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Old 04-19-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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Best Radiator Replacement $$$

99' TJ with 173k.
Radiators been leaking for years.
Big o' Fat Crack on the Plastic top getting bigger.
Still gets me by and never runs hot but it's getting that time...

Whose got the best bang for your buck radiator fix?
Thx guys

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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i highly recomend this. best bang for your buck. you could even run a 2 row from them.

Champion 3 row aluminum rad full install

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
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Check these guys out: Radiatorbarn.com

I just got the 3-row all metal for $198 last month, plus free shipping. I can tell it runs cooler. Easy swap!
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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chop you shoulda posted up. you got a good radiator, but the all aluminum fully tigged rad from champion is 200 bucks too.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
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I replaced my radiator and water pump last summer. I went with Radiator Barn and I'm really happy with it. Here is the write up on it.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/radi...d-r-36140.html

Here is the thread where I got the info that lead me to go with RadiatorBarn.com
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/scho...ors-35052.html

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Old 04-20-2010, 07:34 PM   #6
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Rawkon: Really? Aww maaaannn...
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:38 PM   #7
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I just orderd mine from champion $180.00 with tax. all aluminum 2 row. Can't wait to get it thanX Rawkon
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I remember Jerry saying something about the low end aluminum ones are epoxy coated on the inside of them. I would be interested if your $180 radiator is coated or not.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:11 PM   #9
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Wow, thanks for all the feedback.

The step by step guide is awsome. Good work, I'll be visiting those threads very often!
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I replaced my radiator and water pump last summer. I went with Radiator Barn and I'm really happy with it. Here is the write up on it.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/radi...d-r-36140.html

Here is the thread where I got the info that lead me to go with RadiatorBarn.com
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/scho...ors-35052.html

Again anyone looking for info please....read this thread....

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/scho...ors-35052.html

It will fill you in on alot of info...if anyone has anymore questions just let us know.
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Champ radiators are fully tigged with a billet fill neck also tigged in. its just a good deal thats a direct replacement. there main focus is hot rods but also make stuff for the cjs and TJs

I still dissagree with jerry on the 3 row being less effeiciant then a 2 or 1. like ive said in the past. theres a reason all the HD stuff is 3 row. Its all about tube size, fins per inch and surface area. IMO for a 1 row rad to out perform a 3 row, it would need to be much bigger in surface area. I know he says its not needed for a jeep but alot of us do alot more then 5mph or less crawling. start romping dunes, haulin in the desert sand wash's and a 1 row will quickly get overwhelmed. (ask me how i know hahaha)
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Champ radiators are fully tigged with a billet fill neck also tigged in. its just a good deal thats a direct replacement.
Do you have a link for these guys Rawk? Just to help them out alittle more.
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