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I have my trusty Flex-a-lite fans sitting next to me and I just wanted to double check before I install them. Everyone says that they are terrible, but most of the people that have them claim to not have any problems. What are your opinions?

(I know it's the wrong section, but install instructions would be nice too :) )
 

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All I can tell you is my recollection of two separate Supra meets where people decided that they had had enough of the electric fans and ended up switching back to the stocker.

One was @ Vegas '99 (110F) and the other was Mani's '99 Sportscar meet (80F and alititude). People were having cooling problems and said they were going to pull the fans.
 

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I live in florida and have used them for two years now. I have no problem with them or the car. I use the AC all the time and have never had trouble with the car overheating. Not only do they work great but they take extra weight off the motor and it looks a hell of a lot better. What type off instructions do you need to put them on. It's really easy. The reason I put them on was because powerhouse was using them with out any trouble and they are in texas and generally have hot weather also.
 

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Boost Boy,

Where did you get your fans? Can PM me with the model number and the shop that you bought the fans from?

thanks
 

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I had the eletric fans for quite sometimes and I don't have any problems with it yet. I have them running all the time.
 

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I have them and a Fluidyne radiator (and A/C has been removed from my car). They work adequately for my needs, but I want to have them rewired since they come on as soon as you engage the car's accessory position with the key, not just the starter. They definitely help clean up the engine bay a lot, but I carry a fire extinguisher in my car just in case.
 

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Steve Theodore said:
They definitely help clean up the engine bay a lot, but I carry a fire extinguisher in my car just in case.
LOL!:D
that will give me something to think about.
 

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$15 investment that could save your car...don't think about it...just do it. I think any modified Supra should have one onboard. :)

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LOL!:D
that will give me something to think about.
 
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Thanks for the info- I think I'm gonna give 'em a shot. I've heard people have to poke into the radiator though to install them!? I saw the brackets that came w/ them but haven't looked @ the kit much yet- where did you bolt yours to?
 

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I have NEVER had any problems with the electric fans, and here in FL is real HOT in the summer and humid. They work great !!! also you will have a lot more room to work on the car with them instead of the stock fan.
 

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Thank you very much! One step at a time for me...I'll get through my project eventually. ;)

Nauman said:
Steve, went to your homepage, your hood looks great;)
 
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Thanks for the info- did you have to do any special steps on the install? How did you attach, TIA.
 

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I've definitely heard this before, and probably wouldn't recommend dual electric fans to anyone with a stock radiator myself...but your mileage may vary.

Steve T.

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They don't work as well as the stock fan(s), period.

If anyone still wants some, I'm selling some for a friend. Email me at [email protected]
 

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I don't get it.

Why do Supras NOT have electric fans to start with? Almost every car made since the 80's has 'em, and they have NO problems. I wonder why the engineers chose such an ancient way of cooling...?
 

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I've had my fans on for a while and have no troubles. I installed them with the clips that came with it. I took out my radiator. Pushed the rods thru and attached the clips. Replaced radiator. That easy.

It also cleans up the engine bay and makes it sooooooo much easier to work on. Especially if you blow an intercooler hose and need to get your hands in there.
 

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PHR is charging 259 for the duel eletric fan. if you go to Summit Racing you will see the exact duel eletric fan for about 185.
 

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Where or how is everyone wiring them up to get power sa Steve said form the ignition ....and run all time?? Just curious what is the best place or way to power them up.
Thanks
 
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