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DODGE RAM 1500 2500 COOLING FANS engine radiator fan

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Old 12-28-2010, 03:30 AM
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Default DODGE RAM 1500 2500 COOLING FANS engine radiator fan

I purchased these fans and I am wondering what would be the best way to install the fans..
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I'm also wondering if I should use both bands..

I paid 56.11, is this a good deal for the fans?
If anybody can take pictures of your installed fan and post them up, that would be nice.

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Old 12-28-2010, 06:59 AM
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I hate to say it but the seller on ebay got you. There is not a DR that ever came with electric fans stock unless the newer 4th Gens come with them now. Thats why we buy OEM fans from other cars and retrofit them

A 10" fan rated at 1000 cfm isnt going to get it anyway but two might work if they are running at the same time. Plus you need a fan controller but thats easy.

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:03 AM
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Looks like they don't move enough air, either. You'll still need a controller, too.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:33 PM
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So, I got Click the image to open in full size. over on the fans.

I will take alook at the link..

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Old 12-28-2010, 05:46 PM
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4th Gens are clutch fan too. Ain't no way they were made for a Ram.

You'll need 2400 cfm MINIMUM to keep the truck cool and I personally wouldn't feel comfortable with less than 2800 cfm. I paid a wee bit more than you at $260, but I can't complain, my Flex-A-Light came with everything needed, good instructions and moves 3300 cfm...
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Think, I can use it as a pusher by reversing blades?
Would that help?
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:16 AM
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Well, you won't "reverse" the blades, you'll reverse the polarity on the motor. No, that won't help the sub-standard flow.
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Like i said, using both at the same time MIGHT work. But the bad thing is no one uses anything like that because no one wants to be the guinea pig. Thats why we all use something that has been tested and proven to work.
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I've heard of people using a 'push pull' dual fan system where one is on the front and one on the back of the radiator. Might work well enough to make the fans usable?
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CFM is CFM. The two fans together apparently move about 2,000 CFM whether they're pushin' or pullin'. That's about 50% short.
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Anybody needing some fans?
I greatly appreciate all the information....
I'm going to purchase a set of fans that are capable of doing the job this time...
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^^^ You mean you are going to go to the junkyard and get the Taurus fan we all use???
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I will make it to the junkyard this next week..lol
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What is the main reason for switching to electric fan? Does the stock fan not do its job well enough?
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The idea behind it is factualy but then gains vary from ride to ride and as well as conditions. The process is to remove any or as much parasitic drag off the engine to help free power and improve MPG (slightly)
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Have not looked at the flow numbers but whats the comparison between the MarkVII and the Flex-a-lite Black Magic 180 on low setting?
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IDK either honestly. I know both work and cool well but IDK numbers
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Thats cool. I have both fans but will prob' put in the MarkVII with the mount brackets that RubberFrog did for the last owner. You think 40Amp Fuse will be okay?
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Yeah i think 40 will be ok. i think I run a 25A in mine
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