ASI Radiators: Pics P.16; Info P.17 & 18

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Postby aubeone » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:07 pm

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Postby BriinumsBo » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:28 pm

sorry, i guess i missed it. is the ASI rad a direct bolt-on or not? can I use stock FAN?

the top of my rad just blew up in pieces..
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Postby Rick89GTS » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:52 am

This was for the 165 b/c no aftermarket radiator existed until we got this custom built. For your 185, just check out ASI on ebay. They are a lot cheaper now, especially for the 185 radiator. And yes, they are a direct fit with stock fans.
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Postby timmey » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:24 pm

So after a few months of running my 56mm, I haven't noticed much difference in this rad vs the OEM 1991 (copper?) rad. Maybe a hair of an improvement.

I notice a few people seem to be in the same boat. Any update?

What does a stock rad go for, to compare value?

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Postby **BETSY** » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:50 pm

Hi Timmey, if you have a look back through the post i had a ASI rad for my st165 and noticed it was a fair bit worse than stock!
needless to say i run a stock 32mm Genuine Toyota rad with no issues at all!

I have an aftermarket gauge measuring the temps as the stock gauge is useless!
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Postby timmey » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:24 pm

This reminds me - I need an aftermarket water gauge. Mine loses ground and floats around sometimes, but when it does work, the water temp is the same as stock.

Some things to add:
-New OEM replacement, regular temp thermostat. Not Toyota, something else. This was installed about a month prior to the rad.
-New Prestone Green (yellow bottle).
-Old OEM hoses.
-Siliconintakes.com 12" slim fan. No shroud, less powerful than stock.

Previously:
-Old OEM thermostat.
-2-yr-old Toyota Red
-Old OEM rad, flushed 2 yrs ago.
-Old OEM shrouded fan.

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Re: ASI Radiators: Pics P.16; Info P.17 & 18

Postby TRDcelica90 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:08 am

Timmey why not try a low temp thermostat like a TRD one??

thats one of my next cooling mods as im going to be doing track work, but i think that even for street it would be helpful lowering the temp 5-10degrees, specially on the 3sgte!
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Postby Hic » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:58 pm

for any kind of track usage, make the PROPER cooling mods, not just the cooler thermostat!
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Postby TRDcelica90 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:05 am

lol yeh i know, ive bypassed the throttle body. tomorrow im bypassing the water oil cooler. WW and TRD thermo.. that should keep it alive
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Postby timmey » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:53 pm

Yeah,

I am going to swap in a TRD next time I change my coolant, as well as some better hose. I am very reluctant to pay the gouged price that Samco charges for their hoses though. Man o' man there needs to be more competition in that market...

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Postby Gary ST165 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:06 am

timmey wrote:Yeah,

I am going to swap in a TRD next time I change my coolant

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Postby Jason88AllTrac » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:04 pm

Purchase>>> I bought one of these radiators on ebay a week ago for around $200 shipped. Received it exactly 7 days later. FAST! This one went in my white 165 which someone had put a GTS radiator in.

Appearance>>> It does have the ASI lettering painted on both sides of the core, and stamped in the top endtank. The welds appear to be well done, and there were no visible flaws anywhere to be seen.

Fitment & performance>>> It fits perfectly, with perhaps the only exception being needing to use some sealer on the temperature sensor which goes into the bottom endtank. It also seemed to take slightly more coolant to fill than a stock radiator. The engine stays perfectly cool during hard driving and sitting in traffic, but I have yet to see what the temperature climbs to on hotter days. It might not cool quite as well as the OEM radiator, but considering the low cost I am very satisfied with this product.

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Postby ChrisD » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:15 pm

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Postby aubeone » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:16 pm

That IS interesting, especially since I ordered mine through a girl in Calgary who was also at a warehouse and got the ASI 56mm rad...now that I think of it, I got the 185 rad to match the engine instead of the 165 to match the car...nevermind lol
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Postby ChrisD » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:48 pm

That would be his wife I think? My brother gave me the business card, had a woman's name on it. What was most funny is that he used to deliver Chinese food, and had delivered to this person's house several times! :lol: Didn't list a warehouse address on the card, it's the person's house.

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