bender

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Hi all, I am in need of a radiator for the glanza V as mine has cracked right where the top hose enters the rad.

After researching I see many people are opting for an aftermarket civic radiator (besides save room) and am just curious why people dont just put another starlet radiator in like the ZEP racing one. My car is completely stock and is being daily driven in a warm climate

I am weighing between these 3 radiators

TD: https://www.tuningdevelopments.uk/product_info.php?products_id=289

ZEP Racing: https://www.rhdjapan.com/zep-racing-2-row-radiator-aluminum-ep82-ep91.html

Koyo Civic rad: https://www.amazon.ca/Koyo-HH080292-Racing-Radiator-1992-00/dp/B0115NY1S2

has anyone used a TD aluminum radiator or the ZEP racing one?

what kind of civic radiator am i looking for? (48mm, or 52mm)

thanks guys
 
aftermarket wise, i can only speak of the aluminum honda 3 row (triple core) radiator (52mm thick core)
i live in a hot climate...lets say an average day is 30C...and this radiator works great,,,significantly better than the stock ep91 two core automatic radiator...i noticed this when testing/tuning and monitoring temps

i took it to the machine shop and had the bottom pipe moved to the "stock" location ....however, i know people who simply pull the bottom radiator hose around and fit, no issues...some even run a small joiner pipe/hose.....depends what you want to do

yes, the 1.25" hard pipes are slightly bigger, but nothing a bit of grease and force can't solve to get the hoses over...however, i do think there is a model with smaller 28mm hard pipes but i'm not sure, you'd have to do some research

it was easy to get some ebay in the USA, cheap, easy to fit and works great
 

bender

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aftermarket wise, i can only speak of the aluminum honda 3 row (triple core) radiator (52mm thick core)
i live in a hot climate...lets say an average day is 30C...and this radiator works great,,,significantly better than the stock ep91 two core automatic radiator...i noticed this when testing/tuning and monitoring temps

i took it to the machine shop and had the bottom pipe moved to the "stock" location ....however, i know people who simply pull the bottom radiator hose around and fit, no issues...some even run a small joiner pipe/hose.....depends what you want to do

yes, the 1.25" hard pipes are slightly bigger, but nothing a bit of grease and force can't solve to get the hoses over...however, i do think there is a model with smaller 28mm hard pipes but i'm not sure, you'd have to do some research

it was easy to get some ebay in the USA, cheap, easy to fit and works great
I was wondering about the bottom hose aswell, I guess I was looking at the smaller sized civic radiators so I will try to find a triple core.

Did you use a civic radiator from an EG or EK, or either or will work?

Thanks
 

bender

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aftermarket wise, i can only speak of the aluminum honda 3 row (triple core) radiator (52mm thick core)
i live in a hot climate...lets say an average day is 30C...and this radiator works great,,,significantly better than the stock ep91 two core automatic radiator...i noticed this when testing/tuning and monitoring temps

i took it to the machine shop and had the bottom pipe moved to the "stock" location ....however, i know people who simply pull the bottom radiator hose around and fit, no issues...some even run a small joiner pipe/hose.....depends what you want to do

yes, the 1.25" hard pipes are slightly bigger, but nothing a bit of grease and force can't solve to get the hoses over...however, i do think there is a model with smaller 28mm hard pipes but i'm not sure, you'd have to do some research

it was easy to get some ebay in the USA, cheap, easy to fit and works great
And I guess you can get civic radiators for a d series or b series, is there a preference or will any civic radiator work. Thanks
 
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