2 Comments 2013 August 20
One of the Monday Tech Quizzes that we posted the Flex-a-lite® Facebook page was about radiator caps, and whether or not the pressure of the cap might help solve an overheating problem. As we tried to formulate a short answer for this question, we were reminded of how complicated the topic really is. So we decided a post on our blog would be the best way to provide useful information on the topic.
First, the radiator cap is an important part of the cooling system. It is designed to hold a certain amount of pressure inside the system, and to release the pressure when it exceeds a pre-determined level. Why do you want pressure in the cooling system? Continue reading
Comments ON 2013 March 21
Even with the expanding list of direct-fit Flex-a-fit® aluminum radiators from Flex-a-lite®, we know that there are even more configurations that you may be looking for. Maybe you're building a vehicle that we haven't engineered a bolt-in radiator and electric fan combo for, or if you have a custom need beyond what our direct-fit systems offer. Either way, you can still have a Flex-a-fit radiator with its patented cooling technology with our custom radiator options!
Because we build the radiators in-house at our U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility, we can perform quite a range of modifications to meet some very unique needs. Continue reading
Comments ON 2013 March 7
New products are always exciting! We have had a great response to the latest products that we introduced at SEMA, and now all of these new products are in production and ready to ship!
What's new for this year? We expanded our line of direct-fit Flex-a-fit® aluminum radiators and electric fan combinations to cover some very popular vehicles. One that we're very excited to offer fits the '87-'01 Jeep Cherokee (XJ). People have asked us for a cooling solution for this application at nearly every off-road and 4x4 show we've attended in the recent past, and we heard them! Continue reading
Comments ON 2013 January 15
We started making Flex-a-fit® aluminum radiators in 2006, and we decided it was time to give you the inside story on how they are made! The quality in the Flex-a-fit radiator we build for you starts in our Fife, Washington, manufacturing facility.
Flex-a-fit radiators from Flex-a-lite ® start with aluminum extrusions to create our patented sidetank design that uses internal and external fins. On the inside of the tanks, the fins perform as heat sinks by absorbing heat more quickly from the engine coolant through increased surface contact. The external fins increase the surface area threefold to transfer heat more effectively. We cut and machine the extrusions in-house, giving us the ability to do custom configurations in addition to our direct-fit and universal radiators. Continue reading
Comments ON 2012 November 19
In case you haven't noticed, Flex-a-lite®now makes Flex-a-Fit® aluminum radiators, and our 50th Anniversary display at the 2012 SEMA Show reinforced that point. In case you missed the display, Lisa Chissus, president and owner of Flex-a-lite, gives you a tour of the new performance cooling products introduced at the show in the video above. Continue reading
Comments ON 2012 October 4
If you own a Flex-a-Fit® radiator, mounting a transmission or power-steering cooler to it is a breeze with Flex-a-lite radiator bracket sets. These kits include brackets and mounting hardware that use the patented "T" channel side tank design as the mounting location. This lets you easily move the brackets up and down, as well as eliminating the need for you to fabricate brackets or drill holes in your vehicle. Continue reading
Comments ON 2012 August 27
Some time ago, we introduced the Flex-a-lite Camaro SS project car that we were building with Duncan Speed & Custom in Lakewood, WA, to take on our 50th Anniversary Tour. Since then, we've put together a video that shows all of the work that Bill and Will Duncan did on the car to add performance and improve the appearance of the Camaro
Why did we choose a Camaro to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary? At the last SEMA show, we introduced a Flex-a-fit® direct-fit aluminum radiator and electric fan combination for the popular 2010-2011 Camaro.
3 Comments 2012 June 14
We're in the business of building performance cooling products. But every once in a while, we take it upon ourselves to build a performance car or truck to show off our wares. At the last SEMA show, we introduced a Flex-a-fit® direct-fit aluminum radiator and electric fan combination for the popular 2010-2011 Camaro. For the show, we outfitted an otherwise stock Camaro SS with the new system (you can watch the installation by clicking here). As we made preparations for our 50th Anniversary Tour, we decided to make some more modifications to the Camaro to complement the Flex-a-lite performance cooling system and help the car better fit in at the high-performance stops we have planned for the tour. Continue reading
Flex-a-lite Makes Engine-swaps in '64-'69 Mustangs Easier with its New Aluminum Radiator ConfigurationComments ON 2012 May 10
We've offered the Flex-a-fit® aluminum radiator for both '64-'66 and '67-'69 Mustangs for quite some time. We've now expanded this line of direct-fit radiators to accommodate the popular 5.0-liter engine swaps (based on the '86-'93 5.0-liter engines).
The original Flex-a-fit radiator for this application positioned both the inlet and outlet on the passenger side, just like the original. However, many people swap later-model engine into these popular pony car which requires the outlet to be on the driver side. The Flex-a-fit radiators are available both with and without a Flex-a-lite 3,000 cfm electric fan (part #160) pre-mounted from the factory. Continue reading
Comments ON 2012 March 15
Flex-a-lite® is hitting the road during the summer of 2012 to celebrate 50 years of makin' it in the USA! The Flex-a-lite 50th Anniversary Tour will span 50 days with stops at automotive enthusiast events and major product distributors throughout the Midwest.
The tour will be marked by a specially prepared motor home, trailer and 2010 Camaro. The Camaro will feature two of the latest Flex-a-lite products: the Flex-a-fit® direct-fit radiator and direct-fit transmission cooler. The rolling display will be a combination of historical milestones from the company's legacy and its newest products that demonstrate the commitment to performance cooling. Continue reading