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No turning back now. I’ve started the installation of the 3” Performance Accessories lift kit on my 2008 Dodge Dakota.

Also, I’ve deleted the mechanical cooling fan and will be installing an e-fan out of a Jeep Liberty.

Here we go.




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Thanks!

I already broke a bolt and trying to figure out what to do now lol.



Edit: instructions say those bushings get drilled out to accept the new kit bolts anyway. So no worries. Coming along nicely.








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Got the radiator supports cut, brake line detached from frame. Almost ready to separate the cab from frame. Got the driver side bolts loosened. Praying the passenger side bolts don’t break on me.

Got too cold out and had to quit for the night. Continuing tomorrow.




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That is dedication ! I wouldn't do anything in that weather lol. What year jeep liberty are you posting the e fan out of and how much
work does it require? I would love to do that mod for cheap but wouldn't know where to start.
 

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That is dedication ! I wouldn't do anything in that weather lol. What year jeep liberty are you posting the e fan out of and how much
work does it require? I would love to do that mod for cheap but wouldn't know where to start.
Yeah it was a bit too cold this morning so I held off today. As long as the wind is calm it isn’t too bad (kind of used to it).

I am using a fan from a 04-05 Jeep Liberty I bought off eBay. It seems to be the exact size I need with minimal trimming.

I am using a Dorale universal fan controller





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Up she goes. So far so good. Fingers crossed.








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Awesome and thanks for the info! Let us know if it feels different power wise. I have heard that mod is good for around 10 hp.
 

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Awesome and thanks for the info! Let us know if it feels different power wise. I have heard that mod is good for around 10 hp.
I’ve been driving with the fan removed for about a week and I gotta tell ya there is definitely something noticeable there. Besides being WAY less noisy, the engine just seems to wind up faster and you just get a sense of less resistance which you can feel transfer to the wheels. Definitely a difference there for sure.


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As long as the wind is calm it isn’t too bad (kind of used to it).
I know it, I'm in mid MI (it probably doesn't get as cold as you though), and the cold I have no problem with, partially because cold brings snow and I snowmobile as a hobby lol, but the wind is the worst. Cuts right through all the layers and freezes to the bones!

Looking good, keep us updated! I was gonna go with a 3" body lift myself, but $150 more just for another inch didn't seem worth it, and since I have a RWD I don't have CV shafts and diff problems to worry about in the front end.
 

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How did you figure out the wiring for the fan?
Lots of YouTube videos

It’s pretty straightforward. The temp sensor screws into the bleed nipple on the cylinder head and it tells the fan to turn on at a preset temp and off when it reaches the lower temp. A wire connects to the AC clutch and tells the fan to turn on regardless of temperature.

This e-fan has two wires and a ground so it’s two speed. I really should have got a two speed controller but it’s not a big deal. I will just connect both wires to get full speed. Or I could add another relay and have low speed for one temperature and high speed for AC. It’s easy to change up and the stuff to do it is pretty cheap.

I saw YouTube videos of guys who used a whole control module off a junkyard vehicle but that seems like it might be too advanced for me. but they say it’s easy to do.

Just research and you’ll find people’s mistakes and success stories and I’ll post my results too.


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Love the time lapse vids! Are you just lifting the cab by the rockers?
 

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Cab is lifted and bolted down. I LOVE IT.

Gonna start lifting the box now. It’s friggin cold out so it’s pretty slow going. Only getting colder too.




 
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