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Old 07-26-2016, 03:56 PM   #621
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What's power steering?
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The thing that makes turning 275's easy.
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:06 PM   #623
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I'm still not sure I should have removed my PS
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I have an entire second steering rack, plus I kept all the hoses and fittings
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I'm not using the WRX hood inlet. I'm using the 2014 WRX front bumper side air outlets. I have since removed the little screens in the openings. They clip in.
Ah I see now. That actually looks quite clean! Have you tested them with string to see if they are effective in pulling air out?
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I'm still not sure I should have removed my PS
Power steering makes the car faster, which is why I still have it.

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Thinking about upgrading from ebay alu 42mm radiator to a crossflow one, what about a real comparison between 949 and TSE versions? Some experiences about?



ps. i am tracking a 1.6 gt28rs (reroute no AC) with outside temp in the 80-90 F° range and hitting 245/250 F° after 5/6 laps...

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Thinking about upgrading from ebay alu 42mm radiator to a crossflow one, what about a real comparison between 949 and TSE versions? Some experiences about?



ps. i am tracking a 1.6 gt28rs (reroute no AC) with outside temp in the 80-90 F range and hiting 245/250 F after 5/6 laps...
Cost is of course a huge consideration. I have no experience with the TSE rad, but a lot of people around here run the 949 and are happy with it as well, and there is plenty of track use being done with them.
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Cost is of course a huge consideration.
yes, also consider that i will pay italian custom fees and VAT on both value and shiping costs, adding quite as of total cost...
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:26 AM   #632
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Both are extremely nice heat exchangers. I'm personally running the SuperMiata (949) and it's is very light. I am still tempted by the Trackspeed but have decided to fund other items since my car doesn't demand more from cooling yet
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I have the TSE radiator, mostly because years ago when I bought it, the 949 one was not out. I have been very happy with it so far.
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So your opinions are that both are equivalent in terms of efficiency?
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So your opinions are that both are equivalent in terms of efficiency?
I believe the TSE radiator has higher cooling capacity which can be necessary for high horsepower turbo track cars. That is why it's more expensive. The 949 radiator is still a great radiator but is cheaper and adequate for any street car and most any track car that is not a high horsepower turbo car. I have the FM radiator because when my radiator blew up TSE didn't have any in stock and 949's did not exist. The FM radiator has also been great and I drive a turbo car that sees the track.
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^this

I haven't hit the cooling ceiling just yet, but if I take it on the track (and having kept A/C) I'm pressured into wanting the trackspeed. But I'm going to try to improvise some ducting before I switch out radiators as that would make a significant difference.
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Well i know that putting some vents on bonnet would help the efficiency but i want to keep car as "stock looking" as i can, so i was wondering to change radiator before going to vents...
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Ducting and radiator will go a long way. If you're truly worried, and have the funds, just jump on the trackspeed. It will probably be overkill, but you probably won't have to revisit it. I did things backwards and if I had shrouded/ducted before, I might have spared cutting my hood.
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I don't think I have seen anyone do back to back comparisons between TSE and 949. What was posted above of the differences are probably about right. For 95% of the people the 949 is probably more then adequate. For the higher HP turbo track cars the TSE is probably a bit better due to bigger capacity.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:43 AM   #640
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I'm still floored by how light the SuperMiata radiator is.
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