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Old 10-01-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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radiator ? with swap

im doing the 350 swap and was wondering what rad did you guys use with this swap. i would rather stay away from aluminum. i order one the other day that is a direct fit for a yj but its gonna take 2 weeks. help please. i can fab one if need be to fit.

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Old 10-01-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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Just curious as to why you want to stay away from an aluminum radiator?.... I'm running the BeCool radiator and no problems at all... Pic of it in my profile..

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Old 10-01-2010, 05:05 PM   #3
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guy that has done several swaps tells me the aluminum rads are good for 3 years. i dont know but just going on what he says. the cost difference is significant also.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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Nah, the one in my crawler I sold my neighbor has been in there since 1998 and still perfect
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:27 PM   #5
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well i guess the main question is can a 350 rad be fabbed to fit. i use this to hunt out of only. maybe 500 miles a year. dont rock crawl so mud is the only abuse it will be taking in winter.
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350 rad? We are gonna need more info that that
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:22 PM   #7
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Depends on where you live.
I have a jeep with a 360 in it and it gets hot as hell.
I put a new 4-core (DON'T ACCEPT ANYTHING LESS THAN 4 CORE IF YOU GO THE TRADITIONAL RADIATOR ROUTE WITH A V8) and it barely does the job in AZ. A new traditional rad is 200 bones. Again, 4-core will help a V8 but not as good as an aluminum rad.

Take the advice here and spend the 400 bucks on the aluminum---your temp needle won't budge much past "C."

Winter's coming, I realize. And all this jibberish will be moot...if you only have 200 get a new 4 core. If you posted this in March, get an alum. It all comes down to summer for a V8...
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:47 PM   #8
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I paid 199 for the one in my YJ and with the electric fan it never got over 180

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