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- Dec 22, 2018
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- 2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
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With the HKS cooler core removed, could see how it physically compares to the C&R upgrade.
First thing that stands out is the fin density...The HKS has (8) rows, while the C&R is packs a whopping (16).
The C&R fins are slightly shorter in width, but appears to make up for it with additional height. Overall, it looks to have a larger surface area.
The C&R end reservoirs also look like it holds a larger volume, which may increase flow. (Speculating here)
Core thickness appears to be the same.
Ruh roh...what have we here? The bracket feet on the C&R are much beefier and wider than the HKS... Will this be a problem?
Gosh dog it! Sure is. There is no way the C&R core will fit without modification. So this install is on hold
- Weld the gap to keep the foot bracket in place.
- Machine or grind off the edges marked in black.
- Do for all (4) brackets
- If problem persists, then may have to trim the HKS ducting and/or hose support.
C&R didn’t realize the feet dimensions were a critical measurement. The good news is they will fix mine and apply those changes to all future cooler cores. They are going to rush repair and try to return it in time for my next track event 10/11/20 Big Willow.