Originally Posted by Chevell
Alternatively, anyone try putting in a third party electric fan to replace the aux fan?
It's been done before, although I don't have details. Lightweight and clutchless, as long as it's no heavier than the OEM unit, so you don't increase engine load & parasitic drag. It also should fit the fan shroud as close as possible, since its main job is to pull cool air through the radiator.
On the aux fan, I doubt you'll get them any cheaper. Myabe you could try a used one from Bav Recycling: