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Electric fan conversion HELP

Hey looking for some first hand advice, or almost any advice..
Have a 99 Durango with a 408 and still running my stock clutch fan WHICH I HATE!!! Car runs cool enough but that damn fan kicking on sounds horrible and drives me crazy..

So any u guys done any conversions know of any kits? Read some people talking Chevy HHR fans? Is it the correct size to bolt on? what do i need? i assume a fan relay but which one ???

I'm getting lost and wanna do this with least fab possible and GOTTA be done before summer gets here..

Anything will help

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nothing is bolt up.
a LOT of us have done e-fan's

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just get you a E-fan from a Parts store and put it on... no fabbing required and just wire it to a switch if you dont get everything finnished by summer... when you see the gauge getting a lil over where it should be flip your switch n when the temp comes back down turn it off... or you could run 2 smaller fans and have one set to constant and one set to a switch just incase it starts to warm up in town or something so you can flip that one on for a lil extra cooling

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just get you a E-fan from a Parts store and put it on... no fabbing required and just wire it to a switch if you dont get everything finnished by summer... when you see the gauge getting a lil over where it should be flip your switch n when the temp comes back down turn it off... or you could run 2 smaller fans and have one set to constant and one set to a switch just incase it starts to warm up in town or something so you can flip that one on for a lil extra cooling
and make sure you have some spare cash lying around to buy another motor if you follow the advice of this bozo
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or just get a controller for an extra $50...
also, your going to need to "fab" no matter what.
but it's all really simple. some go overboard though.

also, the JGC fan is an OEM fan. it's made to do the job. no guess work

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How much HP does the clutch fan delete actually give you? I assume for a bolt on truck like mine it's not at all worth the trouble.

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and make sure you have some spare cash lying around to buy another motor if you follow the advice of this bozo
how do you figure my dads had his jeep ran like this forever the only time he has to kick in the secondary fan is when he is sittin in heavy traffic or running through the woods... and if you read it it said "if you cant get it setup by summer" that way he would still be able to drive the vehicle

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5-10 hp.
but the difference in throttle is night and day. like going from a 35lb flywheel to a 10lb

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how do you figure my dads had his jeep ran like this forever the only time he has to kick in the secondary fan is when he is sittin in heavy traffic or running through the woods... and if you read it it said "if you cant get it setup by summer" that way he would still be able to drive the vehicle
And throw a 180 t stat in there, my truck doesn't get over the 1st line in the summer.

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my dak still has the ele and clutch fan but ive Never heard the clutch fan kick on lol so i plan on taking it off soon

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http://www.dakota-durango.com/forum/...light=jeep+fan

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5-10 hp.
but the difference in throttle is night and day. like going from a 35lb flywheel to a 10lb
5 not worth it to me, 10 maybe. Probably something I'll never do. Better options out there than worrying about keeping my heart cool.

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that looked pretty sweet i like the brackets he used they were nice...

chad i hear the throttle responce diffrence is amazing though and with that i would say would help with fuel mileage aswell by freeing up a lil

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I have throttle response, its a manual. Pick a gear and bam. I'm sure it would help, but not something I'm going to worry about.

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5 not worth it to me, 10 maybe. Probably something I'll never do. Better options out there than worrying about keeping my heart cool.
it really isnt about the power gain. it's like driving a car with the ford 5.0 vs a truck with a 5.0. the crispness and eagerness is just not there. clutch fan delete makes the engine rev like a car instead of a truck. first time i drove with no clutch fan, i punched it and was meh. then i started driving and on every corner, i smiled. it's like night and day.

and brink, just because you don't hear the fan does not mean it's not running. clutch fans pull air 100% of the time

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