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Fellers, I have real concern over the radiator location. Please tell me it wil be ok. Personally I would like to see it horizontal just underneath the plastic with access and on top of things.

Your thoughts ...

I'm sure the engineers thought of that but let me ask, why does a rad have to be square?
Mold it around the shocks.. 10 years out I'm sure. Lol
 

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I don't think there will be an issue with front tires throwing mud on radiator... nor rocks. I only see it being a problem if you are an absolute mudder .. like you enjoy going through 2-3 feet mud holes one after another after another where it could get pack and repacked into radiator and start overheat .. like some of these east texas guys do... or ostacruiser guys on youtube. It's same problem on ANY rzr with radiator up front ... or ATV for that matter, that's why you see radiator relocation kits on alot of mud machines. The biggest disadvantage on Yami radiator is your not going to be able to wash it out from REAR of the radiator, only get to it from front with hose. Now there MAY (???) be an access through the top hood panel if you removed it up there by shocks, but I wasn't able to remove it at dealer or try to remove... it's not a quick release hood type of access though like you'd see on can am or rzr.
 

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This may not work..but just brainstorming..

What about mounting the radiator almost horizontal under the hood and utilize a removable hood scoop as the air source? Maybe even be able to reverse the scoop for mudders & have an electric fan under the radiator to pull the air through? I haven't looked at one of these in person, so I don't know if there's room...
 

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Radiators are rectangular due to the design. One tank on one end, rows of coolant tubes with heat sink vents in between, to another tank at the other end.
This image should help.

Most radiators are mounted vertically. Why?
Because mounting vertically is much more efficient than mounting horizontally. Mounting a radiator horizontally can only take advantage of a fraction of the air flow created by moving the vehicle. When vertical, it can use nearly all of that air.

Finally, this vehicle is not designed to be a mud bog machine. It is a racer. High speeds, high rpm, big hits. I know many want it to do everything, but there will be compromises along the way.

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Not as concerning as the amount of spray and mud this thing will throw in the cab with the way the front fenders are done. What front fenders? Also those rear fenders are gonna flap around like crazy and even possible break off once you get some heavy mud and clay packed on and under them. They don't have much support.
 

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Not as concerning as the amount of spray and mud this thing will throw in the cab with the way the front fenders are done. What front fenders? Also those rear fenders are gonna flap around like crazy and even possible break off once you get some heavy mud and clay packed on and under them. They don't have much support.
I saw a pair of fender flairs on a blue one and they really seem to beef things up, prob all mud guys will need them.

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