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Old 17-10-10, 23:51   #1
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custom radiators ?? who to use

hey guys,
today final fired up the sr20det in my 1200 ute so all the wiring and fuel system is complete, we used real long hoses and put a sr20 radiator infront of the car to fire it up but now im on the hunt for a good company that people recomend to build a custom size radiator
pls people give me your imput good or bad
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Old 18-10-10, 06:57   #2
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Pwr hands down for me if it will fit in the standard rad support. If not maybe Aussie desert coolers.
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Old 18-10-10, 08:32   #3
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there's a thread on alloy radiators already which may help you a bit

fyi summary was that copper and brass is better than alloy, alloy is for show and not as efficient
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Old 18-10-10, 13:56   #4
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But if people were only concerned with functionality and not looks there would be no need for porn starlets and super models, and I don't know about you but that Pics of Babes thread would be pretty boring if that were the case.

Because modified cars are all about hair styles and looking pretty, try Shaun's Custom Alloy. Of course if all you want is a bland, custom copper unit then Natrad or any radiator specialist can make you one
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Old 18-10-10, 15:29   #5
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so we end up with a 'fashionable' looking radiator that doesn't work as well as a 'bland' custom copper one

sounds like a classic case of style over substance
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I painted my fancy looking radiator black. Well the tanks anyway. I can say that temperatures have drastically reduced when on the racetrack vs my original vlt radiator.

Im pretty sure the v8 supercars teams including team vodafone use PWR radiators.
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Old 18-10-10, 16:36   #7
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That's because it looks pretty, Steve.

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so we end up with a 'fashionable' looking radiator that doesn't work as well as a 'bland' custom copper one

sounds like a classic case of style over substance
Provided the radiator is the same size you genuinely believe that an alloy one will boil the fluid where a copper/brass one would have it running ice cold?

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Old 18-10-10, 23:03   #8
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if i had to get an alloy one i was gonna paint it mat black, its for a street car so i realy dont want heaps of attention as my local police like defecting cars even when engeneered
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