Replacement Radiator

xterror04 May 30, 2016

  1. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Going to redo some things on my cooling system and the radiator is one. Is there a 2 row radiator available? i have searched and cannot find anything. I know the s/c is an improvement but still just a single row.. Thanks
     
  2. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    The S/C is a 2 core. I have one and its twice as thick as my old one.
     
  3. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    After talking to you the other day on the trail I was looking for something similar in size to the factory radiator. Might look into the R34 rad from mishimoto. The size seems REALLY close and the ports are in the right locations, but Im not entirely sure if they're the right size or if it will even fit properly
     
  4. DC xterra

    DC xterra Wheeling

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    i looked around before and couldn't find anything, i got the s/c but its not much of an improvement when its 80-90 out while wheeling. id be interested in a 2 row.
     
  5. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Show me a link to one that really is, all of them I find are really 1 row, just thicker fins
     
  6. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Hmm you may be onto something here, I have a fan shroud I just measured and it would be damn close
     
  7. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    R34 radiator ordered.. Dimensions check out to be pretty close.. The R34 is about 1" taller and 1/2" skinnier.. I will keep everyone posted.. I've always wanted a R34.. I guess a radiator will have to do lol
     
  8. DC xterra

    DC xterra Wheeling

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    how much did you get it for? can you post a link
     
  9. StupidFish

    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    Please. This ^^^^^
     
  10. DC xterra

    DC xterra Wheeling

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    ebay has a ton, just search for R34 radiator from $100 to $500
     
  11. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    This, however If this does end up fitting I will probably pick up a mishimoto 3-row and a nice larger trans cooler for my rig.
     
  12. bottobro

    bottobro I'm a pretty girl! Supporting Member

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  13. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Not posting a link yet, I don't know if this will Work
     
  14. Mirage

    Mirage <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    If your willing to spend the money Griffin Radiators will build you whatever you want. They made my S14 Chassis Radiator to work with my VH45DE engine so it dropped right in, used OEM hoses and the fan setup I wanted.
     
  15. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    That's really impressive.

    I'm interested to see how this will turn out!
     
  16. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Well i got the radiator, and with some modification it could work, but it doesn't have the trans cooler built in.. Which o was aware of.

    If someone were to want to fab new mounts it would fit.. I drained my radiator and look and it turns out I had a 2 row TYC

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000I...336_QL65&keywords=2004+nissan+xterra+radiator


    So I cleaned it well, added new coolant and went back to a mechanical fan.. It now runs at 188 on a 85 degree day.. It would run at 195 with the Efan.. So the Efan isn't worth it at all.. I didn't even notice a power difference when going back
     
  17. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    That's the same radiator I have. With my dual efan and the 2 row radiator I run at like 180 during a hot day.


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  18. Riz98

    Riz98 Test Drive

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    I just bought this radiator yesterday from Car Id. They are an authorized Koyo Dealer also so you are getting a good product. I also thought about going for a custom radiator and getting something with 3 rows but I couldnt find any that would not require modifying the radiator supports. I will be running the Derale dual E-Fan also. Hopefully it will run cooler on the trails. Here is a link http://www.carid.com/2002-nissan-xterra-engine-cooling-parts/koyorad-radiator-11053898.html
     
  19. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    My whole thought of going to an R34 radiator is that it would be all aluminum both core and end tanks so you would be very unlikely to have any cracking issues. Xterror said he did get one but it was smaller than his factory supercharged radiator in overall size and decided to keep the factory instead. I myself am still looking at doing the R34 3row with clutch fan with a larger external trans cooler. I think it would bemefit me more in the long run
     
  20. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    The SC rad is all you ever need.
     
  21. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    Ditto.


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  22. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    I was thinking that, still cool to possibly see another option.
     
  23. Riz98

    Riz98 Test Drive

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    So I installed the SC radiator over the long weekend along with a 170 degree thermostat. So far the only time I had to run the electric fans was playing around on some trails. Regular driving the temperature needle doesn't creep up at all like it used to when sitting in traffic. Both fans are wired to manual switched. I also bypassed the transmission lines from the radiator to an external cooler to hopefully keep the coolant temps down.
     
  24. robcarync

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    Does the same fan shroud work with the SC radiator as the non-SC radiator? Looking to upgrade but want to keep the fan shroud.
     
  25. Xaggerated

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    If I remember correctly im 99% sure it does
     
  26. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Yep. SC is a 100% drop in replacement. Can be done in a parking lot in an emergency.
     
  27. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Absolutely.
     
  28. Nd4SpdSe

    Nd4SpdSe First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I may be in Canada, but my SC while towing doesn't even overheat. Being a 5-speed it had the NA rad, and swapped to the SC rad last year after I got the trailer. It didn't overheat before, but it was also the winter too. It was a preventative maintenance thing I did while I rebuilt the lower rad support.
     
  29. Cptpackrat

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    I think the only reason to go to the R34 radiator is for the full aluminum factor. Wouldn't have to worry about the plastic tanks becoming brittle and cracking on the trail. that being said, I do spose it wouldn't matter if you lower the radiator down after doing your body lift.
     
  30. StupidFish

    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    Never lowered my rad after the BL. Haven't had any postponement even in the dead of summer on some long trails.
     
  31. Cptpackrat

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    I havent either, but I have seen a few radiators now within the last few months crack. It can happen I guess, even if it is unlikely
     
  32. StupidFish

    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    Postponement?! Really?! My phone auto corrected to that? Guess that's the power of proofreading....
     
  33. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    For those that are interested. R34 3-row radiator will be in my rig by the end of the week. Overall it is about 1.5" narrower and 2" shorter, however it has a 3rd row which will give me a larger cooling surface and larger capacity then the SC rad. I will update this once I get results.

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  34. DC xterra

    DC xterra Wheeling

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    theres no tranny cooler in it i see.
     
  35. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    You can add an auxiliary external cooler pretty cheap and easy.
     
  36. Nd4SpdSe

    Nd4SpdSe First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Good for those MT trucks. MT trucks use an NA rad for that I've seen. I'm curious on how this will turn out.
     
  37. DC xterra

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    i know that, what im saying is my rig is running on stock and added external cooler and the tranny still gets hot. his gna have to add a big ass external cooler to compensate for the lack of a stock one.
     
  38. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Already have an aux trans cooler. Probably go even bigger next week. Its kinda a non-factor already
     
  39. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    For the record, it fits... in fact quite well.

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    This was the steady temp after 15minutes of stationary idle in 75* ambient temps
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  40. Prime

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    That's awesome! What are you doing for a shroud?
     

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