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So I hate the gangster lean half core radiator that I have in my crx. And it started to leak some. I know that as soon as I boosted my car that it was going to overheat. I have seen it so many times, big boost, stock half core, and a b18 in a crx.  :-X But I need the room, whats a rhmt'er to do? So after alot of looking around I came up with this.




The radiator is 24.5"X12.5"X 1.5" Core is 1.5X12X20.5 = 369ci it also has 1 1/4" in and out, unlike the civic half core that has 1 1/8" also the stock half core core is around 1"X14"X14" 196ci
Radiator               $50 shipped
So the radiator is for a 85 Volkswagen Scirocco I got it frome here (the brand is Nissens part# W0133-1610603)
http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/1985/volkswagen/scirocco/cooling_system/radiator.html



Inline Fill neck       $34 shipped
The inline neck I got from the seller TK Motorsports on ebay.


2- 5/16" grommets $1 w/tax
The rubber grommets I got from the ma and pa hardware store


Vented 13lb radiator cap I got from the local auto parts store
Radiator Cap         $7 w/tax

2- fender washers free, Had them on hand
Free

Fan temp switch (just to plug the hole in the radiator)
Free from the local wrecking yard


Total price $92
Call it a hundred or so.

On to the setup
It looked like this





SO first things first, drain your coolent and pull your shitty ass half core out.


Now that youve done that, you are going to need to mod your hood latch support bar. First score the 3 bolts where the latch assembly bolts up so you can get your hood to latch when your done.
 

Now pull the 3 10 mm bolts out, and squeeze the 2 plastic clips and and now your cable and latch us free from the support. Undo the 4 10mm bolts that hold the assemble to the headlight area, and the 1 10mm bolth that is attached to your lower support. Clamp it ito the vice, and now pull out the drill


Now I used a step bit to drill out the 4 spot welds that hold the upright support on, You will be getting rid of this to make room for your new radiator.


Now I used a flat head screw driver and worked it in between the support upright and the latch bar. I took my time on this because I did not want to bend the latch support up to bad.


Now go ahead and bolt the hood latch back onto the support bar and test your hood to make sure it closes and opens.


Ok with that done I now went onto the task of mounting on the tabs to hold the radiator in place.
So I took the 2 rubber grommets and slipped them into the washers and put them onto the bottom of the radiator.

and I held it upto where I needed it. I made some marks on the traction bar of where the washers hit it. I pulled the grommet out and tacked 1 of the washer into place with my welder. Let it cool down and put the grommit back in.


After I test fitted it, I double checked my other washer marks and pulled the grommet out and tacked the other washer into place.

Now I need to keep the top of the radiator from flopping around. So I had some scrap lying around.
Cut it down and drilled a hole in it. And grabbed a screw I had lying around too.


Now I saw just where I wanted it monted up.


Well with my awsome welding skillz :-* and some oil that I had sitting in between the sheetmetal from a previous busted oil feed line it turned out somthing like this  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X


I used the stock 91 teg lower radiator hose and it worked perfect. For the upper hose I used 1 91 teg upper hose, and a piece of another teg upper hose.






Now there is a nipple off of the radiator so I took a vaccume cap and a hose clamp and threw it on there.



I then put my slim line fan on and put it back together.
Well see how it dose over the next few days but so far it seems great. and it tucks up under the support and out of the way of my turbo and downpipe.



« Last Edit: September 23, 2015, 08:16:59 PM by ratcityrex »
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 03:10:52 AM »

gangsta nigga

excellent work
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 03:20:43 AM »

why the Hate for the Gangsta Lean  ???
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 07:48:05 AM »

great writeup!
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 08:55:27 AM »

why the Hate for the Gangsta Lean  ???
Its not that i hate it, its just it dosent cool the greatest. This is just a better solution than the halfcore, imo.
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 11:29:45 AM »

Regardless of lean, more cooling capacity = win.  Nice work man.
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 01:05:10 PM »

Good shit!  I have been waiting for this thread ever since the talk of you doing this...  Now its done and looks really good....  Great job.... :yes:
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009, 01:45:02 PM »

great writeup!
Good shit!  I have been waiting for this thread ever since the talk of you doing this...  Now its done and looks really good....  Great job.... :yes:

Thanks guys, This whole thing started because I wanted more room for a downpipe, and I didnt want a chance of overheating.
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New setup is old bottom end with a hype r head with gsr cams. built lsv with hx35 @ 26psi on pump gas
LEED tuned! 434hp/329tq http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pbDXZxZdZs
http://www.realhomemadeturbo.com/forum/index.php/topic,16195.0.html

Old Setup B18a1 296hp/289tq LEED Tuned 20psi on pump! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yj-Z90j4W4   
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009, 01:57:27 PM »

tite

slap some bondo on that weld and hit it with the rattle can
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2009, 03:01:42 PM »

Awesome write up. That is damn good out of the box thinking. Nice shit
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2009, 03:07:56 PM »

Awesome! I think I may end up going this route as well for my CRX!
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2009, 03:31:47 PM »

Sticky icky icky!
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2009, 03:53:13 PM »

shit looks good
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2009, 04:16:24 PM »

shit looks good

how do you think it would fit with the stock crossmember?



