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Old 10-22-2018, 01:08 PM   #1
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Easiest oil cooler

I've read though most of the posts I can find on this. I'm ready for an oil cooler, but wonder if anyone can advise which is the easiest to install. I'd rather not pay a wrench to do it, but have limited garage space and I'm not as limber as I once was. I don't think I could get the front clip off myself, partially because I wouldn't have room or the strength to maneuver it when detached.
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I suspect all coolers will require the removal of the front bumper.
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what's the oil cooler for? track use?
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If you have issues getting up and down off the ground, I'd say find a DIY shop so you can use a lift. Most oil coolers are very easy to get installed, except maybe the Jackson Racing Dual cooler, or the OEM. Not that they are hard, just more time consuming since you have to drain, refill, and then burp the coolant.
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They are easy to install but you gonna have to remove the bumper even for 200 dollar ebay oil cooler....so.....just get ur friend to help you.
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Forester oil to water cooler may be?
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Look at the OEM Oil cooler that use the Throttle body location. Very easy to install and all work is done above the hood. This will only give you a modest bump in protection. Its not meant to cover a serious track car. This will add a bit of extra cooling for a street/canyon carver.
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All will require the front bumper to be removed. Its fairly easy to do. The bumper itself is super light. I wouldn't worry about it.
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OEM style oil cooler will be the easiest (no bumper removal required). Took about half an hour following along with an installation guide on youtube. Some more time will be required to burp your coolant loop properly, but if you have a no-spill funnel that shouldn't take long at all.

Not suitable for any serious track driving, it will quickly be overwhelmed. I don't track but installed one to get slightly quicker warmups and provide some cooling ability for more spirited street driving.
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Yeah, for track use and in Florida to boot.
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They are easy to install but you gonna have to remove the bumper even for 200 dollar ebay oil cooler....so.....just get ur friend to help you.
If I had a friend.
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Yeah, for track use and in Florida to boot.
OEM style won't be enough for this.

If it mounts to the crash beam like the Jackson there's no plan B thought. Perrin, Full Blow, etc all mount to the plate between the bumper and the metal skid plate.

Just pull that plastic plate off from under the car, mount, reinstall. Requires you to get on the ground though so not sure if that helps.
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Easiest? Jackson Racing.
YEP. That's the one I'll be going with
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