W/A Heat Exchangers

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W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby RedCelicaTRD » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:13 am

What are my fellow ST185 owners using for heat exchangers? I assume most are running the stock units off a Mustang Cobra. Any other good options out there?
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby alltracman78 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:03 am

Fluidyne Cobra upgrade.
It's super thick though. Someday I'd like a thinner one with more face area.
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby klue » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:13 pm

brand name upgrades are on the money.

Next best is a custom quality core. air ducting is very important and overlooked.
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:25 pm

Back in the day people used to pull radiators off Sub compacts to use as heat exchangers. I vote for custom or something like you find off a cobra.
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby mx6er2587 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:41 pm

I'm using the LFP dual pass made as an upgrade for the Cobras. Fits great in the CS front bumper. Removes any sleeper effect a WTA system might normally have. Everyone just assumes its an ATA intercooler
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby HIRISK » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:47 am

I did not realize the standard heat exchanger was a problem?

Are there good gains in cooling to be had with an upgraded heat exchanger?
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby mx6er2587 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:07 pm

I don't believe the stock CS/RC heat exchanger is much of a problem. I went with the LFP because it was cheaper and easier for me to obtain than the factory parts.
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby athousandleaves » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:25 am

Grab an aluminum racing radiator from a jetta or sirocco fits like a glove :smokes:
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby RedCelicaTRD » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:42 am

Pictures of said VW setup?
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby athousandleaves » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:50 am

Car is in storage so you'll have to wait till the spring for pictures...

Just pull out a tape measure and compare to the measurements for the rads on eBay.

This is with an RC front setup mind you.
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Re: W/A Heat Exchangers

Postby milehigh_alltrac » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:54 am

I am running this heat exchanger. Had to make custom brackets to mount in the front of my ST185 with CS front end.

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