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Old September 14th, 2017, 07:17
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

I left myself a foot or so, and i have butt splices if i need them.

It looks like most OEM's put it in front of the radiator, so its always drawing in outside air. I would have thought you'd get too much ambient heat there, but maybe I'll try it.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 08:48
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

I mounted mine on the lower part on front bumper with the licence plate mount blocking sun, snow, rain, etc.
When traveling slow and the electric fan is running some warm air is actually coming out in front of bumper.
I need to eventually remount mine to in front of radiator.
This may be what you are experiencing also.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 23:15
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

I wonder if you're getting some air circulating into the low pressure area behind the bumper there, coming through the radiator then swirling down and forward. My chevy has the sensor in the grille ahead of the radiator, seems pretty accurate.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 05:19
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

I like the sensor in front of the radiator and low. I'm more considered about temps near the road. They can be very different than a few feet up. Being Texas we hibernated if it gets below freezing. Cars actually run at those frigid temps? I didn't think it possible. I also like seeing road temps during the summer. Its the reality of what your drive train and A/C are contending with. A 100* day can easily be 105-7 near the road surface on the drive home.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 06:52
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Re: Project Unicorn - a light duty trail rig

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I wonder if you're getting some air circulating into the low pressure area behind the bumper there, coming through the radiator then swirling down and forward. My chevy has the sensor in the grille ahead of the radiator, seems pretty accurate.
I'd been meaning to call you and ask where the chevy's sensor was, as this is a mirror and sensor out of your same truck.

I guess its time for a relocation project.
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