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Old 04-12-2009, 06:53 AM   #1
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Anyone know if the GD fans and mounting points would work with a GC radiator? Reason I ask because when one switches to a thicker core the top hose gets closer to the Alt pulley even after trimming it. The GC radiator hose doesn't exit/enter in the middle like the GD does.



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Old 04-14-2009, 06:11 AM   #2
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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the mounting upper points are different but it's not hard to make two new holes
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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Bumping for an answer. I've searched and found no conclusive answer. I'm looking to put a GC radiator in my 2002 WRX.

Are the brackets the only thing that will require modification?

Will my stock fans fit?

I know the upper hose is different...but what about the lower hose; can I use the stock lower hose?
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:17 PM   #5
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You could if you wanted to. You'd need to drill new holes in the upper core support, trim the lower hose a bit, use the gc upper brackets, gc upper hose, overflow and fans. Your fan motors and blades would fit actually, but the fan housings are different.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:33 PM   #6
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You could if you wanted to. You'd need to drill new holes in the upper core support, trim the lower hose a bit, use the gc upper brackets, gc upper hose, overflow and fans. Your fan motors and blades would fit actually, but the fan housings are different.
Awesome, thanks so much for the info!

Would it be possible to modify my fan housings to fit the new rad? or is it totally necessary to get the GC housings?

I will probably be making my own upper brackets, so I'm not shy of a few modifications to the fan housings.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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Maybe, but they are different.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:33 PM   #8
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I'm still running a GC radiator with my GD into GC swap but have the GD motors and fans swapped into my fan housings like 69subaru360 describes. Fan housing mounting is different. I'm sure somebody could make it work with enough modification, but it was easier for me to just swap the motors since I had all the parts.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:26 AM   #9
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I have a fuidyne radiator in my GC with stock wrx fans. Trimmed the upper radiator hose and no clearance issues whatsoever.

Eby, This is on your old 94 L. It has treated me well! Still got the 99?

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Nice, I was curious what happened to that chassis.

Now I have a 2000 L and did a full 04 STI swap.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:58 PM   #13
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Can anyone help me out?
I'm doing the opposite, using a gd rad in my ej205 swapped gc?
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Thats what I have. A fluidyne and fans meant for a GD. The only thing I did is used the GD upper mounts and drilled new holes in the core support to use them. It was also neccesary to trim the upper and lower radiator hoses to fit.

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #15
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Thats what I have. A fluidyne and fans meant for a GD. The only thing I did is used the GD upper mounts and drilled new holes in the core support to use them. It was also neccesary to trim the upper and lower radiator hoses to fit.

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What did u do besides drilling it out? There's a bolt welded to the btm of the upper mount...
Can u use a bolt after u drill it?
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I put a nut on the bottom of the new holes.
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Will a bolt w/ a nut that's not welded on work?
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Will a bolt w/ a nut that's not welded on work?
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That's wonderfull, my ac is gone, so that'll make it easier
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