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Aluminum Radiators: Koyo vs. Mishimoto vs. Blackworks

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Hopefully you don't have fitment issues like several members have reported.
 
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early 2003 sedans are likely to be different - mine is a early 2003 so I will let people know.

I have a friend w/ a 2006 coupe who has the mishimoto that I have - he had no fitment issues at all.
 
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Originally Posted by Tolboothwilley™ View Post
I picked up a Mishimoto radiator - I'll post my findings after I install it.
which one did you get? I am interested in getting the 350Z one, + the mishimoto fan shroud + external transmission, oil cooler and oil catch can
 
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i got the revised mishimoto one for coupe< same one used for the sedan.. fit almost perfect... only thing i had to do was remove bottom rubber bump stops to squeeze it in there....

heres a pic to give you an idea.....

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not the most recent pic of my engine bay*

polish done by tollboothwilley.
 

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very nice, very clean. But my problem is that I have the mechanical fan, which also hinders a vortech setup, whcih is why I need to upgrade to an electrical fan solution. Mishimoto 350z shroud looked good to me
 
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very nice, very clean. But my problem is that I have the mechanical fan, which also hinders a vortech setup, whcih is why I need to upgrade to an electrical fan solution. Mishimoto 350z shroud looked good to me
oh ok i didnt know that.. and thanks.
 
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OT...but does anyone know what kind of places would do aluminum polishing? I live in Canada and we dont get the love you lower US guys get...so what business can I ask about it? Or is it something I can do myself?
 
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OT...but does anyone know what kind of places would do aluminum polishing? I live in Canada and we dont get the love you lower US guys get...so what business can I ask about it? Or is it something I can do myself?
try a product called Flitz. most auto parts stores have it here in the U.S. it would work for smooth surfaces. The rough intake manifold, it would not be helpful for.

back on topic.

Koyo rad fit my 05 sedan like a glove. All rubber bushings in place, stock cap works. I trimmed the rad support around the filler neck, because it was pushing on it, putting stress on the mounting points, but otherwise it is sweet!
 
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OT...but does anyone know what kind of places would do aluminum polishing? I live in Canada and we dont get the love you lower US guys get...so what business can I ask about it? Or is it something I can do myself?
Tollboothwilley can do it for you.. You can swap parts with him... That's what I did... he has a special on polished parts right now I'd pm him.
 

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I live in Canada eh! I bet shipping would be too much for it to be viable which is why I was wondering what kind of business would have the equipment. I gave the upper plenum a go myself, and while I did get it smooth, it is nowhere near that chrome look.
 
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Although, just to see, I will PM him
 
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Yea man...he does Awesome work and very affordable prices.

But yea I just read that you had 03 and I don't thong you'd have a choice but to fine a machanical fan set up...
 
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A few people have done the E fan conversion, supposedly it makes the car feel a bit better too because you dont have to power the fan directly from the motor.

When I do it, it will be over a winter. So I will have some time to figure it out. Ill have a baller cooling setup when I get it done though
 
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Sweet! Post updates!!
 
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I know I know 2012 was the end date on this thread..... Im aware its 2014. Ive looked high and low on here and on te 350z forums. The 350z forums really does not do me much good since there are slight differences in the cars. Im getting a radiator. Mishimoto has a package for all the hoses, upgraded fans and radiator for 570. But I found a Mizu Radiator for 215 and the hoses are like 110 shipped out... I dont really need the fans, and they are not really expensive. I heard Koyo was a great radiator, but they had fitment problems. NOW I found a Koyo radiator for 310. But if it does not fit I dont rally feel like making custom brackets and all that. I have an 04 coupe. I heard all the radiators fir the coupe without a hitch. Just checking in before I pull the trigger. Time is kinda of the essence, I have to put my whole front end back together soon to get the car on the dyno and wrap up the interior and then SHES ON THE ROAD hopefully a bit stronger...
 

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