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Old 02-02-09, 21:30   #26
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My Aussie Desert Coolers set up:





Alloy Radiator, shroud and thermos for under $900
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Old 02-02-09, 21:35   #27
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Thats a serious looking set up right there! Wow looks pretty nice, Is that all assembled and welded together? cant see in the picture? cheers Yeti.
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Old 02-02-09, 21:37   #28
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Come ready to install so radiator is finished as is the shroud. As easy as dropping in the radiator then fitting the thermo fans with shroud on top. The shroud and radiator are separate pieces.
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Old 02-02-09, 21:44   #29
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try race raditors in dandenong, vic, they do real nice work last commodore one i got was $660 a1 quality
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Old 05-02-09, 19:24   #30
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My mate got one from Race Radiators to.. Nice bit of gear.. I know some people who have had problems with Aussie Desert Coolers not doing what they have asked..

PWR also have awesome quality stuff.. My old VL had a PWR cooler and the finish was wicked.

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Old 05-02-09, 19:47   #31
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I wanted a good quality finish with equal welds etc. Something that comes off the production line than individual wobbly welds. I like the wobbly look but not for this application. I hope the PWR will be in by tommorrow
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Old 07-02-09, 19:22   #32
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Hey guys as the title states im looking to upgrade the radiator in the next week and i have read many reviews thru a range of different forums, regarding most brands. but havent found much info on radiators in VL's

I have a VLT thats running 400+rwhp i drive it on the street and also take it out to the race track but its cooling system is not working to well on track. 2 laps and its frying! Red lining and de-tuning.

Its running a new standard radiator at the moment, and standard belt driven fan. My intercooler blocks a lot of flow and the car sits on around half temp always around town.

Let me know what you have and whats worked for you. I want to hear the negatives too.

I dont want to buy twice.

Please dont say! i have a standard radiator and thermos. Only want reviews on aftermarket radiators.
Either PWR, ARE, RV DESSERT, or even ADRAD or ebay ****tys


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Ill do thermos next.!

it might be something else, water pump, get your radiator checked,

i've had heaps of problems with heat on my car for months, found that the plate on the drivers side of the radiator had dropped, so my radiator was only running through the tank and not the radiator, put that in, car doesn't get over 88 degree's
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Old 08-02-09, 09:26   #33
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I know alot of people using PWR and they have all been happy. You just have to make sure its setup properly and u will not have a problem
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Old 08-02-09, 15:31   #34
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my old man has a desert cooler 4 core and this w.e was the 5th time its been out for repairs in 12 months..

all ****ty problems..

2-top tank leaks
1- bottom tank leaks
2- kneck leacks

when will it turn ****ing right..
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Old 09-02-09, 16:21   #35
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Xchase how did the pwr hold up on the track dude?
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Old 09-02-09, 16:28   #36
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I was down the track with him on Sunday - Didnt go over half way on the gauge all day running 20psi 2 races at 6 laps each race .
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Old 09-02-09, 16:39   #37
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My 4 core

Where from and how much?

I just got a 4 core radiator today, I also told him to delete the tranny cooler fittings and piping in the tank. Cost me $490.
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Old 09-02-09, 18:53   #38
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I was down the track with him on Sunday - Didnt go over half way on the gauge all day running 20psi 2 races at 6 laps each race .

should it be cooler then that with a PWR or is that about normal...
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Old 09-02-09, 19:15   #39
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I thought it might sit cooler as it sat on half temp driving around town before and still does now l. But the cooling on track remains at half temp flat out like Weezy said. 200+kph around the track smoking the tires out of corners and basically driving it like it was stolen. I managed to get 8 laps out of it before it moved up one bar on the gauge, Im more than happy with this result. As before i could only get 2 laps with a brand new standard radiator.[IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG]

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Old 09-02-09, 23:06   #40
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looks good... and seems to peforme pretty well

how much did it set you back if you dont mind me asking?
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Old 10-02-09, 06:20   #41
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There not the cheapest Alloy radiator on the market. You wont get much change from a G after coolant and cap. IMO i highly recommend it.
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Old 10-02-09, 19:59   #42
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There not the cheapest Alloy radiator on the market. You wont get much change from a G after coolant and cap. IMO i highly recommend it.
Second that, PWR make some great products.
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Old 17-06-09, 16:21   #43
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I bought one from Nathan @ Just Alloy Radiators,wrapped with it!Its 52mm thick triple core and pass and fully polished,cost me $550 and he looked after the shipping.




Now I just need to finish my bloody engine,oh and paint and driveline!
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Old 11-08-11, 16:09   #44
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Been thinking about buying a better radiator. I was just looking at the PWR website. It says nothing about a VL turbo radiator. Just says VL 6Cyl. Are they a 3 core radiator??
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Old 11-08-11, 16:51   #45
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a better rad wont make your car run colder... Thats what you have a thermostat for..

It will keep it at running temp better..
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