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Old 03-29-2011, 07:05 PM   #151
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that's a little cumbersome Nick (overall length, with that handle: 4.42"). If you put that on with an elbo to make it point away from the front of the car, you'd be hitting the engine before the valve closes lol
Good call, I didn't notice that it was that long haha. I like your solution more.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:01 PM   #152
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Good call, I didn't notice that it was that long haha. I like your solution more.
I just went to home depot last night, for under $10 I got a ball valve with 1 male end and one female end and a 2 pack of hose barbs with threaded male end to connect to the valve female end (there weren't any single packs)
found them both in the air tools section...

Same basic idea of the parts I linked to above, roughly the same size, and didn't have to wait on shipping
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:05 PM   #153
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Bumping an old thread.

I was wondering for those that are running aftermarket aluminum radiators which ones have allowed you to run the stock fan setup since I don't want to pay the extra amount to run aftermarket fans. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:42 PM   #154
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i just wanted to chime in to mention that over the summer my radiator popped on me going to work, i ordered a new radiator off ebay (all aluminum, 2 row, i dont remember the brand) it showed up very good quality, perfect fitment, i reused the old hardware to remount the fans, it's been 5 or so months now since i installed it and there have been zero hiccups, my car runs nice and cool at all times, for a little under 200 bucks it's definately worth it
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:26 PM   #155
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My tidbit of info, so plastic failed on the stocker,jb weld failed! (used it just to get by tell radiator arrived)

Ok so i orderd the speedy racer radiator from ebay(cxracing knock off all the same specs) it came and looked great! welds were even looked like all mounting points were good but when it came to instillation that was a different story

When i put her in the fans didn't quite match the mounts not a biggie was thinkin of swapping for some slim ones.
saw there was an extra nipple at the end (probably for turbo model) decided to put clear hose on it and cap it off. great way to see coolant levels. also shaved down top hose to clear belts

when i filled her had a small leak out of the cheap plastic petcock when i went to turn it, it snapped!

Pulled everything back out took a bolt and Teflon tape and re did that cheap mess

Got everything back together and she is runin great a lot cooler ive only had it for a short time but so far so good i will post up if fails but for under 90 bucks not bad so far!
please don't mind the pics very bad camera lol
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:59 PM   #156
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So I've been pondering on the CXracing piece from Turboworks on Ebay and after looking at some of you guys pics here and especially the auction it looks like the radiator is a bit taller from top to bottom than the stock unit and as a result is causing the two mounting supports at the top to bend up or not sit flush at the top of the core support. It looks really bad on the car in the auction pics. WHat's that about?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CXRacing-Alu...item1e6976cfa0
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #157
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It's not generally an issue
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:42 AM   #158
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very nice, convinced me to buy
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:32 PM   #159
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So I've been pondering on the CXracing piece from Turboworks on Ebay and after looking at some of you guys pics here and especially the auction it looks like the radiator is a bit taller from top to bottom than the stock unit and as a result is causing the two mounting supports at the top to bend up or not sit flush at the top of the core support. It looks really bad on the car in the auction pics. WHat's that about?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CXRacing-Alu...item1e6976cfa0
I have this radiator and it fits perfect. I'm not sure what is up in that picture.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #160
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does anyone run ebay radiator fans with success?
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:38 PM   #161
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The only fans smart people run are OEM. If you run ANYTHING else, even if Jesus makes them, you are a moron as the all suck.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:13 AM   #162
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now, are you talking about my cousin Jesus or the deity? I feel as though the latter may produce a better cooling fan, that's all.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:34 AM   #163
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The OEM fans bolt right up and they are more than adequate... seriously.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #164
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only reason I'm asking is because i need to run the slim fans because of the custom turbo set-up i have that mounts to the fog light, the fans touch the header even with most of the bottom shroud removed. the stock fans are 14'' i need to run 12'' fans.

back to subject has anyone seen or have run these fans with success?
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #165
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Two years ago my stock radiator cracked on my 03 WRX. The car had 150K so it wasn't surprising. I started shopping around and went with a CXRacing based on reviews here. It fit fine and worked well until a few months ago. I noticed small spots of coolant under my car which eventually git bigger. I spot checked the radiator but couldn't tell where it was leaking. The hoses were fine and the plug wasn't leaking. It got really bad so I shopped around again.

I went with a Mishimoto I found on Amazon for $240 shipped. When I pulled the old one I filled it with water and saw it was leaking from the bottom so I figure the core had gone bad. Just a heads up but I figure I got a bad one as others have been happy with theirs.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #166
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.... I wasn't even aware that radiators were "knocked-off."

Either way, enjoy them!
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #167
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Hello:

Unfortunately we do not provide warranty on any of our products, we only have a 15 day return or exchange after receipt of product, provided it is unused and in good condition.

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Old 10-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #168
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This community will never grasp the concept of quality over quantity; its always how many "mods" can I get for as little as possible, great mentality.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #169
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Unfortunately we do not provide warranty on any of our products, we only have a 15 day return or exchange after receipt of product, provided it is unused and in good condition.
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Holy sh$%, CXRacing has an account here on Nasioc? Worst customer service ever when I ordered my AL radiator from them several years ago. Had to go to Paypal claims to get my money back when CSR went MIA.
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Satin I don't think that most are like that, but some things are overpriced - like paying 450 or 650 for a radiator.

I went with a Sonic Motors radiator, which comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Surf, that was the email I got from CXR - no idea if they have an account here.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #171
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About to pull the trigger on either the CXR.

Tebriel, how are you liking your Sonic Motors unit? Fit well?
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #172
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I've been getting a slight coolant smell on the colder days and looked today and there was a small spot of coolant on my skid plate on the passenger side, small leak/seep but nothing dramatic. I'll probably wait until it gets worse and replace the radiator in the spring, until then the cx racing units are a waste of money in my eyes, only lasted 2 years and maybe 30-35k in my daily driver. Save your cash and buy a quality unit or oem.
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I've been getting a slight coolant smell on the colder days and looked today and there was a small spot of coolant on my skid plate on the passenger side, small leak/seep but nothing dramatic. I'll probably wait until it gets worse and replace the radiator in the spring, until then the cx racing units are a waste of money in my eyes, only lasted 2 years and maybe 30-35k in my daily driver. Save your cash and buy a quality unit or oem.
It's probably just the drain petcock. They sometimes leak. You could just remove it and put it back in with some teflon tape and it should be fine.
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