Snail Performance was excited to become part of the CSF Racing team earlier this year. With a great history in the racing community, CSF manufacturers products for a wide array of applications which made them a perfect fit for solving our cooling needs. Over the past few events we have been testing their 2008+ Subaru WRX / STI single row radiator and the results have been nothing short of amazing!
The first application for testing was the Snail Performance 2009 Subaru WRX SHOWKAR. After a short summer break, a number of changes have been made to this Time Attack Vehicle including a brand new turbo kit and other engine modifications. As any high horsepower Subaru owner will tell you, cooling quickly becomes an issue, especially in race scenarios. Based out of Arizona, we see temperatures on track over 90 degrees early in the year and atmospheres do not cool down until late October. With temperatures this high, we have fought cooling issues all year with water temps quickly rising to 220 degrees plus in no time! It was clear the competitors extra wide triple row unit was not cutting it and was pulled for CSF part number 7028. This unit is a single row core which may lead you to believe the loss of capacity and surface area could never improve cooling issues. Fortunately for us, the team at CSF knows how to manufacture a quality and efficient core that easily beats the competition.
With a fresh 550hp on tap, we took our SHOWKAR to both Inde Motorsports Ranch with NASA AZ and Willow Springs Raceway with Shift S3ctor Global Time Attack for recent testing. The results were phenomenal. With nothing more than a simple drop in of the CSF unit, we saw an immediate peak temperate drop of over 30 degrees! Despite our best efforts to heat the car up, coolant temperatures never rose passed 190. Keep in mind, this is all on the CSF single row street application drop in radiator without any ducting or additional cooling modifications all while an intercooler and oil cooler blocked direct airflow to 3/4 of the physical radiator core. As with any company, Snail Performance is adamant on testing the products it recommends and we have no hesitation in recommending the CSF brand for any application. We look forward to continued testing of future CSF Racing specific units at the season finale Super Lap Battle following our participation at the 2013 SEMA show as a CSF feature vehicle.
For questions on pricing and applications please contact us at Sales@SnailPerformance.com and look for the full line of CSF products on our upcoming online store!