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Old 07-11-2019, 10:16 AM   #3
KillerBMotorsport
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This seem more race purpose price point.
The price point is due to the core that is used. Cores are very much a get what you pay for component in regards to process, design, and materials... and in turn thermal efficiency. Since we do not use 'mega thick' cores this radiator does not need to be going 100mph before it becomes efficient. Brake boosting during auto-x and loaded (no blowers) dyno time is going to be the most grueling thing you can do to a radiator, which we've done.

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No GD-version installed photos?
Fan assembly mounts are threaded boss instead of tapered screw (usual aftermarket fare).
Does it have provisions to mount all of the OEM coolant pipes, or not?
Are the overflow and deaeration nipples welded in alloy or are they threaded in fittings?
The radiators are fully compliant with OEM mounting, fans, fan shrouds, and hardware. They do NOT have the bosses for mounting an auto trans cooler like the OEM radiators; just because we really don't see auto trans used on high HP racing applications.


The radiators are thicker than OEM, but depending on the version, are no more than 2" thick.

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Originally Posted by JarHarms View Post
No idea what low-mount means (but I have an idea)?
What does it have for a drain plug, how is it located?
For that price, does it come with a pass-through heat exchanger built into the lower endtank?
Low mount is a narrow version that leaves space for mounting a turbo low and in front of the engine.

There is a petcock for draining in a similar location as OEM.

No dual exchanger. I've seen too many dual exchangers fail to go down that road. It's convenient for packaging, but the downsides outweigh the upsides in my opinion. Real racecars want improve reliability, optimized efficiency, and often have packaging constraints due to other modifications. So a dedicated remote oil cooler is more often than not a more efficient layout and offers more versatility in regards to mounting choices. Keep in mind, race teams often remove components (weight) they do not need, so a team may reduce or remove an oil cooler when going from summer to winter events.


Much like many of our other products, the purpose of this radiator is to provide high end racing technology to the general Subaru community and privateer track guys. I don't often recommend it because the price point is so high, but it is the hammer when no other tools will work.
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