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Old 05-28-2011, 02:35 AM   #1
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Default Fluidyne or Mishimoto radiators?

Anyone have Fluidyne or Mishimoto radiators? Are you happy with it? I don't know which one to get.
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Anyone have Fluidyne or Mishimoto radiators? Are you happy with it? I don't know which one to get.
I don't have either.....but I have heard great things about Fluidyne, they are probably some of the more popular for the hardcore racers. I know AM sells Mishimoto & I have not seen where they have had issues??? So, get the one that does the job & is reasonably priced.

On a side note, I have an aluminum rad that woud be considered an "off-brand" made by Mustangs Unlimited on my 1990 mustang & have never had a problem with it.

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I have a Fluidyne in the Saleen. No complaints, that and the fans are plenty to keep it at operating temp in 90+ weather. It was part of the Saleen Extreme package that the original owner upgraded to in the 289SC model.
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Mishimoto is junk, it offers no upgrade over a stock as far as cooling temp goes. Most people just buy it for the aluminum look. Fluidyne beats it by a mile.
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If you are not road racing for 15-30 minute sessions, upgrading your radiator isn't the best mod for you at this time.

You need a heat exchanger upgrade for your Whipple.

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Mishimoto is a 3 row and Fluidyne is 2 row. Wouldn't that make the Mishimoto cool better? I want to upgrade for the weight savings too. I'm also planning to get the Steeda tubular radiator support to shed even more weight.
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Have a fluidyne in my '95 supercharged stroker and I am very happy with it.
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Ah okay then. You can go with any of them then. Some will only work with Stick because they don't allow the stock Auto tranny cooler to be attached.

The other thing is make sure whatever raditator you go with has a mount for the A/C condenser. You do NOT want to use the Zip-tie things that go throgh the radiator and condensor to secure it to the car. Those fail and will cause problems. I think the MIshi one is that style. Don't know about Fluidyne. The FRPP one is OEM fit but only 2 core.
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