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Old October 28th, 2013, 12:40 AM
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Tdi Intercooler and Radiator Options (Fall 2013)

Looking to get some opinions on uprated performance intercooler and radiator options.

So far, I've heard:

Allisport: Good products but they are total flakes to deal with. Someone else told me that they lost their welder guy and the products are now shit. Not sure what to think at this point.

Allard Turbo Sport: Don't know anything about their products or reputation.

Twisted Performance: Person who said Allisport went to shit strongly recommends Twisted's products. On the other hand, old posts from David Buchberger (buckon37s) say that these products are crap and that the intercooler did nothing for his EGT. Then again, Buck wasn't known to be the typical three hundy owner and he sold his truck years ago.

eBay Chinese generics: I know at least one person on the forums who bought a Chinese-made intercooler on eBay and has had good luck with it.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 05:42 AM
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Allard has been involved in turbo charging since at least the early 1970's if not longer. They have probably outlasted many other companies.

So they have to be doing something right!
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Old October 28th, 2013, 05:49 AM
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JFC.....just typed a huge long response only to loose it to "site maintenance'

OE has had some fairly significant issues with Allisports business practices . The product itself is very good.

I cant say enough good things about the products, service and quality that Allard delivers.

Chinese(?) and whatever generics.....your only trying to make a cold air charge. If your time is free and you have the talent to adapt then $$ can be saved and performance can be gained. I have to charge for my talents so the savings on parts are very quickly lost in labor.
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Looking to get some opinions on uprated performance intercooler and radiator options...
We have a local shop install a radiator core with more cooling rows that cost about $600 and works real well, but the core has to be copper & brass.
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I don't remember who made it, but I put a new radiator from British Pacific two years ago, and it is already leaking.
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I have been dealing with AlliSport now for a while and ship regularly from them. There products and workmanship are second to none.
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I don't remember who made it, but I put a new radiator from British Pacific two years ago, and it is already leaking.
You might want to check and see if you have electrolysis through your cooling system
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You might want to check and see if you have electrolysis through your cooling system
I suppose its possible, but I would think unlikely. I did a 4 gallon flush before replacing the radiator, and have had the cooling system drained and filled with fresh fluid at least two to three more times for other cooling system repairs. I'll check tomorrow for shits and giggles.
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We have a local shop install a radiator core with more cooling rows that cost about $600 and works real well, but the core has to be copper & brass.
School me on the down side of copper and brass for this? It sounds like that is a negative from the post.

I'm curious because I wanted the Allisport and spoke with them on the phone but the radiators were on back order for a very long time and all they could get me right away was an inter cooler.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...=radiator+rows referencing that thread I have thought about getting mine rebuilt but am in the middle of bum fudge fudgery town and nothing good is anywhere close.
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School me on the down side of copper and brass for this? It sounds like that is a negative from the post.

I'm curious because I wanted the Allisport and spoke with them on the phone but the radiators were on back order for a very long time and all they could get me right away was an inter cooler.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...=radiator+rows referencing that thread I have thought about getting mine rebuilt but am in the middle of bum fudge fudgery town and nothing good is anywhere close.
Copper and brass are superior materials for cooling.
That is superior in my experience when compared to plastic and aluminum.
If I can help and you want to ship yours to VA for recoring, I don't mind helping you by dropping it off and shipping it back in the same box you provide. The packing must be adequate to prevent damage.
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I suppose its possible, but I would think unlikely. I did a 4 gallon flush before replacing the radiator, and have had the cooling system drained and filled with fresh fluid at least two to three more times for other cooling system repairs. I'll check tomorrow for shits and giggles.
It's not only a chemical reaction so flushing doesn't always fix it. It can be caused by a bad ground and cause current to run through the cooling system of the vehicle.
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It's not only a chemical reaction so flushing doesn't always fix it. It can be caused by a bad ground and cause current to run through the cooling system of the vehicle.
Well it has Lucas electrics, so there is no chance that there is a bad ground

I haven't bothered to check yet, but when I do my next oil change I'll hook my DVOM to the cooling system.
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