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Radiator

Discussion in '2015 V6 Mustang' started by Ben White, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Ben White

    Ben White V6'ing And Dealing With It

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    Who makes a performance radiator for the S550 V6? I see plenty for the GT and Ecoboost, but nothing for us.
     
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    08'MustangDude Active Member

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    You won't need a performance radiator unless you're tuning the car,
    and generating more heat in the motor that needs cooled more
    efficiently. The radiator is the same for the V6 and V8, the
    performance just indicated it's less restrictive and provides more
    volume.

    This rad says is for both V6 and V8, not performance:
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    Note the upper and lower rad connection points.

    This one says performance, GT:
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    Not the upper and lower hose connections; they're in the same spots, so why can't
    you use it?

    There are two different EcoBoost rads, I am guessing you mean the GT350 ecoboost
    rad?

    If you check the fitment data for these rads, it still says V6 Coupe 2-Door,
    3.7L 3726CC 227Cu. In. V6 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated.
     
  3. Ben White

    Ben White V6'ing And Dealing With It

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    I am going to be modifying the engines performance. That's why I'm looking for a performance, or just simply an increased capacity radiator for the V6. Thank you for your information, and I just want to clarify what I believe you had said. For the 2015-17 S550 V6, the radiator used is the same one used in the S550 V8?
     
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    sn95allen New Member

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    Just get with your local Speed Shop lots of people make good radiators
     
  5. Ben White

    Ben White V6'ing And Dealing With It

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    Thanks. Looking to get an answer to my questions though. The 2015-17 S550 5.0 and V6 share the same radiator, right?
     
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    David Young 5th Mustang

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    After looking on the Ford Parts web site, the V6 and GT share the 'same' part number for the radiator. I have 'never read' about 'overheating' problems because of the radiator being too small on the 2011+ Mustangs, GT or V6.

    I wouldn't mess with something that doesn't need messing with :)
     
  7. Ben White

    Ben White V6'ing And Dealing With It

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    Messing with something that was perfectly fine is why we're here. Now if you don't mind, I have a warranty to void.
     
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    If you buy the OE V8 Rad, it being the same as the V6 Rad, won't void the warranty.

    You'll probably have to go aftermarket, and compare the thickness and number of
    fins per inch -vs- OE, and then if you want plastic side tanks, or aluminum...
    More then likely, you're going aftermarket:
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    Aluminum Side Tanks
    52mm, 3-Row core
    129% (+77% over Performance Rad) increase in coolant capacity over the stock radiator
    26% increase in coolant surface area (tubes) over the stock performance package radiator
    55% increase in air surface area (fins) over the stock performance package radiator

    Core Length: 25.4"
    Core Height: 19.9"
    Core Thickness: 2.05"

    25.4 x 19.9 x 2.01, compare that with your stock rad: 25.25 x 14.38 x 1.44 in.

    Here is a Side-by-Side:
    [​IMG]

    eBay...
     
  9. Ben White

    Ben White V6'ing And Dealing With It

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    Nice. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for your help.
     
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    08'MustangDude Active Member

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