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Old 07-26-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Advantages/disadvantages of all aluminum radiator

Got an after market aluminum radiator just want to hear opinions? Thanks

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cheap ones are cheap, expensive ones can be as good as the oem product at cooling the stock 4.0

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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Aluminum rads cool better and can handle higher internal pressures than copper/steel rads. But they typically cost more and chances are you aren't pushing the cooling system enough to take advantage of the aluminum rad. Save your $ for something else
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Aluminum rads cool better and can handle higher internal pressures than copper/steel rads. But they typically cost more and chances are you aren't pushing the cooling system enough to take advantage of the aluminum rad. Save your $ for something else
Traded my old iPod for it to someone in my club who sold there tj
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Traded my old iPod for it to someone in my club who sold there tj
is there anything wrong with your current one?

what brand is the aluminum one?
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is there anything wrong with your current one?

what brand is the aluminum one?
I'm not sure ill check in the morning but no there isn't but have heard the stock one isn't very reliable
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I'm not sure ill check in the morning but no there isn't but have heard the stock one isn't very reliable
the oem one regularly lasts 100k - 150k miles and cools the stock motors very efficiently

its hard to expect much more than that
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the oem one regularly lasts 100k - 150k miles and cools the stock motors very efficiently

its hard to expect much more than that
Well I just hit 150k last week lol

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