That was going to be my next adventure is to do it on a stock setup.  I just need to take a few measurements. If you want to take them I will tell you if they will work.
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 06:24:51 PM »

I'm too lazy to look up your build thread but where is your intercooler?
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2009, 10:17:52 PM »

He's missing more than just an intercooler... :P

Really cool idea, too bad I'm done with EF's. Unless you get a manifold that puts the WG off the front (like most retarded ramhorn makers do), you should fit almost anything and have tons of cooling capacity. Assuming you use some sort of coating or heat wrap.
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2009, 01:25:56 AM »

I'm too lazy to look up your build thread but where is your intercooler?

Dont have it yet, but im gona pick this one up

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http://www.realhomemadeturbo.com/forum/index.php/topic,16195.0.html

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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2009, 01:29:30 AM »

It will fit in front of that scirocco rad?
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2009, 01:37:02 AM »

Yep with about 1" from the charge pipe to the edge of the radiator. Another one intercooler that would fit perfect would be a stock srt4 intercooler
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http://www.realhomemadeturbo.com/forum/index.php/topic,16195.0.html

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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2009, 01:57:46 AM »

Solid work man!!!

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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2009, 03:50:46 AM »

looks good, but one question. why not just run the factory full length?

seriously not hating just woundering?
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2009, 10:25:03 AM »

looks good, but one question. why not just run the factory full length?

seriously not hating just woundering?

This setup gives you more room than the factory full length rad since it basically sits about where the condenser would normally be.



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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2009, 11:12:58 AM »

Hey, when I get back, we can measure up the Rising Sun Wonder and see if it will work with the stock cross member.
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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2009, 11:24:34 AM »

Hey, when I get back, we can measure up the Rising Sun Wonder and see if it will work with the stock cross member.

Right on, sounds good!
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http://www.realhomemadeturbo.com/forum/index.php/topic,16195.0.html

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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2009, 05:50:49 AM »

How much bumper will need to be trimmed for that intercooler? Is there room to go taller?
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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2009, 07:54:07 AM »

Wow great work that is a excellent setup for a EF.I used a Neon half rad before in mine as its shorter then a EG one so no gangster lean but that rad should cool really nice. :noel:
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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2009, 02:45:28 PM »

How much bumper will need to be trimmed for that intercooler? Is there room to go taller?
There is room to go taller, but I dont really want to go taller because im not gona hack my front bumper up. The intercooler you are looking at will fit infront of my rad, and I can still get my bumper on without cutting anymore that what has already been cut.


Wow great work that is a excellent setup for a EF.I used a Neon half rad before in mine as its shorter then a EG one so no gangster lean but that rad should cool really nice. :noel:

I was looking at the neon rad, but it was still gona need a gangster lean due to my huge fucking traction bar. I could have lowerd the traction bar, but then I know I would be hitting shit when driving down logging roads I go camping on.

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New setup is old bottom end with a hype r head with gsr cams. built lsv with hx35 @ 26psi on pump gas
LEED tuned! 434hp/329tq http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pbDXZxZdZs
http://www.realhomemadeturbo.com/forum/index.php/topic,16195.0.html

Old Setup B18a1 296hp/289tq LEED Tuned 20psi on pump! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yj-Z90j4W4   
http://www.realhomemadeturbo.com/forum/index.php/topic,205.msg2437.html#msg2437

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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2009, 06:13:31 PM »

The Hybrid kids used to do that 12+ years ago, in the Socal area.  They'd get all aluminum Sirocco radiators from Slummit and get to fabbing, like the upscale yuppies they were.

I sure am glad radiators are $0.59 these days.

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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2009, 04:14:34 AM »

you bastard....


where were you before i did this?


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Re: Better than any halfcore you could ever put into a crx!!!!!!
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2009, 03:25:04 PM »

Seen this in person at the meet

Very clean and does provide a lot of room.
Good job on making turbo crx's cool down more efficiently now.
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