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Old 03-05-2008, 07:47 PM   #81
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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.
We made 2 brackets out of 1/4 inch mild steel. Painted black, and put sticky foam on it.

We used a combination of an angle grinder with a cut off wheel, and a saw zaw with a bi metal blade.

As far as strenght its a radiator support. The engine, and bumper support go to the frame rails, so i wouldn't worry about it to much. The only important thing going there is hood latch, but that is mounted in a couple different spots.

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ok now for my second question since I just looked at some of my engine bay pics...

with the stock radiator, If I cut that out, will I be able to move the radiator down and back and make it a nice, flush fit?? I dont remember what the radiator looks like from under the car...i forgot if i am able to move it down 3"
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ok now for my second question since I just looked at some of my engine bay pics...

with the stock radiator, If I cut that out, will I be able to move the radiator down and back and make it a nice, flush fit?? I dont remember what the radiator looks like from under the car...i forgot if i am able to move it down 3"
You would have to cut out more material on the bottom to move it down 3 inches.

But the stock radiator is still set up to be at that angle... And you have very little room @ the top still.

The problem with the stock radiator is that it is at an angle. Not really a lack of room, which is why people like the stand up griffin.

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i did this mod to my car yesterday.. i was able to fit the ac condensor and stock fans on my setup, and not have to make a bar that goes across. =)
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i did this mod to my car yesterday.. i was able to fit the ac condensor and stock fans on my setup, and not have to make a bar that goes across. =)


LETS SEE THEM.
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lol you know not to post that without pictures!
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i did this mod to my car yesterday.. i was able to fit the ac condensor and stock fans on my setup, and not have to make a bar that goes across. =)

pics?? Stock radiator too???
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ill get them up later today
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ill get them up later today


ask and you shall recieve !!!

i basically used a hole saw to cut out where the radiator tubes come out on the radiator to fit up the stock radaitor fan.









to mount the fan, i drilled and threaded some 3.8 thick bungs to 8X1.25 and drilled the fan shroud to mount the fan to the radiator- No zip ties here !




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cut and welded a shroud to secure the top side




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i only had to cut the upper radiator support. bottomside was left alone !!



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for radiator hoses i reused the oem upper one and used a universal " flex" style i found at kragens, roughly 18 inches long from what i remember.


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i had to nudge and convince the ac line to make the ac condensor go as far forward as possible.


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engine bay needs major TLC !!


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will be using some rubber hose to create a seal from the fan to radiator


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forgot i also welded a 3/4 NPT bung to the radiator for the steam vent tubes on the head.



next up- clean up rats nest wire, redo line lock and smooth out/shape radiator shroud and powdercoat =)


highly doubt ill be able to fit in the oem fans once i pop in my S400 borg warner turbo
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Im planning to cut my support completly out and cap the ends with sheet metal, then weld a 1x1 sqaure stock to it. What gauge of metal is everyone using that cut the support completly out?
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i chopped the core support out and welded plates in flush and put a piece of square tube inbetween. then stood up my griffin. welded some threaded stock onto the front of the radiator so it mounts to my IC and Trans Cooler bracketry that also is the bumper support.

i hate the way those top shroud covers look so i went about with the look of a floating radiator almost. you can see where the radiator bolts to the bracket on the front

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forgot i also welded a 3/4 NPT bung to the radiator for the steam vent tubes on the head.
So the Griffin radiator doesn't come with that steam vent tube? I didn't notice that on mine. What would happen if you didn't use that steam vent tube?
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So the Griffin radiator doesn't come with that steam vent tube? I didn't notice that on mine. What would happen if you didn't use that steam vent tube?

Supposibly it relieves pressure in the heads. I dont know what the long term affect it would have, but get a tap set, screw in a brass barb fitting, or take it somewhere to get a bung welded in. Shouldn't be alot of money, and its supposed to be there.

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So the Griffin radiator doesn't come with that steam vent tube? I didn't notice that on mine. What would happen if you didn't use that steam vent tube?
mine did, but i suppose there would be more then just 1 radiator that fits the bill
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Here are some pics of Sideways240sx's set up






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No comments/criticism?

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Project Dc2, that is exactly what I want to do so i can keep my kit as is, use the stock fans and keep a/c...so thanks for the pics! Do you have the outer dimensions of your turbo and how close it is to the crank and fans? What Radiator is that?

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Hear is another pic of my setup.
You can see the fans installed hear. You can also see the upper line i got from summit. I listed the part number earlier in this thread.



What do you guys think?
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Hear is another pic of my setup.
You can see the fans installed hear. You can also see the upper line i got from summit. I listed the part number earlier in this thread.



What do you guys think?
Good work, Looks pro.
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