Help Support Ford Raptor Forum by donating:


Mishimoto R&D: 2010-2014 F-150/Raptor Aluminum Radiator

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Engine Discussion and Performance Mods' started by Mishimoto, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Mishimoto

    Mishimoto Full Access Member

    Age:
    30
    Posts:
    83
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Hey everybody,

    Mishimoto is excited to announce that we're developing an aluminum radiator for the 2011-2014 F-150 and 2010-2014 6.2L Raptor! Check out the first post below and let us know what you think!

    -Steve

    One of the Greats – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Stock Review
    [​IMG]

    What does it take to make a great truck? For many, a great truck needs to be reliable, capable, and affordable. It’s no coincidence that Ford has been using that recipe for one of the best-selling trucks in the world since 1975. The 2011-2014 F-150 is the epitome of what a great truck should be. But even great vehicles age, and with age a key ingredient in that recipe begins to decline: reliability.

    One of the first systems to show its age in any vehicle is often the cooling system, and the first component in the cooling system to fail is often the radiator. When your radiator fails, your F-150 is rendered useless, no matter how capable and affordable it once was. Luckily, Mishimoto is working on a radiator to keep your 2011-2014 F-150 and 2010-2014 Raptor as great as the day it rolled off the production line.

    [​IMG]

    Before we can start on our aluminum replacement, we need to look at the stock F-150 and Raptor radiators to understand what features will be replicated and what can be improved. To begin we turned to Ford’s parts catalog to see just how many radiators we needed. Much like our 2015+ F-150 radiator, we wanted this rad to fit the 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8, 3.5L EcoBoost V6, and the 6.2L V8 found in the Raptor. Our research showed that the 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8, and the 3.5L EcoBoost share a light-duty radiator, while the 3.5L received the super-cooling version with a thicker core. That super-cooling radiator was also used on the high-output 6.2L V8 Raptor, but an additional fill neck was added.

    [​IMG]

    After looking at each, we decided to base our radiator on the super-cooling radiator for the 3.5L EcoBoost and the Raptor. Due to the added fill neck on the Raptor, we’ll need to make two radiators: one for the 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8, and 3.5L EcoBoost, and one for the Raptor. No matter which engine you have in your F-150, our radiator will be a significant upgrade and fit like a glove. So, keep an eye out for the next update where we’ll begin designing our radiator for one of the greatest trucks on earth.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for reading,
    -Steve
     
    GTRthirteen, Trick.Raptor and BenBB like this.
  2. Canuck714

    Canuck714 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    501
    Likes Received:
    214
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Location:
    San Antonio TX
    when will we see the 6.2 radiator?
    Will you also make a drop in dual pass heat exchanger for the supercharged 6.2L trucks?
     
  3. Mishimoto

    Mishimoto Full Access Member

    Age:
    30
    Posts:
    83
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    The 6.2L rad will be going on pre-sale in late spring and should be released early summer. Since we're still in the R&D phase, we don't quite have an exact date yet, but I'll keep you all updated as we go.

    We don't have a direct-fit heat exchanger for the supercharged 6.2L on our product plan, but I will definitely pass your interest on to the team!

    Thanks,

    -Steve
     
    Canuck714 likes this.
  4. Truckzor

    Truckzor FRF Addict

    Posts:
    2,419
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Good to see more options coming for upgraded cooling. Some people don't realize how hot these trucks get when you're working them at low speed out in the dirt (or snow).
     
  5. Trick.Raptor

    Trick.Raptor The Cracker Raptor

    Posts:
    3,935
    Likes Received:
    7,576
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2014
    Location:
    Santa Maria, CA
    Looks great and appears to be a direct fit drop-in radiator. That said the CBR is supposed to be direct fit drop-in radiator and from what I've heard, it needs tweaks and mods to fit it.

    So my question is will this radiator truly be a direct fit, drop-in radiator that the OEM cooling fans will mount to with no issues? Will there be cooling fan options?


    --
     
  6. Mishimoto

    Mishimoto Full Access Member

    Age:
    30
    Posts:
    83
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Yes this will be a direct-fit rad, no tweaking necessary. We do all of our R&D on the actual vehicle, so you'll see us measure the stock rads and engine bay then test fit out prototype and do another test fit of a radiator directly off the production line to make sure everything fits as it should. We're planning on making this rad work with the stock fans and shroud, but if there's a lot of interest in upgraded fans and shroud, I can definitely pass the idea on to our team!

    Thanks,
    -Steve
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019
    BenBB and Trick.Raptor like this.
  7. Runningriot

    Runningriot Member

    Posts:
    8
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2017
    @Mishimoto
    I'm definitely interested in a drop in, OEM style, aluminum replacement radiator for the 6.2. Please keep us posted on the presale.
     
    Mishimoto likes this.
  8. 98infinity

    98infinity Full Access Member

    Posts:
    451
    Likes Received:
    220
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
    Weight savings?
     
  9. Mishimoto

    Mishimoto Full Access Member

    Age:
    30
    Posts:
    83
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Due to the larger size of our radiator and it being made from aluminum, it will actually be heavier than stock by about 5 lbs. (dry weight). It will still weigh less than 10 lbs though, so not a huge increase in weight.

    Thanks,
    -Steve
     
  10. Ruckus08

    Ruckus08 Member

    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2018
    Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Are you all considering Superchargers in the design as well? Universal fit I’m hoping?
     

Share This Page