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any successfull rear radiator swaps?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    thinking of putting the radiator in the rear of the buggy for some pice of mind and better visibility.

    what fans have you ran and what size tube and type (aluminum vs steel vs copper)
     
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    Yep,

    Ran a tru kool ford arrangement aluminum radiator. Aluminum tubing from front to back. Rubber couplers in a few places.

    Fans are dual 12" curved blad type.

    Rad is tipped at an angle top toward the front to pull air from under the rig. Pushed up close to the rear bulk head.

    So far works like a charm.
     
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    cyber, u got any pics?
     
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    These are off the website but that's all I got right now.
     
  5. 85mudbogger

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    is there a reason for it to be tilted forward or what, ive seen some mounted straight and some angled, seems the ones mounted straight are on low buck rigs and angled is on high dola rigs like yours, or should i say well engineered rigs lmao

    doh u said to pull air from under rig ok never mind now i need to get all my hardware to get started on mine im tired of blowin and washing all the mud out
     
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    The reason mine is angled for air flow and at the same time space concerns. Straight up and down and I can see at speed where air would kinda cruise right on by. Mine will eventually get an air scoop to push air up into it.

    As far as space goes, tilted forward can help keep it lower and not blocking vision or in my case away from the spare tire, seein' how the spare tire blocks all vision!
     

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