Originally Posted by Darek117
So is this a good idea or not so much?
That's gotta be your call. I installed mine myself (and I really can't fathom why someone would pay for an efan install). A MPG or two gain, about 15 free'd up RWHP, and in MY case I can keep the engine a LOT cooler when crawling off-road on hot days (same can be said for backed up traffic in 100*+ heat when a clutch fan is barely spinning but my efan still pulls that 3300 cfm).
Another benefit I have is that I installed a manual cut-off switch, so if I'm in water or really deep mud, I can kill the fan til I get across, thus keep my fan from sucking all kinds of sh*t into my radiator fins. - now I've not been anywhere deep enough to need it, but I just like that it's there, LOL.
Installed in June of '05, still works fine, still using the controller that came with it (which btw can be bought by itself for $29 at Autozone).
But like any other mod, there are down sides and up sides. You blow a fuse or have a controller go and you have a problem (of course it takes about 2 mins to spin the clutch fan back on - mine lived in my tool box on the truck for probably the first three years I had the e-fan). Clutch fans can go bad too.
What was it they used to say during those commercials during football games when instant replay first started being used? Oh yeah - YOU MAKE THE CALL...
You wanna do some research, hit up the 2nd & 3rd Gen Ram sections. Vehicles have been around longer and tend to be more "home made" mods done. I know a slew of guys with e-fans...