Fan shroud

Discussion in 'Paint / Body / Detailing' started by Tim W, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. PlayingWithTBI

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    I would imagine after a drive in the summer time with the A/C on, once you shut the engine off, convection heat might build up enough to get it somewhat hot.
     
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    Yea thats what im worried about. Here in houston it gets in 100° + on a daily basis in the summer. I guess ima have to talk to a wrap company and see what they think
     
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    If you're worried about the heat, I'd use engine paint. Won't be able to replicate chrome, but you can probably get close to your body color.

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    You could always remove the plastic shroud and clutch fan, and install a couple 12" electric fans with a nice aluminum shroud/mount assy.
     
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    yea that maybe the only option. Im pretty sure my Holly Sniper can control the fans. Are the electric fans as good as the clutch fan?
     
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    There are differing opinions, most say yes. You can buy a control system with T-Stat and relays.
     
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    I would say yes, due to the load reduction on the engine, and if you have a good quality dual fan setup they can cool as much as a clutch fan. Now some people say they dont, and some say they pull more air, but being a gas engine, and from what I'm understanding is that you dont work this truck too terribly hard, I would say your secondary fan wont even kick on too often. But that's my $0.02
     

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