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Electric Fans

  • How to Choose an Electric Fan

    14 Comments 2010 April 24
    by admin

    Whether we're at events or on the tech line, how to choose an electric fan is one of the questions we answer very, very frequently. While Flex-a-lite offers electric fans designed to bolt right into quite a few factory applications, we'd like to take this opportunity to help guide you in measuring your car of 4x4 to fit it for an electric fan.

    The first step is to make sure you want an electric fan. Continue reading

  • Special Offer '03-'08 Dodge Ram HEMI Owners

    Comments ON 2010 April 16
    by admin

    Hot off the production line and shipping now: A fully shrouded electric fan that moves 3,300 cubic feet per minute (CFM), complete with engineered mounting brackets for bolt-in installation in '03-'08 Dodge Ram pickups with the HEMI engine! Flex-a-lite Part No. 183 replaces the stock fan, fan clutch  and shroud assembly for more horsepower, quicker engine warm up, and better fuel economy. You can view all of the new Flex-a-lite products unveiled at the show by clicking here.

    This new application is a fully shrouded 15-inch electric fan that moves 3,300 CFM that mounts directly to the radiator in '03-'08 Dodge Ram pickups equipped with the 5.7-liter HEMI. Our setup includes mounting brackets for the stock overflow tank, as well as an adjustable temperature sensor and A/C relay to operate the fan between 160 and 240 degrees F. Continue reading

  • Which is Better - an Electric or Belt-driven Fan?

    8 Comments 2010 February 27
    by admin

    This debate is as old as the electric fan itself. We manufacture both, so we're pretty unbiased on this topic. In fact, we created the first high-performance belt-driven fan in 1962, and we were the first to introduce an aftermarket electric fan to the U.S. in 1978.

    We'll jump right into the heart of the matter: An electric fan is the better performance solution, freeing up maximum horsepower and mpg. But it's not always the better cooling solution. The full answer to this question is that both electric and belt-driven fans have their place. Which one is better depends largely on the specific application. Continue reading

  • The Truth About Airflow and Amperage

    3 Comments 2010 January 29
    by admin

    When you're in the cooling-fan business for 49 years, you hear a lot of ideas and theories on what makes one fan better than another. You also run across some pretty interesting ways that people use to determine what fan they need to best fit their application.

    One of the assumptions we frequently hear is that the fans that draw the most amperage are better. We'd like to set the record straight with some facts and definitions, as well as some actual product-testing results.

    There are a lot of factors that determine the efficiency of an electric fan; the amount of amperage the motor requires is only one of these factors. Continue reading

  • Cool New Year's Resolutions

    1 Comments 2009 December 31
    by admin

    It's that time of year when people set lofty personal goals for themselves that they will most likely abandon before Valentine's day. So why not set some goals for your favorite car, truck or Jeep instead?

    We're here to help, so we penned some thought starters for you:

    • Shed some pounds. From your car that is. Flex-a-lite® offers both molded and flat lightweight polymer windows. Click here for more information.
    • Shed some more pounds. There are quite a few options for lighter-weight belt-driven fans which are lighter than factory fans and free up horsepower. Continue reading
  • What You Can Do on the Flex-a-lite Blog

    2 Comments 2009 December 26
    by admin

    Welcome to the Flex-a-lite® blog! The word blog doesn't fully tell you what you can expect to find here and what you can do. So we thought it would be a good time to share a little more info on these topics.

    What you'll find on this site is information and stories that relate to Flex-a-lite. It seems like we've run into just about every cooling situation you could imagine, and we've helped thousands of people with their special engine-cooling needs. That's quite a bit of knowledge and experience, which we'll start sharing with you on this blog. What works better: a belt-driven fan or electric?  Should I use an electric fan in push or suck mode? What's the best material to make radiators from? We have plenty more, and plan to share our opinions with you as well as some interesting data from our testing. Continue reading

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