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Upgraded Ron Davis Radiator

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Torspd, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. May 10, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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    The black rectangles are one way vent flaps.
     
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  3. May 10, 2017 at 4:50 PM
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    So rad. This is the 'race radiator' correct?
     
  4. May 10, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    Holy jeez that thing is beautiful. Dumb question .. do you just remove the OEM fan and use the electric fans? Is it just that simple?
     
  5. May 10, 2017 at 5:14 PM
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    Right you are!


    You will also need some for of thermostatic controller. Ron Davis sells those as well, or you can purchase one from Summit Racing. Other than that, yes.

    I can take pictures of the wiring.
     
  6. May 10, 2017 at 5:29 PM
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    With the SPAL fans installed.

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  7. May 10, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    Hey does anyone know approximate cost with the spal fans?
     
  9. May 11, 2017 at 7:26 AM
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    As strange as it is, I honestly don't know. I'd give them a call. If you wanted to purchase the SPAL fans afterwards, then you have the picture above.
     
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    With out reading past this point. I have the 170* t-stat and when pushing my truck l see 190* pretty regular. Even on highway with the cruise set I saw 195* and holding.
     
  13. May 12, 2017 at 6:37 AM
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    Got most of the system burped yesterday. Tested the fans, and connections since it had sat unused or taped up for a few years. All was good. Man have I missed that whirling hum of those blades slicing the air.

    I was not able to drive it due to not being fully vacuated of air, and other conflicting priorities.

    As for installation, it was perfect. Swap over yhe bushings from the OEM radiator, into the circle openings of the RD radiator. Then drop in and bolt up.
     
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    This is where I have my temperature sensor for the fan relays. Other kits can have it mounted elsewhere.

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    Looks good Torspd! I might've missed it, but any word on a price for the radiator?
     
  16. May 12, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    Here is the radiator cap number.

    Stant # 10233. Being that it is off of a Subaru, the choice of aftermarket vendors' caps is a plenty.

    For the record, a #10233 is a 16 psi cap.

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    I received mine at a discount, due to my efforts. So it would not be fair to say what price I received mine. Still though, I have called to ask what the price is of their OEM replacement.
     
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    With the increased thickness of the rad. is there any possibility of the spal fans coming in contact with pulleys? Especially for those folks that are running SC pulleys.
     
  20. May 13, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    I cannot imagine that happening. I cannot give an affirmative "Correct it will clear" either.

    What I can do is measure from a stationary spot, to its furthest most point, then that can be compared.
     
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