Radiator Finally Failed

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  1. BroCo
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    I know this is a common problem with the GD STI's and mine finally let loose after 144K miles. I was thinking about replacing it with a Mishimoto, anyone have any feedback or other suggestions?
     
  2. Krazylegz1485
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    What broke? Just curious.
     
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    Looks like a crack in the radiator somewhere. Looked like a steam powered Subaru when I pulled into work.
     
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    I've had only one radiator failure in my life. Our Toyota Camry cracked a plastic end tank. The dealer gave me the option of OEM (had to order) or a Modine (available locally same day) that was a couple hundred bucks cheaper. I went with the Modine as I was familiar with the name and thought of them as a quality product. It failed within the first few months. Both myself and the dealer were not amused. They warrantied the Modine and it lasted the rest of the life of the car. I can't remember the last time I was disappointed in an OEM replacement part.
     
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    I loved my Koyo. But Mishimoto makes a good aluminum one as well. I think the Koyo is bigger, but bigger isn’t always better?
     
  6. joebush44
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    Personally, not a fan of anything Mishimoto makes. KoyoRad all day. CSF is a legit company/brand as well, but I have no personal experience with them.
     
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    I had a mishimoto in my outback sport, No complaints but also wasn't going to see the limits of it's capability.
     
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    CSF racing is a much better quality and more efficient unit. I've also heard a few bad experiences with Mishi products, but they do have a good warranty. It's just inconvenient to have to replace it if something fails...
     
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    +1 for Koyo
     
  10. BroCo
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    Thanks for all of the input. Just pulled the trigger on a Koyo!

    I have to share a review that made me LOL.

    You don't allways get what you pay for but you allways pay for what you get.

    My stock Calsonic radiator cracked at 110k miles. This is common so it didn't break my heart. Looked at mishimoto. After purchasing one of their parts, not cooling related, and seeing their quality I decided to pony up the extra coin.

    The fan mounting holes were ever so slightly off but where very in tolerance. Packaged beautifully. Finish on radiator was extremely nice. They supplied hardware!!!!! This was cadmium plated and included spring washers which was quite nice.

    Also included a stickers and I heart the crap out of stickers
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    Stickers!!!!!!
     
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    Allways...
     
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    I had a Miata that blew up a couple plastic tanked radiators so i threw a mishimoto aluminum rad on and never had problems again! Don’t know why the car was blowing up radiators though.. lol

    Edit: Will keep an eye to see how you like the koyo!
     
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    Koyo > Mishimoto all day every day. Good choice.
     
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