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Old 10-24-2007, 09:59 AM   #21
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I'm strongly considering cutting and molding a slot in the top of the front bumper for the radiator...because I worry more than I "do". A guy here in dallas had to do it on his FMII track car. I worried that considering my car is basically a track ride, and it will sport an AC condenser, I might need this extra cooling. I don't know if my BEGi scoop will fit under the car with the r-pack lip, which I need for brake ducts.

Thoughts? I have a 55mm coolradiator too btw.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:06 AM   #22
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how about you turbo it, then start worrying about what extra cooling benefit you need
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:10 AM   #23
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Thoughts? I have a 55mm coolradiator too btw.
You have a 55mm radiator, and you're worried?
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:21 AM   #24
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how about you turbo it, then start worrying about what extra cooling benefit you need
I don't want to break anything 2 hours from home.
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my car is basically a track ride, and it will sport an AC condenser,
Oh Hustler, you silly bastard.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:25 PM   #26
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if I lived in Texas, I'd install a second a/c system.

removing the undertray destroys high speed handling.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:00 PM   #27
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I've had the undertray and the black-plastic nose-funneler piece off since the day I installed my IC... never a heating problem at all even in the 100*+ Virginia summer... and I drive it pretty hard on the street. I've never tracked it, but on the track most guys do reach the limits of a mostly stock cooling system.
An upgrade to a larger radiator or even the OEM automatic-trans radiator solves most problems. A NACA duct, water wetter, dual-fan-mod, Randall Cowl inlet are also extra cooling options if you find you need it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:42 PM   #28
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Oh Hustler, you silly bastard.
would you want to drive 1-4 hours in 100* heat to the track?

I've also thought about getting a little honda condenser, but I don't know enough about AC systems to know if this will work or not.
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i want to reiterate.

i went to the track in June. I was hitting 110mph with no undertray, the second I hit 100-105mph the temp would skyrocket (stock gauge), slow it down a bit and it would go back to normal.

I was only overheating on the straight.

this is with a 1" alumunuim radiator and no undertray.

I went back to the same track in Aug. Installed the undertray and a top cooling plate and a tad more boost. I was hitting +120mph on the same straight without a blip in the gauge.

I dont have it installed right now, I'm not seeing more than 190 in this weather, however it's only cause i was lazy.
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would you want to drive 1-4 hours in 100* heat to the track?

I've also thought about getting a little honda condenser, but I don't know enough about AC systems to know if this will work or not.
Yes. But this is coming from someone who spends several months out of the year in sub -20C whether, so I might not be the best judge

I get what you are saying, but if this is just a track car, I do it a couple of times a month if it means avoiding heat issues.
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Yes. But this is coming from someone who spends several months out of the year in sub -20C whether, so I might not be the best judge

I get what you are saying, but if this is just a track car, I do it a couple of times a month if it means avoiding heat issues.
I guess the trade-off are the constant track days I'll do this winter, while you have "arctic tundra." I don't like going to the track in the summer because its just too hot.
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