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Old 04-20-2011, 02:09 AM
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MISHIMOTO ALUMINUM RADIATOR HONDA PRELUDE 97-01 MANUAL | eBay

I saw this radiator on ebay and seems like a fair price. I know that mishimoto is not that great but at this moment i can't afford a koyo rad or a fluidyne. I was going to purchase a blackworks rad but i saw that it freakin sucked so i decided that i am goin to go with a mishimoto in the mean time. I am buyin a rad cuz the one that i have is leaking. I have a oem rad and basically the only mods that i have are dc headers 4-2-1, high flo cat back, 2.5' piping magnaflow muffler and an aem short ram intake. Oh and i have a 98 prelude manual. So, nyways should i purchase this radiator on ebay or is there somewhere else a cheaper one...ny recommendations......thanks
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

go for it man. they are a good company. i dunno about the price because ive never shopped for a radiator before. seller has great feedback too
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

IMO if your looking for a temp rad then i would go for the cheaper one, or source one from a junk yard. where is it leaking? i have had friends patch theirs with mighty putty lol but it worked. so you might want to consider that and save a few more bucks to get the one you want instead of wasting on something for now.
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

Difference between Koyo or Fluidyne iswhat is spray painted on the front. All are quality welded full aluminum radiators. No need to make this an intermediate. I went with a Griffin for this reason. Price and reputation .And IMO its wasting money to replace your rad with anything but a welded aluminum radiator. Last one you'll buy and you'll never worry about failure.
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

so even the cheapo ones are ok to get?
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

I've never come across a cheapo welded aluminum radiator. You can find cheapos that are aluminum core and plastic bonded tank but the aluminum tank/aluminum core radiators are ~$225+
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

sorry for not knowing how to make a link, but put this # in to ebay 170630086663
125 for a rad w/ fans and cap
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

Hmm... haven't come across that. When I purchased mine the only option was Fluidyne, Koyo (most common) Mishimoto and Griffin It appears to be descent but who knows with out checking the welds and such. When there werent knock offs you knew that it was a quality product but I guess the mass producers in China will always get there product in. May be great...may not.

This is more or less what I have.

Griffin Radiator

Very industrial. Machined billet parts and filler neck, mounts etc. square basic tanks. Like 2" core...beef! In the hottest of the summer no matter how hard I'm running I never get above operating temp. Old rad I could heat 'er up going through Glacier National Park on a hot day.
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

still i say if you already have your heart set on a certain radiator then dont waste moeny on another, just let the redneck show a little and use some ingenuity to temporarily fix the one you have till you get the extra money for the one you want.
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

I've got the $75 eBay special aluminum radiator. Looks like full aluminum to me. Works fine so far
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Re: should i buy this radiator off ebay????

thanks guys, I think I am going to purchase the Mishimoto rad. The rad that I have right now is leaking where the aluminum meets the plastic , so i need to get that replaced as soon as possible.
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