KSwap Radiator Options


Maffy

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I have been searching and contemplating a couple of different setups as I have saw a variety of different radiator setups on here, civiclife.net and k20a.org. I find it difficult to understand the k20.org lingo because its mostly American. lol.

but here's my options;
Tegiwa full length radiator
DC5 radiator
EP3 radiator
DC2 radiator.

what are the pros and cons of these? Are there any specific sensors missing/present on these radiators I should be aware of and what hoses will mate to them happily?
 


oscarsayco

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why not using a half size aluminum radiator ? we have them on stock 224whp motors to 800whp turbo without any overheating problems.....
 


Maffy

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I would happily use a half size radiator. that itself isn't what I'm asking about though. But thanks for your reply anyway man.
 


alan168

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as far as im aware no stock rads have sensor ports, only the k swap specific rads incorportate ports for your temp sendor and fan switch
 


Maffy

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as far as im aware no stock rads have sensor ports, only the k swap specific rads incorportate ports for your temp sendor and fan switch
I didn't think they would be necessary if I were to use my DC2 Radiator :S This has given me something extra to think about!
 


Vti-s chris

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You can buy an adaptor for the rad hose to accommodate the sensors.
 


stevenEK9

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i'm running a hybrid racing DC2 radiator, they do some nice full width EK specific ones also and you don't need to cut/reweld brackets for them (my brackets are already moved so i bought the DC2 one)

good fit, comes with ports for your fan switch and temp sensor, will also clear any inlet manifold / IACV if you are running EKK2 mounts as i found out today ( i have a RRC manifold which is about the biggest you would fit )
 


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