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Ideal radiator size for Leopard?

 
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Matt Kalevich



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Ideal radiator size for Leopard? Reply with quote

Decided to upgrade my radiator on my Leopard to help out with the wonderful hot hot weather here in Florida. I am going through Ellis Racing and having a radiator made. I would like to get some ideas on the ideal size for an upgraded radiator for a Leopard. The standard and smaller size through Ellis is a 16 x 8. I am thinking that may be a bit on the large size. Would love to see what size you guys prefer to upgrade to when leaving the stock IAME radiator.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When it comes to radiators youre better off with too large than too small. You can always tape it off.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you Ryon. So, what size do you feel is ideal if you were to order new?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you Ryon. So, what size do you feel is ideal if you were to order new?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt, I had an IM radiator for my leopard and it was absurdly oversized for the NW climate. It's really a shifter radiator, but things get hotter in FL. Built to withstand a direct hit from a tactical nuke.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim- I had considered the IM radiator (the med size one) but they were out of stock and 17.5" tall did seem to tall for me. Did you run the Med size IM?

I think the 16 x 8 will be just fine the more I read on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the medium or standard KG rad and the 16 x 10 that Comet sells. Both were more than enough for races in the SE. I think the 16 x 8 would be fine. Get a mount where you can stand the rad more up or lay it back. Stand it up when it's hot out and lay it back when it cools off.

BTW, I had to raise the curtain or tape off both rads even with temps as high as 95*. With a leopard I would see 135-145* at those temps.

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This is the rad w/mount from Comet.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gregg boyce wrote:
I had the medium or standard KG rad and the 16 x 10 that Comet sells. Both were more than enough for races in the SE. I think the 16 x 8 would be fine. Get a mount where you can stand the rad more up or lay it back. Stand it up when it's hot out and lay it back when it cools off.

BTW, I had to raise the curtain or tape off both rads even with temps as high as 95*. With a leopard I would see 135-145* at those temps.

GB

This is the rad w/mount from Comet.



I use the Spike radiator shown in Gregg's pic. Its 16x10 and its been great in all temps, including 100+ degrees in Phoenix. I highly recommend it. The mount is very nice too.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got my new radiator installed. Was made by Scott Ellis of Ellis Racing Products. 16x8. Couldnt be happier with the product! The craftsmanship is top notch and it has exceeded my expectations. Thanks for the helps everyone!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: seat insert Reply with quote

Who makes it and where did it order it from?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steven PM me and I can give you info.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: seat insert Reply with quote

the seat insert is what I was asking about.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Matt Kalevich, Or Anyone Else.

Hows that Ellis Racing Radiator going?
I was looking to upgrade my Parilla Leopard Radiator.
Was looking for different options and found this thread.
I already contacted Ellis Racing Products. Supposed to talk to
him later today on the phone. My other option that I could find was
a FTP Aluminum Radiator probably 16x10 and get the adjustable
radiator shroud. But Just by pictures the Ellis Radiator looks like it
might do a better job. And it's cheaper.

Thanks For Any info.
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