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post #271 of 403 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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No it is funny you ask that because I am from KS and live in MO close by KC, the screen name was something I just thought up, Chuck Norris, and the rest well I will let your imagination figure it out. In regards to picking it up I am starting to get this shipping thing figured out, I just bought a bundle of boxes 30x5x30 to save time and money and if the paypal payment is done correctly I just have to print the shipping label and can be tracked on paypal. This all equates to cheaper shipping.
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I have been spending alot of time working on this project and I have decided that I would be willing to sell these four cooling fan assemblies for $550.00 just to get some cash flow moving, everything would be complete just have two hook up the two wires!
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Just updated the fan kit on Ebay.

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^^^Nice!!!

I can't wait to get this thing installed early Jan and see how it works out!! I need to make a list of observations to make for people that are on the edge..

Suggestions?

Noise level reduction
MPG changes
Warm up time
Power increase (will not get it dynoed....) Seat of the pants is good enough...
Ease of install... (I love working on vehicles so hopefully it will be easy for me)

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I can tell you it took me about 15 mins to install when I was at MC racing right before I dynoed it, and I enjoy when working on my truck as well, making these is just as fun!
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Well mainly for me it's mpg's. if I can get 2-3 mpg increase it will take about 2 years to see a return on the investment I avg 10k a year & my avg fill up is 18 gallons @ an avg of 14mpg. Roughly 39.5 fill ups. If I can avg 16 that will cut the fill ups to around 34.7 so I'm saving 5 fill ups @ an avg of $60 = $300 per year difference. Ideally I'd like to see it done in a year

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No Clutch fan noise will help pay it down....

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Mechanical clutch fans have been around for many years, they are pretty reliable compared to adding more electronic features to a vehicle that's already running too many electronics. I'll stick with the mechanical fan, easy to work on 50 years from now when the fan clutch decides to stop working. I've seen too many vehicles overheat because the electronics that control the fans fail. Dumb idea to begin with, and the only way I'd do something like that would be for an auxiliary fan not rely 100% on the electric one.
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^^^^ Great Thought... Electric Motors haven't been around for a second either... Clutch fans fail.. and this modd is completely reversible if there is an issue..

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It has been pointed out to me that when I had the truck Dynoed with the clutch fan it had a huge fan in front of the truck that could of been causing the clutch fan to free wheel, so the Dyno numbers might be alot higher!
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Mechanical clutch fans have been around for many years, they are pretty reliable compared to adding more electronic features to a vehicle that's already running too many electronics. I'll stick with the mechanical fan, easy to work on 50 years from now when the fan clutch decides to stop working. I've seen too many vehicles overheat because the electronics that control the fans fail. Dumb idea to begin with, and the only way I'd do something like that would be for an auxiliary fan not rely 100% on the electric one.
I've had a couple of clutch fans fail with less than 150K. The electric fan on my truck has been on several others vehicles and has nearly 250K.

You're on a thread debating with people who ARE using these fans successfully, this isn't theory. Electric fans are better and Ryan is putting in the research to make these work better than OEM.

Not trying to start a pudding contest, to each his own but it drives me crazy to see so opinion debating with fact of that makes sense.
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Yeah I might just put the truck back on the dyno again, this time without the big cooling fan they put in front of my truck before, just to satisfy my curiousity.

I will have a busy week, I have a kit I am getting ready to build for a Titan customer, so I am going to do programing for the 1st Gen Tundra and the Titan while I am at, both will have Spal 13" fans. I have another customer that wants to do a Mark VIII fan on a 1st Gen V6 Tundra which is different than the V8 model and I can do that one cheap!
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They didn't put a fan in front of my truck when I dynoed it and it was like 65F inside w/ only one electric fan on. I wanted both on but I forgot to :/


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I thnk this could be accomplished by just running your fans full time as they haul ass!

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Lots of interesting ideas on this swap. I can see this being of some benefit to drag racers how much is going to depend on the ambient temps and amount of power the mechanical fan would use. As far as MPG are concerned Toyota would commit murders to gain .3 mpg's in a 5.7 truck. If they could get even close to 1 mpg fleet improvement and have similar reliability as the clutch fan we'd all have electric fans from the factory. Alternators use plenty of power too, my guess is in terms of power consumed over the long haul per BTU of cooling the mechanical fan is better.

It would be interesting to see how this setup does with 8K lbs of trailer behind it going up some long grades in the summer with the AC. If anyone has this setup and tows let us know how you make out.

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