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ea81 Body with 2.2...radiator
Posted 19 June 2006 - 09:07 PM
What have others done to get around this problem. So far I have come up with:
A: 90 degree bend of copper pipe so you have a 2" section of rubber, a 90 degree bend and then a flexhose running from the bend to the thermostat housing.
B: Custom radiator...I dont like this idea I have a nearly brand new radiator already.
C: 1.8L Impreza radiator? The only advantage I can see on this is the hose outlet is already the same size as the thermostat housing AND the mounts for the impreza radiator fan (nicer fans).
Posted 20 June 2006 - 02:16 AM
It would be simple as pie to take this one step further and change the bottom to a larger, 90 degree bend down. Then just use some creative hosage.
I'm still not 100% happy wiht my upper hose... The bends don't like the 3" of lift I have.
Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:19 AM
Stock rad, but the car's got a 4" lift and a custom angle steel lower rad support, which may have given me slightly more wiggle-room. Everything works great though. I found the right angles and sizes I needed in 2 prebent hoses and used a 1 1/4" plastic hardware store coupler to connect them. BTW, the stock EA81 rad with a 12" hayden fan does a phenomenal job cooling the EJ22. No worries there.
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