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Old 05-27-2019, 05:56 AM
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ur thoughts on new radiator

looking to buy performance radiator like this https://www.carid.com/spec-d/radiato...098&url=448034
I like the price, looks fatty and hope it will help against overheating in summer.
does anyone tried these before, I never heard of this brand, but I cannot find koyorad or mishimoto and gues they're way more expensive
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bigger is better, right?
I'm trying to make an everyday sportscar or something like this, so looking for some performance parts, bigger brakes already done,
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Looks like an eBay brand. Lots of people have had problems with the hoses not fitting and leaking. Go Mishimoto or better to avoid that problem. Here is the Mishimoto radiator https://www.amazon.com/Mishimoto-MMR.../dp/B003GZFEAW. In general I do recommend full aluminum radiators as the end tanks will never break and they don't need to be replaced every 10 years/100,000 miles.
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CarID is expensive and sells crap. Stick to a name brand like Mishimoto.

Beyond that, maybe you should address the overheating first. Even the stock radiator should not allow overheating.
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Beyond that, maybe you should address the overheating first. Even the stock radiator should not allow overheating.
This. A beefed-up radiator might not help at all if there is an underlying airflow or coolant-flow problem that limits heat transfer.
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