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Old 01-19-2005, 03:13 PM   #16
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Much-More do a 30mm fan that comes pre-wired with a receiver style connector - these fans are very thin too (approx 7mm) which makes them easy to find space for.
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:27 PM   #17
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Here is a picture of the fan installed on my car.
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:29 PM   #18
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Doh forgot the attachement.
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:51 PM   #19
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There is an awful lot of air circulation when these cars are in motion. I have a hard time seeing how any fan would significantly increase air circulation.

40 degress cooler I would love to see the test set up that turned upp that result.
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:56 PM   #20
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I have done the test myself. I did run the car within 1 hour on the track with the same motor cut and rebuilt the same, geared the same. Noticed between 20-40 degree temp difference at a 5 minute run.
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Old 01-19-2005, 06:46 PM   #21
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The increase in cooling efficiency isn't really down to massive amounts of more air being pulled through as the fans are relatively weak. What they do is direct the already present airflow into the correct place (the motor) rather than just gushing around.

My TC4 fan kit should be here tomorrow and on Sunday I'll be doing a back to back comparison with and without the kit with a digital temp gauge.

I'll let you know exactly what I find

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Old 01-19-2005, 07:14 PM   #22
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rc eric----nice mounting job!!
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:25 PM   #23
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Dont forget about the dirt your blowing into the motor.
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Old 01-19-2005, 08:01 PM   #24
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How much dirt is there on a carpet track (thats the only place I have used one) I mean there is some fuzz and foam debris, but nothing more then normal and you service the motor between runs anyways....

It is worth the effort, just figured a way to mount mine in my XRay FK (too cheap to buy the mount)

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How much dirt is there on a carpet track (thats the only place I have used one) I mean there is some fuzz and foam debris, but nothing more then normal and you service the motor between runs anyways....

It is worth the effort, just figured a way to mount mine in my XRay FK (too cheap to buy the mount)

Should be none unless there is a dirt track in the same building as the carpet track. Mine cooled close to 30-40*F and I'm going to add a second one (trinity one with mount).
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Thats a big difference...The cool thing about the XRay I was able to add the fan and still be under 50oz race ready

So in theory I could use a second fan as the weight to get me over 50oz, nothing better then functional balist
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Thats a big difference...The cool thing about the XRay I was able to add the fan and still be under 50oz race ready

So in theory I could use a second fan as the weight to get me over 50oz, nothing better then functional balist
Yea, yea...keep bragging about that light xray of yours Bet I can spin it out just as easy as your TC3
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:36 PM   #28
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On the backstretch at full speed into oncoming traffic no less
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:58 PM   #29
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I have the FT fan kit for my TC4 and i have noticed between 30-40deg F diff in motor temp, measured with a digital temp guage.

keep in mind this is a dual fan setup.


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Old 01-19-2005, 11:29 PM   #30
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Yeah, fans definitely work! In fact, when using a 6x1 or similar, fans become a necessity as the heat tends to soften solder!
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