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Flex-a-lite electric fan...any 01-08 Taco's using these yet?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by sriley727, May 20, 2009.

  1. May 20, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    sriley727

    sriley727 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Noticed that flex-a-lite finally made a model specific electric fan kit for the 01 to present Tacoma's. Anyone here installed one of these yet? Any MPG or dyno numbers?
     
  2. May 21, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    matthew5olson

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    I have an '04 (1st gen) some guy in california has a thread to put a universal flex-a-lite on instead. <http://www.samsonfab.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=11> It's at least $100 bucks cheaper I think. I don't know about mpg or dyno. If you wait about a month I'll let you know on the mpg though.

    I researched this thouroughly and someone wieghed the old one. It was something like 6lbs. I do a lot of highway where a fan is not needed and I would imagine it should save me adecent amount. (i'm hoping around 1mpg)
     
  3. May 21, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    sriley727

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    Sweet, make sure to post your results when your done. I'm really interested in doing this mod.:thumbsup:
     
  4. May 28, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    JoeSchmuck

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    I hope you get more than 1 MPG and can't wait to see your results. I too am interested in replacing my fan with an electric one.

    Also, I'm done a quick search and I see some people have converted over to an electric fan but I have found no statement on performance gains other than speculation. I know HP will show a gain but how much MPG gain is there?

    And I think I would enjoy not hearing that fan roar in the early AM when I'm headed to work. It's pretty loud in the garage.

    -Joe
     
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