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Apten Cooling Mod... How many have it??

Discussion in 'Terminator Archive' started by Blk03SVTCobra, Nov 24, 2004.

Do you have the Apten cooling mod??

  1. Yes, I have it. I feel it was money well spent.

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  2. Yes, I have it. Probably wouldn't do it again.

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  3. No, I do not have it. I don't feel the car needs anything like it and it's a waste of money.

    21.8%
  4. No, I do not have it. I want to get it though.

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  1. lucafu1

    lucafu1 New Member Established Member

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    good idea! and trust me they will break if you have gorilla arms like me. but then agian i break everything. :rockon:
     
  2. railroad

    railroad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have the apten cooling mod, but was expecting better quality for the price.
    The only unique part is a stock ford part, which can be obtained new for about $25.
    The rest of the kit, the cheap heater hose, a hot water Tee and $3 worth of clamps, brings the kit value to less than $40.
    I am glad I put it on, but could have a least gotten high silicone blue heater hose.
    Save yourself some money and buy the parts locally.
     
  3. 2JZFAN

    2JZFAN Member Established Member

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    I've got something similar on my car and we used a stainless "T" instead of the ford plastic piece.. Works fine, no leaks.. good shit. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Oh Three Cobra

    Oh Three Cobra New Member Established Member

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    You mention there is a ford part required to perform this mod? Is this something the delaership will do? Some sort of tsb?
     
  5. hmwave

    hmwave . Established Member

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    Maybe so if Apten was providing premium parts. From the thread it appears their parts are pretty basic, Re the plastic tee.

    Does someone have a full parts list?
    I'm getting a new clutch soon so should probably do this mod at the same time.
     
  6. Big Top GT

    Big Top GT Jackstand Racer Established Member

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    Just chiming in but my comments are pretty basic...

    I have the Apten mod done to the forged motor in my Cobra. If I recall correctly it was $125 bucks. I think it's well worth it.

    Especially after the TT setup gets here. ;)

    Alan
     
  7. CobraKindaGuy

    CobraKindaGuy New Member Established Member

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    The best advice and answer to this question I have evr heard. :beer:
     
  8. Mr. Freeze

    Mr. Freeze New Member Established Member

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    the 04's came w/ a fix for the head tick/cooling , dont really know the fix exactly but it has a blue stripe on the driver's side cylinder head. would a cooling mod. still be needed for the 04's or was this only for the 03's??
     
  9. rips-stang

    rips-stang New Member Established Member

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    Anybody? I don't wanna spend $125 when I could spend $40.
     
  10. Jpjr

    Jpjr Active Member Established Member

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    $125 is the least of your problems :) The install is a bitch and even if you have drooped the tranny (required).. it still takes hours from what I've read. One guy had been trying all day to bend the coolant lines with no sucess. This is not a simple bolt-on mod.
     
  11. Blakers01GT

    Blakers01GT New Member Established Member

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    Ok, the kit is marked up big time, I really don't care about all that, for what this does for our motors, it's worthit in my book. what I care about is I live in wisconsin and Would like to get this taken care of while my car is being stored, how much is labor for this cooling mod from a experienced mechanic who knows what they are doing and have done this mod before?

    ALSO : I have an 04', do I still need this, or is just the 03's?
     
  12. rips-stang

    rips-stang New Member Established Member

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    I am a fair mechanic so the install doesn't bother me. :read:
     
  13. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer 4cams aren't better then1 Established Member

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    my plugs look a hell of a lot more even after installing this mod
     
  14. jackers

    jackers Solid Axle Equipt Established Member

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    Postban, once again, wonderful write up. I love the tech you provide. That one on the solid axle swap is perfect. Keep up the good work. Installing any automatics lately?
     
  15. Ryan.K.

    Ryan.K. VOLENS ET POTENS Established Member

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    worth every penny, especially if you got the tick. :D
     
  16. 71stang99

    71stang99 New Member Established Member

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    Where did you get that lift? IWere looking into a new home and that lift might fit the bill! thanks for the write up, Im saving it for future use. :beer:
     
  17. Top_Fuel

    Top_Fuel Person of Interest Established Member

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    '04s do not have different cylinder heads than most '03s. It's been discussed here several times...the blue stripe on your cylinder head has no significant meaning. There is no "tick fix" cylinder head on '04s. Ford even admits that they are still "working on a solution" at this point.


    This message was broadcast to dealers on/about June 10, 2004:

     
  18. flyn high again

    flyn high again You are getting sleepy... Established Member

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    Lyle, Dana, and I are coming out with a kit sometime in the next few weeks. I don't want to talk about it yet but I think you guys will be impressed. Pics and a write up to follow as soon as we have the thing ready. Here's a teaser pic of one of the components. Stock on the left and modified on the right.

    Lyle mod pic:

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  19. Dana

    Dana Bluesmobile Established Member

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    Just an update.

    Looks like all the pieces are falling into place, finally.
    Should have some ready to ship by next Friday, March 11.

    Anyone about to do the Apten mod, hold off for a few more days while we get the final pieces in place and fine tuned. You won't be disappointed.

    Stay tuned.

    Dana
     
  20. dun4791

    dun4791 New Member Established Member

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    Our kit is NOT a bitch to install...........Watch next week for details.......Lyle

    LDC Chicago Superior Automotive Products Inc
     
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