Black Aluminium Upgraded Radiator
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The standard Elise radiator is another weak point in the cooling system.
Although it is lightweight, it has plastic end tanks which are prone to expanding and leaking under pressure.
If you are racing or are a serious track day enthusiast we recommend our FULL Aluminium Radiator; Specifically manufactured for us as a direct replacement and built to the highest standards using F1 technology.
This has a larger capacity, more cooling fin area and aluminium end tanks so it will not burst even at substantially higher temp/pressure.
It is more efficient so you will notice a drop in your usual running temperature.
We have fitted one to a supercharged Elise (which had temperature problems) and this radiator reduced the usual temperature from 93 degrees to 86.
I have also fitted one to my Turbo'd Elise along with several Race cars, all now run an efficient operating temperature.
Our radiator utilizes a 45mm thick twin row core versus the standard cooler on the early Elise is just 32mm single row and the VX220 Turbo is 40mm thick single row.
The flow rate of our core is very similar to that of the VXT but we have added an extra 1600 cubic mm of cooling fins rejecting the heat into the air flow.
The twin row core is also far stronger than a single row set up.
Another plus point is that we bond our laser cut side mount channels into place - this we find, allows the radiator outer shell to absorb vibration without stressing the core section.
These radiators have been extensively tested on 330 BHP Audi powered cars (running temps stable at 76 degrees) 300 BHP VX Turbos (running temps down from 88 degrees with 200bhp to 84 degrees with 300bhp!!) and many high powered Honda conversions.
Fits All Lotus Models With or Without air conditioning.
All slots are there for twin or single fans, no drilling is required.
Can be supplied with a Fan Mounting Kit including all the parts required to mount one or two fans.
The original brackets and fixings Lotus used to mount the fans were just mild steel and as such will be quite corroded after several years of salt spray build up.
Our 316 marine grade stainless steel brackets will not rust and the nuts/bolts and washers are full stainless steel too.
We have designed this kit to be universal so will fit any radiator (Lotus or aftermarket) 1996 onwards with or without air conditioning or simply to fit a 2nd fan parallel to the original.
The Kit contents consist;
4 x 316 Grade Stand Off Brackets
4 x Stainless Steel Nyloc Nuts
4 x Stainless Steel Domed Head Set Screws
4 x Plastic Fan Sliding Mounts
8 x Stainless Steel Washers
8 x Aluminium Pop Rivets
We can also supply both types of Upgraded Fans from the related items below.
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