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Re: Fans and exhaust
Ok I'll bite, why do you want to replace your fan? just for "$hits and giggles" or what?
Option 1: The replacement fan, I have seen a lightweight plastic version of the original fan, that is made by flex-a-lite they have them at some Checker Auto stores, I believe you still use your fan clutch. I don't really see much gain coming from them though? maybe a little because of the weight?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
Option 2: The steel/aluminum flexfan, and replace the fan clutch with a solid spacer. sometimes they are a little noisy but I think they do cool a little better.
Option 3: The electric fan, Me/myself personally do not like electric fans, and this is why,
#1 They DO NOT move as much air as a mechanical fan (This is not opinion, this is fact).
#2 If you ever have an electrical or charging problem you can still 99% of the time drive home with a mechanical fan, but NOT if you have an electric fan.
#3 They pull alot of power, thus making your alt work harder, and shortening it's life or making you need to upgrade it, which means the pulley will be harder to turn and you loose more HP, and if you have other accessories like KC lights, Stereo/Amp, Winch, etc... you are stealing power that you may need.
As far as headers, Alot of companies make headers for these, do a "search" for "headers" and I would bet you get tons of info.
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