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Cooling a 92' Toy Baja Truck
« on: Jul 12, 2006, 12:33:02 PM »
This is a question for a buddy who is building a truck for baja ::)

He was going to move his radiator to the rear and put electric fans on it to cool his V6 or maybe a 3560 V8 (doubtful).  What kind of radiator and fans usually works for this.  WOuld he be able to just move his stock v^ radiator to the back and throw some dual fans from the junkyard on it.  Or should he get a bigger radiator and a flex-a lite fan or something.  I was trying to help him avoid buying a big aluminum Fluidyne radiator with dual fans for $400.  Our pick n pull has radiators for $30 and fans for $10.

SO can he use his stock radior back there?

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Re: Cooling a 92' Toy Baja Truck
« Reply #1 on: Jul 14, 2006, 08:18:44 AM »
If he's gonna run Baja he's gonna need all the cooling he can get esp. if he plans on rear mounting it. He will be taking away the front forced air flow(if mounted directly behind cab). Either way if it were me I would get the big aluminum one with the dual fans. When it comes to cooling the more the better.
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Re: Cooling a 92' Toy Baja Truck
« Reply #2 on: Jul 14, 2006, 12:02:26 PM »
Go BIG aluminum radiator and dual fans  :dunno:

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Re: Cooling a 92' Toy Baja Truck
« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2006, 02:48:38 PM »
Maybe go with an aluminum rad but with junkyard fans to save money.  Maybe try to get fans from a big motor that needed a lot of cooling from the factory, like from a big block V8, or some kind of commercial vehicle (tow truck, ambulance, shuttle bus...etc.)  Usually when they mount radiators in the back, they mount 'em at like a 45 degree angle.  Higher toward the front and sloping down toward the rear of the truck.
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