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What Radiator Are you Guys Using?

It would appear that the 31X19 Summit universal that I bought is too damn big....it is interfering with some of my turbo piping. It is just a little too wide. The stock radiator will fit which is 2" smaller.

This is with a Cartech street kit on a 90 LX convertible.

Just want to see what everyone else is using. Thanks in advance.

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i run a modine stock replacment , mark8 fan and transcooler infront of the radatior with no issues


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Griffin 31 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4
Proform 16" elec. fan

I had do do a little massaging with the BFH to get the rad in there though.

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AFCO from Holcomb. Fit pretty good, lower hose was tight to slip over the outlet, made some little "L" brackets to attach the top. 16" electric fan.

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I am using the FRPP alum replacement for foxbody. Fits perfect, and no problems.
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Be cool radiator with flex-a-lite dual fan

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I am using the FRPP alum replacement for foxbody. Fits perfect, and no problems.
This is the one I always used but when my last one went out, I got me a cheap parts store replacement. No issues with either.

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El-cheapo autozone 3-core replacement here too. It cools great with my twin setup (electric fan) even during the summer.

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Thanks guys...as nice as the aluminum looks I may just go 3 core brass from the parts store. That with my Mark VIII fan should be plenty.
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i run the be cool 60165 part #, its a ford universal, but had to do some customizing for the top to hold it in place, and a proform elec fan

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I'm running the Summit 31 X 19 on my car with the Cartech Street Sleeper and it works fine. My intercooler is a horizontal mount, but I don't think that will make a difference. I'm running a Mark VIII fan too. Can you take pictures of where it isn't clearing so I can take a look at it? If you're talking about down on the radiator core support where the radiator sits, if you just mess with it a little and cut the stock rubber mounts, it will fit.

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jegs universal 31x19

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I am running a Summit one too. Mine might be the 27" x 19" one though.

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I have a Griffin. Cheap electric fan I got for $40 at a speed shop in Houston and I have had zero problems cooling my 306 single turbo and now (306 let go) my 351w turbo. I live in texas and even in summer in Austin traffic (which is the worst imho) it has yet to get hot. Matter of fact I have my fan on toggle switch that I only turn on during extreme hot days. Used Griffins are reasonably priced on here. GL

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Do those Proform fans work good?

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is there a noticable weight difference between the aluminum and brass radatiors ?

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Do those Proform fans work good?
If you are refering to me...because I think my fan is proform, then yeah they seem to move a decent cfm of air. I believe it is rated for 2100 but it has been awhile since I have purchased it so my facts may not be in check.

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I saw in Jegs for like 120. They say it works just as good as the Black Magic. I might buy one.

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I'm running the Summit 31 X 19 on my car with the Cartech Street Sleeper and it works fine. My intercooler is a horizontal mount, but I don't think that will make a difference. I'm running a Mark VIII fan too. Can you take pictures of where it isn't clearing so I can take a look at it? If you're talking about down on the radiator core support where the radiator sits, if you just mess with it a little and cut the stock rubber mounts, it will fit.
Did you have to modify alot when using the radiator?

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No, the only stuff I modified was taking out the rubber mounts at the bottom and top brackets and cutting them a little bit to make them fit.

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I use a Fluiydyne and a new Black Magic S-Fan, works great w/ a Hellion Turbo.
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No, the only stuff I modified was taking out the rubber mounts at the bottom and top brackets and cutting them a little bit to make them fit.
How much was the radiator?

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I don't remember. It was the Summit brand 31X19 universal one. Be warned that the fittings on it where the radiator hoses attach are bigger than stock and it can take a little persuasion to get the hoses to fit right. Also, if you're running a Cartch turbo kit with the PS relocator bracket, you'll need to buy a universal style radiator hose from the parts store for the lower hose. I can't remember how long it needs to be, but it's pretty easy to figure out once you have everything mounted.

One thing I don't like about the radiator is that the lower fitting on the radiator comes out at an angle instead of being straight like a stock one. It can be fixed by just cutting it off and rewelding it, I just haven't done it.

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be cool with flex-o-lite fan. Custom mounting tabs.


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