PRI 2010: Fluidyne Revamps Radiator Design – More Cooling, Less Size

You can see in this picture that the new design has much more tightly packed tubes and fins

Racing is all about minimal weight and maximum power.  Anytime racers can shave weight off their rides, it equates to faster laps down or around the track.  But what if you could reduce weight and size while also increasing the efficiency of a racing product?  Sounds like the perfect world scenario, and that is exactly what Fluidyne is doing with their redesigned line of radiators.

Original design with thicker tubes and fins

Fluidyne started as an oil cooler company in 1993.  Since then, they have evolved into one of the leading radiator companies, producing applications for all forms of racing, as well as street use. By comparison, a typical three-core radiator is four-inches thick, and the new design is 2.5-inches thick.  Want to go from a three to four core radiator?  The size only increases about .25-inch over the three core unit!

Fluidyne is paving the way to more efficient street and racing radiators for less money than the competition!

• 20% lighter and 40% more tube and fin on new design
• Thickness of radiator reduced 30%
• Increased cooling with a more compact design

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In 1995 Mark started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series at the track until 2007 until he moved to California and began working as a writer for Power Automedia. He was the founding editor for its first online magazines, and transitioned into the role of editorial director role in 2014. Retiring from the company in 2016, Mark continues to expand his career as a car builder, automotive enthusiast, and freelance journalist to provide featured content and technical expertise.
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