(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's up guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my detailed review of the SR Performance High Performance Universal 16 inch Slim Electric Radiator Fan with the aluminum shroud combo for all '79 to '14 Mustangs. Some of you Mustang guys out there with the early fox bodies all the way up to the late S197s may be experiencing some overheating problems with your engine, or maybe you just need some extra room in the front of your engine bay for major mods like a turbo. This mod can be especially useful for you guys and the guys out there giving your pony a beating at the track. The engine can really heat up to some dangerous temperatures under all that stress and that's where the SR Performance High Performance Fan can come into play. Mustangs can sometimes run on the hotter side even if you're just daily driving it like I am with my Cobra. And we all know that they can use a little bit of help keeping cool, especially during long commutes and bumper-to-bumper traffic during the summer months. Upgrading to a High Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan like this one from SR Performance can definitely correct the overheating problems and be an ideal upgrade or replacement. This electric fan I have here today is a 16 inch, ultra slim electric powered one-speed design with an aluminum shroud included in the kit. This fan includes 10 blades as opposed to the 9 or 6 blades that sometimes come stock on the Mustangs. The CFM rating for those of you who don't know, is the Cubic Feet per Minute, basically referring to the velocity at which air flows into or out of a space, in this case, the space being the engine bay. Now, you don't want expect your quarter mile to have seconds knocked off, but what you can expect is your engine to run a little bit cooler, which can definitely help with the quarter mile in the long run. Some customers even saw a 15 degree temperature difference, which is obviously a very good bonus. As I mentioned before this is an ultra slim fit design, so for those of you running an intricate setup like a forced induction may require more room for a turbo at the front of the engine bay. This design may be very helpful in getting everything to fit properly under your hood. Now as I mentioned before this is a universal fan, meaning it will work with all '79 to '14 Mustangs including the old push rod 5.0 engines like I have, or the 3 valve V6 engines. Now with that said, it might require slight modification to make it work with your particular setup. Price-wise, this fan and aluminum shroud comes in at just about the $120 mark, making it a bit more expensive than the other options on the market, but you do want to keep in mind that it is universal and it does come with a really good quality shroud. Now it's not the most expensive option on the market, but when it comes to a fan that includes a high quality shroud such as this one, you can definitely expect a price bump over the kits that just include a fan by itself. Now the installation for this part, because it is universal, may differ for some users. How you actually decide to mount the shroud and fan to your radiator is completely up to you, but I have found that you can probably spend less than 10 bucks for metal straps just to get this mounted to the radiator. Now if you need a good reference to what I mean, we do have an installation guide on the site but I do want to point out that because it's universal, it will differ for some users, so the installation guide might not directly apply to your situation because it's not directly a plug and play job. The wiring for this is also completely up to you. Some may find it easier just to splice it into the factory harness, others may find it easier to wire it into a dedicated switch. Again, you may need to get a little custom with the wiring, but it's also very doable. From start to finish, this install may take you up to two hours. Once you get the factory fan out, most of your time will be spent doing the mounting and wiring for the custom universal fan. With that said, I definitely give it a 2 out of 3 wrenches on the Difficulty Scale.Just to quickly wrap things up guys, if you're looking for a way to cool down an overheating engine, or if you need some extra space for some major mods, this SR Performance Universal 16 inch Ultra High Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan with the aluminum shroud may be for you, and you can get yours right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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December 15, 2019
Bought this for my 06 mustang gt and had to do a little modification to make it work but it works great, you can tell a big difference in cooling the car.Helpful (0)
December 06, 2019
Mounts didn’t line up so as of right now it is zip tied to the frame but other than that it has been running great and car hasn’t overheated sinceHelpful (2)
October 27, 2019
Great aftermarket option
Works Great. Was really happy after installing and seeing that it cooled really well. But some advice would be to buy enough 3m double sided tape to use to seal around the edges of shroudHelpful (2)
October 24, 2019
Slight modifications needed. Works well.
