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    Changing radiator????

    Has anyone changed their radiator and was it hard to do. Do you have to take the front nose clip off?

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    I changed mine to a race ready one for better cooling. It was quite some time ago, but I didn't think it was too hard. I think the toughest part was just negotiating it around the A/C cooler and getting the stock one out. I did it alone, so that was half the battle.
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    You don't have to take the nose clip off. When mine split over a year ago, I took off the radiator shroud and looked down into the bulkhead. Looks like the rad is held to the condensor with clamps. If you are running an auto trans, you will have to unbolt the lines to the radiator. I *think* the rad lifts out but I could be wrong. I had my tuner replace mine.

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    Thanks. i'm waiting for a day thats not a 100 dam degrees to change it.

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    I hear ya. My job has been a frickin oven the last few days.

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    Got it done last week. Didn't need to take nose clip off. Just busted plastic clips off of the old radiator. A little wiggling and two sets of hands, it went riite back in.

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    Good to hear. Enjoy.

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