One Rad GT - Radiator R&D, Part 1: Stock Evaluation
As many of you are aware, we have explored nearly every inch of our GT in a quest to bring you some seriously awesome Mustang parts. While catch cans and oil coolers are exciting, we have a hunch that the most anticipated product is the Mustang radiator. Aluminum radiators are the staple component among our various product lines, so we were excited to show you our progress on this project.
The stock radiator is your run-of-the-mill OEM unit equipped with plastic end tanks. While there is nothing wrong with this setup for the average GT, we still see some room for improvement. First, Ford was on the right track when it equipped it’s performance-pack version of the GT with a larger radiator. The performance-pack boasts a 36mm core, compared to the standard GT radiator that comes in at 25mm. We plan to offer our own version, which will have more capacity than either the standard or performance-pack options.
After having a look at the stock radiators, we created our own version in Solidworks. A 3D model of the prototype will allow us to obtain a more accurate first prototype and make more precise changes if need be. This prototype will feature fully-welded aluminum end tanks for added durability, as well as a large core for more cooling capacity.
Here is a look at some 3D models of our first prototype rad.
Now that our prototype is in the works, next up is fitment and testing of the Mustang radiator. Check back for more details and photos of our prototype. Also let us know what you think of our 2015 Mustang parts development so far.
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