Radiator swap

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Dxta
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Car: Infiniti M45 sedan base sport

Radiator swap

Postby Dxta » Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:27 pm

Hi, everyone. Are there other radiators from other vehicles, that can fit into my car, with or without modifications to them? I meant, radiators that could be from maybe a dogde or Ford. Although I have replaced my radiator some months ago, I just want to know if there are other vehicle brands that can fit.

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PalmerWMD
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Car: 2004 350Z

Re: Radiator swap

Postby PalmerWMD » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:55 pm

There are many aftermarkets that are made to fit your car and will fit better than trying to make another brand's fit.
I suppose theoretically its possible to find one, but why, when there is a good selection of well fitting and reasonably priced rads?

..do you have issues with your current rad? :poke:
Was your replacement OEM?
In my experience OEM Nissan rads are usually pretty good.

I would expect 350Z and G35 radiators to possibly fit since the platform is shared.. but would not swear by it.
If you tell us more about what you are trying to accomplish we can give more specific advice. :wavey:

Dxta
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Re: Radiator swap

Postby Dxta » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:16 pm

PalmerWMD wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:55 pm
There are many aftermarkets that are made to fit your car and will fit better than trying to make another brand's fit.
I suppose theoretically its possible to find one, but why, when there is a good selection of well fitting and reasonably priced rads?

..do you have issues with your current rad? :poke:
Was your replacement OEM?
In my experience OEM Nissan rads are usually pretty good.

I would expect 350Z and G35 radiators to possibly fit since the platform is shared.. but would not swear by it.
If you tell us more about what you are trying to accomplish we can give more specific advice. :wavey:
There's nothing wrong with the radiator. It's an OEM one. I just wanted to have an idea, if there could be something like that.

EniGmA1987
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Car: '06 M35 Sport

Re: Radiator swap

Postby EniGmA1987 » Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:27 am

Aftermarket radiators often are single section and say they are for manual transmissions cars only. I believe our OEM radiators have two sections and the trans fluid goes through the bottom. So be sure when replacing that you get one that is compatible.

You can also add a couple additional small radiators. Many people add a short, long one underneath the stock radiators for cooling intake air in turbo applications, but you could use that spot to add capacity to the engine radiator as well or mount an oil radiator there instead. People often mount small oil radiators to the left or right down near the fog lights (and often remove the foglights to let the air pass straight through)


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