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Wizard Cooling Radiator Install - Clearance Issues

Hey folks,

has anyone else installed a Wizard Cooling all-aluminum radiator in their 944 or Turbo? I have an '86 Turbo I'm trying to put one in; it took forever to get the bottom into position, and now, 1) it looks like the hard section of the stock oil cooler line might obstruct the hose fitting on the lower passengers side, and 2) I can't tilt the top forward into position because it's sitting too high and keeps rubbing in the corners. My nice, new aluminum radiator is getting a nice shave.

Anyone know how I can lower the bottom brace even a couple of millimeters? Anyone else have difficulties like this?
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Do you have a turbo bottom Brace fitted? Only saying as if you have clearance issues top and bottom it might be the case that an na bottom brace was fitted in the past for some reason. The turbo brace provides more space for the taller turbo radiator.
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Nope, it's the turbo brace. :/ It's not ideal, but for now I'm thinking of mounting the brace on the underside of the two vertical side supports. The brace has nuts welded on, so I'll have to invert the hardware, and tighten them down through the ends of the side supports and into the bottom brace. That will put my bolt heads under the radiator, but so be it.

I just need a few millimeters.
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be advised you should fit new rubber donuts that "clamp" the radiator in place.
the solid-aluminum rads do not have any "give" or flex to them to compensate for the flex the stock chassis/radiator frame experiences, like a stock radiator does.

using new, soft/pliable donuts should help/
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