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Old 09-07-2017, 01:10 AM   #1
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Flex-A-Lite 180 fan installed

I installed a new radiator fan and man does it work very well!


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Old 09-07-2017, 01:18 PM   #2
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Lol, I just installed the same exact same FAL 180 extreme fan after ditching my twin Spal setup (2650cfm). Bought it used on craigslist. I gotta admit, it works very well. Now I can feel a breeze around the seats and through the radiator wheras I couldn't before. Though I haven't tested it yet on the trail I can tell right away that it's going to cool much better than what I had. That shroud design makes all the difference!

I was skeptical at first and had made preparations to go to a 2 speed volvo fan setup just incase. I have 2 used volvo fans (the older siemens motor units from the 90's) and a 2 speed pcm controlled relay kit on order. Still need a custom shroud. Was going to buy a cheap anemometer to test air speed in front of the rad then compare to the volvo 2 speed. But now I'm not so sure I need to! Only thing I'm cautious about is the replacement 180 motor is like $110. Ouch!
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It doesn't have the initial torque that OE fans have. I'd call it a soft start and stop. Good thing though as it doesn't cause the huge startup amp spikes that the OE fans have. My Volvo fan needs a 50 amp jcase fuse and 3 relays but this Fal 180 needs just a 30 amp atm fuse and one 40/30 relay. I was worried that the 180's claim of 3300cfm was bogus, but it appears to be real!
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