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Old 02-13-2008, 12:23 PM   #21
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If money wasnt an issue? I would get a Ferrari or Veyron.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:24 PM   #22
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Oh yeah a Veyron with a GS radiator
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:08 PM   #23
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The Godspeed is $160 shipped. That's why I said buy two.
If you go through the groupbuy thread you'll see how we worked that price out.
Call and tell them you want the miataturbo.net GB price.
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If so and money wasn't the issue as which would you get? Still the Godspeed or Koyo (37mm)
The Koyo, obviously.
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If anyone has had a GS fail on them, then a Koyo (assuming no Koyo has ever failed)
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bottom line, if your a cheap **** that wants a good rad get a GS. If you have the money then get a koyo...
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Koyo - 345
Godspeed - 160

Now, I'm a cheap **** on certain issues, but if you have a difference of 180 dollars staring you in the face... you have think: "What can I buy for 180 dollars?" Thats quite a significant difference. You can spend some of that money on crazy *** slim line fans

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Old 02-13-2008, 04:23 PM   #28
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bottom line, if your a cheap **** that wants a good rad get a GS. If you have the money then get a koyo...
Is there any logic there?
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:30 PM   #29
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For ease of installation and fitment, esp if you have a large front swaybar, the 37mm will be good. I ran an older FM race radiator which was apparently a PWR 37mm, bonded core. With an MP62 and IC the car ran well within operating temps on track, even during 30-40 sessions in South Florida. However, I don't know how a turbo will affect cooling capability since it is going to add some heat into the system that the SC did not. I had to replace the leaking FM rad, and needed one quickly, so I got the thick CSF radiator. The OEM fans are going to need massive trimming to fit between the new radiator and RB hollow front bar. I'm probably just going to mount the 2 12" fans I have directly to the core using brackets based off the standoffs on the radiator.
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Koyo - 345
Godspeed - 160

Now, I'm a cheap **** on certain issues, but if you have a difference of 180 dollars staring you in the face... you have think: "What can I buy for 180 dollars?" Thats quite a significant difference. You can spend some of that money on crazy *** slim line fans
The fans are another bonus, aren't they only $18 a piece of something like that?
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:14 PM   #31
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I see your point...there is a pretty big difference if I can actually get one for $160 shipped. I'll give it a week and see how the story goes there and decide. I have two slimline fans anyways so I'm not concerned about clearance just which is better and does the job better than oem (which I assumed both did).
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http://www.radiatorworld.com/radiato...no=29008&cat=1

third one down for $255 is what i purchased when i found out about the 5 week godspeed backorder. it is made by CSF.....stock dimensions but the core is twice as thick. the installation was perfect, all of their mounts lined up exactly as stock.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:41 PM   #33
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third one down for $255 is what i purchased when i found out about the 5 week godspeed backorder. it is made by CSF.....stock dimensions but the core is twice as thick.
Do you have a part number for this radiator?
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EDIT: i just ran out to inspect the box....it has #2838 printed on it. maybe you can reference it by that number.

maybe give them a call?

when i heard of the GS backorder i basically just made myself a guinea pig and took my chances when i ordered that one. i had no idea of the brand or quality when i made the purchase, it was just the right price. when it showed up i was really happy with the quality and was extremely impressed with the fit.
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.....stock dimensions but the core is twice as thick.
Is it a two-core? I am guessing it is from the pictures.

Nevermind.... went to the link. One really wide core.
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Do you have a part number for this radiator?
http://www.csfimports.com/csf_catalo...sp?CSF_NO=2838
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:17 PM   #37
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Thanks... Let's just say I know a distributor
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please tell me that csf has a good reputation for quality parts and effective cooling.
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I decided on the CSF after reading through the Spec Miata website, and talking with a couple SM guys. They seem to be very happy with CSF, allegedly does a better job than Koyo of the same size.

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Dan, if you deal with CG over the phone he can tell you immediately whats going on, they get containers frequently, so it is safe to assume that he knows exaclty when it will be there, they are pretty cool guys over there from dealing with them so far, and yes a lot of businesses will lie to keep money, but keep in mind, this guy already made a shitload with us by doing volume not gross, they help us we help them, if you want a cheap radiator thats pretty good in quality, then go for GS, if you want to be flashy then go with Koyo or other name brand
you dont have to order the rad until they come in stock, just wait until he tells you that they are in stock and order than and you will get it prolly the same week, they ship fast...

good luck
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