Fellow enthusiasts, I just wanted to share with you how wonderful an experience I recently had at Wizard Cooling. I have recently been shopping for an aftermarket radiator, and after doing some online research I came across Wizard Cooli...
Fellow enthusiasts, I just wanted to share with you how wonderful an experience I recently had at Wizard Cooling. I have recently been shopping for an aftermarket radiator, and after doing some online research I came across Wizard Cooling. My main concern is that I wanted a true replacement fit, slide out old / slide in new, no modification required aftermarket rad, (since I was going to have to pay my local dealership to perform the install and I wanted to keep labour charges to an absolute minimum), and Wizard Cooling fit the bill. Their website indicated that they were currently working on building an aluminum replacement rad I contacted them via their website and received a reply from their owner; Scott.
Scott and I emailed back and forth and he sent me an invite to come visit his shop. My buddy and I drove down to his shop, were given a grand-tour and were both totally impressed. From the professionalism of all of his employees, to his cutting edge technology. From the personal level of attention everyone gave to me, to the expertise and passion he has for building top quality rads. Every radiator regardless of whether they are building a one off custom rad or a 1000 direct fit radiators for the Lotus is first designed in a state of the art, 3-D CAD Modeling system that is linked directly into a CNC machine. All parts are CNC cut to ensure design accuracy and ensure that the finally assembly is built 100% to spec every time.
My buddy was so impressed, that even though he bought a competitors rad a few weeks earlier (for his Nissan), he returned to the shop with his OEM Rad and aftermarket one, to have work done on them.
I brought the rad to my local Lotus Dealership (Gentry Lane, Toronto, ON) and they said that the unit was a pleasure to work with. It slid right into place with no major modifications required. The only thing they had to do to complete the rad swap was to adjust the size of some of the pre-drilled mounting holes. The entire job took the mechanics at GL 2.25 hrs.
For anyone else that values their car, and wants an aluminum radiator to replace the known problematic OEM one, I wouldn?t hesitate to use a Wizard Cooling Rad. Scott is out of this world, his shop is state of the art, and my experience with him made me think that this is what it must have been like 50 years ago when you?d go to your local garage, know the mechanic by name (because you probably saw him every week at church) and he treated you like family. Scott and the employees of Wizard Cooling at class acts.
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