NFSBOSS said:That's pretty pricey compared to the FR 302S and Fluidyne.
No, it's all aluminum.......I have had it in my car for over 3 years now. It definitely works with the AC, as I just deleted mine 3 weeks ago. No modifications are necessary for it to work with the AC.Rusty67 said:How much is the 302S radiator ?
They were a bit cheaper when I bought it but the cost of raw materials is going up everywhere.
The 302S radiator has plastic tanks, this thing is all aluminum. Also, the 302S doesn't have an AC so I'm not sure if that radiator will work with the stock condenser or if you have to do an AC delete or custom brackets ?
I've never seen the fluidyne unit but I'm sure it is nice too.
cloud9 said:No, it's all aluminum.......I have had it in my car for over 3 years now. It definitely works with the AC, as I just deleted mine 3 weeks ago. No modifications are necessary for it to work with the AC.
Rehagen has it for $675.00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-RACING-2005-2014-MUSTANG-GT-ALUMINUM-RADIATOR-2012-2013-BOSS-302-/150934218059?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item232461654b
I have tested just about everything including the C&R (except the Fluidyne unit that John has). A radiator swap makes a negligible difference in cooling. The Tiger hood is wicked "cool", but does virtually nothing for cooling. The GT500 fan can't hurt, but doesn't make a significant difference in cooling.Rusty67 said:Ah ok, that makes sense. Thanks for straightening me out. I got into an argument about the Boss 302R radiator vs the stock one with a Ford parts guy and he swore they were the same.
We should see if we can get all the data from the different radiators and find out which one has the best cooling ability. Obviously we already made the investment in the bigger radiator but it might be useful for other people in the future doing the upgrade.
The 302S grille made little to no difference for me. The issue with the stock grille design are the horizontal plastic slats. They are narrow at the front of the car, but if you pull it off and look at the backside, they're at least twice as wide as they taper. There's really little room for air to flow through them even with the fogs removed. The fogs are at the outside edge of the radiator surface area whereas the area covered by the horizontal slats are directly in front of the radiator. Temps with the billet grille were virtually identical to running with no grille.Rusty67 said:I did notice Ford put quite a bit of work into directing air flow with the rubber air divertors for the radiator.
What do you think the difference is in air flow vs a modified stock grill, the 302S grill and a billet grill ?