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Howdy -

I'm running the duel electric fans, Flexlite I believe - I also had some electrical problems - wound up having the guys at Speedcraft isolate the fan power, and put some meaty relays inline - I did some before and after temp readings, and I had a slight drop with the electric, but I also went to Redline Water Wetter at the same time (I know, not very scientific! :D ) so the slight drop could be attributed to the fluids.

The real positive is the thin, electric fans really clean up your engine bay - if you have nice polished pipes, anodized cam gears, etc., they show all really well. But for purely performance gains, I don't think it's worth the time/money.
 
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Hey DT

Hey man, this is Eric wjith the white Supra at Speedcraft right now. I'm having the fans installed right now also, oddly enough. So did they ever find out what was going on with your car? Was it the fans?

Eric

T-78, 500 rwhp w/stock fuel and 152500 miles? Now that's a goal.
 

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Re: Hey DT

Hey!

Yeah, Dwight got everything worked out - had to perform major re-wiring surgery. Now the car starts, idles and has been running perfectly fine! Which leads me to question some of the original work, etc...

I also switched from an HKS S/AFR to an Apex S/AFC which those guys like better. Dwight is going to dialed it in real solid this week. Apparently their wideband o2 for the dyno wacked out and they're waiting on a replacement part from Dynojet so no dyno tuning until Thu/Fri!

I think the fans *look* great - just no noticable cooling difference - you'll like the effect overall though. I'm having those guys fab a couple of custom pipes too - trying to get the engine bay finalized.

I might over there on Friday, or Saturday morning -

Seeya -

DT

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Hey man, this is Eric wjith the white Supra at Speedcraft right now. I'm having the fans installed right now also, oddly enough. So did they ever find out what was going on with your car? Was it the fans?

Eric

T-78, 500 rwhp w/stock fuel and 152500 miles? Now that's a goal.
 

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Glad this topic came up...
My car is currently in the shop and I am considering replacing the stock fan with an aftermarket electric fan. Other than Flexalite, who else makes electric fans for the MKIV application?

Also, any additional insights would definitely be appreciated.

Thanks,
Kelly
 

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Larry,
I assume you mean this from a performance-oriented standpoint. Or would you recommend against this mod for other reasons? Seeing these posts regarding electrical failure and fires definitely raises some cause for concern.

I would really like to hear your thoughts on the mod in general.

Thanks,
Kelly



Sound Performance said:
Are Electric fans worth it??


NO !!!




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Listen to Larry....I had electric fans on my T88 car...and the stock fan on my current T76bb car....

-electric fans did nothing for me, except clear up some room in the engine bay. Additionally, the suck alot of power from your electrical systems....i mean on the stock alternator - they'd kick on and dim the lights slightly.

-The stock fans move more air (i do believe) and work well with the stock electrical system.

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KGB Supra said:
Glad this topic came up...
My car is currently in the shop and I am considering replacing the stock fan with an aftermarket electric fan. Other than Flexalite, who else makes electric fans for the MKIV application?

Also, any additional insights would definitely be appreciated.

Thanks,
Kelly
Kelly
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Spal fans flow 1k CFM more than the Flexalite. Allegedly according to my tuners, The Kozeleh Bros(ex-Performance Factory guys) these are stock equipment on Porsche/ Ferrari. I've been happy w/ these after doing Andi Baritchi/Jeff Hood mods on my car to enhance cooling.
I believe that the Flexalite are nothing more than jewelry( put these on with your clear brake-light lenses)
FYI the car/Spal fans I use for road race only
 
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I run Spal on my 87turbo MKIII
it solved my cooling probs
less parasitic drag
wiring is a pain though
converting to thermo switch
 

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I saw no difference in performance, but I liked the way they free up space in the engine bay and I have a switch on mine so I can run at the dragstrip while sitting in line with the engine off and no key in the ignition.
 

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Just a quick question to those who have the electric fans......what wire are you guys using to splice into to have the fans running all the time whenever the ignition is turned on? Thanks.
 
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