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Old 02-27-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Radiator Replacement?

First of all, my radiator has a slight crack in it which causes it to leak a little bit.

I am looking to replace the radiator before I do my cam in the coming months.

Where are you guys getting replacement radiators and is it worth is to get an upgraded performance radiator like a Mishimoto?
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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where's it cracked at?
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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First of all, my radiator has a slight crack in it which causes it to leak a little bit.

I am looking to replace the radiator before I do my cam in the coming months.

Where are you guys getting replacement radiators and is it worth is to get an upgraded performance radiator like a Mishimoto?
I recommend getting the CSF Radiator. THis is the radiator that we use on all of our shop Camaro's. My motto has always been "If you have to replace, UPGRADE!"




CSF designed these radiators to be a direct OEM replacement, requiring no modifications for installation. Utilizing the “B-Tube” technology and a radial tank design, these units are designed to perform up to 40% more efficient than OEM stock radiators. This radiator will keep even the most powerful and demanding engines cool even if pushed in extreme temperatures and conditions. Not only do these units look great, but they are designed to last.

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Old 02-27-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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I recommend getting the CSF Radiator. THis is the radiator that we use on all of our shop Camaro's. My motto has always been "If you have to replace, UPGRADE!"




CSF designed these radiators to be a direct OEM replacement, requiring no modifications for installation. Utilizing the “B-Tube” technology and a radial tank design, these units are designed to perform up to 40% more efficient than OEM stock radiators. This radiator will keep even the most powerful and demanding engines cool even if pushed in extreme temperatures and conditions. Not only do these units look great, but they are designed to last.

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Just the shiny factor on this radiator should be good for 5-10 RWHP.. fine looking piece of hardware.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:54 PM   #5
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Just the shiny factor on this radiator should be good for 5-10 RWHP.. fine looking piece of hardware.
Believe it or not, each one of these radiators are hand polished!

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #6
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I like Flex-a-Lite and BeCool better and they're both made in the USA. Costs more but I think they're slightly better units. Not that the CSF is bad, but thats my opinion. The units with new fans are ridiculously priced but would support a ton of power.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #7
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Go with the CSF from JDP on here! Jordan sold me one last year and looks great! Easy install car never overheats and JDP are great to deal with. No brainer!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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Go with the CSF from JDP on here! Jordan sold me one last year and looks great! Easy install car never overheats and JDP are great to deal with. No brainer!
Thank you for your business and support! The CSF Radiator truly is unbeatable for the price! I highly recommend them.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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The Mishimoto radiator is made by CSF in Indonesia. The Flex-a-lite is US made and has twice the capacity of the CSF.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #10
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Just get another stock one. Don't waste your money.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:17 PM   #11
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Just get another stock one. Don't waste your money.
Meh. Never been a fan of dissimilar material radiators. They like to split especially when you get them real hot a lot. I'd go CSF before doing that.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:27 PM   #12
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Meh we took 4th gen rads down to the low 8's. Don't waste your money.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #13
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Meh we took 4th gen rads down to the low 8's. Don't waste your money.
Unless you're tracking your car in Arizona in high heat I agree with John.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:47 PM   #14
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Agreed!
"If you have to replace, UPGRADE!"
"Do it once and do it right, or end up paying twice"!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:57 PM   #15
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well i spoke to my tuner today and he said the stockone is fine for what i am going to do with the car, so ill roll with him and maybed upgrade down the line but dont really wanna spend the cash on an upgrade right now i dont think because of the huge difference in price
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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The units with new fans are ridiculously priced but would support a ton of power.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #17
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The Mishimoto radiator is made by CSF in Indonesia. The Flex-a-lite is US made and has twice the capacity of the CSF.
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Just get another stock one. Don't waste your money.
There you go.....save your money to spend on U.S. proven HiPo upgrades! :flag2:
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I bought my moto at a good price no complaints I have a stock one ill let go for cheap pm me if ur imterested
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #20
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Just get another stock one. Don't waste your money.
I agree. Stockers are nice, might not have the bling of aftermarket but you barely see them anyways.
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I agree. Stockers are nice, might not have the bling of aftermarket but you barely see them anyways.
Looks pretty visible to me.

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why replace a part that just failed on you with the same part from the same source. Why not upgrade when you break it...something breaks its time for an upgrade...not like the price for the oem rad is sooooo cheap that a well built well done US made product is just out of reach.
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Ok fellas - enough energy disbursed on this one, lets focus our attention on more positive HP improvements than replacing a simple radiator.....wow!

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Agreed!
"If you have to replace, UPGRADE!"
"Do it once and do it right, or end up paying twice"!
Better than OE for sure.
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Ok fellas - enough energy disbursed on this one, lets focus our attention on more positive HP improvements than replacing a simple radiator.....wow!

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Yeah cause only a dyno number matters, everything else should be left stock and not talked about.
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