I was hoping that since I already had the SR performance radiator that the SR performance cooling fan would fit but no such luck. I cut the tabs off and re welded them in the correct location. Fan was very easy to wire and is relatively quiet (can't hear it with the car running). Keeps my engine cool even in city traffic. Overall a great buy.Helpful (0)
September 18, 2019
1992 green machine
I received it in a couple days. The only issue I had was it didn't cover some of my radiator. But I still think is a good product. Was able to return it with no problems.Helpful (0)
September 13, 2019
Great Blow job!
Runs awesome! Bought with the 2 core SR aluminum rad and electric on off fan controller. Runs nice and cool!Helpful (0)
September 01, 2019
High performance slim electric radiator fan
Thats an awesome product fix my overheating problem..and it fits right onHelpful (0)
August 28, 2019
The extra fan blade really makes a difference over factory fan.Helpful (0)
July 17, 2019
Installed was running for 2 days and driving home it stopped and shorted out caused fuses to blow. But fried the fan had to order a new one. Money down the drain.Helpful (2)
July 01, 2019
Looks very good can’t wait to install it. Fast shipping thanks AM!Helpful (1)
Will this fan quiet down my 2006 V6? When I'm sitting in my car, the fan is louder than the exhaust!
Hello! The sound could be a few different things, however it sounds like your factory fan is starting to go bad, so I would think that this would definitely help to quiet down the car.
now i have fan on water pump iwas thanking of changing to electric fan what do i need to wire the eletric fan i was thanking of the 16"fan thank' robert
There are two ways in which you could wire the SR Performance Universal 16 in. High Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan with Shroud. The first is the less desirable route. This would be using a switch and relay to manually turn the fan on and off. The ideal way to wire this would be by purchasing a thermostatic fan controller to automatically turn the fan on and off at preset temperatures.
Hi. I have a 91 GT . Do i need a new thermostat and thermostat housing with sensor to kick the fan on when it gets to hot? And do i need a adjustmant controler like the one that comes in SVE radiator/ fan kit at LMR ?
This SR Performance Universal 16 in. High Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan w/ Shroud is a universal fan, so it may be configured multiple way. You may wire it on an on/off switch, a thermostatic switch/controller or you may wire it to a power source that is on when the ignition is on.
How will the CFM difference be in regards to a 2015 GT Performance Package fan? I was considering pairing this with the Mishimoto aluminum radiator as this shroud is only 3/4" shorter in length and 1.93" shorter in height in regards to the core size, so it should pair up nicely size wise, but I want to make sure the CFM is greater than the OEM GT performance package fan.
The SR Performance Universal 16 in. High Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan will flow less than the 2015+ OEM radiator fan.
can this be run to a switch to the inside of the car so i can have it run with the car off?
This can be considered a decent upgrade over stock as this fan helps flow more air through the radiator.
This will work with the factory radiator.
This will work together yes.
The SR Performance Universal 16 in. High Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan and other single fan kits may not provide enough airflow to cool your Cobra, depending on your horsepower level. We would recommend a twin fan setup to ensure adequate cooling.
This fan is a universal part and may require some modification for proper fitment.
The SR Performance Universal 16 in. High Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan with Shroud will come with a 16" diameter fan as shown in our photos. Our Customer submitted images will also show the sizing installed on a vehicle.
The SR Performance Universal 16 in. High Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan can be simply spliced into your OEM fan wires to maintain OEM fan control. Some years will have a 2 speed fan, which will have 3 wires. These can have both the low/high speed power wires tied together so the vehicle may operate the fan at all times. Older cars will require an aftermarket thermostatic fan controller for operation.
The SR Performance Universal 16 in. High Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan with Shroud will be a Direct Bolt in with the SR Performance Aluminum Radiator.
It is a universal fan so it can work with just about any radiator but may need to be modified for a good fit. This has the ability to bring down overall temps slightly, however, to bring temps in the trans specifically down it would be best recommended to use a transcooler with a fan.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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