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Old 07-14-2011, 03:24 AM   #1
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Does anyone run small halfsized radiators? I know honda's have very small radiators, but would they have enough cooling power to cool my miata 1.6l? I would like to clean up my engine bay and getting a new radiator would clean it up alot.
The only reason I ask is because of people having cooling issues with stock radiators. any input is appreciated!
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Clean up the engine bay?

Your in the wrong forum hahaha

Not that ive ever seen, youd need serious proper ducting, and that wont help clean anything up.

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lol i realize this is a turbo forum, im working on that aspect right now, im trying to make the most room with the best look possible. and if i can get a halfsized radiator that will cool it properly,then an intercooler can sit next to the radiator and be protected(to a point) insted of behind a flimsy bumper.
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the last thing i want in this engine bay is a half sized radiator



a big aluminum radiator and a turbo - yeah
a half sized radiator to "clean up the engine bay" - no
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Ive never seen it.

Find one
Fab it up
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Wow! I have never seen an engine bay like that..looks good,props to you.
And I might try it anyways,I don't see how it could hurt, especially when I can get one for $44 from napa.
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This is nothing new. However, I would think I would have issues running a half rad with my a/c blasting, idling in traffic during 100 degree weather. Replacement full size radiators are so cheap now I don't see why it's necessary to try and reinvent the wheel here.





<<More details and pics on that care here>>


Jtothawhat runs a half rad.

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