I took it down to The Badlands yesterday for a last minute Jeep club wheeling trip. I also managed to talk my wife into going with. She had never wheeled before. Not only did she enjoy it, but she also was driving the orange trail by the end of the day. She kept looking at stuff and going, "Oh Erik, I don't think I can do that." Then she'd go for it and make it without a problem. She did manage to break the cover off my stock trailer wiring plug though. I can't say I wouldn't have done the same in the same situation.
Also, I ordered a new fan shroud yesterday. I'm ditching my e-fan. It's been nothing but a PITA since I've installed it. It ran good for a few months then my Hayden controller died on me (the actual controller, not the relay in it). I replaced that with a different relay that closed a ground circuit instead of a power circuit and installed a second relay for the low speed so the controller could close the ground for that relay and power the fan. While wheeling, my fan decided to quit all together. My ears proved the relays inside my control box were switching as they should, my main power fuse was not blown, and a test light proved that I had power at the wiring harness before the fan. After hitting the fan motor a few times with the back of a breaker bar with the fan set to high, it kicked in. I left the Jeep running the rest of the time at The Badlands so I wouldn't have to kill the fan again. It shut off again on the way home and wouldn't start back up.
My question is, which fan clutch do you guys recommend? I figure since my stock one is obviously off, I might as well get a new one. The Hayden one seems to be pretty decent, but, because I've had bad luck with their fan controllers, I don't know if I'd go with another one of their products or not.
01 TJ - 4.0L, NV3550, 2" Skyjacker budget boost, Xenon flat flares, LoD front bumper, Tuff Stuff rear bumper, RH4X4 sliders, 33" STT Pros on 15x8s