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Old 10-18-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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Radiator advice!

2001 TJ radiator has started leaking from the top tank crimps. I need some advice on a good replacement that will work with the stock fan setup, but will provide more cooling for here in South Louisiana. I am considering a Griffin piece, but would like to hear from everyone on good options that may cost less. I do want a fully welded unit with no crimps to worry about. Thanks for the help.

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Old 10-18-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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I got a CSF radiator from radiatorbarn. Much cheaper than the griffen but is steel not aluminum.

Bonus to it..it is all steel and direct bolt in. No more worrying about leaks. Put it in about 2yrs ago and aint had a problem since.

There are several options for you out there.

Do you want a all aluminum or is a all steel good for you?

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Old 10-18-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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I thought they only sold aluminum. Steel would be better for me, I am looking for a new one too.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:06 PM   #4
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My 2000 Sport started leaking a few years ago as well. Did the same thing distortedtj did, bought from radiatorbarn. 3 hours later and it installed. I suggest you replace it in the daylight and not at 9pm with a flashlight.
Also, don't forget to replace your hoses and clamps.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
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I put the CSF 3 row radiator in my TJ when it had a 4 cylinder. I rarely ran my electric fan to keep it cool unless we were wheelin. I ended up robbing that radiator out of my jeep and stuffed it in my wife's jeep the night before a wheelin trip. It is about 4 years old and still going strong.

I bought a replacement CSF 3 row for my junk and it now cools my Chevy LT1 without problems.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:45 PM   #6
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Is the CSF steel or a copper/brass unit? Seems like steel would have severe corrosion issues.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:19 AM   #7
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Is the CSF steel or a copper/brass unit? Seems like steel would have severe corrosion issues.
My bad I worded it wrong it's all METAL.



To the Original Poster= here you go.....

https://www.radiatorbarn.com/search....oduct=radiator

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Old 10-19-2008, 03:20 AM   #8
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that griffen works very well when its 115 degree on the trail with the ac on
its just thick but does work with the oe fan and is a bolt in

but if you want to save the money get the radiator barn radiator

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