Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator X-Line 2002-2007 WRX / STI
When properly maintained, the Subaru flat-four is well known for its substantial power and impressive reliability. Proper regulation of coolant temperature is key to extending the life of your EJ-powered Subaru. Highly modified turbocharger setups and aggressive driving can result in high temperatures, which increases wear on internal engine components. Mishimoto X-line radiator is engineered specifically for the 2001-2007 Subaru WRX/STI and features a large three-row core and full aluminum construction. This design yields optimal temperatures even in the most demanding environments. This radiator also features a 100% brazed aluminum core with TIG-welded end tanks for increased durability, longevity, and a substantial increase in coolant capacity. The large three-row core enhances surface contact, resulting in improved efficiency, improved heat transfer, and lower engine coolant temperatures for your Subaru.
The Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STI radiator includes a Mishimoto 1.3 Bar High-Pressure Radiator Cap, which effectively raises the boiling point of coolant to create a safer and more efficient system. Included with this radiator is a Mishimoto M16 Magnetic Oil Drain Plug that removes metal fragments circulating in the coolant system, thus further protecting your engine. Whether you are looking for a reliable stock replacement radiator or a heat exchanger efficient enough for track abuse, the Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STI X-line Performance Aluminum Radiator is an ideal choice. As with all our products, this radiator is backed by the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty. For additional technical information, contact [email protected]
Overall Size = 28.4" x 17.2" x 2.5"
Core Size = 13.54" x 27.24"
Rows = 3
Inlet = 1.5"
Outlet = 1.5"
Core Thickness = 2"
Tank Wall Thickness = .08"
Fill Neck = 1.22"
Drain Plug Thread Size = (M16) .06"
Drain Plug Thread Length = .047"
What Is Included:
Mishimoto Radiator Cap
Overflow Nipples = 2
Magnetic Drain Plug
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Stock OEM Radiator vs Performance Aluminum Radiator:
A stock radiator may be fine for your grandmother who drives 25 mph to the grocery store once a week, but for those of us who can never have enough power a high-performance cooling system is a must!
Even if you don't put a beating on your car everyday, we all have that urge to push our cars to their maximum ability. A blown motor is the last thing anyone wants to deal with. After all, you deserve to be able to push your car to the limits! High-quality, reliable cooling products are essential if you want to enhance the lifetime and performance of your vehicle, while at the same time preventing engine failure.
A cars engine has tons of moving components. As these parts move they create friction, which creates heat. Motor oil is pumped through the engine block to assist in lubricating these moving parts; however, motor oil is not enough to beat the heat! As a normal result of a working engine, the parts become boiling hot.
If you have that need for speed and are running an upgraded or modified engine, you will need to upgrade your cooling system as well. Stock radiators can't handle the heat produced by these types of engines. The more horsepower your engine puts out, the more heat it produces. The engine block must be kept cool to avoid overheating and/or seizures. If the pistons cannot slide freely in their cylinders due to the excessive heat caused by friction, they will eventually snap and cause total engine failure.
The radiator plays the most important role in maintaining a cool, efficiently running engine while preventing overheating. A mixture of water and antifreeze is pumped through the chambers in the engine block, and when this extremely hot engine coolant exits the engine block it goes straight to the radiator through the hose kit. As the hot coolant makes its way through all the chambers, fins, and tubes of the racing radiator, the extremely hot engine fluid is now cool enough to return to the engine block. This is a continuous process and the most effective way to keep your engine cool and running at its best. Aluminum radiators are the strongest and most durable. They can withstand the extreme conditions of everyday driving and are also much lighter than stock OEM radiators.