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flex a lite bolt on electric fan intal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomonazul, May 27, 2012.

  1. May 27, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    tacomonazul

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    im installing this electric fan to my double cab Tacoma. im almost finish but i got sucked with the wiring. it says to connect a green cable to de a/c compressor. has someone already installed this electric fan? have same pics? help!:confused:
     
  2. May 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    sub'd for a write up with pics! :)
     
  3. May 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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  4. May 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    where is a write up with pics??
     
  5. May 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    what fan kit are you installing?
    i've installed the flex-a-lite 180 on my previous truck and you run the green wire from the fan controller to a t-tap on the a/c compressor signal wire.
     
  6. May 27, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Op you got any pics of your progress
     
  7. May 27, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    Lol they mean they're subbing this thread for you to post up a write up with pics :thumbsup:
     
  8. May 29, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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    I got a bit creative on this item on mine. I looked into the wiring diagram and tapped into the AC clutch wire inside the fusebox (engine fuse box) in order to protect the connection some. Sorry, no pics, but the wiring diagram in the on-line manual was what I used to find the correct wire in the fusebox, then I soldered the controller wire onto this wire and heat tubed and liquid taped it. I believe that the green wire that Flex wants you to tap into is on the drivers side down low by the compressor. I did not want to use a wire tap out in the open and down low for this as I figured in a year or two or three the connection would get bad.
     
  9. May 29, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    Keep us informed on how well it performs, especially in the heat under heavy load. I am thinking about doing this myself. I would prefer a dual fan setup if I can find one.
     
  10. May 29, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    Yes I think it would great if someone did a write up with pics. (Hint Hint) I have never been a fan (pun intended) of having the fan driven off of the motor.
     
  11. May 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    Do some searching. I posted my own thread a while back (no pics) and have posted into several others on my opinions on the kit and whether it's worth it or not.
     
  12. May 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    I got installed it myself. I have been using it for almost 4 days, it performs very well even with the 120 Fahrenheit outside. The a/c works better with this fan, it comes out more air and very cold. It gives a little more power to the engine and better response.
     
  13. May 30, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    I've had this fan for a few months, it is conncected to just the battery with a temp guage to turn on when the engine is above 175, so it'll run even when the truck is off. It reduces the drag the clutch fan had on the crank, doesn't free up hp, but helps it get up to the rpm's quicker and smoother. Throttle response is improved also. I also have all the nst lite pulleys so i red line prettty quick in the auto when im gunning it. The nst pullies weigh usually less than half to your getting rid of a good 10lbs of extra weight your engine doesn't need to push around.
     
  14. May 31, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    Whats the cost of those pulleys im interested and did you installed them? do you need to change the band?
     
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    Any ever get pictures of the green wore to tap in ?
     
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    I has truck it has things and stuff derrrrrr
    I put one on my Tundra. I gained exactly 0mpg and didn't notice a difference in power. After blowing fuses and eventually frying the computer that's mounted in the most ridiculous spot(as per the instructions) instead of away from the heat where it has a chance.

    The bracket also rubbed on my lower radiator hose(not much room and all engines wiggle)which eventually rubbed through TWICE.

    I was sooooo happy to put the original fan back on and never have to worry about it again. :frusty:
     
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    I have been building custom cars for 4 decades, and I have succumbed to this myself :facepalm:. I would never replace a factory fan with an aftermarket electric fan for these reasons:

    1. Even though they claim huge air flow numbers, almost none of them come anywhere close to the output of the factory fan. You will not realize you have a problem till the first time you head to the mountains on a warm summer day!
    2. NONE of them are built with the same reliability as a factory fan, and when they break, you won't find a new on at the corner NAPA.
    3. They are NOT free horsepower. Sure, they take some load off the crank, but the extra electrical draw loads down the alternator, which puts the drag right back on. The clutch fans on modern cars are extremely efficient, well designed items.

    Be smart and put your money into something really DOES work, like those little whirly "turbo" things for your tailpipe :burnrubber::D
     
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