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Old 08-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Which radiator?? Help!

I busted the radiator in my TJ a little while ago and I've been looking online to see if I can find a low-cost replacement.

I found this one: Replacement Replacement OE Comparable Radiator - NEW - JCWhitney

and this one: More Information for VISTA-PRO 431512

(that one on rockauto is $77)

I just want to know if either of these are a good fit for someone on a low budget, and secondly which is the better of the two, if at all?

Thanks in advance

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Old 08-12-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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I have had good luck with parts form rock auto. The 1 row is the same as stock.. some folks like to run a 2 row, but unless the size of the radiator itself is increased, i am not sure it makes much of a difference when cooling. I would feel good about going with the rock auto one.. I am not sure on the JC one, could be great.. i just have not bought anything from them in a long long time. If your hoses are the ones that came with the jeep I would also swap to new ones as well. Also there is a coil spring in the bottom hose that will need to be moved over to the new lower hose.

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Old 08-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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Mine was 147 at Napa and is a great reliable radiator. I ruined an oem a drake and a griffen
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:13 AM   #4
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Stick with a 1 row aluminum core radiator like the OE was. A 1 row core has bigger coolant channels & is a more efficient cooler for the typical way a Jeep is used. Personally, I'd go for an OE Mopar.
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