Mishimoto st185

Q&A regarding engines, turbos, and intercoolers and power upgrades

Mishimoto st185

Postby aus jd 2703 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:10 am

Hey has any one used a mishimoto radiator? How do they fit? Cool?
Can't justify the $900 for a pwr. So gonna go a $400 delivered mishimoto if they for well?
Members don't see the above ad. Register now - it's free!
aus jd 2703
Established Member
 
Posts: 1089
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:02 am

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:58 pm

I have one for the 240SX, and it's your typical chinese knock off part. Cheap manufacturing, cheap materials, and a sub-par design. There's a reason why it's cheap. I'll be getting rid of mine for a higher quality piece soon. Op temps went up about 5-10 degrees across the board for me after installing it. Only reason why I bought it, is because I was in a bind at the time.
www.2LiterTurbo.com - My Project Website

90 Celica Alltrac: SOLD
92 240SX Coupe: SR20DET GT3071R
96 Infiniti G20: The DD
96 240SX Coupe: The Future Race Car
User avatar
2_Liter_Turbo
Club Member
 
Posts: 660
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:21 am
Location: Salem, OR

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby CSAlltrac » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:43 pm

Weird, I have one in my 185 and I think it's comparable to the expensive ones. There are pictures in my project thread of clearence. Also have a good buddy here in AZ who has been running mishimotoin his Evo 8 race car for years now with no issues. He's also in PHX where it gets to be 110 degrees or more.
ALLTRAC AT FIRST SIGHT
User avatar
CSAlltrac
Established Member
 
Posts: 2029
Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 1:47 pm
Location: ATX

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby WarTowels » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:38 pm

I have an ASI Rad for my trac, but I have a Mishimoto for my s2000. I've also had a Koyo rad for the s2k and for all intents and purposes the Mishimoto is identical to the Koyo, and comparing across platforms the ASI, Koyo, and Mishimoto are all of the same quality. The only difference between the three is that Mishimoto's come with a lifetime warrenty and the Koyo doesn't. Not sure about ASI. I think the quality is great for what you pay for, and I somehow doubt that the differences between these and other rads is that much.

Only trouble I've had with any of them is when a deer cut me off on the highway.

-Towels
2003 S2000
1985 300TD
User avatar
WarTowels
Gold GTfour God
 
Posts: 6443
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:30 am
Location: I live in a garage.

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:22 pm

I did a comparison write up on the mishimoto and koyo radiators for the Sr20 240sx, and the koyo was mfg to higher standards and the mishimoto had tubes that were smaller and further apart than the koyo did, which inhibits internal flow, which in turn decreases cooling effectiveness. Not syaing they don't work, but it didn't fit as well and wasn't built as well.
www.2LiterTurbo.com - My Project Website

90 Celica Alltrac: SOLD
92 240SX Coupe: SR20DET GT3071R
96 Infiniti G20: The DD
96 240SX Coupe: The Future Race Car
User avatar
2_Liter_Turbo
Club Member
 
Posts: 660
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:21 am
Location: Salem, OR

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby WarTowels » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:51 pm

Interesting. For the s2000 if it wasn't stamped koyo or mishimoto there were no perceptible differences in design.

-Towels
2003 S2000
1985 300TD
User avatar
WarTowels
Gold GTfour God
 
Posts: 6443
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:30 am
Location: I live in a garage.

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby aus jd 2703 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:01 pm

Sounds like I'll go the pwr with the dimple tube option and maybe closed mesh.
Does any one know roughly how much a gopher radiator is like meurz?
Thanks guys better start saving $900 is gonna hurt
aus jd 2703
Established Member
 
Posts: 1089
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:02 am

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby klue » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:38 am

You dont need a $900 dollar rad.
Get a mishimoto, 2 fans, and a low temp thermostat. Make sure your tuner knows what hes doing. Your off to the races
facebook.com/xiiimotorsports
#xiiimotorsports ON instagram
User avatar
klue
GTFour God
 
Posts: 3893
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:47 pm
Location: Greater Toronto Area

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby aus jd 2703 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:44 am

Right now I'm running 17psi on a stock gen 3.....
Any one know what fans fit when being used as a second fan?
aus jd 2703
Established Member
 
Posts: 1089
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:02 am

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby klue » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:46 am

aus jd 2703 wrote:Right now I'm running 17psi on a stock gen 3.....
Any one know what fans fit when being used as a second fan?



if your motor is having cooling issues at that level something else is wrong
dump the OEM fans, and get 2 slim fans. if your running an ems get a relay kit and set them up to run of the computer instead of the fan switch
facebook.com/xiiimotorsports
#xiiimotorsports ON instagram
User avatar
klue
GTFour God
 
Posts: 3893
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:47 pm
Location: Greater Toronto Area

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby gearhead313 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:25 am

True, i run an old stock radiator with 2 slims and its plenty cool...

t04e-60 setup @ mid teens psi
ST165 counter:
#2597 - fail
#3193 - fail
#xxxx - sold
#4598 - sold to Canada eh
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v123/gearhead313/turbosticker.jpg[/img]
User avatar
gearhead313
Established Member
 
Posts: 1358
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:17 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

1988 Toyota Celica

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby aus jd 2703 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:25 pm

Car doesn't over heat the coolant is always a bit low and boil after I turn it off. So I has the radiator pressure tested and the radiator top is leaking so need a new radiator. Hence either mishimoto or pwr.
aus jd 2703
Established Member
 
Posts: 1089
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:02 am

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby sentraman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:49 pm

We run a mishimoto on ours and have not had a problem at all. gt3076r, custom mani, and 3in dp w/ aem.
04' Forester XT
sentraman
Club Member
 
Posts: 446
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:57 am
Location: Portland, Or

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby gtfour93 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:33 am

Will the stock radiator fan & shroud fit normally or a slim radiator fan(s) is required?
TOYOTA TEAM EUROPE
User avatar
gtfour93
Club Member
 
Posts: 295
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:47 pm
Location: SoCal USA

Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby muskokagt4 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:30 am

The stock fan should fit but will need some trimming. You would be best to get a slim fan.
muskokagt4
Club Member
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:39 pm

Next

Return to Performance and Power

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests