re: electric fans

I have never had my stock fan kick in over the year I've owned it.....my Dad says he never knew of the fan kicking in over the 12 years he owned the truck.

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Re: electric fans

my buddy has dual electric fans on his. he says he only needs to turn them on when sitting in traffic or stopped otherwise driving down the road he leaves them off.

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Re: electric fans

I have them on my truck. Honestly I don't tow heavy enough to comment on their effectiveness.

They barely ever come on.

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I have never had my stock fan kick in over the year I've owned it.....my Dad says he never knew of the fan kicking in over the 12 years he owned the truck.
you should start "using" the truck then, i cant even get a mile from home pulling a trailer without the fan kicking on. right around 217* the fan should kick on!

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