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Old 04-12-2018, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ppl said bad things about ching chong turbos, now everyone loves em. I've "heard" about fitting failures when cheaping out so I wouldn't go no name there, but what about fluid coolers? They've been making reliable high pressure systems for years in appliances, is this a piece where a no name piece is a safe bet?
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can order a trans cooler from autozone or something and buy your own quality lines and run it. its just a tube and fins
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've used a "sickspeed" sandwich plate and 10-row, 10-AN cooler on the Tape-R since it started endurance racing. The only reason I replaced the cooler (with another one) is because I knicked one of the mating surfaces of the welded in fittings.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Is that a generic all aluminum unit? I'm only finding sickspeed sammich plates and am currently considering a flexalite hd cooler but it's line is only 3/8th. And it's 80 bucks. Some amazon coolers are like 35 shipped.
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So I found a bm cooler that's in my budget, its like 5x11. Planning on push on connectors from summit, aeroquip? Aerotek? Some decent name, 10an fittings, plumbed to a 200 degree mocal tight clearance sammich plate all should come to around 125$ (already had the mocal unit)

The mocal has straight 10an male (i think) connectors, will they work for this app or will I need new fittings? (45 or 90 degree)
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So I found a 96 or 92 row cooler w fan that's the size of my radiator almost... empi part for a sand rail via a discount dune buggy website set me back less than 130....its enormous. Score!

I'm not even gonna bother monitoring temp. There's no way it'll ever be an issue. I was SHOCKED when I opened the box.
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You know, the actual cooler may not have been Sickspeed. It was like $25-35 shipped. The original was painted blue, the replacement is black.
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