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2001 Ranger 4x4 V8 swap with 97.5 drivetrain


vroomzoomboom

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that intake plate's cool lol
 


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4pointslow

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What are you using for a controller for the electric fan?
 




boominXplorer

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I'm using the OE pulse width mod relay box from the 2010+ Fusion. I built my own adjustable 2 speed controller that you can barely see behind the washer fluid container in the pic above. The pwm relay has a soft turn on (no big voltahe drop on start) and either 4 or 5 fan speeds to choose from.

I'm on my 4th revision of "my controller". I had to redo it a few times because it would time out on the high speed setting and run the truck hot w/ac on. Right now I'm waiting for some $5 digital pwm controllers from China to try and get it dialed in and able to adjust it from inside the truck. I've got it working good now with my "4th" setup but want some more adjustability.
 




4pointslow

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Does that mean you are using the 2010 relay box and on top of that a pulsewidth modulator?
Or do you switch between the two of them.
Do you have a thread on that?
Reason I ask is that I have a Spal pulse width modulator on my supercharged 98 2 door that I really like but I know it wont last forever.
They were cursed with the circuit board trails burning up when too much current was flowing through them.
Anyway I would like to run electric fans on other vehicles but have not found a controller that I like.
There seems to be some other controllers that seem to be holding up but they don't look as water proof as the Spal unit I have.
 




boominXplorer

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Yes I use the factory relay box that is mounted to the fan and use my own box to control it instead of the pcm (Like the fusion). I am cheap and don't like the idea of using aftermarket parts that are expensive and don't last compared to OE stuff. I had a Volvo 2 speed relay setup before this one which was bullet proof.

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That's cool stuff, thanks for posting those pictures.
Somewhere down the road I will look into electric fan controllers again and will keep these in mind.
 




CDW6212R

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Great job, awesome truck.
 




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hey , do you get plugged in when you go through inspection? im gathering parts for the 01sport trac and here anything 98 up gets plugged in at inspection ( we have 2 year inspection at the DMV ) just wondering if they can tell what year i have under the hood , if it doesn't matter ill strip my sport and just reuse all that xdt2 stuff , otherwise i gotta start over with 01 stuff
 




410Fortune

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I spy coilovers, this truck is sweet
someday when you get a chance update this thread we want the juicy details!
Love the rear springs, DIY and no blocks!
 




gmanpaint

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Another thread bump...

You mentioned the front LS earlier. I'm looking to swap the SLA D35 front auto locker, to a good LS for Hwy use, and towing reasons.

Can you share any model specs/details, and +/- experiences with yours so far?

Everything I have looked at has bad reviews, and is making it difficult for me to choose something.

Thanks in advance
 




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I have a torsen in my front axle. I dont have a part number handy but I can say I've had nothing but good experiences with it. Install went smoothly and its probably closing in on 30k miles since installed. I dont know it's there till I shift it in 4x4. When I do run it in 4x4 it does make turning much harder for sure unless it's super slick. I do have a locker in the rear so that adds to it.
 




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@EddieMoney is considering torsen for the front diff in the 07 as well so this is great info.
Your Ranger is built very well don't hate us copycats!!
 




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