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Alloy rad options

Postby tommysheen » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:55 am

Any one know of any alloy rads that would fit in an altezza just looking for an alternative to one that specifically is for an altezza because they seem to cost twice as much as the more common one. Let me know if anyone's tried something else out. Thanks

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby donato » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:10 pm

Can't go wrong with the Mishimoto alloy radiator.

http://www.mishimoto.co.uk/lexus-is300- ... or-01.html

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby tommysheen » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:31 am

Thanks for the reply but that's 260 euro I just don't have that. The driftworks supercool rads are a good bit cheaper but they don't make them for the altezza unless I'm just missing it. So looking for options of other rads that fit.
They don't have to bolt up 100 percent perfect I don't mind making brackets or lenthining pipes. I spose ill just take measurements and go from there.

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby RS Tom-Hundred » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:04 pm

Do they doone for the IS200?

Im pretty sure either on here on on NZ club that someone modfied an IS200 rad to fit an Altezza and it wasnt horrendously difficult (from memory it was lengthen the bottom hose due to outlet on opposite side and a couple of brackets at the bottom for the fans to fit on ok but the top fixings for fans where the same)

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby matty » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:47 am

This is what I did, managed to source a cheaper alloy radiator and it all works fine
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14160&hilit=is200+radiator

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby tommysheen » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:15 pm

Great job there with the is200 rad. Helpful for anyone in need of a new rad and serious saving.

I'm looking for an alloy rad for extra cooling tho. If I get something to fit ill post it up anyways. Thanks for the replys lads.

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby Soiled » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:15 pm

Why do you need extra cooling?

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby matty » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:34 am

I needed the extra cooling as its now a race car an no longer fit for road use!

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby tommysheen » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:04 am

It'll be a road car but want to use the car for drifting aswell and have heard that they can get abit hot.
It's also supercharged I'm building it at the moment so might aswell get a rad set up while everthing else is out.

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby Soiled » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:18 am

The factory radiator will most likely out perform a cheap alloy one.

If you aren't having problems yet and you can't afford a decent one, spend the money on flushing out your cooling system replacing the coolant, thermostat if it's poked etc.

I run mine for 10-15 laps (20 minute sessions) and haven't had any engine heating issues with the factory radiator.

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Re: Alloy rad options

Postby tommysheen » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:09 pm

That's good to hear thanks for the info. I'll be running an oil cooler and removing the aircon anyways and might get a low temp stat and try that for awhile I spose. Thanks for all the replys


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