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 Post subject: Mishimoto Radiator Dual Core
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:07 am 
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I ordered from a vendor who shipped very quickly. The unit was packed in a super thick padding of recycled cardboard supports at the top bottom and sides. It was sealed in plastic and capped at the flow nozzles. After getting it out I added the OE rubber mounts (it does not come with the supporting hardware) and dropped it in place easily. All factory connections mated up perfectly. The only issue I could see was with the top brackets were pushed up just a bit do to the increased width of the unit. I bent them just a little and all was well. This unit does come with a aluminum plug at the top with an o-ring. I was very excited about that as it will make bleeding the air from the system so much easier. It also comes with a magnetic drain plug with o-ring in the factory location. My package was missing this plug so I contacted the vendor who had a Mishimoto rep send me replacement. Im not sure if it really needed to be magnetic but but the magnet is a steel insert that extends from the threaded portion to nearly an inch inside of the end tank. Adding the factory fans was a bit tricky. I recommend doing this after you install the unit as the thicker dimensions of the radiator actually put the fan shroud about a quarter inch from the power steering pulley. The fans and hardware bolted up easily. Reattaching the plugs may be easier from the bottom as again this unit pushes the fans much closer to the block and pulleys. I actually had to pull the overflow tank to get access to the drivers side plug from the top.

So, the bottom line. This thing looks amazing and runs very very efficiently. My fans hardly ever come on. I can pull off the highway and swing through a drive through and they may kick on just as Im pulling back onto the road. I dont do a lot of stop and go but I still notice the difference.

Product: Mishimoto dual core all aluminum radiator (not the V spec)
Price: $200.00 shipped from Amazon.com Much cheaper than a factory part from Subaru
Packaging: Superb
Looks: Wow
Performance: A huge improvement

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:40 am 
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Awesome!!! So it is an ALL Aluminum radiator correct? Not just a replacement OEM?

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 Post subject: Re: Mishimoto Radiator Dual Core
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Yup. Full performance upgrade all aluminum. There are a couple up in the for sale thread if you wanna look at it. Or just search Amazon for your year make model and Mishimoto radiator.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Got any pics you could share?

As for the magnetic drain plug, it's not necessary since the entire engine cooling system should be pretty much aluminum. The impeller on the water pump is about the only thing I can think of that wouldn't be.

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 Post subject: Re: Mishimoto Radiator Dual Core
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:47 pm 
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Thermostat too.

Anyways i looked on amazon and only saw them for 255. Have a link?

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 Post subject: Re: Mishimoto Radiator Dual Core
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:39 am 
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Ill get a link up through my account this weekend as well as pics.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:21 pm 
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Well sorry guys. You were right, the price has gone up.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041O ... hysclut-20

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Grill shot:
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Top shot:
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Less than a quarter inch from the pulley, no rubbing yet:
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:54 am 
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Wish the price had stayed the same... Looks great, I just hope the leak issues have been resolved.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:49 am 
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Yeah thats a bummer. Runs like a champ.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:12 pm 
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I'm pretty much just waiting for my endtanks to start leaking. There's not an aluminum radiator for the 2nd gen as far as I know but I figure one of them has got to be close enough to work, either from the 1st gen or an impreza of some sort.

Also, if someone is looking to get one of these let me know.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:18 pm 
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Jamal, if it helps I dont have my AC installed anymore. That may be a factor in clearing the space facing the bumper beam?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:54 pm 
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JDM GC8 WRX has the same Radiator as Turbo Legacy

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