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Old 02-25-2008, 06:52 PM   #61
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mine finally, i took pix of the end caps but deleted them cuss i though they were old lol



when i get my fans i'm going to use that little extra material behind the radiator to use as a mount. the ones on the front i need to find a nut/bolt that will not take up so much space
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I think I'm going to have to do this on my 93, but I hope I can avoid it.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:49 AM   #63
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do not use a shroud on a pusher setup. it will hurt natural airflow in our cars at speed.
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The condenser still fits in the same spot. I put a couple of pieces of weather stripping between the radiator and cond., and between the cond. and new cross member. I made 2 brackets to sandwich the cond. and radiator to the cross member.

did you use oem fans in here ?
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OEM's are to tall, those i believe are FAL240's
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do not use a shroud on a pusher setup. it will hurt natural airflow in our cars at speed.
I think I overlooked your post.

The whole point of a shroud in a puller setup is to spread the low pressure area (vacuum) over the entire surface of the radiator. If you expect air flow through the condensor, then you need to maintain that vacuum between the radiator and the condensor by sealing the edges of those 2 together.

Now in a pusher setup it is possible to make a shround around the fans so that the positive pressure will push air through the entire condensor, but you have to remember that the fans don't run at higher vehicle speeds (correct me if I'm wrong) so you end up reducing the area that the incoming air can enter the condensor. Now it may work more efficiently at higher vehicle speeds if you were to add a reverse shapped shroud over the fans so that the incoming air will get scooped and funnelled into the non-working fan openings.

Instead of a fan and a shroud, it would be a reverse shroud, fan, shroud like in the simple diagram below.
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OEM's are to tall, those i believe are FAL240's

i took the oem and cut up the housing a bit to fit =)
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anyone use the oem hoses for the griffin radiator ?? if not what hoses did you get or did you just to go the store n grab a few n hope they fit?
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I dropped my turbo in and I'm definetly going to have to stand up the radiator so I'm all eyes and ears. I'd also like to see some pics of chopped up stock fans.
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this needs to be added somewhere in the stickies
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anyone use the oem hoses for the griffin radiator ?? if not what hoses did you get or did you just to go the store n grab a few n hope they fit?
I got some stainless lines from summit. They have adapters that go on the end, so you can have either end be 1.25, 1.5, or 1.75. Should work good since its flexible, good for hig heats, and i can make it fit, and cut it to length. I will put up pictures of the lines when i get it done. If i get my radiator in my car for good this weekend, i will put up pics of that as well.

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So with most front mount kits will I need to look at replacing the radiator?
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Sideways, got a PN or something for them?
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So with most front mount kits will I need to look at replacing the radiator?
Not really. It all depends on the kit. If you are making your own kit, you can really free up some room, to make things easier, and then the added piece of mind knowing i have a much better radiator makes me happy.

I think it was definatly money well spent. Whole setup should be under 400 dollars for me.

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Sideways, got a PN or something for them?
Sure do.

I got them from summit.
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I got 2 kits, 1 for upper, and 1 for lower. They make it in 24-30-36 inch lengths. I got the 30's and they are both more then long enough, 24's woulda been ok, but it can easily be cut.

It is a little more bling then i normally like, but they will server there purpose. It looks really nice, all chrome and everything. They are flexable, but when you bend them they hold there form good.


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what are you guys mounting the bottom of these radiators too? Im deff. going to change up mine a little bit...right now I just have my AC condenser removed and moved back the radiator 3" and have a bracket holding it there...

what did u guys use to cut out the middle section that the stock air box bolts up too? A saw zaw or what?? Also, does this remove strength in the engine bay? I love the looks of it, its much much cleaer looking.
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i used a sawzall, i should have gotten the longer blade though as doing the last half the blade kept bending inwards inside of the support lol


like when i cut mine off i when to shack the car by holding onto the cut ends to see if it would flex or anything, mine didnt flex at all. i ended up not welding anything to tie one side to the other
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