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Old 05-14-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default How To: 2008 STi Radiator Shroud

With the amount of track time that our 2008 STi sees, keeping the car cool is the most important thing. As it will allow us to run it harder for a longer period of time.

With this vehicle being so new its becoming a waiting game for Manufactures to come out with wanted parts in a timely manner. And parts that actually work, and function how they are suppose to.

Beatrush/Laile is a top notch Japanese company that has been working on Subarus for many years. And seeing many of their products on the GC and GD models, our expectations where high for quality, finish, and fitment.




Tools Needed:
Phillips screw Driver
Flat Head screw Driver
12MM socket or wrench.


1) Take the Phillips screw driver and take out the center of the clips that hold the ram air intake to the upper radiator support.


So now it looks like this. After you take both the clips off and pull out the Ram air out of the air box.


The ram air just slides out of the air box.


2) Now pop off the 2 clips that hold the upper grill onto the radiator support, using the flat head screw driver. (you only need to take out the 2 on the driver side of the car)


3) Get the 12MM socket and take off the 2 brackets that hold the secure the radiator to the top of the radiator support.


And it will look like this. After all the parts are removed out of the way.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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4) Put on the new Beatrush Radiator support.


5) Now go backwards and put everything on. Starting with the radiator brackets, then the 2 clips that hold the upper grill on. Followed by putting the ram air back into the air box and putting the clips back in.
After its all said and done, stand back and enjoy



Impression: Not much of a power mod. But the underhood now looks great with a little eye candy. And cruising on the freeway the needled on the dash for the coolant sits a little lower.


Thanks
Kirill
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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That's a beautiful fit and color choice...great install. This car (despite contrary opinion) has so much potential as do all previous Imprezas.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:56 AM   #4
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excuse my ignorance. what does the shroud do aside from bling factor?

and are they in stock for immediate delivery?

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Old 06-16-2008, 11:51 AM   #5
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excuse my ignorance. what does the shroud do aside from bling factor?

and are they in stock for immediate delivery?
It diverts air and forces it to go through the radiator. Where as if that was not in place, it would have a tendency to flow over the top and into the engine bay following the shape of the hood.

And yes they are in stock.
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:59 PM   #6
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Ok one other ignorance question.

Whats the cooling effect of having that extra air going through the radiator. This looks a lot better than the duck tape I was going to use.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:19 AM   #7
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Ok one other ignorance question.

Whats the cooling effect of having that extra air going through the radiator. This looks a lot better than the duck tape I was going to use.
By having more air going over the radiator, the better it will cool. Air passing true the radiator (which is a heat exchanger) is able to take more heat away from the radiator. Making it more efficient.
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I just dont see how it seals and redirects the air from going over the radiator as much as it just prevents air from moving up the radiator seeking least resistance to its pressure.
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By blocking off the top(which is the only place that is not a perfect seal from the factory), it does not allow air to move in the pass of least resistance. Making it go through the radiator, instead of going up and around it.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:24 PM   #10
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Ok, we are talking about the same thing, just from 2 different perspectives. Cool, thank you
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