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Was just about to hop in the shower when the doorbell rang. I thought someone would answer it but nobody else was home. I peaked through the window and saw this guy with a big box but I had no clue what it was. Well, it was a good thing I decided to answer the door.

My J's Racing aluminum radiator finally made it from Japan. I always like seeing the Japanese postage marks on the box and what-not so I decided to take pics. J's cooling power combined with CT supercharger goodness = match made in heaven.









 

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Nice pickup. Did the sticker actually come in it's own box? haha
yeah lol..prolly spent $20 for that "japanese" box hah
 

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Thanks for the comments. I'm going to get it put on Thursday. Only thing is I think I might have to relocate my coolant overflow contained because there is only 1/2 in space between it and the charger. The radiator is a little thicker than stock. Its gonna be a tight tight space!
 

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screw that, we need a mid-west meet. its not fair all the cali people get all the fun
 

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Very nice (and rare) part. J's Racing makes fantastic stuff.

However, just an FYI...a radiator will have absolutely no impact on the performance of your supercharger. Are you confusing the function of a radiator with an aftercooler?
 

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not true but still
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If he is using the radiator as a heat exchanger for an aftercooler core (like I am in my current setup), then that's one thing. I am using an additional radiator to assist in cooling the intake charge prior to combustion which in turn both increases oxygen density to make more power and reduces the possibility of detonation.

However, I believe the OP is simply swapping his OEM radiator with the J's Racing piece. In this instance, he is only improving the engine cooling system and is not affecting the temp or density of the intake charge at all. Consequently, there will be zero impact on the overall output of the supercharger in terms of both peak power and heatsoak issues.
 

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Very nice (and rare) part. J's Racing makes fantastic stuff.
Thank you.

However, just an FYI...a radiator will have absolutely no impact on the performance of your supercharger. Are you confusing the function of a radiator with an aftercooler?
No. I should have clarified my original post as I knew after I hit submit it would have probably come across like that.
 

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However, I believe the OP is simply swapping his OEM radiator with the J's Racing piece. In this instance, he is only improving the engine cooling system and is not affecting the temp or density of the intake charge at all. Consequently, there will be zero impact on the overall output of the supercharger in terms of both peak power and heatsoak issues.
This is correct. I would have gotten a Spoon radiator since it's cheaper but after I placed an order with them and waited 12 weeks to find out they hadnt even begun production, I got a refund, knew I'd be selling some spare parts (intakes/spoiler/grilles) and put that towards the price difference of the J's. Got my J's within 3 weeks and it left Japan May31 and arrived at my doorstep June 2 1pm. J's is a good company.

As the car stands now, the radiator is a little overkill. However, I never know what I'll have planned for the future. (ie more tracking) I'm glad I know I have to option to take it that route.

Thanks for clarifying for the community!
 
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