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Aluminium Radiators

Does Anyone Know Alot About Aluminium Radiators.
Are They As Good As Some People Say.
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they look cool!! dats all i know!! hehe
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Re: Aluminium Radiators

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Does Anyone Know Alot About Aluminium Radiators.
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Are you going to use one to look good or to save weight. I have never seen any benfit over the normal radiators. hey are twice the price and are more trouble thatn what they are worth.
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Re: Aluminium Radiators

I had one made for my xa very costly but it looks great .
They do need extra care to look after them .
If you are after a new radiator just a stock one would be better suited but if you are prepared to fork out some cash and have a realy nice looking one then go for it
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My aluminium thick core cost $190!! Hooray for ebay.

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They are only for looks. They do do anything. Like some people they reckon they make there car go faster .
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Alluminium radiators cool quicker then brass or copper so you can use a thinner 1 for the same result ,less weight & they are stronger.

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Ive got an alloy radiator it wasnt really that much more than a new decent sized copper or brass radiator and looks shitloads better. I havent had any dramas at all with mine and with the el dual thermo fans its running too cold
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Are you going to use one to look good or to save weight. I have never seen any benfit over the normal radiators. hey are twice the price and are more trouble thatn what they are worth.
what sort of trouble, prone to leak or something
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what sort of trouble, prone to leak or something
I asked a few different radiator mobs, including Norm for Aussie desert rads, and they advise a brass type for general driving/racing, as if you have any problems they can easily be fixed, where the alloy can't.(you'd think alloy would be easy to fix?). I ended up with the brass 4 core desert cooler.
Apparently both cool the same.
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