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Old 09-30-2009, 11:51 PM   #51
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do these cooling plates work. or do we like to think "they work"
If you wanna buy into what a magazine says: Import Tuner actually did a test to see if these work in their "Fact or Fiction?" column. THEY WORK! Some cars have larger gaps from the cowl to the radiator and would benifit more. The cooling plate IIRC did noting at idle but coolant temps were notably lower (not by astounding #s) at speed. If I can find the issue, I'll list the numbers; one of the test cars was an S13 or S14 240sx I believe and maybe a Suby... can't recall for sure.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:20 AM   #52
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Am I looking at a really stealthy FMIC in those pics, or is that an NA setup with tons of intake ramming going on? I don't know much about our internals yet, so what is going on outside is still somewhat new to me as well. I only know my own engine and what is done to it. Yours looks stock at first. Creepy.
mine? I took the intake silencer out as well as the big 'ol snout. used a fender plug from www.subarugenuineparts.com and stuffed a couple pieces of 3" PVC pipe (one 45- and one 90-degree) so I'm pulling air from the fender into the bottom of the stock intake box (with a K&N drop-in).

...d'oh. after looking back at the posts above mine, I'm sure you're talking about Bad Noodle's pic. That's a stealthy FMIC.

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Looks like your edges are round. How did you do it and what did you use? I want to make the edges round to prevent cutting myself while opening my hood in future.
I used the snips where I could fit them, then used my dremel-type tool for the fancy stuff. for the most part, snips were used on all outside corners, filing on the inside ones. then a little sanding and now I have round edges! I recently painted it with some Rust-o-leum high temp flat black paint (wanted to test it before using it on the exhaust). looks pretty good, just don't have any pics since I painted it.

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Old 10-27-2009, 05:15 PM   #53
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Ya gonna paint the alternator shroud?

some idea here



i painted the other half, but yeah no picture unless u want to see a really dirty one..



sorry i should take another picture sometime soon haha
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:54 PM   #54
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go mudding often?
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:17 AM   #55
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Can't wait to do this diy!

Since we're all posting our alternator covers here's mine i did one day i was bored. It was red before, now its matte black with my little friend stenciled on it


its ghetto i know.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:49 AM   #56
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Nicely done....will try to DIY the coolin plate....
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:44 AM   #57
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #58
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How dod you make the bend down the center?
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #59
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Just done the shroud today, pics to come, heres my attempt of colour coding the alternator cover etc:

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Old 12-04-2009, 01:34 PM   #60
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The thing I dislike about most of the cooling plates I see is that it still leaves a gap between the grille bezel and the radiator support. So why block one gap and not the other?

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How dod you make the bend down the center?
I did that last. I used the holes I drilled to screw the whole thing down onto the edge of an old speaker box I have, then used a rubber mallet to beat that sucker down! It was very therapeutic. You can also use a piece of wood and a hammer if you don't have a soft mallet. Just make sure you're beating it over a nice clean edge so you get a good crease.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:38 PM   #61
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did you notice Sausage's original post pre-dates the recent flood of inexpensive shrouds on the market by nearly two years?
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:44 PM   #62
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^that and I'de rather have any of the rad shrouds posted in here than the one in that link. Thanks for posting something we already all know about though.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:16 PM   #63
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did you notice Sausage's original post pre-dates the recent flood of inexpensive shrouds on the market by nearly two years?
I wasn't the one who resurrected this post from the dead.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:17 PM   #64
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^that and I'de rather have any of the rad shrouds posted in here than the one in that link. Thanks for posting something we already all know about though.
Seriously, was there even a point to this post. I was offering a suggestion. You are just wasting server space.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:07 AM   #65
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Has anyone done this mod for an 08 WRX? If anyone has specs or dimensions for it, I would appreciate them.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:26 PM   #66
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Nice, I tries this last week. Didn't turn out as good.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:49 PM   #67
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Looks like a production part!
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:58 PM   #68
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OP, nice DIY mod!
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:08 AM   #69
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I'm gonna do this today. Maybe ill upload a template if Im feeling generous.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:38 PM   #70
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Did this DIY a while back. Turned out perfect, painted it red and threw on a Perrin sticker. Looks just like the one you can buy online. Thanks
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #71
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I'm gonna do this today. Maybe ill upload a template if Im feeling generous.
I'm really digging the DIY bracket. Does anyone have good measurements for a radiator bracket for a 2011 wrx/sti? I was planning on modeling one in solid SolidWorks and sending it down to my work's production floor to make.

Living in an apartment I don't have the tools available for me to make it. I do however have access to a laser cutter and a massive press brake at my work and the freedom to make whatever I want. I can use steel and aluminum from 12 GA to 3/4 in. Obviously this would be 12 or 10 GA.

If I get accurate measurements I would be willing to post the model and drawing when I finish.
Or if anyone wants me to model something for them, I could always use the practice.

Edit: I know it's simple with some clamps and a table, but I am dying to try out our laser and brake

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Old 07-23-2012, 11:20 PM   #72
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nice job man!
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #73
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very nice
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #74
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here's mine, painted wrinkle red for now..



Decided not to install these stock radiator mounts, engine bay looks cleaner this way.




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Old 12-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #75
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I gotta do this!
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