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st165 aluminum radiator

Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:26 pm

Im sure this has been gone over before and i did search prior , has anyone actually purchased and installed one of these radiators without a problem ? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/86-92-Al ... ccessories thanks for any info ahead of time ... :wink:
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Postby Rick89GTS » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:34 pm

Yep. Those are the ASI radiators. See the ASI Radiators thread.
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Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:53 pm

Thanks , I searched but didnt find it ... ill look again ...
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Postby LegacyofDan » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:58 pm

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Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:11 pm

I just read that whole thread ... JESUS :shock: ... Rick , I dont know how you didnt lose your friggin mind with all that ... sorry for the new posts on an old topic ... found it first shot on 2nd search attempt :doh: , anyhow ... Im guessing the one on ebay is the same thing , just dropped the ASI name ... I guess ill get one if mine fails the test tomorrow .... thanks guys .... :wink:
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Postby Rick89GTS » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:18 pm

LOL, I did lose my mind on that project :twisted:
Thank God it's done now.

It's exactly the same radiator. As far as the fitment issues go, it's minimal. The thread tells you what to do and it is a minor adjustment.
I'm very happy with my ASI radiator; I hated the stupid OEM plastic end tanks. WTF was Toyota thinking?!

Kevin Wang is the contact I dealt with, dunno if David is related or not.
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plastic sucks

Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:26 pm

well , you know toyota and the plastic stuff , not what they are known for at all ... Now that mine is running I'm slowly starting to figure out why it was blown up to begin with .... Im sure I"ll find out tomorrow that mine doesnt flow very well at all ....
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Re: st165 aluminum radiator

Postby Toyotaguy » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:10 pm

How the radiator holding up and exactly what company made it cause I've found three different ones on eBay and I want one that proven good.
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Re: st165 aluminum radiator

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:12 pm

Toyotaguy wrote:How the radiator holding up and exactly what company made it cause I've found three different ones on eBay and I want one that proven good.


Thread from the dead ! Hey man ... mine is still in the car. Early on had a little pin hole from a poor weld in the corner that I covered up with Toyota sealer and I've been ok ever since. Its been in there a long time now. My project thread lists when I put it in and all that good stuff ...
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Re: st165 aluminum radiator

Postby Toyotaguy » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:57 pm

88gt4DE wrote:
Toyotaguy wrote:How the radiator holding up and exactly what company made it cause I've found three different ones on eBay and I want one that proven good.


Thread from the dead ! Hey man ... mine is still in the car. Early on had a little pin hole from a poor weld in the corner that I covered up with Toyota sealer and I've been ok ever since. Its been in there a long time now. My project thread lists when I put it in and all that good stuff ...

Do you remember the brand name? On eBay none of them are labeled as ASI Aluminum radiator
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Re: st165 aluminum radiator

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:30 am

I wish I did man ... Mine wasn't ASI either ... :shrug: Got it from this guy on Ebay ... Here's a link http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALUMINUM-RADIAT ... qrGTFTD8pg

Be prepared for the bottom fan hole to not align with the OEM fan ( If yer even running them ) If you are you can drill an extra hole in the OEM fan metal shroud to make it work.
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Re: st165 aluminum radiator

Postby ChrisD » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:56 pm

I'm sure they are all the same. I have an ASI, still fine. Might upgrade this winter though to get something a bit thicker. But fine for most people I'd say
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Re: st165 aluminum radiator

Postby Rick89GTS » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:54 am

Hey, they all use the same jig and measurements for that radiator. ASI was the first to do it, and like post above, yes, that one fan hole is slightly off. I enlarged the hole in the OEM fan shroud by making it into an oval shape and all is well.
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Re: st165 aluminum radiator

Postby Awesome-Trac » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:35 am

I got the same eBay special rad and seems pretty decent. That aluminum rad+lower temp thermostat+two 12" slim fans actually does a good job compared to the Oem
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Re: st165 aluminum radiator

Postby Toyotaguy » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:47 am

Sweet just making sure there wasn't any out there that have bad reviews or just poorly made. So I'll just order one of those and I've actually been thinking about going to a lower temp thermostat and some slim fans. 14" in the largest you can go on the fans without having issues Correct?
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