Amazon Radiators

orange150

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Fairfax City, VA
Radiator sprung a dang leak in the core. I’m going to throw some Stop Leak in it to try to get me by, but what are your thoughts on the radiators on Amazon? Aluminum radiator is $229 or one with fans on it is $339.

ECMRAD 4 Rows Core Radiator for JEEP 1972-1986 CJ CJ5 CJ6 CJ7, 1981-1985 Scrambler 3.8l 4.2l 5.0l
OzCoolingParts 72-86 Jeep CJ-Series Radiator Fan Shroud Kit, 4 Row Core Aluminum Radiator + 2 x 12" Fans w/Shroud + Thermostat Kit for 1972-1986 77 78 79 Jeep CJ5 CJ6 CJ7 Scrambler 3.8L 4.2L 5.0
 

untchabl

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Several buddies and I have had good luck with Amazon and eBay radiators. However the fans are junk, in my opinion. I always stick with Spal for fans unless you can fit the Mark VIII or Volvo fans from the junkyard that guys have been having good luck with. Think @77GreenMachine has the Volvo fans on his Jeep.
 

1-tonmudder

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Greeneville TN
Several buddies and I have had good luck with Amazon and eBay radiators. However the fans are junk, in my opinion. I always stick with Spal for fans unless you can fit the Mark VIII or Volvo fans from the junkyard that guys have been having good luck with. Think @77GreenMachine has the Volvo fans on his Jeep.
I put a Ebay radiator w fan and shroud on Tonya's jeep when I put the LS in it.Its been gold as gold for the last 5 years BUT its probably only had about 10K put on it.It was about half of what Advance Adapters wanted for a conversion radiator.
 

77GreenMachine

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Trinity, NC
2 speed Volvo fan is amazing. The high dollar Spal I have can’t keep it cool but the OEM Volvo fan does wonders.
 

77GreenMachine

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Trinity, NC
For the love of god please don't put stop leak in your cooling system. It will clog up a lot of shit.
This time a million billion.
 

shawn

running dog lackey of the oppressor class
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Raleigh, NC
I was going to recommend just buying one from Rockauto... Would have guessed it'd be about $100, but they're sold out.
 

rodney eppes

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Mt.Holly NC 28120
Like Shawn indicated, Good Luck! I ordered an aluminum 3 row for the CJ, from Frostbite, through Auto Anything. I searched several radiators, & Summit. All the Frostbite's are priced the same, but Auto Anything, was showing a quicker shipping date.
$340. It's owned or part of Holly, & has a good warranty & reviews. Figured if Summit / Holly, sold them, they were pretty good. But I've had 2 Updates, on shipping them. Made in the USA, but they are back ordered. I re-checked Summit & everyone that list Frostbite. Ordered mine 8/10/21, & last shipping date is 11/10/21. I was scared of the Amazon or Chinese Rads, especially after reading some reviews.
 

1-tonmudder

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Greeneville TN
For the love of god please don't put stop leak in your cooling system. It will clog up a lot of shit.
Ford 6.0 guys do that shit trying to get by w/o doing head gaskets and wonder why their delta's are 30 degrees different.
 

upnover

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Morganton NC
Years ago, I think before Amazon even existed, I got one off the internet. It was a radiator only kinda places, I got it for a little over $100 bucks, while the parts places were, at that time asking ~$250. It was direct bolt in, same everything, All copper, and did a great job even without all the fix of JB(Old radiator had ear as much JB weld as it did copper) Sorry can't remember the name, but, I'd have no issue ordering off the internet again.

**NOTE** I'd call first though and make sure they had it in stock,, and not sitting in a shipping container off the shore of California
 

orange150

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Location
Fairfax City, VA
Got the radiator in and damn, thing looks good! Buuuut it got damaged in shipping so it’s getting sent back.

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