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Old 02-22-2012, 11:32 PM   #21
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see that pisses me off that they do the larger inlet/outlet on those. WHY OH WHY???!!!

But in the end I'll probably end up getting that same one too lol.
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I'm not getting the logic on radiator hose sizing there. If you're making a copy of a well-known product (KOYO) and the original model uses the stock size hoses without a problem, why the hell would you make the inlet/outlet larger than stock? Just to ---- everything up? I have little faith in the details retailers have on chinese knockoff part specifications.

Vlad- If you are patient, you can skim the ads and find a name brand radiator for cheap.
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Probably because some retard in china likely effed up on the measurement and they just kinda "went with it" cause it would cost a ton of money to scrap the ones already made and start over.

And the problem is that I kinda am in a hurry: I need this in the next week or two..

Definitely going to watch the classifieds tho
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I'm gonna guess that they mean 1 3/8in not 1 2/8in? I'm not the brightest bulb in the fixture but 1 1/4in and 1 2/8in is the same size.

You can probably make the standard size hose work with a little force.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:10 PM   #25
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I'm not afraid of using force
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I just bought a fan/radiator combo.

I already have a radiator. Want this spare?
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #27
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I bought the one for $115. We shall see what's needed to make the hoses fit.

It should be here by Thursday, I'll post pics.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #29
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Yes, please provide feedback/review: I'm going on vacation for a week, and when I get back I'm ordering a rad. Depending on your review I will order the same one
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yes please report back I need one too.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:40 PM   #32
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Ebay special radiator arrived today.

It looks pretty nice, the welding isn't the best I've seen but if it doesn't leak I'm happy.

Oh, and yeah, the in/out is 1 and 2/8ths.
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Installed! The hoses fit perfect but I had to trim about an inch off of the upper to clear the IC pipe.

No leaks and it took an extra gallon of coolant to fill. The last pic is the gap between my intercooler and new radiator, about 1 mm.
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Wheres the signal line for the BOV?
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Sooo...The chinese aren't even certain of what fits based on their ads?
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Wheres the signal line for the BOV?
It's capped off for the moment, you can also see the wga disconnected if you look close enough. No boosty yet and it was messing with my idle.
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Mine arrive too. Gonna install tomorrow. Stop copying me Flounder!!!
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Mine arrive too. Gonna install tomorrow. Stop copying me Flounder!!!
Hey! Mines already installed, you're copying me!

So far so good with it. I put about 75 miles on today with no problems. I swear I can feel the extra weight though, I'd say it adds about 15lbs to the front end. The radiator itself felt like it weighed about 10lbs plus an extra gallon of antifreeze. The oem felt like 2-3lbs to me.
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Thanx for the feedback.
Ordering one tomorrow
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Ordered. Hope it fits and works good like yours
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