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Old 09-11-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=250291675413
Has anyone installed one of these in the passenger side (main fan) area?
I installed a new pipe today, but the OEM FAN had to be removed to get it in. I was inquiring as to who might have one of these installed and did they fab up much to the radiator --- Or, is it best to get the 10" Slim Fan
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12" fits fine on the stock radiator...I used the little zip tie type things that come with the fans so it took ~5 minutes.

EDIT: Isn't the passenger's side the a/c fan not the main fan?
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12" fits fine on the stock radiator...I used the little zip tie type things that come with the fans so it took ~5 minutes.

EDIT: Isn't the passenger's side the a/c fan not the main fan?
I can't remember which one is the main, but it doesn't much matter. I had to remove the Pass. Fan (smaller of the two).
I was thinking along the lines of what CUEBALL did in post #28 of this thread: (Maybe Aluminium)
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/sho...hlight=Fan+Mod

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ZIP TIES, you say! === Taking lessons from our "LORD BRAINEACK" ?
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I can't remember which one is the main, but it doesn't much matter. I had to remove the Pass. Fan (larger of the two).
I was thinking along the lines of what CUEBALL did in post #28 of this thread:
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/sho...hlight=Fan+Mod

ZIP TIES, you say! === Taking lessons from our "LORD BRAINEACK" ?
I can't speak for what he did that may push it out further .

Not actual zip ties the "mounting kit" these come with:

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/produ...f502a9a8c4df07
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The big fan is on the Drivers' side.
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The big fan is on the Drivers' side.
Screw you BRUCE
I just went into the garage and looked at them. BRUCE is right.
Anyway, I need to replace the PASSENGER SIDE FAN.
The shroud deminsions are 12x12 -- I wonder if I can get a Slim fit in there....
Thank You BRUCE for correcting my old age retardedness....
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I just went into the garage and looked at them. BRUCE is right.

Thank You BRUCE for correcting my old age retardedness....
But...but...but...I was right and corrected you first..

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I wonder if I can get a Slim fit in there....
I think Scott determined only a 10" would fit in the OEM shroud, but a 12" fan will fit in the spot w/ no shroud.
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But...but...but...I was right and corrected you first..



I think Scott determined only a 10" would fit in the OEM shroud, but a 12" fan will fit in the spot w/ no shroud.
That's the point. The OEM shroud and fan are like 4.5 inches deep. That's why I was hoping to get a 12" slim fit fan in there with little modifications.

KPLAFIN - Which side did you use that 10" on? Was there still room to go around? Like maybe the 12" fan?
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Then look at it this way...if the stock shroud in that spot is 12X12 then why wouldn't a 12" fan fit? IOW, yes a 12" slim fan will fit in that spot with no problem.
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KPLAFIN --
WOW - Siliconeintakes.com only wants $33 to ship 6-10 days on USPS + the cost of the fan @ $30.
Those guys are ****** crazy = $33 for shipping from Co. to Fl. for a fan.
I went with the EBAY one for $35 total cost.
I'm crossin my digits....
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I have the mishi rad. installed along with 2 12" slim ebay fans and they are both fitted using the stock fan shrouds. The A/C fan fits really tight, but does fit without any problems. I just used wire ties for the A/C fan.
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What I did, building a shroud from ABS, did push them back. If I was bothered by that I could cut down the posts some or cut the ABS where the mounting posts are, heat it and bend the tabs to move the fans closer. Because of the shroud I certainly didn't gain much working room but I have much better cooling. Far better than with the stock fans and fixing the fans directly to the rad was a complete waste of time. Overheated the 1st hot day when they were installed that way. Shroud is absolutely the way to go. I just copied the one that fatcat sells only I used ABS sheet.

I bought 2 12" fans for $21.95 each, combined shipping was about $12. This is the store...

http://stores.ebay.com/abad71camaro
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What I did, building a shroud from ABS, did push them back. If I was bothered by that I could cut down the posts some or cut the ABS where the mounting posts are, heat it and bend the tabs to move the fans closer. Because of the shroud I certainly didn't gain much working room but I have much better cooling. Far better than with the stock fans and fixing the fans directly to the rad was a complete waste of time. Overheated the 1st hot day when they were installed that way. Shroud is absolutely the way to go. I just copied the one that fatcat sells only I used ABS sheet.
I'm sure that I'll figure something out CB. It just pisses me off that I have to do extra work for ine freakin charge pipe. I've already spent more than the pipe cost, just on extra parts for the ****** thing.
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ZIP TIES, you say! === Taking lessons from our "LORD BRAINEACK" ?


they make special zip-ties for radiator fans....go to advanced auto where the oil coolers are, you'll see them.



That fan posted above had a hard time raising the atmospheric pressure more than the stock fan could, based on my magenhellic gauge readings.
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they make special zip-ties for radiator fans....go to advanced auto where the oil coolers are, you'll see them.



That fan posted above had a hard time raising the atmospheric pressure more than the stock fan could, based on my magenhellic gauge readings.
I bought those special zip ties and they broke. They became brittle w/ heat.

I ended up going to harbor freight and bought some metal zip ties.
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I hate reading this kind of **** the night before a track day...I may pack my stock fans in the trunk, just in case I over heat. that or I might try taking one off. or both. or driving my car into the wall in frustration.

I can switch my fans off at any time, would it be benifitial to shut them off while I'm racing to allow the air to pass by the fans better?
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or driving my car into the wall in frustration.
I call dibs on your roll bar....if you have one.
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WOW - Siliconeintakes.com only wants $33 to ship 6-10 days on USPS + the cost of the fan @ $30.
Those guys are ****** crazy = $33 for shipping from Co. to Fl. for a fan.
I went with the EBAY one for $35 total cost.
I'm crossin my digits....
Thanks Guys,
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Weird. I paid 70 for two fans from them, with coupon code "link987".

Im in NY.
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