Quiet Electric Fans?
Posted this on another forum, but wanted to check-in here as well...
So here is my dilema... My car came with an aluminum rad with twin electric fans (see pic). The setup pulls a TON of air, and no cooling issues whatsoever. The problem is that the fan noise is VERY annoying. Unlike a mechanical fan, this is a loud "whirring" noise, which you can hear coming down the street long before you see the car! Of course it is even more noticeable since I replaced my noisy headers with RAM AIR exhaust manifolds.
Searching through Summit, the 12" 1,000 cfm flex-a-lite fans were advertised as "very quiet". I ordered two of them at $80 each, and tested a fan outside of the car. Well, they are almost as loud as my old fans, and dont pull as much air (but still probably plenty).
I have an 18" clutch fan I am thinking of switching to, but will need to fit a shroud, etc. However, I do like the function of the electric fans, just not the irritating noise!
Has anyone used electric fans they would consider as quiet??