QRP Radiator – Corolla/Matrix 03-08 – Aluminum Dual Core

(2 customer reviews)

$149.00

SKU: QRP-16400-0D230-AL Category: Brand:

Description

Brand new all aluminum dual core performance radiator.

Fits:
2003-08 Corolla, Matrix, Vibe All with Manual Transmission Only

All aluminum construction and a dual core design with 40% more flow area means this radiator outperforms and outlasts the cheap stock radiator which has plastic end tanks. Whether you just need a replacement for your daily driver or are looking for an upgrade to improve cooling of your heavily modified turbocharged ride this radiator will do the job.

Since this is a higher capacity performance radiator, some minor trimming may be necessary on the lip of the core support to allow clearance of the larger radiator tanks.

Works with or without air conditioning, front mount intercoolers, etc. Can be used with automatic transmissions but you would need to add a separate transmission cooler (not included).

 

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Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 24 × 6 in

2 reviews for QRP Radiator – Corolla/Matrix 03-08 – Aluminum Dual Core

  1. Guy Morin (verified owner)

    Great build quality, welds and finish. Shipping packaging is bulletproof.

    Improvements include more standoff (3/8″) drivers’ side to avoid contact with frame, I used EPDM rubber shims. Drivers’ side extension near cap at top of radiator should be beveled to avoid interference with structural pillar near light, see OEM radiator.

    It is a snug fit going into the bay. The fan shroud had to be adjusted with the removal of two fan support spokes to avoid interference with the motor mount.

    The A/C (;-O) also had to be altered to avoid contact with the cap extension.

    Aside from those elements, it is a great fit.

    Guy

  2. Nick Hernandez (verified owner)

    A beautiful and quality radiator that looks excellent in the engine bay. However, a few things to make note of:

    This radiator went into a supercharged Pontiac Vibe 1ZZ, and thus space became an issue between the fan and the blower. The fan can and will fit perfectly to the radiator without modifications. The only issue there is the back piece on the radiator to hold the fan’s bottom slot in was welded badly, and both broke off during install. However, it doesn’t affect mounting.

    The fan itself, meanwhile, needed extensive trimming of the shroud, including cutting off the coolant reservoir as it wanted to coexist in the same place at the same time as the alternator. But coolant reservoirs are easy, so off the stock one went.

    Additionally, the Pontiac Vibe requires trimming of nonstructural metal around the filler neck. Once that it trimmed it fits like a treat.

    Overall, I am pleased with my shiny new radiator. You may want to consider custom fans, however. Especially if space between the engine and radiator will be tight (because, again, my car is supercharged). But do not expect for it to drop in without issue, as it is a custom part with non-stock dimensions.

    And, for what it’s worth, mine was branded DNA Racing.

    My car certainly does not necessarily NEED this, but it is great to have for the future, as more mods will be coming.

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