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Price is close enough to not matter between the two. Given that, any recommendations for one vs the other? If someone has hands on experience with both that would be

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Price is close enough to not matter between the two.
Given that, any recommendations for one vs the other?

If someone has hands on experience with both that would be fantastic.

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Csf all day. Ive seen one of mishimotos radiators for another vehicle and build quality isn't even close.
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My question is why are so many people buying radiators whatsoever? I heavly track my car and my engine temps have never gotten even slightly over heated. Oil temps used to but that was fixed with 34 row oil cooler. So why waist the money on a new radiator when the stock one is plenty sufficient, at least from what I have experienced so far.
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My question is why are so many people buying radiators whatsoever? I heavly track my car and my engine temps have never gotten even slightly over heated. Oil temps used to but that was fixed with 34 row oil cooler. So why waist the money on a new radiator when the stock one is plenty sufficient, at least from what I have experienced so far.
Personally, I'm doing it as part of my TT build. Can't speak for others
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Also, it gets damned hot & humid here
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My question is why are so many people buying radiators whatsoever? I heavly track my car and my engine temps have never gotten even slightly over heated. Oil temps used to but that was fixed with 34 row oil cooler. So why waist the money on a new radiator when the stock one is plenty sufficient, at least from what I have experienced so far.
So 260 degree water is ok?
Come run a boosted car in Texas in the summer when the temperature is 100+ and the air temp off the ground is 110-120 on a daily basis. I think last summer I registered a 183 degree intake temp when sitting at a light once because of an accident and I could not move, black top plus idle plus 100 degree temp.
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Oh and for the OP: CSF
Been running it for years and it has been great.
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Love my CSF. Got it with the plan of doing a coolant to oil, oil cooler down the road.
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So 260 degree water is ok?
Come run a boosted car in Texas in the summer when the temperature is 100+ and the air temp off the ground is 110-120 on a daily basis. I think last summer I registered a 183 degree intake temp when sitting at a light once because of an accident and I could not move, black top plus idle plus 100 degree temp.
Air intake temp has nothing to do with the radiator...but temps get up to 100 in chicago and very humid as well in the summer and with stock radiator and heavy tracking I never got engine temps even close to the 3/4 mark. I can understand if you have a boosted car engine temps might get a lot hotter than NA and so thats a diff situation. Im just saying as far as NA goes, I cant see why a different radiator is necessary at all.
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I am just using the air intake temp to represent how hot it can get here. Meaning what real temps are like around the engine and not just using what the air temp is. Even when I ran N/A in Texas on hot day just going to the 1/4 mile and doing run after run I could get 250 quickly.
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Hey Guys,

Just chiming in here to provide som information about the Mishimoto radiator. Our radiator will certainly provide cooling benefits in hot/humid environments as well as on the track.

The Mishimoto radiator capacity is almost double the OEM radiator which helps provide greater cooling efficiency. Our engineers did some data collection for this radiator that can be found in our engineering report here: http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-...ringReport.pdf.

I would be happy to answer any questions!

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I am just using the air intake temp to represent how hot it can get here. Meaning what real temps are like around the engine and not just using what the air temp is. Even when I ran N/A in Texas on hot day just going to the 1/4 mile and doing run after run I could get 250 quickly.
You're coolant temp hits 250 by the end of a quarter mile pass?
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Yep, I am N/A and water temps of 250F are not uncommon on track when the ambient temperature is high. I usually back off for a lap when I see it start to climb. Radiator upgrade will be next on the list.
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