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    Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    I have a 95 rio grande 2.5l and have decided to do a 62mm throttle body and spacer and remove the air flow restrictor and electric cooling fan, that is where my problem comes from. I have heard that a ford taurus cooling fan works but will my factory shroud work, do I need one? And what about a fan controller, what is a good controller and where do I find one? Ive looked but am worried about buying products online because Im not sure what is correct or not. So please be as specific as you can that would be great. Thanks.

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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    I use an electronic module from Carquest to control my electric fan. It has a probe that goes on the fins of the Radiator to take the temp. readings and automatically turns the fan on when the Temp. setting on the module is reached.
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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    Taurus fan is awesome, I run one on my jeep (simply wired into the ignition with two switches, one for hi and one for low) and I also have one in my hot rod, the one in the hot rod has a control unit, I forget the name of the brand, I will look it up, but it was ony like $60 and it controls hi and low, plus when the AC is on as well as a bunch of other things. I will search for it.
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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    Fan Control

    found it, price went up a bit though. Also, you remove the original shroud all together.


    Edit, regardless on how you wire it, fan or switches, you will need to use a relay for each speed, the Hi is a 80 amp I think and low is a 65.. Been a while since I wired one up, I advise searching the net for actual specs and part numbers.
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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    ALright so now that I know im going with the taurus fan I went on ebay and found a bunch of fan shroud combo like this one
    RADIATOR FAN SHROUD ford TAURUS 86-95 assembly cooling:eBay Motors (item 230380420892 end time Oct-22-09 04:21:04 PDT)
    Does this look like what id need. Sorry but im a little ignorant on this subject.

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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittrich31 View Post
    ALright so now that I know im going with the taurus fan I went on ebay and found a bunch of fan shroud combo like this one
    RADIATOR FAN SHROUD ford TAURUS 86-95 assembly cooling:eBay Motors (item 230380420892 end time Oct-22-09 04:21:04 PDT)
    Does this look like what id need. Sorry but im a little ignorant on this subject.


    Have you looked around in a wrecking yard? You can usually pick them up for around $20 or a bit more for the 2 speed fan from a 3.8

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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    That's the correct 2speed fan. The fan mounts easily to the YJ radiator, redrill a hole or two on one side, and use two small L brackets on the other side to attach to the holes for the OEM shroud.

    If you get the controller from DC Control (linked above), you need no relays and no additional wiring but for a switch to turn it off for water crossings, if that's your thing. The nice thing about the variable controller from DC Control is it turns the fan on gradually, no high amp draw at startup like every other controller. It also only spins as fast as needed to keep the engine cooler, so running amps are lower. You can set the temp where it kicks on.

    They have a cheaper controller out now from DC Control, it's simply a 2spd controller and either on or off, no variable control.

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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    I second the FoMoCo/DCC combo; I've run it for almost 3 years without issues. In my case, I do have it connected to a switch so I can turn it off for river crossings...

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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    thanks alot guys, I called the junk yard near me and am going this weekend to go diggin one out. Ill let you know how this goes. New question. I have read about how to remove air flow restrictors from the air box, would you recommend that? I feel like it was put in there for a purpose.

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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    I took mine out (both of them). Keep in mind, they were designed for the engine with the stock TB, stock ignition, and stock injectors. In my case, I have a larger bore TB (62mm with 62mm with spacer), improved ignition (PD FirePower with plugs gapped at .060" instead of the stock .035"), and 19# mustang injectors, so I need the increased flow of air... I also have a snorkel (with ram) that acts as CAI, high flow air filter, high flow cat and cat back system. The point is you have to make things work together, not individually...

    In the case of the fan, what you are doing is freeing up some ponies when driving at highway speeds.

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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bounty__Hunter View Post
    If you get the controller from DC Control (linked above), you need no relays
    Is that new? granted I did the swap ~8 years ago, mine did require extra relay for hi.
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    Re: Whats a good electric cooling fan and controller?

    Quote Originally Posted by jps4jeep View Post
    Is that new? granted I did the swap ~8 years ago, mine did require extra relay for hi.
    I installed mine 3 years ago and no relay was necessary... I di have a relay on the low speed, but that's just because I wanted a plan B at that time (I did not know how good the DCC was, and I did not want to risk it) and it is a completely separate circuit that I have (honestly speaking) only used to test it...

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