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Mishimoto 2008 VW R32 Performance Aluminum Radiator

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By replacing your current VW radiator with a Mishimoto performance aluminum radiator, you will notice a cooler more efficient running engine. All Mishimoto Volkswagen R32 performance aluminum radiators are dual pass, engineered to maximize cooling efficiency, protect your car from the overheating, and boost overall engine functions. With its lightweight dual core, 100% brazed aluminum, and polished tank ends installing a direct OEM fit Mishimoto radiator is effortless, no cutting or modification is required. All Mishimoto radiators come with a lifetime warranty.

Overall Size: 30.5" x 19.1" x 4.37"
Core Size: 25.6" x 16.85"
Rows: 2
Inlet: 1.26"
Outlet: 1.26"
Core Thickness: 1.57"
Tank Wall Thickness: 0.08"

 

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this will probably be on my next mod list, but not sure when i can do it. started saving for the holiday season already, so may have to check into this for next spring. looking forward to seeing any user feedback or reviews.
 

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Very nice piece , any thing I's better than plastic endtanks , wonder if this will fit the a3 with the 3.2 motor , it would be nice if it did since me and my wife just bought a house in az and it's 114 right now .if it did I will bye 2
 

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I was the test mule, I haven't done any testing, but it's an all around nice product with a lifetime warranty. This combined with an oil cooler will make for a solid, cool running setup.





this will probably be on my next mod list, but not sure when i can do it. started saving for the holiday season already, so may have to check into this for next spring. looking forward to seeing any user feedback or reviews.
 

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What are the real life benefits? I never knew there to be any issues with the stock radiator.
Nebby was seriously trying to find his "cool" before he got out of his R32. An R32 on the track in 90 degree weather is flirting with serious overheat at the 10-15 minute mark.

Nebby did a separate oil intercooler and did get a little better results (I was his "control" case; I'm stock, same track, same day, etc.), but he came to the conclusion that the DSG was the big issue. The DSG coolant loop is tied into the water loop (I'm not sure how / where). DSG coolant is very hot and high pressure, so it's difficult to find an off the shelf solution to decouple.
 
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