March 22, 2010I mentioned this idea here before, but im planning on putting a fan in the air intake tube to force more air into the intake housing. I know there are actual kits to do this, but theyre too expensive for me. so I was planning on getting an electric fan to mount in the air intake tube. I found a 12V fan at radio shack that will fit. It spins at 2000 RPM. is that enough? or should I look for something faster?
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March 22, 2010let us know how it goes. i would think that would be enough. faster th better then it will pull for air from the fender. i would have it on a switch in the cab so you dont burn out the motor
March 22, 2010ill definitely have it switched. leave it off untill the truck warms up. then click it on
October 8, 2011do you think might really work i have thought about this before and didnt think to ask anyone thought it was a dumb idea but hey i want to try as well if it works out and can give a good air flow
Drive fast Drive hard thats my motto-
October 8, 2011It would not work. There isnt an electronic fan with enough cfm airflow to make it worth while. Youdprobably end up restricting the airflow rather than boosting it
October 9, 2011Belt-driven superchargers need quite a few horsepower to be effective. I don`t know the specific numbers, but it`s more than a few. The boost provided by supercharger increases the engine power by more than the parasitic loss, so you end up with a net horsepower gain.
To have an electric motor that makes just ONE horsepower at 12 volts, you`d need ~100 amps. See where I`m going with this?
October 10, 2011the deal with the e-superchager is you need the fans that can push the cfm not just run at a certain RPM
i understand what inthebubs is saying with the 1 horse at 12volt but the way he worded it you have to use 100 amps to gain 1 HP
that is untrue
it should be worded to run a 1hp motor you need 100 amps but there is no way that little 12v motor can put out 1hp
we use a 5hp 240v motor at work and that thing weighs 80#s
if i had read the other post you did then i had posted this link
there is another thought that i have had know that im thinking about it again, to have any sort of gain the fan has got to put out more CFM than the engine is taking it on its own
you have got to get a fan or a set of fans that can produce alot of CFM
try maybe looking into RC Jet ducted fans