post #1 of Old 04-11-2004, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Electric cooling fans (The GOOD and the BAD)????????

i have a 97 tj 4.0 L wanted to know if any one had any ideas for a cheep electric cooling fan upgrade? my fan clutchad died and needs replacing asap so if you know anything please i need your first hand experiance and even if there is a cheep way to do it???
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I've heard that the electric fans out of a Ford Taurus make for a nice fit, and aparently they free up a little horse power too.
Thats on my list of to do's.

See, its like my grandaddy use to alway say "When hell is full, the dead will walk the earth"
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I've heard that the electric fans out of a Ford Taurus make for a nice fit, and aparently they free up a little horse power too.
Thats on my list of to do's.

Ditto. It's a good swap. You can pick up a thermostat unit for it at JCW for around $20. It lets you dial in when you want the fan to turn on at whatever temp. you choose. Would also suggest wiring a kill switch for those "just in case" issues with crossing water.
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its on my list too...after a header. frees up some power and a little better gas mileage. hardcore off roaders say not to get them but i hate to break it to them, not everyone goes off roading or crosses 3 feet of water. WHO said that?!?! Bad monkey! bad monkey!
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its on my list too...after a header. frees up some power and a little better gas mileage. hardcore off roaders say not to get them but i hate to break it to them, not everyone goes off roading or crosses 3 feet of water. WHO said that?!?! Bad monkey! bad monkey!
just wire them so you can shut them down while crossing. that's one of the plus sides to them. no worries about bending a fan blade into your radiator when you cross. the thing to watch for with the taurus fan is the high amperage draw. you're looking at almost 100 amps on initial start and a 33 amp continuous draw. running that, an amp, your off road lights, and all the rest will really put some strain on your charging system. look into an alternator upgrade soon after this mod or before it.

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i have a 97 tj 4.0 L wanted to know if any one had any ideas for a cheep electric cooling fan upgrade? my fan clutchad died and needs replacing asap so if you know anything please i need your first hand experiance and even if there is a cheep way to do it???
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I just did an electric fan convesion on my '89 YJ. It has the 2.5 4 banger in it. I went with a new fan but you could get a used fan if you wanted. here's the link:

http://laybackman.home.comcast.net/electric_fan.htm

There will be some changes but it isn't too hard.
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