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Unread 08-01-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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options for electric fans

I would like to remove my mechanical fan, and just go with electric fans, and wondered what others have done. This is on a '95, and I currently have the stock set up with a heavy duty fan clutch (very noisy, and you can feel the drag on the engine). Also, I have never heard my electric come on except when I turn on the a/c, even when my temp gauge indicates 230. I have run the electric fan to a switch, and turn it on manually when I think I need it. I would like to run an aftermarket sensor that turns on the electrics when needed.

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Unread 08-01-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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Also, in for the info here.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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A few years ago I installed a Hayden electric fan with controller - adjustable thermostat / little rubber wedge-ie thing for the temp sensor went into the upper rad. hose --- worked perfectly on my 85 monte carlo ---

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Unread 08-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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Electric fans on an XJ (meaning those that replace the mechanical fan) must be VERY large in CFM, and must also be fairly THIN at the same time. If you search, you will find a few guys who have done this sucessfully, but not many.

There is a complete replacement fan system that covers the entire radiator that has 2(?) equal sized electric fans, but it's several hundred dollars with it's own special shroud. (I cannot remember the name of this fan maker.)
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Unread 08-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #5
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Look into this setup. http://www.dirtboundoffroad.com/feat...onversion-kit/

I am thinking about it for my truck. Not because I am on the trail a lot, but I do tow with it and the stock fans are a bit weak for my tastes.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 09:00 AM   #6
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This is the setup I was thinking of. You could duplicate this, IF you can figure out what total CFM you need. All you need is some aluminum sheet metal fab skills, and get the appropriate fans and controlling relays on eBay or the like.
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I converted to these and have been very pleased.


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Unread 08-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #8
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This is the setup I was thinking of. You could duplicate this, IF you can figure out what total CFM you need. All you need is some aluminum sheet metal fab skills, and get the appropriate fans and controlling relays on eBay or the like.
They sell the shroud separately, so he'd just need to pick out his fans and temp switch. I have the kit and it works great...the first fan comes on at 185 and the other two come on at 205. I think they move around 4000~4600 CFM combined, so they do a pretty good job. My temp needle never goes over 210 unless I'm running the A/C on very hot days, but even then it only gets half-way to the next mark. It will probably perform a little better still once I put the new shroud on which has separting vanes between each fan.
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