Originally Posted by fooger03
Go with a single T-Stat setup.
Search forum for "ducting" <-- very important
If you've got a fan shroud, ditch it.
There are a few notable turbo track cars on here - a couple notable active members are savington and hustler, look at their build threads for ideas. There are many others.
Edit: What head gasket are you running? If you've run the coolant reroute, you'll want to use an NA head gasket.
I am running a stock 01-05 headgasket, which is the reason why I have a dual thermostat coolant reroute.
Originally Posted by 18psi
OP do you have your undertray in place?
If so id do proper shrouding first then the big rad.
yes to the undertray, its now got a big opening for the oil cooler.
A shop is doing the 2nd fan mod to the rad (something I could've done, but just not have the time at the moment) and have it wire to a switch so I can have some control to when the 2nd fan kicks on.
Other things I've looked at include taking the reroute back out, putting a lower temp thermostat into the motor (which aside from the hardcore JDM thermostats, i havent found one that will fit the 01-05)
As for the oil cooler, I wanted to run 2 ducts from the fog light slots in the bumper into the oil cooler, but space is very very tight and the fog light openings are pretty big, I asked the shop doing my fan now to see what can be done, so we shall see on friday
Shrouding is defenitely something I've looked into, I can see lots of space below the rad that can fit a diffuser, time to maybe design something