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Old 11-19-2004, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default time for a new radiator... which one?

Absoluteradiator has the CSF all alumi 1" radiator for $249

Good Win Racing has the 37mm Koyo on sale for $319

SR Motorsports is clearing out their thick 52mm Koyo for $319 as well.

which one to pick? (i have the solid RB front bar)
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Old 11-19-2004, 05:52 PM   #2
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I have the CSF dual core heavy duty from radiatorbarn.com, works fine for me and cost around 135 shipped.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 06:26 PM   #3
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I have the same radiator as Phillip and it works great. My old one would overheat at the slightest provocation. I also have my fans wired together and removed the AC which I am sure hepls a good bit.
 
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I have the same radiator as Phillip and it works great. My old one would overheat at the slightest provocation. I also have my fans wired together and removed the AC which I am sure hepls a good bit.
ditto on the biwire, my old rad would overheat with the AC on... This one is rock solid.
 
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heh. u BASTARDS.

wayy too lil feedback way too late. ended up w/ the 37mm Koyo full polished alumini, made in Jakarta, Indonesia radiator from , of all places, good win racing.

it's the first time i've ever purchased from a 'Miata' vendor, and hopefully the last.

i wanted a full alumi rad w/ no plastic end tanks hence the price difference became almost inconsequential...
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:18 PM   #6
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A double core Modine runs about $229.

I am using a $140 brass ELKO. Made in Singapore. Heavier then an aluminum one, but all brass and larger capacity. Prefer brass over aluminum because it is easier to repair than aluminum, and should outlive the Miata.
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I went with the Rad Barn all metal dual core one as well...works great....

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ditto rad barn
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Old 01-12-2005, 12:54 PM   #10
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Get one as thick as your needs.

I have a gulp FMII and used a koyo 55 mm core and it all fits. Not sure you can breathe in the spaces but it fits and I cut nothing on the fans or have no sway bar clearance issues.

I think the price on the all aluminum radiators are jumping up saying energy costs make welding and stuff costly and they are hiking prices a bit now.

If you boost alot and are in southern states like me where humidity is killer then a bigger radiator or better fan combo may be the solution to be using not that both wouldn't be possible but that is not a good cost option.

Oh by the way I have an FM tubular front sway and have no issues fitting my radiator in a 1997 miata - might be the same as the JR tubular front sway dimension wise.
 
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i really really wish i had gone the 55mm Koyo route instead of the 37mm Koyo ...

Not that the lil bro Koyo is giving me probs. < 200degF w/ 1 of the fans on, no matter how hard i'm boosting... there really is no replacement for displacement sometimes...
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A double core Modine runs about $229.

I am using a $140 brass ELKO. Made in Singapore. Heavier then an aluminum one, but all brass and larger capacity. Prefer brass over aluminum because it is easier to repair than aluminum, and should outlive the Miata.
Hi, Miata massive overheating prob, where did you find your ELKO???
Tks
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haha, not one of those members still posts here..

try coolradiator.com
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man this is from BEFORE VB back when we ran PHPbb. ****. That's oldschool.
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