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Aluminum Radiators: Koyo vs. Mishimoto vs. Blackworks

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From all the people I have seen with KOYO radiators, they have all reported that their fitment was 100%.
 
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Awesome. I'm still in the air because I've heard fitment was fixed on all of them.
 
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i haven't installed my Mishimoto yet - but this week or next I plan to. I wanna get it in before the summer starts up here in vegas. I'll confirm after I get it done
 
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I would GREATLY appreciate it before I pull the trigger on anything. Im seriously looking into the koyo, because they are kinda the best of the best, and I am turbo'd. I just dont want anything to go wrong. Though with overheating I would have ample time to fix it.
 
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Do you guys know if the Mishimoto radiator has the transmission connections for the 5AT. Ive been looking it up but cant find a clear yes. i dont want to buy a separate transmission cooler.
 
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Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
From all the people I have seen with KOYO radiators, they have all reported that their fitment was 100%.
I concur and have heard this as well..
 
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Mishimoto makes radiator models with the transmission lines. I think only the older models didn't have them. Make sure it specifically says it's for a 5AT before you buy it, though.

I have a Mishimoto currently. Fitment was not perfect but I got it to work. I had to buy adapters from Home Depot to get the transmission lines to hook up properly, so keep that in mind.
 
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Do you guys know if the Mishimoto radiator has the transmission connections for the 5AT. Ive been looking it up but cant find a clear yes. i dont want to buy a separate transmission cooler.
they have 2 different versions - if you get the MMRAD-G35-03 then it will have connections for the automatic trans cooler
 
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I ended up ordering the Mishimoto and it was not a perfect fit. Fits really tight and i had to leave out the bottom rubber boots that go on the radiator legs because it was too tall. Then i ran into the issue of the radiator cap hitting. I had to shave into that black piece that goes across our engine bays. I didnt realize that the connections were wrong until the last thing to do was hook up the transmission lines haha i tried the home depot connections but it was leaking fluid and i ended up working the hose all the way onto the connection and buying special clamps to secure them on. i got it to work and im pretty happy so far but its not a simple swapping of parts.
 
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I had those same problems.... I was still able to use the boots though, but it was a really tight fit.

I would keep an eye on your transmission lines. The threads on there will make the hose start leaking over time, I would think. I was able to keep it from leaking with some fittings and Teflon tape.
 
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Ha I thought about that but I was so frustrated by that point I didn't want to take longer. Did u use any particular Teflon tape? cus since there's going to be hot transmission fluid pumping through it makes me nervous.
 
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No, just the teflon tape from Home Depot. The transmission fluid shouldn't be much over 200 degrees F, so it won't be a problem. I've had it installed on my car for about 9 months now with no leaks.
 
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Oh okay nice.yeah Im going to do it also then. The fittings I tried are the 1/4 in adapter. What size adapter/fitting did you use?
 
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Hmmmmmmm...... This is making me lean to the koyo. But ams has a great deal too..... But I know lots who have had problems with the ams leaking at some point.
 

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