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This is a discussion on Radiator within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Any recommendations for a good quality Radiator replacement for a 2003 Subaru WRX? I purchased a cheap replacement from O'Reilly's ...

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    Any recommendations for a good quality Radiator replacement for a 2003 Subaru WRX? I purchased a cheap replacement from O'Reilly's and it lasted less than a year.

    Also, any recommendations regarding hoses?

    Thanks guys!

    -Art

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    Authentic hoses with Koyo OEM, or Koyo Al race, or other Al race style rad. If the Al rad is chosen and your car is automatic you will need a transmission fluid cooler. 5 SPD cars don't. OWM Koyo rads work with either transmission.

    Contact several site vendors and have them make offers vs one another.
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    Re: Radiator

    I was luck to find an OE Koyorad on Craigslist for WAY cheap... maybe....

    If it weren't for that I'd had gone with a cheap CX Racing Al radiator(eBay), read good stuff on it. Make sure to replace the hoses and clean the hose mating surfaces while you're at it.

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    Mishimoto or Gimmick Motorsports all aluminum radiator.


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