Mishimoto st185

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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby turbocelica » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:44 am

Another person here using the mishimoto on my 850+ hp supra with no issues.. and it looks great not low quality like someone else said
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby ST_6396 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:11 pm

I haven't used a mishimoto radiator myself yet but I have yet to see any actual failures of one. If you haven't done so yet, start with a lower temp t-stat and see if you get any difference in operating temps. If you see no difference then it might be time for the radiator. I would have needed one for my 92 eclipse if I were to still have it, put in a lower temp t-stat with a hole drilled in it and operating temps stayed around 200-205F still. But of course that was pushing 20 psi out of a small 16g.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby gtfour93 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:19 pm

muskokagt4 wrote:The stock fan should fit but will need some trimming. You would be best to get a slim fan.

What would be a good size fan for this radiator?
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby mike325ci » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:21 pm

gtfour93 wrote:
muskokagt4 wrote:The stock fan should fit but will need some trimming. You would be best to get a slim fan.

What would be a good size fan for this radiator?


i'd like to know as well... i'm guessing 12" fan, but not sure of the actual physical dimension and fit... i don't want to order a 12" and see that i could have gone up with a 13" for more CFM, or maybe it's too big and i should have gotten an 11"...

FYI the ST185 mishimoto has a core height of 12.52" (overall height of 17.3") according to their website/spec...
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby klue » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:15 pm

the stock fan fits kind of its not idea 2 12" should do the trick

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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby lumbercis » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:40 am

I'd believe the one guy in this thread that's actually logged his temps (2_Liter_Turbo) over the 20 people saying "seems fine". How do you know the mishimoto is even an improvement over stock if you haven't measured it?
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby klue » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:45 am

The mishimoto rad is massive, I've used it on track cars and street cars without issue. Is it as good as a koyo ? probably not
but it works, its cheap, they offer a great warranty
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby underscore » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:55 pm

lumbercis wrote:I'd believe the one guy in this thread that's actually logged his temps (2_Liter_Turbo) over the 20 people saying "seems fine". How do you know the mishimoto is even an improvement over stock if you haven't measured it?


How big of an issue is 5-10 degrees? And was he comparing the Mishi to a stock one, or a Koyo? Did the temps drop back down when he switched back? There are a tonne of variables not mentioned, and for hundreds of dollars I would say the "risk" of going up a couple degrees is worth it.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby GT4_DRED » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:03 pm

Does anyone know if the st185 Mishimoto will fit in the st165? I cant find one for the st165 anywhere.

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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby brutekiller787 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:36 pm

I have an asi rad in my 165 and where my temp gauge would always settle about halfway on the gauge, now it barely gets off cold on the highway, stay at about a quarter in the city. No low temp thermostat, no other cooling system mods besides dual 10s and 75% water.

900 dollars for a radiator is ridiculous. That's decent low mileage Garrett turbo range. I bought my Asi on eBay for 150. how much better can you really get for something that is just going to get smashed by bugs, dirt, rocks, and other random road debris.

For 10, 20, even 30 degrees, its just not worth it. That's a house payment, rent, or tons of other goodies.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby ST_6396 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:20 am

From everything I have heard so far, the stock radiator is more than enough, even for a modified car. All you really need are a pair of 10-12" fans for stop and go city driving. Unless you are looking for the "oooh shiny" factor just keep the stock radiator and get some nicer fans so you can put your moneys to better use.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby FC Zach » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:33 am

I have the Mishimoto installed on my ST185, it has been on the car for months now. The quality of the piece looked great and so far I have no issue with it. It does what it needs to do, looks good and is at an affordable price!

Best of all is that the company issues a lifetime warranty! I spoke with a guy that is a distributor and said the warranty is no joke, if there is any issue with a product, they will resolve the problem no questions asked.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby aus jd 2703 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:31 pm

ST_6396 wrote:From everything I have heard so far, the stock radiator is more than enough, even for a modified car. All you really need are a pair of 10-12" fans for stop and go city driving. Unless you are looking for the "oooh shiny" factor just keep the stock radiator and get some nicer fans so you can put your moneys to better use.


yes and no, yes size wise its likely adequate for street use if its in perfect condition (unlikely on 20+yr old cars).
and for track you need more cooling, especially as it cools your oil to and on track thats critical.
i bought a non mishimoto aluminium radiator not because i needed more cooling but because my old one was leaking and a new oem was way more! sometimes after market is cheaper and better ie turbo's!
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby mike325ci » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:52 pm

I just ordered me a Mishimoto radiator for my ST185 along with a 12" Derale puller fan. My stock 21 year old radiator with plastic ends started to show stress lines and finally gave up this past weekend up at CMR2E on the 3rd day of hard driving (1st day track lapping, 2nd day autocross, 3rd day ProSolo autocross) when temps shot way up to the red and it finally burst... FYI, I run 16psi for autocross and 14psi for track and stock boost (boost controller set to "off") for the street for fuel economy. Otherwise stock motor/internals/CT26.

I had a low temp thermostat and high pressure radiator cap. I didn't want another plastic radiator that would crack and burst. I'm going to see how the single fan fits and if there's space get a second fan. That should be enough cooling even for track/racing duties... :)
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby GT4_DRED » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:14 am

So are the st165 guys running a st185 Mishimoto, or does Mishimoto make a model for the st165? :shrug:
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