Rear mounted radiator - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Jeep - Hardcore Tech
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-24-2006, 01:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Schmozilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 38562
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 1,966
Send a message via AIM to Schmozilla
Rear mounted radiator

Im thinking about mounting the raidator in the rear of my YJ some how, as it is preventing me from designing the suspention the way I want. It is going to hit up upper mounts for my 4 link at full compression by a good 3.5 inches. To give you an idea on just how low I want to go, Im going to have to notch the frame in the front for the tie rods on the full hydro.

Im not so much intrested in the tech on how to physicaly move it back there as I am intrested to see where you mounted it, and how it looks. ( I can't have an ugly jeep) .

I know that the filler must be the highest point in the system and it must get substantial air flow.

my first Idea was to just mount it on the cage behind me, but will it be just too damn hot to stand in the summer time?

the second idea was to lay it flat in the bed with a hole cutout for air to flow throgh it and make some sort of platform ontop of it to store gear and fabricate an "intake" to get air to the top of it and exhaust the hot air out the bottom.


watcha got?

Last edited by Schmozilla; 07-24-2006 at 03:37 PM.
Schmozilla is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-25-2006, 01:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20592
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 1,182
Send a message via AIM to gumbojeepyj Send a message via Yahoo to gumbojeepyj
well you got me interested, my radiator is all up in my way. no where as extreme as a rig but i want to do a front stretch and where i want to put my steering box if right where the radiator is. i though about doing a 1" BL but it's kinda defeating the purpose of going lower. i may just kick the bottom of my grill forward 3" but that might look like ass.

I bet you could lay it flat with a hoel below and some sort of rear facing scoop on teh bottom and some sort of a shelf or somethng above it with the opening towards the front seats. where is your fuel cell?
__________________
Blake
http://www.lockitupoffroad.net
gumbojeepyj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 07-25-2006, 09:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Schmozilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 38562
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 1,966
Send a message via AIM to Schmozilla
The fuel cell is right behind the seats, It is even with the floor drop in the rear , so I have a little storage space for jackets and things behind the seats. Ive been thinking about spacing the radiator tward the engine to miss the steering ram, but I still think its going to hit the upper links.

Unless I can see some pics of rear mounted rads that look good, I may look into the custom rads, I could get one that is shorter and thicker.
Schmozilla is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.