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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Well I decided have a run down to a local radiator specialist yesterday before forking out on a new alloy radiator. I took the one I removed with the damaged tubes down to Advanced Radiators in Newcastle http://www.adrad.co.uk/contact/ to see if it was repairable. Turns out they think they could repair it but the flow may be restricted a fair bit. So that idea has been scrapped and she will be getting a nice new one :)

Couple of pics, you can see the damage to the tubes in the second pic:

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Alloy Radiator Damage by MurphyRS, on Flickr

Sadly when I bought her the head unit had been removed so I treated her to a new on today and ordered a Kenwood KDC-BT52U. Normally I always go for Alpine stuff but liked the look of this one and it's got some good features :)

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Specs can be seen here:

http://www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk/products/car/cd_receivers/cd/KDC-BT52U/details/

Got a few other things in the pipeline at the minute but I will wait until they're confirmed before updating :)


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looking lovely murphy.
What alloy rad you going to go for?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:18 pm 
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bensouthport wrote:
looking lovely murphy.
What alloy rad you going to go for?


Not sure yet mate, the one in the pics above is an Airtec one.

Don't know wether to just replace it with another Airtec one or look into Radtec and Pro Alloy?


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I've heard not so great things about Airtec. But i don't have great experience in knowing the differences between them. Maybe do a bit of research, see what other frst's with your spec have?

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bensouthport wrote:
I've heard not so great things about Airtec. But i don't have great experience in knowing the differences between them. Maybe do a bit of research, see what other frst's with your spec have?


I'm in the same boat mate lol I don't have much knowledge on the differences as this is my first Turbo'd RS

I will have a chat with the guys doing the work on my car, it'll be in good hands :)


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ahh yes, im sure they will be able to recommend the correct one! Whats your budget for the remaning bits you need?

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I don't really have a budget to be honest mate, I'm just aiming to get her down to get the work done and work out a price with them. I'll be starting to save for it from end of the month

to estimate roughly though I'd think around the £1500 mark for what needs doing.

Transporting down there £325
Alloy rad £300?
Vibra tech gearbox mounts £106
Core plus £1.95 lol
Oils and full service £240 ish?
Set up I'm guessing about £300-400
plus labour for the work ??

On another note I have just made a deal for some new wheels :D wrapped in Toyo Proxes


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sounds about right! ooo tell more? Im desperate for some proxes however payday seems ages away

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i'll have to dig out the receipt for my rad - it's not alloy - but an uprated FRST one with fan - jono might know :lol:

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Pretty sure my airtec one cost me £205 8-)

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bensouthport wrote:
sounds about right! ooo tell more? Im desperate for some proxes however payday seems ages away


Going to keep things under wraps till I pick em up :lol:

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i'll have to dig out the receipt for my rad - it's not alloy - but an uprated FRST one with fan - jono might know :lol:


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Pretty sure my airtec one cost me £205 8-)


The one that was on is an Airtec on but I've been advised against Airtec Scamp

Think I'm sorted on the radiator front now fellas cheers

Going for Spec R. will be having a custom one made to suit :D

I will add next update later in the week with what's to do and what's been planned


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Why advised against airtec?

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meilack wrote:
Why advised against airtec?


Not great in quality from what I'm being told


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This is the Airtec rad I was looking at getting originaly http://www.autospecialists.co.uk/Stage- ... -863.html#

What's you lots views on their products, anyone had much experience with them?


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Adam has one I think (scamp)

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I've not personally heard anything bad about airtec and see a lot of cars running they're products but it's all down to personal taste and spec r would be an awesome bit of kit :thumbsup:

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i saw something on fiesta turbo of a bit of negativity but if adams saying its all good then its happy days :)

do they not have reviews on that website?

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what I say aint gospel its just what ive experienced by the way :lol: 8-)

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i have a stage 1 airtec rad on mine and i find it great, i also have a 82c stat fitted too :thumbsup:

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scamp wrote:
I've not personally heard anything bad about airtec and see a lot of cars running they're products but it's all down to personal taste and spec r would be an awesome bit of kit :thumbsup:


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what I say aint gospel its just what ive experienced by the way :lol: 8-)


I am not too sure if it makes much difference with the radiators as realy its just water in and water out, think it was more the intercoolers that weren't getting great ratings. Not sure what I will use yet as I'm still waiting on hearing back from Pete at Spec R. Half of me says just get the Airtec one cause it's only £223 and could get her sorted quicker buying on of them but the other half says don't rush it and buy the best of what I can get. Undecided :crazi:

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i saw something on fiesta turbo of a bit of negativity but if adams saying its all good then its happy days :)

do they not have reviews on that website?


They probably do Ben but I don't think any negatives would stay up long

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i have a stage 1 airtec rad on mine and i find it great, i also have a 82c stat fitted too :thumbsup:


I might end up getting another one yet just undecided at the minute. you and Scamp have em though with no complaints so can't be bad :)

How you getting on with yours Dave, Any updates to come?


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