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How to Gain Power and Fuel Economy

2011 March 25
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The old adage that you can't have your cake and eat it too isn't always true. Diesel Power magazine did some testing and showed that when it comes to converting your power-hungry belt-driven fan with a Flex-a-lite electric fan, that you can gain power and fuel economy. You can read the whole article at dieselpowermagazine.com.

The bigger and heavier the belt-driven fan, the more power you're going to free up. And you'll also see an improvement in fuel economy. The math here is easy: it takes more energy to spin a belt-driven fan than an electric fan. Another benefit of converting to a Flex-a-lite electric fan on your diesel truck is quicker warm-up times. That's like having you cake and eating it too, plus a side of ice cream!

You can find more information on the Flex-a-lite electric fan for '03-'08 Dodge Ram trucks with Cummins turbodiesel engines by visiting flex-a-lite.com.

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8 thoughts on “How to Gain Power and Fuel Economy ”

  • Randy S. Harrop
    Randy S. Harrop November 11, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I would LOVE to replace my clutch fan for a Flex-A-Lite electric fan, but you don'ty have one for newer model Dodge RAMs. I have a 2011 Dodge RAM 3500 6.7L Cummins HO that I would upgrade to an electric fan right away if it was available. When is such a kit coming so i can get one...

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    • therealcoleq
      therealcoleq November 11, 2011 at 4:56 am

      We're constantly working on new applications, so stay tuned!

      -Cole

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    • nick
      nick May 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

      I too would instantly buy an electric fan if you made one for 2011!!! Since the 264 works up to 2009, would this not also work on a 2011??

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      • therealcoleq
        therealcoleq May 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

        Our part #264 fits 2003-2008. We don't make a direct fit for the 2009-current model.

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        • Nick
          Nick May 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm

          OK, I understand that...but is a 2008 radiator the exact same dimensions as on a 2011? Looks to me as the shroud is the only difference, which ends up being removed. So would the fan not dirrectly bolt to a 2011 as well. The clearance is there, and I believe the dimensions of the radiator are the same, and both have an ecu controlled clutch. Thanks for the quick reply btw!
          PS If for some reason this would not work...do you have an estimation as to when you guys will be fabricating one for the 11?

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          • therealcoleq
            therealcoleq May 10, 2012 at 2:45 am

            We don't have measurements of the newer Ram radiators. There are quite a few changes to the trucks, and so we cannot say with certainty that the 264 fan will be a direct bolt-on. We don't have an expected timeframe to work on this newer series of trucks.

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  • Raul
    Raul May 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Any update on availability for the newer models?

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    • therealcoleq
      therealcoleq May 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

      Do you mean Flex-a-lite products for new applications? You an see our latest products here: http://www.pageturnpro.com/CFM-Consolidated/47808-Flex-a-lite-New-Products-2013/index.html#1

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