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Old 09-03-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Hey I was wondering and had actually discussed with PDXGTP(Thomas) from another board and was wondering if there is a better radiator to run the the 00 bonnie'*. I know the core is absolutely tiny compared to most and it translates to the numbers. On on hot day (110*+) under 75mph cruise I'm hitting temps around 210* and I have a 180* t-stat. Coolant is brand new, and I have thought about putting water wetter in. Any ideas out there guys?
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I guess you could try a GXP radiator. It'* the radiator for the Northstar V8. Not sure if you'd see any gains though.
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I guess no one else is noticing high coolant temps? What does everyone else run normally?
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My 97 holds a constant 180 +or- a few degrees.
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I think the GXP had different coolant hose locations (worth checking). Want to say I remember a few guys telling me it could be done with an Aurora or DTS radiator.

Best way to figure it out is to get your dimensions and then use a site like RadiatorBarn.com to browse other similar cars and find one that'* thicker wtih all other dimensions being the same or close enough.
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not sure on this looks like boosty has you coverd good luck hope you get what you need
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