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Selecting an aftermarket electric fan for my Ranger

Discussion in 'High Performance Mods' started by Lonesome7.3, May 13, 2013.

  1. Lonesome7.3

    Lonesome7.3 By whatever means necessary …

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    This is a mod I have wanted to do since we got this truck. I have got the fan shroud issue worked out so now I need to select a fan. I was going to go with this one because the local parts store has it in stock. But damn it is expensive; especially after I buy the controller.

    http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/HDN0/3701/N0149.oap?ck=Search_electric+radiator+fan+-+universal_-1_2285&keyword=electric+radiator+fan+-+universal

    I found out recently that Amazon sells auto parts so I checked them out and found this.

    http://www.amazon.com/PROCOMP-ELECTRIC-COOLING-AUTOMOTIVE-RADIATOR/dp/B003U7REDG/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1368446900&sr=1-1&keywords=electric+fan+automotive

    Now that is only an example but the price difference is enough to get my attention. I also like the fact this it is lighter weight then the fan at the parts store. This Ranger has AC with a 3.0 and a five speed. I do go off road but it is a two wheel drive and I do not get into low gear high revving situations. Just dirt road in the woods. I will be tuning 31 inch tires soon but they are not real aggressive. I occasionally pull a trailer but I do regularly haul hay and feed in the bed. So I do not need a super high output best on the market fan. But I do need one that will work for more than just city driving. Any suggestions on which direction I should go?
     
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    I highly suggest the Lincoln mark viii or ford Taurus fan, but sounds like you are not open to those
     
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    Draenor KILL ALL HUMANS!!!!

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    Should see if your alternator can handle the extra amps. Electric fans draw some 20-30 amps.


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  4. Lonesome7.3

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    I have a Mark VIII I plan to use in my wife's F250. And i would love to get a Taurus fan in this Ranger. But I am sick of digging through salvage yards trying to find a good one. Then when I do, the seller wants a stupid amount for it. hey are just not plentiful around here. If it get the Hayden fan from a parts store I know when ever I go out of town or need one tonight to get my truck running for work tomorrow the parts store usually has them in stock. The time I have spent digging through salvage yards I could have had an after market unit already installed.

    I am making a few changes with my charging system so I am sure the new alternator will do the job.
     
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    I have gotten a few of the mark viii and Taurus fans on eBay with good luck
     
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    Were they cheaper even after shipping? Also, what all did you need to make them work? I really want to keep an OE look on this truck. But I have about given up on a good Taurus fan.
     
  7. ScottyBoy

    ScottyBoy No, that's not a banana in my pants.

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    How wide is the radiator? What about a dual fan setup from a Camaro/Firebird? Or one of the newer Cadets or Olsmobiles? I know a LOT of folks use the fans from the Camaros on Chevy trucks with great results.
     
  8. Lonesome7.3

    Lonesome7.3 By whatever means necessary …

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    I have tried a few different dual fan set ups but none have worked. There is just not enough room.
     
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    ScottyBoy No, that's not a banana in my pants.

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    How MUCH room do you have? Even the dual fan setup on my wife's Altima should be enough for a Ranger.
     
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    Lonesome7.3 By whatever means necessary …

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    I think it is 20 by 25. The dual fan set ups I have found have not worked. I ma sure there is one out there some where though. I ma just tired of pulling the damn things just to find out it does not work.
     

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