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Old 10-31-2008, 12:52 PM   #76
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mine was sitting at my door when i got up today as well but i need to get some more hours in at work so i wont get to it till after work or tomorrow
I might even wait cause the motor is coming out soon to do headgaskets, i have needed them for a while but we will see.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:36 PM   #77
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Ah that's no good man, sorry to hear I'm about to run out and get coolant and what not then come back and install it. Hopefully it won't take too long and everything will go smoothly.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:38 PM   #78
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Can you post up some pictures and your feelings on the quality of the radiator?
I'll post pictures a little later. But my first impressions: definitely a great buy. For the price, you can't really beat it. The welds look strong and is a very solid piece. A huge improvement over the plastic stocker. There are a few bent fins here and there, but I wasn't expecting this to be flawless either.

Overall thus far: Excellent.
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:31 PM   #79
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Radiator's installed! It works great so far. I didn't end up trimming any of the hoses and they all seem to fit..although, I think over winter break I'll go back and trim the upper radiator hose a bit. Or just buy new radiator hoses from Samco.

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Old 11-01-2008, 02:43 PM   #80
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Same here i put mine in last night, the hoses are close but not trimmed yet
I agree quality looks real good and its over a half inch thicker then the stock and i like that you can get this one with or without the radiator cap to ease install on the early wrxs that didn't have the cap.
i was gonna post a few pics but i guess i don't know how
I say this is 100% better then the stock unit. More cooling, stronger all aluminium structure, and looks better too
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:30 PM   #81
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Toldja!

By the way guys, you really should trim at least the upper hose, it's a little too close to the fan for comfort. Keep in mind that not only did the hose get connected farther back and thus the bend is still close to the fan, but you also moved the FAN closer to the HOSE.

With my stock radiator and hose, I cut the radiator hose. Now, I was at very high speed, well over 140 (dry lake bed- legal), but it still happened. So I DEFINITELY trimmed the ends with the new radiator.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:08 PM   #82
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I'll be sure to do that probably over winter break. I honestly had just forgotten about trimming them, and only after had I already added the coolant, etc., did I remember to trim them... lol
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:53 PM   #83
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I thought about it but i don't think its a real issue. I have some really solid motor mounts as well so there is no flex there. Ill get new hoses and clamps at some point and then i will trim
For those wondering this radiator is a really good buy for sure!!
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:04 PM   #84
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I have a koyo that I am in love with, it was expensive but fit and finish is great. Install only took a few hours.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:04 PM   #85
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For those wondering this radiator is a really good buy for sure!!
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:17 PM   #86
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I considered a koyo but man the one STI KILER and i got is cheap as *****

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Old 11-01-2008, 09:18 PM   #87
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I considered a koyo but man the one STI KILER and i got is cheap as *****
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:35 PM   #88
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PICS!!!
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:45 PM   #89
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Mine, not the best angle but you get the idea
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:10 PM   #90
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i dont know how to post them up on here, any advise i got a few pics.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:29 PM   #91
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open a photobucket account, upload the pictures, and copy and paste the IMG code here.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:43 PM   #92
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:48 PM   #93
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Niiiiccceeeeeee. I'll probably upload mine tomorrow...I'm not really in the mood for doing it at the moment lol
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:27 PM   #94
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Dude i'm loving this new radiator...... STI_KLR hows your working out??
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:24 PM   #95
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HOLY CRAP it was PIA. It took me almost 2 weeks to get the whole system "burped." Finally I met this guy who is a Scooby mechanic and he helped me get it all squared away. I also had to replace the draincock O-ring 3 times. But everything is good now (knock on wood). How did yours turn out?
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:27 PM   #96
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Dude i'm loving this new radiator...... STI_KLR hows your working out??
Just be careful. I've burned the crap out of myself a number of times already, because it transmits so much much heat vs. the plastic end.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:32 PM   #97
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Just be careful. I've burned the crap out of myself a number of times already, because it transmits so much much heat vs. the plastic end.
Too late
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Mine went great, ran the car for about an hour after and kept filling it till it was good. I did't even mess with the "peacock" thing.... whats up with that?
I have a big funnel thing from "snap on" that goes on just like a radiator cap and aloows you to fill it without letting more air in.... pretty slick
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:08 AM   #99
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Yea I ended up buying that same funnel kit. It's yellow, right? Once I was told to get that (via Scooby mechanic hero) everything seemed to work out. It was just absolutely frustrating. I think I ended up burping the system a total of 11 times until we finally won lol.
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:11 AM   #100
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I changing the timing once on mine and I guess it cracked while i was just standing there. I got hit with boiling antifreeze and got 3rd degree burns on my neck and armpit.
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