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Unread 07-05-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
Brandon210210
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Quick question.

Would it be smarter to replace the fan clutch or upgrade to electric fans?

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Unread 07-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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I don't know what's smarter, but electric are usually more effecient and take up less space. They are also quieter and don't take away any horsepower.
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Unread 07-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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I don't know what's smarter, but electric are usually more effecient and take up less space. They are also quieter and don't take away any horsepower.
Do you know hw I can convert over? I have a 1997 tj sport
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Unread 07-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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I just put a flex a lite on my cj5. I had overheating issues before but not anymore. It used to overheat on cool days while idling. After the fan was installed I drove it when it was 110 outside, got it warm and let it idle in the sun and it started to cool down. I never get over200 now. Couldn't be more impressed with it. Very simple to install as well.
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Unread 07-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #5
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I just put a flex a lite on my cj5. I had overheating issues before but not anymore. It used to overheat on cool days while idling. After the fan was installed I drove it when it was 110 outside, got it warm and let it idle in the sun and it started to cool down. I never get over200 now. Couldn't be more impressed with it. Very simple to install as well.
Can you give me details on install and where did you purchase the fans?
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Unread 07-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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Do you know hw I can convert over? I have a 1997 tj sport
I cut a piece of aluminum to fit over the radiator as a shrowd, and a hole for the fan itself, I then bolted the fan to said shrowd and bolted the shrowd to the radiator. I don't know what the stock radiator looks like, but my aftermarket had some extra holes for 9/16 bolts to use for the shrowd. $45 for the aluminum and I believe 50 or so for the fan and wiring on ebay.
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Unread 07-05-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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I cut a piece of aluminum to fit over the radiator as a shrowd, and a hole for the fan itself, I then bolted the fan to said shrowd and bolted the shrowd to the radiator. I don't know what the stock radiator looks like, but my aftermarket had some extra holes for 9/16 bolts to use for the shrowd. $45 for the aluminum and I believe 50 or so for the fan and wiring on ebay.
Can you post pics if possible
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