get rid of the engine powered fan? and put in just a taurus fan ?By seeing your truck in other posts it looks like the reason you dont have a fan shroud is because of a body lift. if you find a shroud you might have to mod it to make it work with the body lift. in my oppinon rig up an electric fan and toss the stock one. Search "tauras fan"
Yes you need a shroud, whether it's stock or electric, especially in a hotter climate. Heat is your motors enemy.i noticed my truck doesnt have a fan shroud ,,i am curious about this for everyday driving in hot florida weather?
my old 78 chevy would get hot without one .
One thing no one mentions is that with a taurus fan you'll need a more powerful alternator, as the stock one is barely sufficient for running headlights and blower on high at the same time. Also, if you want the ultimate cooling, install a Lincoln Mark VIII fan assembly - 4800cfm on high setting, IIRC the Taurus is no more than 4200, if even that much.