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Old 10-31-2004
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Ok so i have a crack in my raideator <sorry for the spelling....anyway i'm looking for a good replace ment that will keep my engine cold better than this one will...what are the best brands to go with? i'm also thinking about going ahead and getting a E fan while i'm at it since it will all be off the engine.. anyway thanks in advance.... o yeah i have a 2.3 5 speed
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Just get a new radiator from the auto store and get an e-fan
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Your engine is mildly modified, you have no need for an upgraded radiator.
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i was just saying while i'm haveing to replace it i might as well go a step ahead of factory.. but i get whats ur saying.... thanksfor the help
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i was just saying while i'm haveing to replace it i might as well go a step ahead of factory.. but i get whats ur saying.... thanksfor the help
I understand what you're thinking, but its the same thing as buying 93 octane gas for a stock motor.. just throwing money away.
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but if he buys 93 octane and then upgrades something else it will be beneficial..... gotta look at this in the long run trailer queen ;-) hehe
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yup lol i do planon keeping this truck until it falls apart...and maybe if i can find a 302 will be and engine swap when i get another truck this comeing year...but i agree it would be like buy 93 octane on a stock motor
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Old 11-02-2004
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sorry wowak but i disagree. maybe not on the new rangers but on the fullsizes they radiators are adaquet for cooling. add A/C and a little outside heat and it barely does the job. i vote find a different radiator from auto zoo. they carry modine and u can get a 2 core (not sure if ur stock one is one core or 2) and they are high quality with a lifetime warrenty. make sure u flush the cooling system, add the proper coolant mix and u should have years and years of trouble free driving (make sure to flush the coolant every 2-3 yrs as well)

still, go to autozoo or advanced and ask for a modine radiator, very nice units.
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well i went to a radiator shop and they quoted me 350 to fix and install the old one and i knwo i can find a new one for that price so i'm gonna go look tommorow and see what the prices around here are
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im tellin ya autozoo or advanced can get a modine...i think one for mine is $150 so urs should be the same or slightly less. install it urself and save some mucho $$ spend it on a set of e-fans.

oh and if repaired radiators scare me...unless its a temp repair
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yup i'm going to auto zone tommorow and gonna buy a new one....the guy at the shop said he would have a reweld a whole new tank on becuase this one had cracked so much
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aahh sounds awful cheesy to me. good luck man.
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Go ahead and get the upgraded radiator, especially if you have an automatic. It'll pay off in the long run. Cooler running trucks are happy trucks.
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