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For what it’s worth, I have a Mishimoto radiator in my 00 Gt. I don’t know if it’s a 2 or 3 row but it’s about twice as thick as stock so I’m going to guess it’s a 2 row. I don’t know what temp thermostat it has but it rarely gets above 200*. I’m not boosted like you are so your results may vary but I can tell you it works.
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I've posted this before: Newer cars are designed to create a vacuum under the car which sucks the air from the radiator out and under the car. If the engine bay or hood is full of holes then there is less pressure around the engine and radiator and the flow through the radiator can get disrupted and not flow well, ie becomes more turbulent and block the air flow through the radiator. The airflow needs a direct path into the radiator and out of the engine bay under the car. If you look at my system one one would think that the back of the radiator is so plugged up that air can't possibly cool it but I have 0 heating issues even at 100*+ temps as my car has never seen 200*.

Mines a Mishimoto that is 2.5" thick but I don't know how many cores there are and it fits in the stock location with the stock mounting components. I still use the factory 2V fan with a new AC condenser in front of the radiator and a huge 3.5" IC in front of everything. I have 0 cooling issues even when driving in stop/go traffic downtown in 100*+ heat and it's never seen 200*.

As you can see from the pics below I have a LOT of piping directly behind the fan that you would think may block the air flow but it doesn't. To help direct the airflow to under the car I made a shield that sits on top of everything that prevents air from flowing towards the top of the engine and forces it under the car. Even all the hot side turbo piping prevents the air from going around the engine thus forcing the air under the car. Another reason why my system works is b/c once air enters the bumper cover air can't go anywhere around the radiator or under it, it can only go through it then under the car. Looking from the front of the car any air that enters the front bumper opening pretty much has to flow through the radiator b/c there is no way around it or under it.

I have a lot of buildup pics here if anyone wants to see more:

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Hell yeah that's awesome. So my question is.
1) when mounting the radiator did u have to remove the condenser to make room?
2) when using the mishimoto radiator with stock fan did button against the turbos.

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My radiator fits in the stock location so does the AC condenser. No mod's required.

My turbo system is all custom made by me so I made it work the way I needed it to. With this said one downpipe hit the plastic cover on the fan motor so I notched the plastic cover so it didn't melt. As close as the DP is to the fan motor the motor hasn't failed....yet.

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