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Old 03-25-2009, 05:52 PM
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I tried searching forums, but can't seem to find anything. I wanna know what size fits 2001 ram 1500. any recomendations help. thanks.
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Try this thread. Followed it awhile back when I was debating installing one in my truck.

http://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-...ctric-fan.html
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:42 PM
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Thanks for the link. helped a bit.
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One of these days I'm going to do it myself, if for no other reason then to measure the cfm the fans are moving. I work in a specialty industry where I spend part of my everyday measuring cfm, and always suspected the aftermarket auto industry is misleading about what's required.
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So can I just unscrew the stock fan from the wheel, leave the wheel and belt the way they are, and install the electric fans right there? Or am I missing something?
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also, do I have a t-stat? pics are gone on the DIY t-stat thread and am having trouble wrapping my mind around it.
Is there a disadvantage to just having the fans on a switch?
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What is wrong with using a thermostat?
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Traditionally, when you are talking about t-stat, you are usually meaning the coolant t-stat. Not sure if you meant that or a fan t-stat.

Nothing wrong with using a fan t-stat or a switch. One's automatic, one's manual. If its manual (switch), you have to make sure you pay attention to engine temp.
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buy a t-stat, the last thing you need to be doing is checking your coolant temp every 30 seconds. their cheap and easy to install.
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when I go with my eletric fan I will also go with a eletric water pump but dont know where to get a smaller belt so I can elemate the water pump pully
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