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Old 03-15-2009, 09:55 PM
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ok i dont want this to sound like a newb question and get flames out cause i have done my research but is there any way to fit and eg half rad in an ef without goiing out and buyin a new lower crossmeber for over 200 bucks? i no you can just fab up a top mount but the stock rad in a ef is just over 14 in tall to where the eg is is close to 4 in taller. i dont like the gangster lean look that people have done to make it clear the hood either. i was also cusious if any one else nos of another make car that incorporated a half rad that had the inlet and outlet close to the honda locations and had a hight closer to the stock efs that could be retrofitted to my car.... if any one has any ideas or some links to some sites they no i have alreadys searched pretty thourouly on this site and ht and hondaswap and everyone either bout the crossmember or has the gangster lean so hence my dilema. i no theres alot of good info on here and people relly no there ---- so any input would help thanks
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:20 AM
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you have two options. first one is to gangster lean it. the second is to get a set of traction bars made to work with the eg rad in the ef. thats it. im sure there is a 3rd option that involves some cutting and welding, but thats something you would just have to do. i dont happen to have an ef around to check it out myself
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:48 AM
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well eventually i do want traction bars but its just no in the budget now.... i think when i throw my z6 head on my block next weekend im going to kinda get some ideas while i got the front of the engine bay a little open with the Exaust manifold out of the way.... im sure i could notch the crossmember or somethin. I just want it to look clean without spending to much money
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:25 AM
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You have a few options actually. Obviously you can do the ganster lean or buy traction bars. The other options you have is build your own traction bars, mine cost less then $100 but that involes alot of measureing and reading on proper placement. There is a neon half rad that fits perfectly in ef with no lean. You have to find an inline filler neck though (I believe summit sells them). There is a tech arctile about this. I think it uses a 95 auto neon (not sure on this anymore, it was a long time ago i looked this up). I've spent months trying to find one at junk yards but all have been trashed. The last option I can think of is not cutting the front crossmember, but cut the bottom of the rad support. You can get it low enough to clear the hood and be up agains the top of the rad support. You will have to fab brackets up at the bottom. I have an ef and have been facing this problem for a long time cause i'm broke. I will be making traction bars to have a aluminum half rad.

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Old 03-16-2009, 01:28 PM
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I was wondering the same thing but also with the EG condensor for the A/C. You know kinda have the same setup as the EJ/EG with the half rad and A/C condensor. That way I'll have room behind my bumper for an intercooler. Sorry to thread jack!!
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:31 PM
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haha no its cool 88turbod16 pretty much answered my question to a t. I will be looking into that neon have rad at my local junk yards. i'd really like to try and make my own traction bars but i dunno if i have the skill to pull it off
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:59 AM
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hey 88turbod16 wheres a writeup for those homemade traction bars i cant find anything on em i mostly need dimensions but i'd like to look into that a bit further
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:46 AM
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There are no true write ups on the traction bars. Just people's attempts (successes and fails). they are a few here on hmt and on h-t. I based mine mostly on explicit speed performance's design. One of the best i think. I'm no expert though. You can get a general idea of how low from looking at people design. and if you get underneath your ef and take a few dimension that will give you an idea of where to put the swag bars. I went oversized on everything just incase.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:33 PM
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yea thats a good idea did you thread the swag bars for adjustability? and what did you use for bushings?
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:42 AM
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Swag bars can be bought pre threaded. Just check size and length. I didn't use bushings, I used 5/8" heim joints.
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