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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    Heat exchanger is on eBay also the pump so all I have is eBay item #s
    HE # cxr-he002 over all size 31.5-9.5-3.5 core 24-8-2.5
    This is the same h/e that coach123 has on his car.
    Water pump # cxr-wp-50-04 8gal/min.
    Wp $49+44 shipping
    H/e $119+85
    My email is turboz1madls1@yahoo.com for any one who has ?

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    love you ryan, thanks for the info!!

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    Hmmm, after reviewing the Flex-A-Lite vs the ebay one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT) vs (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT)

    It appears as if the ebay one is much larger, and holds more fluid but only has 2 cooling rows. While the flex-a-lite has less total area, but has 6 cooling rows.

    What are the trade offs?

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 550HP STSV View Post
    Hmmm, after reviewing the Flex-A-Lite vs the ebay one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT) vs (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT)

    It appears as if the ebay one is much larger, and holds more fluid but only has 2 cooling rows. While the flex-a-lite has less total area, but has 6 cooling rows.

    What are the trade offs?
    The one that Ryan bought has many cooling rows. Whoever filled out the ebay ad is an idiot. That heat exchanger will be a good match for the car and better than the flex a lite one.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    The FMIC would be MUCH better than the Flex-a-Lite alone. I am taking out the extremely restrictive factory exchanger and replacing it with the Flex-a-Lite AND adding the FMIC. So capacity will be more than just the FMIC and the outputs of the Flex-a-Lite are the same as my FMIC so there will not be any restrictions. I am going to go out of the Supercharger into the Flex-a-Lite to scrub off as much heat as I can before it goes into the FMIC. I am also now thinking of adding a storage tank above the Flex-a-Lite to further add capacity by an additional 56oz.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by PGA2B View Post
    The FMIC would be MUCH better than the Flex-a-Lite alone. I am taking out the extremely restrictive factory exchanger and replacing it with the Flex-a-Lite AND adding the FMIC. So capacity will be more than just the FMIC and the outputs of the Flex-a-Lite are the same as my FMIC so there will not be any restrictions. I am going to go out of the Supercharger into the Flex-a-Lite to scrub off as much heat as I can before it goes into the FMIC. I am also now thinking of adding a storage tank above the Flex-a-Lite to further add capacity by an additional 56oz.
    Not a bad plan there. Extra water capacity should help on the dyno where you don't have 100mph air going over the coolers.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    Any part numbers in mind for the additional reservoir?

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    I also have a cobra tank I'm going to use that can be packed with ice when at the track our dyno. Total should be 1.7 gal. So if this can't get the temps down with the meth I'm selling the car. And one want it it's cheep.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    I am just worried about where to put it in the system. Should I go out of the Supercharger, into the Tank? Or would that just heat it up more..... Because of heat just not sure ...... Space and plumbing will become an issue.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 550HP STSV View Post
    Any part numbers in mind for the additional reservoir?
    There are a couple I am looking at. Canton Racing makes one that is a full gallon or Spectre has one the is 56oz. that is just over 3/4 a gallon. The Spectre is a round 3" tube that is about 20" long so it would fit above the Flex-a-Lite. The Canton is like a true overflow tank and is bigger and rectangular so I don't know where it would go. Space will be an issue and I don't want to put anything in the trunk so we'll see.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1madstsv View Post
    I also have a cobra tank I'm going to use that can be packed with ice when at the track our dyno. Total should be 1.7 gal. So if this can't get the temps down with the meth I'm selling the car. And one want it it's cheep.
    If you can't get the temps down why don't you just turbocharge it? I'd duplicate my kit if you wanted one.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by PGA2B View Post
    I am just worried about where to put it in the system. Should I go out of the Supercharger, into the Tank? Or would that just heat it up more..... Because of heat just not sure ...... Space and plumbing will become an issue.
    It doesn't really matter but I'd put it after the coolers.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    I'm putting it where the stock over flow and filler are under the strut bar. The going to the fmic with ice cold water so it will keep it cool then in to the sc and back in to the tank and over ice if I have any in their at that time. Seem to be the best way to keep the fmic cool.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyC View Post
    It doesn't really matter but I'd put it after the coolers.
    I thought about that but I feared it would heat up in the tank and defeat the purpose. That's why I thought about SC then Tank, Then FLE, then FMIC and back to the SC. i don't know..... My head spins thinking about it.

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    Re: 4x Cooling Upgrades - Worth it?

    I'm not going to spend the time our money to turbo it. I will be over 450rwhp when I get it retuned with a new pump and that's turning it very hard as it is. So a turbo would need only 10psi to make the same I would think and I would end up with engine and rear parts in a pile on the ground. Plus I would do twin rear mounts like 38mm our some thing small to spool fast and make tq. To move this boat of a car.

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