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I went with an ARB but could tell from the pics that airflow would be an issue. I also hate viscous fans and was planning to get rid of it so the bumper was a good excuse to do that project. I fitted electric fans (see my garage here for more details) and made a Saudi grill (without zip ties :-) ) since they were never made for the 03/04 Disco. I also removed the AC pusher fan. It was dead anyway and redundant since my new fans kick to 100% when the AC is on.

For the grill, I fabbed up some aluminum supports on the sides where I could sandwich on the new mesh with screws and then used industrial hot glue to attach the tops and bottoms. I used the hot glue they give you for pulling hail damage dents in those paintless dent removal kits. That stuff is STUPID strong and the kit I had came with a big ol' stick of black so it blended right in. I bent the edges to slide behind the grill nicely and then slathered on the hot glue. You can't see the glue at all from the front and it's all really strong.

I've attached some pics of the final results. No winch yet. Coming soon.

The hardest part about the ARB was locating amber turn signal repeaters since the bumper came with clear lenses. I had to dig around online to find them as no parts store carry them.
Looks great!
At what temps is your truck running at idle or on red lights with the electric fans?

Mine has a 180F Tstat 195-198F at red lights or idling for a bit and on highway 186-188F
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I have my stock one if you'd be interested? Mine is a 2004, if it would fit, you can have it for the cost of shipping.

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I have my stock one if you'd be interested? Mine is a 2004, if it would fit, you can have it for the cost of shipping.
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Looks great!
At what temps is your truck running at idle or on red lights with the electric fans?

Mine has a 180F Tstat 195-198F at red lights or idling for a bit and on highway 186-188F

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I have the standard thermostat. In the summer with temps in the mid to upper 90s, in around-town driving with 35-45mph speed limits and plenty of stop lights, my Disco will usually run down the road at 195-200. The fans can bring the temp down into the low 190s again while waiting for the stoplight to change. My Disco runs in the 183-193 range on the highway. When coming off the highway and sitting at a stoplight at the end of the off-ramp, I might see 204 briefly but it gets quickly pulled back down. It seems that my fans are doing a pretty good job regulating the temp. I didn't have my ultragauge before I installed them do I don't know how this compares to the performance of the standard viscous fan / AC pusher combo. Sounds like I'm right on the mark though.

I have my fans set to come on at about 185 degrees. Without the AC on they spin at 60% starting at 180 and will kick up to 100% at 195 degrees. When the AC is on they run at 100% when the AC compressor runs, regardless of engine temp. You can also connect a switch to allow you to manually turn off the fans for water crossings. It's a pretty nice controller.

Any thoughts on if I should set them to kick on at 180 so the fans are running 100% at 190?

I'm probably going to switch to the 180 degree thermostat this year before the summer.

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