Merkur XR4Ti Aluminum Radiators
XR4Ti Cosworth "Shorty" Aluminum Radiator $199.95
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Can be used as a replacement radiator as well as be helpful in intercooler installs. Clearance above the radiator is 4.25" .
SHORTY RADIATORS FAQ's
How well does it cool since its so much shorter than the stock radiator?
Outperforms the stock radiator. Cooling capabilities actually improve over stock.
How do you bolt the stock "puller" fan to this?
The stock puller fan cannot be used with this radiator. 12" universal mount radiator fans can be found very inexpensively to use. ($29.95 at http://www.siliconeintakes.com/ FYI). You can even fit 2 of those fans side by side if you feel necessary, however one will work just fine in most applications.
I have an automatic XR, what about the transmission cooler in the stock radiator?
Consider this to be a good opportunity to upgrade your radiator as well as trans cooler. Most auto parts stores sell external transmission coolers for under 30 bucks and will work much better that the stock one thats inside the factory radiator.
THIS RADIATOR USES 1989 STYLE XR4Ti INLETS AND OUTLETS, WHICH ARE REVERSED FROM THE MORE COMMON 1985-1988 STYLE
Stainless steel flexible radiator hoses work well for the upper and lower hoses, as well as the stock 1989-only XR4Ti lower hose.
(If you want off-the-shelf hoses, we have seen and excellent fit using Gates 3510 for the lower.)
Bypass hose routing?
The middle port on the 1985-1988 coolant bottle can be capped off just like it is from the factory on the automatic XR4Ti.
The lower gravity feed hose from the coolant bottle should be T 'ed into the upper water pump hose (which is also done on the factory automatic XR4Ti). Installing a 1985-1988 automatic XR4Ti "Y" hose will give a clean, factory look to your install.
Passenger Side Coolant Bottle Y Hose - $39.95