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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2001, 11:37 AM
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Need a little help here....I have a 94 Chevy full-size 4x4 I've just picked up. I've been over it top to bottom and for the most part is in pretty good shape. I have a 6 inch Superlift and a 3 inch body lift. as soon as the weather started getting hot I started running the air cond and have been noticing that in traffic the cooling system doesn't seem to be keeping up..in other words the heat starts creeping up on it. I've also noticed that down at the beach while driving on the san it seems to creep also...I've replaced the radiator, thermostat, and flushed the engine...still no difference..is it possible that the three inch lift is my problem??? the fan and radiator don't seem to match up very well? if so any suggestions?? fabricate a shroud? electric fan? a new flex fan? any help would be appreciated!!
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if you don't have a fan shroud, get one! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] that makes a big difference.

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there have been quite a few people here that have gotten their heads bashed in because they had cooling problems and no shroud, so if i were you i would keep it quiet hehehe.
my guess would be that whoever put the 3" lift on dumped the shroud since like you said the fan doesn't line up. the way i see it you got three choices, drop the radiator (if possible), get a shroud that would fit it the way it is (or fabricate one since i never even heard of one made for that purpase) or go electric fans since they come with their own shrouds and mount on to the radiator as opposed to the motor.

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Re: Over Heating

Man, when I did my 3" body lift I spent like 3 hours getting that lower shroud to fit perfect around everything so I could keep it. I didn't know that most people just chuck them. Glad I didn't.

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Re: Over Heating

I pulled mine off so i didnt have to trim it, incase i wanted it back to stock again we have 100+ temps here everday during the summer and I havent noticed a temp increase since, but I dont have AC so that could be why

Id say the easieast thing to do would be to fab a bracket for the rad to sit in Maybe bolt some channel to the bottomso the rad can sit in it or something to that affect


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