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    Hi guys , what do you recommend for custom radiators that has ben used and proven ? What size ? What thickness ? Set up with inlet/outlet ? Water fill ?
    Best regards

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    Colin Ray (Ex works Subaru) made me and another member fantastic Alloy Rad's, he should still have the pattern, I'll see if I can find his number and PM it too you,
    1992 C4 100 2.8 Avant quattro, daily driver.
    1989 B3 2.0 (for now) quattro.
    1996 C4 2.8 30V quattro.
    1990 3B Offically dead.
    1995 RS2, MTM K26/7, 340 BHP conversion. Wrapped in cotton wool.

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    • #3
      I have sold about 1000+ radiators last 10 years . Many different styles in stock for s2

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      • #4
        Originally posted by vidar skotheim View Post
        I have sold about 1000+ radiators last 10 years . Many different styles in stock for s2
        I have one from Vidar in my coupe, excellent quality.

        S2 Coupe 3B Project


        Ur quattro restoration

        S2 Avant

        Boost is the new rock and roll!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by K Simmonds View Post
          Colin Ray (Ex works Subaru) made me and another member fantastic Alloy Rad's, he should still have the pattern, I'll see if I can find his number and PM it too you,
          Have you had any luck ?
          Best regards

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          • #6
            I thought everybody was going with Vidar so didn't bother, I'll have to revive an old phone to get his number.
            1992 C4 100 2.8 Avant quattro, daily driver.
            1989 B3 2.0 (for now) quattro.
            1996 C4 2.8 30V quattro.
            1990 3B Offically dead.
            1995 RS2, MTM K26/7, 340 BHP conversion. Wrapped in cotton wool.

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            • #7
              Hello, anyone tried one of these ?

              https://www.ebay.com/itm/74mm-3-rows...oAAOSw52NdOO1o

              Cheers,

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              • #8
                Originally posted by giorgioS2 View Post
                Hello, anyone tried one of these ?

                https://www.ebay.com/itm/74mm-3-rows...oAAOSw52NdOO1o

                Cheers,
                You'd be better spending a little extra for something proven.
                I doubt they are using high quality cores that's for sure
                It's a love/hate relationship with the S2,i love it,it hates me

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                • #9
                  Chinese crap I should think.


                  Originally posted by K Simmonds View Post
                  Colin Ray (Ex works Subaru) made me and another member fantastic Alloy Rad's, he should still have the pattern, I'll see if I can find his number and PM it too you,
                  Colin does a great job and will likely barely cost much more that the chinese rad after import duty etc. His details are here: https://www.facebook.com/captaincoll

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                  • #10
                    The expensive thing as i understand is the core it self. Many buys a radiator thats done and then they modify it , that will i do.Have a friend that is a welder. The cores that different sellers buy to later on sell the modified. How knows where the origin is from. Most of modified radiators comes from china anyway.

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                    • #11
                      Buying a radiator that's been produced cheaply and then having to modify it when you can buy a well made one for roughly the same price doesn't make much sense to me, buying a core and having your friend make a rad might be a better bet.

                      For reference the rad Colin made for me was as follows:
                      Twin 26mm core which had a cost price of £148 + VAT - This was 2016 so prices will be up a bit.
                      Aux rad branch deleted
                      Custom mount added for support

                      That just fits with the AC condenser, it is a tight fit though.

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                      • #12
                        The core is pretty expensive.
                        Give me a price and the size on the radiator.that you paid. Then it is easier to see the difference on the price range.

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                        • #13
                          Colin charges £375 all in now i believe, i was going to order one but he's mega busy at the minute and i couldn't wait so got one from the netherlands in the end.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by giorgioS2 View Post
                            Hello, anyone tried one of these ?

                            https://www.ebay.com/itm/74mm-3-rows...oAAOSw52NdOO1o

                            Cheers,
                            Vidars radiators come from same manufacturer "winner racing".

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                            • #15
                              I bought one of Vidar but the import tax pushed the price up by £90 also now has a small leak after only 4 years

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