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Old 04-22-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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Infamous radiator leak

So should I go with the 2 row or 3 row?

I'm looking at getting one from radiator barn. Does the 2.4L use the same radiator as the 4.0L or no?

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Old 04-22-2010, 10:35 AM   #2
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not sure, bit I remember a thread on here not long ago, the theory was that a 2 row radiator was actually better than a 3 row. try the search and see what you can find....If I can find it i'll post the link

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Old 04-22-2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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Yea I remember seeing that to now that you mention it. The 4 cyl and 6 cyl use the same radiator I guess so Just need to figure weather I want the 2 or 3 row aluminum.
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Apparently, 2 row is indeed the best for the Jeep.
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Thanks, whats the OEM, 2 or 3 row?
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OEM= Orginal Equipment Manufacturer (stock)
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:39 AM   #7
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^ yea I know what oem stands for I meant is the stock radiator 2 or 3 row.
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I don't know if OEM radiators are 2 or 3 row but here is a link to the thread that talked about them. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/scho...ors-35052.html
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Thanks Amy, good thread.
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Thanks, whats the OEM, 2 or 3 row?
Early TJs like my '97 came with a 2 row, later TJs starting around 2002 or 2003 went to a 1 row for a little better cooling efficiency. Both styles of OE radiator have an all aluminum core.

Between a 2 and 3 row radiator, I would go for the 2-row. Or go for another OE 1 row which has an all aluminum core which is, by far, the best material for a radiator core.
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Radiator barn seems sneaky....the OE style says "aluminum core, plastic tanks....the other just say "all metal"...not "all aluminum" like one would hope.

could be made of unobtanium for all we know.
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Radiator barn seems sneaky....the OE style says "aluminum core, plastic tanks....the other just say "all metal"...not "all aluminum" like one would hope.

could be made of unobtanium for all we know.
The "all Metal" radiators they sell are CSF brand radiators.

Just incase you really wanted to search about them.
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