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Old 10-28-2002, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Fluidyne Radiator Update

I think that this would be of interest to a lot of people, so here's an email that I got from Fluidyne today (10/28/02) regarding our car's radiator.

Thanks for contacting FLUIDYNE High Performance. We are putting the finishing touches on our WRX piece, and we are awaiting the fixturing to begin production. We had originally hoped for having the production underway by SEMA, but I am now anticipating the production to begin in about 4 weeks.
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Old 10-28-2002, 09:57 PM   #2
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3 row or 2 row?
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Old 10-29-2002, 01:46 AM   #3
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My understanding is that it will be 3 rows.
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Old 10-29-2002, 03:24 AM   #4
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well i was able to see one of these things in person they had it at the pomona nhra import drags looks nice but kinda thin , and they want around $650 for it
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Old 10-29-2002, 03:24 AM   #5
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well i was able to see one of these things in person they had it at the pomona nhra import drags looks nice but kinda thin , and they want around $650 for it
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Old 10-30-2002, 10:38 PM   #6
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My understanding is that it will be 3 rows.
what's your source? Fluidyne sales rep?
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Old 10-31-2002, 12:29 AM   #7
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Yeah they been saying that since last SEMA show..Just get a KOYO..That is what I have. It's a 3row with no fitment problems and the TIG welds are a work of art..Gerry
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Old 10-31-2002, 08:19 AM   #8
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what's your source? Fluidyne sales rep?
The manufacturer.

I know that the release of their radiators was expected a while ago, but I'm in no rush, so I'll wait for what I feel will be the best piece.
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Old 12-11-2002, 01:29 PM   #9
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NEW UPDATE!

The Fluidyne radiator is now available and the initial batch has been shipped out to a few distributors. MSRP is $689.95, so I expect to pay ~$500-$525 for this.

Now I know what my next mod will be.
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Old 12-11-2002, 01:40 PM   #10
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Keep us posted.

How much more of a cooling capacity does this have?

I wonder how this compares to others...
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Old 12-11-2002, 09:08 PM   #11
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I just got more updated info on this. It is not a 3 row piece, but a single row 38mm core. This is same core type that they use for the SupraTT and Mazda RX7 T.

We'll have to wait and see how it actually performs on the car, but based on Fluidyne's history, I would expect it to be the best radiator available for our cars.
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Old 12-11-2002, 09:39 PM   #12
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Heres a chunk of info i got from the fluidyne mesage board...

The Mazda's, as well as any of the products that start out with the FHP11- part number, utilizes our single tube performance core. The performance gains that you get from a radiator is not really in the capacity, but in the numerous design innovations. FLUIDYNE's cores are purpose built for performance, not just another OEM core with fancy aluminum tanks added. We use the same technology to build the RX-7 radiator as we do in our NASCAR based radiators and in road racing such as the World Cup Challenge. In drag racing, the exact same core used in the RX-7 was on board for Bullish's first official six-second pass in an import!

Simply comparing the number of rows or an advertised thickness is unfortunately the easiest but also the most inaccurate way of differentiating the offerings on the market. Our engineers have done their homework on the "hidden" secrets in the tube and fin as well as the coolant flow, and the results show in the increased performance over even the advertised "thicker" radiators on the market. We strive to build the highest quality, top performing DIRECT FIT pieces available.

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i know of at least one other chicago area guy (besides me) thats gonna end up with one of Fluidyne's radiators
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Old 12-12-2002, 01:15 AM   #13
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Default fin density and row depth

Its important to remember that adding depth (more rows) is the least effecient way to increase capacity on a radiator.

Each successive row is less effecient than the one infront of it as it is using air already warmed up by the front rows.

Fin density and tube count are also very important. All things being equal a single row radiator with the same tube and fin area as a 3 row will be a more effecient radiator.

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