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Old 07-24-2006, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.


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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?
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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