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Bigger Radiator

I run a Joelvan rad from when I was playing on a local road course. It did help with cooling for extended romps.

 

But...  it is heavier (in the worst place possible if you're a drag racer) and takes up a lot of room (a simple serpentine belt swap is a pain in the azz).

 

If I was to do it over again, I'd keep my RT rad and spend the money elsewhere.

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I've been considering Mishimoto as a new replacement for my '15 SRT.  Looks like a quality high performance aluminum rad. and weighs 15#-17# plus fluid.  From what I've been able to find, OEM rad. weighs 19#.  I think it boils down to rad. weight is not as important as performance here.

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I've been considering Mishimoto as a new replacement for my '15 SRT. Looks like a quality high performance aluminum rad. and weighs 15#-17# plus fluid. From what I've been able to find, OEM rad. weighs 19#. I think it boils down to rad. weight is not as important as performance here.

You statement leads me to think they reduced the fin count. There's a huge difference in cooling capacity between a HE that utilizes a 8-10 to a 14-18 fin count per inch. And the ability to dissipate heat between the two is drastic. I spent a great deal of money and effort testing back when I used to sell front mount HE's for the PD blower crowd. Just giving you something y consider.

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I've been considering Mishimoto as a new replacement for my '15 SRT.  Looks like a quality high performance aluminum rad. and weighs 15#-17# plus fluid.  From what I've been able to find, OEM rad. weighs 19#.  I think it boils down to rad. weight is not as important as performance here.

 

It's been quite a while, but I recall thinking that the Joelvan would be about 15 pounds heavier (rad plus lots of extra fluid)...  all in front of the engine. ??

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Just so ya know it has a 1/2gl larger capacity than the RT rad but On par with a SRT rad plus it built in AC condenser which I wouldn't want. Also it says this is a Pre-sale which would worry me.

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Good info Cam.  If OK here, this is the link to their product https://www.mishimoto.com/dodge-challenger-srt8-hellcat-radiator-2008-2016.html.  I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.

That's the one I was looking at if I replace mines

Just so ya know it has a 1/2gl larger capacity than the RT rad but On par with a SRT rad plus it built in AC condenser which I wouldn't want. Also it says this is a Pre-sale which would worry me.

Cam why wouldn't you want the built in AC condenser?

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That's the one I was looking at if I replace mines

 

Cam why wouldn't you want the built in AC condenser?

Service would be a bitch for one if your building a car that might need to be wrenched on more than once you dont want it.  Something i would buy if i didn't like someone because somewhere down the road its going to piss them off :)

 

Had the other two get the one from joelvan. Though i have yet to actually need anything past the stock SRT radiator even in the Texas heat.

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I spent a great deal of money and effort testing back when I used to sell front mount HE's for the PD blower crowd 

 

Do you still have any to sell? Looking at possibly upgrading the stock kb 2.8lc if it makes sense. 

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Do you still have any to sell? Looking at possibly upgrading the stock kb 2.8lc if it makes sense.

I have everything here to make a couple. But these ran about $1,600. If you're a good fab guy you can build it yourself for a little over a grand. If your interested I'd sell just the HE and fan enclosure and show you what fab work was involved. What killed me was the lower grill. When I was building these I had access to the stock upper grill take outs that SMS was throwing away that I modified to work in the lower grill section. When that dried up I couldn't come up with a better solution so I stopped making them as a kit, well that and plus I just burned out on the whole thing.

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I have everything here to make a couple. But these ran about $1,600. If you're a good fab guy you can build it yourself for a little over a grand. If your interested I'd sell just the HE and fan enclosure and show you what fab work was involved. What killed me was the lower grill. When I was building these I had access to the stock upper grill take outs that SMS was throwing away that I modified to work in the lower grill section. When that dried up I couldn't come up with a better solution so I stopped making them as a kit, well that and plus I just burned out on the whole thing.

Ok thanks for the info. Out of my league at this point, but figured I would ask

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We have never run anything but an SRT radiator on our big builds; even ones where the entire front end is covered by a massive intercooler. We also use the stock water pump, coolant, and overflow.

 

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I bought the fluidyne thinking it would be a big improvement over stock. Nope, made about 5 degrees difference with the ac on and sitting in traffic. It was def heavier than my oem radiator. I'm with Micah....if I had to do it over again....it would get a stock srt radiator back in it

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