ETS Drift Ute – Rad in the rear

Ive been busy making this radiator fit into a neat surround thats removable, light and allows a decent airflow.

I have decided to run a side exit exhaust just in front of the drivers side rear wheel, this allowed the ducting and floor to be 1 piece rather than running the pipe through it.

I will have to block off these pipe fittings and run them out the top, then ill make some air deflectors to scoop the air up and into the radiator.

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  1. very nice mate should work well and wat do u think about tyre smoke and rubber would it be possible for it to get stuck in radiator? i thought u would have put it directly behind cabin if possible and that also would eliminate the possibility of all your beuatifull work being smashed aswell if that shall ever happen 🙂 keep up the progress and every changing hilux

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  2. Looking great nige, love following this build, I get a little excited every time i see you have done something new 🙂 just to touch base what the above comment by Tom regarding the radiator becoming blocked with dust, rubber etc maybe a switch to reverse the thermo fan to blow the rubber, dust etc from the radiator would fix this, or a pneumatic fan similar to that in a bob cat? I’m sure you have though about this already though!! Keep it up champ!!

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  3. Why not turn the radiator the other way round?

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    • Because i want to run the inlet and outlet in different locations so ill cut those off and weld them up, would look ugly on the top.

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  4. why not flip the rad and remount the rails? seems like less critical welding than plugging 2 holes, yeah?

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    • I have to plug them anyway so id rather have them hidden

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  5. I am not sure the word “ugly” would really matter here.
    Lots of Baja truck/ Trophy trucks run the radiators on the rear kickers.
    They are protected, they get plenty of air, and don’t get damaged due to tires kicking up dirt/ rocks.

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