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NickG

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is this possible? I see they make high static pressure fans around 200 cfm.

making the box fans. they are small & fit in tiny areas.

Edited by NickG on 19th Nov, 2018.


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I did once try to substitute PC fans for a rad fan and it didn't really work. That said they were not high powered items.. Fans a fan At the end of the day if it moves enough air it will work.


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Try it, but I suspect they achieve far from the claimed output. There is only so much you can do with a small frame.
Having tried a genuine Spal, Iím a convert to that brand now. They have a great website with clear drawings and data for current draw and flow.

Edited by TurboDave16V on 20th Nov, 2018.

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i tryed it too, if you think a computer fan pulls 0.25A
and a proper fan pulls 10A, the difference in power is large
i did have success using them on the drag strip i used 2 x 12cm fans to generate an airflow over the intercooler when not moving to try combat the huge heat soak i was getting,
the few times i used it it seemed to help

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I used a computer fan to blow air over the carb to ease hot starting -worked but I found a better answer !


Will

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Iíve seen it used for heater matrix, oil cooler and diff cooler but tend to be only for when low air speed/flow are an issue
4x4ís, traffic, etc
What are you planning 🤔


NickG

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just an idea, maybe best to use some smaller spal fans.

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