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    I want to put an electric fan in my 2000 TJ, does anybody know how big of a fan I should get, and how long the new belt will need to be without the fan pully?

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    Just curious, but why do you want to put an electric fan in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Just curious, but why do you want to put an electric fan in?
    X2, the power gain some think they'll get by doing so is seldom actually achieved. As is, the original fan and clutch works very well and I doubt it'd be easy to achieve even equal cooling with most common electric fans. Not to mention that electric fans take HP to turn too since their electric load makes the alternator harder to turn.
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    That and if your fan clutch goes, the fan will still turn providing some cooling (ask how I know ). If your electric dies, you're ****ed.

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    Some people like to run electrics if they spend a lot of time in deep water...it keeps the fan from eating the radiator since you can turn it off with a switch before you go fording.
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    Truth, as it's easier to replace a fan rather than a radiator. However, I'll roll the dice that my fan won't have a snack

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Truth, as it's easier to replace a fan rather than a radiator. However, I'll roll the dice that my fan won't have a snack
    I would put A LOT of money on betting that your fan won't eat the radiator in a water crossing right now Bro...because the only way it will happen is if it falls off of a trailer crossing a bridge!
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    I know, I know...you hate me! lol
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    Screw you. lmao

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    I put a set of Ford Contour fans (double fans) in my CJ7 and I LOVE them. Gave my 6 squirrels a lot more response.
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