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« on: August 07, 2011, 09:58:00 PM »
Ok so I need a more efficient radiator for the Rex. But I need a Grinder price on it. So what available and from where?
I\'ve tried Ebay but the Chinese ones don\'t fit without modding (battery relocation, pipe relocation, brackets etc) and the quality isn\'t the best.
Any help would be good.

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 09:59:55 PM »
I\'m interested in this aswell, for the future. I\'m assuming you\'ll run a new fan set up as well Tiddles?

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 10:04:01 PM »
Didn\'t someone post up in the \'interchangeable items\' section that a skyline R32 one fitted?

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 10:04:57 PM »
Not really if you can keep the fan cowling. But over time I would probably run twin electric fans.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 10:06:37 PM »
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Didn\'t someone post up in the \'interchangeable items\' section that a skyline R32 one fitted?

I hope so! I seem to remember someone saying it so I\'ve bid on a cheap one off Ebay. If it won\'t fit I\'ll sell it on, but really I\'d like a FC specific one.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 10:11:10 PM »
Im unfortunatly still using mine lol :P

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2011, 10:19:35 PM »
It was Pete Taylor that said the R32 radiator fit so There is a good chance he\'s right. He does after all know his stuff. A quick google search about it brings up nothing :( If it does fit I\'ll have to do a write up.
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2011, 10:22:11 PM »
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It was Pete Taylor that said the R32 radiator fit so There is a good chance he\'s right. He does after all know his stuff. A quick google search about it brings up nothing :( If it does fit I\'ll have to do a write up.

Hmm perhaps measure up the OEM rad and then try and find some dimentions for the R32 rad? Mine was off a jap import car, so there might be some importers who might have a rad, mine wasn\'t much.

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011, 10:53:12 PM »
I\'d prefer oem replacment as well, is the jdm FC radiator different then Mitch? Or am I missing something here? Tiddles, let us know what info you find out about the R32 rad :)

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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011, 02:11:44 PM »
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I\'d prefer oem replacment as well, is the jdm FC radiator different then Mitch? Or am I missing something here? Tiddles, let us know what info you find out about the R32 rad :)

My rad was a custom aftermarket radaitor that was fitted to a jap FC when it was imported :)

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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2011, 02:43:12 PM »
Oh i see. Well when i get round to rad looking it needs to be V-mount proof ;)

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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2011, 06:39:17 PM »
Bloomin heck my bid has been canceled and the auction ended early. Guess the seller didn\'t think it was gonna make enough so withdrew it. Just my luck.
Right as soon as I can im gonna do some measuring and see what can be fitted size wise. Then Im gonna look at whats available and go from there. Watch this space!

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2011, 07:01:07 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2011, 07:54:36 PM »
I\'ve got a koyo rad N-flow, and it sells with the note: re-use oem radiator brackets.
 
BUT, since i\'ve got this secondhand from furb i have not tried this. Furb made custom aluminum brackets that were just about to fit, i think because of the elec fan mounts.  And there was a bracket on top of the radiator what i dont use but that could be there for oem fan shroud but again, not sure because i got furb\'s elec fan aswell.
 
 

 

 

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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2011, 08:55:17 PM »
Ah the koyo is so nice, but it is certainly a few pennies! Maybe it\'s worth saving for one though over something else as they do come highly recommended. With that custom fan your engine bay looks rather pretty! I certainy could do with a good cooling set up if I plan on spending a while out here, maybe worth the extra investment. Does anyone know if the koyo is vmic proof??