I wanted to jump in here - since I was just told by a customer - that there were some people who were skeptical about the Godspeed/Speedmonkee radiator.
So, here's my .02
The differences between the PWR and the AWR - which is what we really are comparing here. Not Speedmonkee/Godspeed:
AWR stands for Anthony Woodford Racing - those of you who are familiar with Mazdaspeed -may know Tony's name - as well as the current Touring car series (Mazda Proteges' he's got out there))
The big guys like Fluidyne have copied several of Tony's previous designs on the RX7. I told him there was a way to get back at them - the WRX and make it a better design and cheaper.
Bottom line, AWR believes in the old craftsmanship of hand building rads with flawless welds and top notch tanks and race level cores - which is why he's using Ron Davis Cores. (Ron Davis is a well known name on NASCAR and other race cars)
It costs us more to do this. We are afterall in the US and hey man, labour is more expensive here than in Austrailia - so, maybe that little extra bit of expense to do it here - is worth it. We think so. We have the ability to manage quality of products and supplies a lot easier then sending elsewhere to be made.
Attention to details like the welds is a bonus (IMHO), it shows the builder really cares about his art. This radiator is not built on an assembly line nor is it built by $7/hr paid labourers. Its done by the master himself. The details of the welds are just an icing on the cake. The real functionality of the radiator is based on its ability to cool and move water and air through it. The Radiator Cores' efficiency is the reason AWR is offering its radiators to our market. ( I've used them on the Flyin Miata Turbo'd Track cars and RX7's Turbos and they've held up without any issues on the summer tracks here in CA - Button willow, Willow Springs, Laguna Seca.) Its why I thought i would bring a worthy competitor to this market.
When I sat with Tony is designing our radiator, the main topic was efficiency and the ability to make a world class rad worthy of any type of race the car could be subjected to. It had to be flawless and it had to be a drop in design - above and beyond its beautiful hand made welding. Each of our radiators is built in a small shop here in San Diego - each one inspected by Tony & myself before its packaged and sent out the door.
We just want to offer an alternative to the big names. This radiator is for people who like the details to true craftsmanship and want the added confidence that what they are buying has the attention, personal detail, and world class race cores - only that can be done with a small operation like ours.
SpeedMonkee Performance LLC