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Old October 29th, 2011, 06:55 AM   #1
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Default rear mounted radiator ....?

Planning out my Bronco2 to truggy conversion right now and one thing I really wana do is move my radiator out back to keep it cleaner and so I can move my winch back closer to the core support to help my aprouch angle.

Is there any tips or tricks I should know about rear mount cooling before I jump into this? Whats the best stuff to use for the cooling lines to the rear? Does size of the lines matter? Im using a Milodon HV water pump so I would assume it will be fine moving the fluid.

Just lookin for any advice....
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Rear mount radiator tech: - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board
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Old October 29th, 2011, 07:25 AM   #3
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Well look at that! I havent looked thru the tech section in years.
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Well look at that! I havent looked thru the tech section in years.
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This was not in the pirate thread so I thought it would be good to bring it up from a safety standpoint.

Just make sure you mount some type of cover in case you blow a hose or radiator tube. Boiling fluid hitting you inside the cab might make for a short wheeling trip.

You could easily mount the radiator next to your tailgate enclosed in a shroud with the fans inside then have everything vent out ports in the back window or something. Run the hoses under the floor then make holes come up inside the enclosed shroud. This would give near stock visibility while keeping the radiator free of mud and any damage in the event of a roll. It would eliminate any chance of any boiling fluid coming in contact with the occupants in the event of a roll or blow out. It would also cut down on the noise and heat by being inside a box that could be accessed by opening the tailgate.
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