quality of aftermarket radiators

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quality of aftermarket radiators

Postby protohalo » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:55 pm

I'm looking to get another radiator for my 165, in case i can't get my hands a good used one. Does anyone know if the Transpo or SPI radiators are any good?

They came up on a search I did at autozone.com Any feed back would be much appreciated

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Postby ___Scott___ » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:28 pm

I think you will find that those radiators are not drop-in relacements for the ST165. They may be listed for it, but are likely just GT or GT-S radiators that some clown assumed was the same for the All-Trac. Dimensionally they may fit, but will have single-row cores and will be missing the turbo coolant return nipple and missing the bung for the temp sensor in the bottom tank.

The only known aftermarket radiator for the ST165 is made by Nitoma (probably the OEM supplier to Toyota for these) and is most easily sourced through 935performance.
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Postby Rick89GTS » Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:34 pm

___Scott___ wrote:.....but are likely just GT or GT-S radiators that some clown assumed was the same for the All-Trac.....

^ Scott knows what he's talking about.
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Postby Khyron » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:47 am

Yeah, +1 for 935's radiators. I got mine a little over a week after ordering it and it works great. No worries dealing with them.
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Postby Gary ST165 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:37 pm

i purchased an OEM style replacement twin core water radiator for my ST165. It was manufactured by "Nissens" in Denmark.

http://www.nissens.dk/new/uk/index_auto.htm
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Postby Rick89GTS » Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:30 am

Gary ST165 wrote:i purchased an OEM style replacement twin core water radiator for my ST165. It was manufactured by "Nissens" in Denmark.

http://www.nissens.dk/new/uk/index_auto.htm


Is it all-metal or are the end tanks plastic like OEM?
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Postby Toxygene » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:02 pm

I thought PWR made one for both the ST165 and the ST185?
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Postby d1alltrac » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:29 pm

Toxygene wrote:I thought PWR made one for both the ST165 and the ST185?


Chris (G-Zone on here) had PWR custom make one for his 165 a long time ago but I don't think they stock them, you'd probably have to special order and hope they still have the dimensions/template.
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Postby suprakid95 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:36 am

more info on the nissens radiator plz :)
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