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Unread 04-07-2014, 07:06 AM   #31516
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Rolled over 245,000 miles, and put on my new-old JF sticker. Took some pics to celebrate the occasion.




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Unread 04-07-2014, 12:34 PM   #31517
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I ordered a Mopar fan shroud last night and an Omix-Ada HD fan clutch today. I'm going back to stock. My setup was solid wiring wise and control wise, after I gave up on Hayden. My fan was a brand new aftermarket TYC fan for the 3.8L Taurus. I don't want to be going through fans like crazy with this thing. I need it to be reliable. I've built everything else on it to survive wheeling (knock on wood, so far it's all held up great). The last two times I had issues wheeling was because my fan stopped working. One time I caught it just in time when my coolant overflow started pissing coolant on the trail. That was the first time I had to "hit start" the fan. The other time was yesterday when it started giving me more issues. After it completely shut down on the way home, I talked with my wife and she agrees with me that it's been more of a headache than anything since I've installed it. If I didn't originally have all the issues with the Hayden controller before I switched to the Derale controller, I'd probably be more apt to trying out another electric fan setup.
I dont blame you, man. I keep an extra WJ fan in the back just in case. I bought 3 at $10 a pop from the pull-a-part. I made a quick disconnect plug and so I can just pop one out and pop a new one in quickly.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 12:48 PM   #31518
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Yeah. I got a quick disconnect plug for the Taurus fan as well. I just think the mechanical will be easier, with the exception of belt changes. Lol. My wife drives my ZJ in the winter sometimes. She also takes it out occasionally in the summer when she thinks her Terrain is acting up. The fan always kind of deters her from driving it. If she doesn't have to switch anything, she doesn't have to worry about it. And to be honest, I'm paranoid now driving it after my last Hayden died on me. I'm always checking to make sure it's coming on. I'll watch for slight voltage drops and check the temp more than necessary while driving (not that that's a bad thing). I just want to enjoy the drive more instead of being paranoid of an aftermarket electronic that may fail at any point, apparently.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 01:23 PM   #31519
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Ive got a taurus efan on mine with a 40 amp relay wired to a switch down by my right leg and the only thing i have had to do is change a switch before i got my relay wired up. Ive never had an issue with the low or high speed of it.

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Unread 04-07-2014, 01:34 PM   #31520
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Ive got a taurus efan on mine with a 40 amp relay wired to a switch down by my right leg and the only thing i have had to do is change a switch before i got my relay wired up. Ive never had an issue with the low or high speed of it.

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I have a 40 amp relay controlled by a Derale fan controller (30 amp relay on board that but the fan controller closes a ground circuit which won't work with a 2 speed fan if you want to use both speeds), and I have a 70 amp relay for the high speed. Other than the e-fan crapping out, I've never had a problem with the high speed. All of my other issues were with the fan killing the Hayden controllers. The relay didn't die, something inside the sealed unit of the controller died. I wanted the low speed to be automatic, and it was until I started having issues. The high was only for when it was needed, which proved to be a couple times when the fan was crapping out. I wonder if my fan was bad from the get-go and caused the Hayden to die on me. I could see that happening. Now I'm thinking about it. Regardless, mechanical it is.

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Unread 04-07-2014, 01:45 PM   #31521
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Unread 04-07-2014, 01:46 PM   #31522
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[QUOTE="ejschultz;21942865"]

I have a 40 amp relay controlled by a Derale fan controller (30 amp relay on board that but the fan controller closes a ground circuit which won't work with a 2 speed fan if you want to use both speeds), and I have a 70 amp relay for the high speed. Other than the e-fan crapping out, I've never had a problem with the high speed. All of my other issues were with the fan killing the Hayden controllers. The relay didn't die, something inside the sealed unit of the controller died. I wanted the low speed to be automatic, and it was until I started having issues. The high was only for when it was needed, which proved to be a couple times when the fan was crapping out. I wonder if my fan was bad from the get-go and caused the Hayden to die on me. I could see that happening. Now I'm thinking about it. Regardless, mechanical it is.

Thats why i didnt go with a controller on mine. Ive had bad luck with them going out on people where i used to work for advance auto and they would bring them back. The relay straight to the switch is a lot easier to deal with. Worse case the switch goes bad and the fan stays on or the relay goes ot. Either way $5 fixes it.

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Unread 04-07-2014, 02:49 PM   #31523
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Left it sitting at the dealer where I bought this so I could take it home to the wife.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 03:04 PM   #31524
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Finished up my rear speaker install. Sounds much better now. Now I need to replace the fronts. Seriously considering waiting on that until I get a sub. Don't want to have to rewire my setup twice.

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Unread 04-07-2014, 03:14 PM   #31525
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Left it sitting at the dealer where I bought this so I could take it home to the wife.
They have a sealed transmission that is dealer service only though. Not very easy to work on but they are a lot more comfortable. My buddy in Vegas got one from a family member. It's a V6 full time. He put a 2" BB on it with 33's and takes it out on the old mining trails looking for new mines to repel down into.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 03:57 PM   #31526
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I just replaced all of the tie rods and drag link 2 days ago so nothing is wore. The gear box is nice and tight still yet. Nothing is binding up anywhere. If i take my drag link off the pitman arm i have almost 2 full turns either way but as soon as i hook it back up i lose my turning radius. Im thinking i might be able to take the tie rod off of the drag link and adjust it so that it pushes the pitman arm to the drivers side then readjust my tie rod back to the drag link for my alignment.

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Unread 04-07-2014, 04:22 PM   #31527
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Made an exhaust silencer insert for my 3" Kolak exhaust. Idaho State Troopers think it is too loud, even with a 22" magnaflow case, cat, and tail pipe. EVEN THOUGH I RAN A TURN DOWN ON OFF MY 14" MAGNAFLOW CASE FOR 5+ YEARS!!! PM me if your interested in how I made it.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 04:43 PM   #31528
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They have a sealed transmission that is dealer service only though. Not very easy to work on but they are a lot more comfortable. My buddy in Vegas got one from a family member. It's a V6 full time. He put a 2" BB on it with 33's and takes it out on the old mining trails looking for new mines to repel down into.
She wanted a seven passenger Jeep so that made the decision easy. She also wanted something not white, brown leather, and a hemi. This one covers all the bases.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 04:54 PM   #31529
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They have a sealed transmission that is dealer service only though. Not very easy to work on but they are a lot more comfortable. My buddy in Vegas got one from a family member. It's a V6 full time. He put a 2" BB on it with 33's and takes it out on the old mining trails looking for new mines to repel down into.
Who works on their own XK? Lol
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Unread 04-07-2014, 05:08 PM   #31530
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Who works on their own XK? Lol
Hardly anyone on this forum I've noticed lol. I'll have to change that. Hopefully I won't have to for a while though.
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