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Old 07-06-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Radiator questions

Looking at replacing my radiator. I have been having a problem with my 93' running hot. I have heard that an OEM radiator is the way to go and just keep it original. Or go with a radiator w/electric fan. Which would you think be better? Keep in mind I am not trying to spend $800+ on a BeCool radiator ect. Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-06-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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Have you checked everything else before you buy a radiator and that's not the problem?

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If it is running hot have you flushed it, put a new t-stat in and replaced the radiator cap???

Take the cap off and closely inspect the rad. See if there is scale built up in the tubes you can see.

May not need a radiator at all but if so $100 seems to be the price for stock replacements.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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Already replaced the water pump, thermostat, flushed the system, etc.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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I had an overheating problem on long drives with mine pretty bad and opened up the radiator and found this.



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And thats without any fluid in it.


Got a replacement for $150 to my door and it fixed all my cooling problems.


Good luck to you!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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I had an overheating problem on long drives with mine pretty bad and opened up the radiator and found this.

And thats without any fluid in it.

Got a replacement for $150 to my door and it fixed all my cooling problems.

Good luck to you!!
Did you replace it with an OEM one? If so where did you purchase it? Sounds like I am having the same problem as you.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:02 PM   #7
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I'm all for keeping things OEM unless there is better for a reasonable price. You may want to check this thread and look at other after market Aluminum radiators if indeed you need one.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/3-ro...ed-253012.html
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:02 AM   #8
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Did you replace it with an OEM one? If so where did you purchase it? Sounds like I am having the same problem as you.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/51210_7012_07.htm

It does have plastic on top and bottom which I'm not a huge fan of. But it works like a champ. Gonna do a radiator mesh soon.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:27 AM   #9
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I have heard of Radiatorbarn.com but no radiators for my year. Quadratec was my next website but they always charge an arm and a leg for shipping. Anybody know of any other websites? Leaning more towards a 3 row aluminum radiator. Much appreciated
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Check out http://www.performanceradiator.com/ they hooked my 93 YJ up with a great radiator and a great price. It was about $100 they have an upgraded one also that was pretty cheap also like $175 or something. Worked for me.
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I got a 3 row aluminum real cheap off of ebay. it has reduced my heat by roughly 15 degrees. next is electric fan upgrade followed by hood louvers.....should drop it quite a bit more.
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Got a nice 3 row aluminum off jc whitmey for 200 free shipping
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I got a 3 row aluminum real cheap off of ebay. it has reduced my heat by roughly 15 degrees. next is electric fan upgrade followed by hood louvers.....should drop it quite a bit more.
Thats the set up I hope to one day have
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We carry radiators for your YJ. I just did three of them last winter myself. My ZJ & WJ stock ones both went, and my dads WJ went too all in six weeks of each other.

I tow a Popup trailer too with my ZJ, runs cool. Here's a link to them on our website for your YJ if you would like to check them out. Jeep Wrangler Radiator
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:19 AM   #15
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We carry radiators for your YJ. I just did three of them last winter myself. My ZJ & WJ stock ones both went, and my dads WJ went too all in six weeks of each other.

I tow a Popup trailer too with my ZJ, runs cool. Here's a link to them on our website for your YJ if you would like to check them out. Jeep Wrangler Radiator
You guys don't carry a 2 or 3 row?
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You should try the 3 row aluninum radiator from champion cooling systems. Bolts right in without a problem. I have no complaints from mine. Right around $200
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if your going to replace the radiator and I am NOT saying you should at this time.
Go with an all aluminum 3 core 3 row system with an electric fan it gives you more versatility in off road situations YJ's run hot plain and simple the cooler you can keep it the better
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You should try the 3 row aluninum radiator from champion cooling systems. Bolts right in without a problem. I have no complaints from mine. Right around $200
I am on their website but can't seem to locate a 3 row
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Is a Champion direct bolt on? Or will I have to make any modifications?
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The link I gave you gave my report. The radiator itself bolted right in, the shroud used different size bolts but I had them in my shop. All in all it was an easy job and I changed my thermostat and hoses while I was at it.
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Is a Champion direct bolt on? Or will I have to make any modifications?
I found the radiator on Amazon. It was through that company though. And yea it was a direct bolt in
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I just did a champion 3 row with tranny cooler. Got it for slightly more than $200 on eBay. Direct bolt it. Dropped my operating temp by about 15 degrees. I also did new hoses, belts, water pump along with a flush and fill. So that my have added to the extra cooling. All in all, I love it and highly recommend them.
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #23
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Ended up going with a 2 core Crown from 4wd autoparts. I needed it by next week and got it yesterday. Took it for a long drive and no overheating problems. Ran great. Thank you everybody!
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I just did a champion 3 row with tranny cooler. Got it for slightly more than $200 on eBay. Direct bolt it. Dropped my operating temp by about 15 degrees. I also did new hoses, belts, water pump along with a flush and fill. So that my have added to the extra cooling. All in all, I love it and highly recommend them.
Can you provide a link to what you got. I want to do a radiator and trans cooler also. Not want but need to. Lol
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Can you provide a link to what you got. I want to do a radiator and trans cooler also. Not want but need to. Lol
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-CH...90af78&vxp=mtr

Not sure how long that link will work. eBay seller named patriot cooling is who I bought mine from. Since I bought it I have found websites with similar products for slightly cheaper. I'm very happy with the champion one. Not sure if I would be with the no name one.

Do your self a favor and replace all of the hoses if they are old. Think about maybe doing the water pump and thermostat. You don't want to waste $25 in coolant to replace an $8 lower radiator hose you were trying to cheap out on. Ask me how I know.

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