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Old 02-14-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default 91 leg /w wrx motor - best rad ?

I know I could probably source the info by looking very hard at lots of parts books, but I thought I'd check here first.

We just finished a complete WRX swap into what was originally a 91 Legacy, it runs great. We made our own radiator setup, based on the lame single core auto one that was in it, it works fine, but I was wondering if anyone knows if there is an "OEM" rad (or cheap aftermarket - but I mean cheap) that fits that has a good core (and even nicer if it has a fitting for the upper catch/header tank - but that doesn't matter). I've got a legacy turbo one coming, so I can check that out, got lots of WRX and STi rads, but the fitment on the Legacy ones is better and I dont want to part with one of our 'nicer' rally car rads (this is kind of a budget project). I figure the j-yard is best bet, but is there a decent fitting one out there to look for ?

I know I'm being nit-picky, because you can make any tank work by just dumping the cap spring and running that hose to the header tank - but i am looking for an 'oem' look... and right now the one I'm running is an auto with the above mod. Please no flames on the "look" part...

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Old 02-14-2006, 01:42 PM   #2
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most conversion people have been cutting the cap which looks oem to *most* people

yahamarocket MADE a custom radiator by unclipping the end tanks from his rs radiator and reclipping them to a wrx multi core radiator
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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in case you weren't aware, a Leggy turbo radiator will not fit without the proper radiator support crossmember on the bottom. The turbo radiator is 1 1/2-2" taller and the top mounts won't hold and the hood won't shut. I speak from personal experience. So, unless you lower the mounting at the base of the unit, it's not going to be a direct fit...
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