Originally Posted by tangofox007
Sure you can. But at what price?
From all indications, the Mopar radiators don't have a great track record when it comes to longevity. My original TJ radiator cracked a tank after only 9 years and 70k miles in service. (I have a 30 year-old radiator in a Mercedes and a 25 year-old radiator in a AMC Jeep still going strong.)
Autozone accepts competitors coupons, so I used a coupon from advanced auto that gave me like $30 off any purchase over $150. The Spectra premium was $158, so that brought it down to $128 if I remember correctly. I too first ordered the Spectra Premium off of Amazon for $96 shipped to me but it got here damaged and I had to return it. I'll pay an extra $30 to autozone if I can drive up there and have it replaced anytime if it fails or leaks. I also had $20 in autozone rewards so it was actually only ~$115 after tax.
As for the Mopar radiator, they have proven to cool the best without upgrading and spending a lot more (I went with a Mopar STYLE radiator
). In my research trying to find a new radiator, I read a TON of complaints about other aftermarket radiators leaking after a very little amount of time. Do your research, and many reputable members will tell you that the Mopar radiator is the way to go.
Not telling anyone what to do, or that you NEED to buy a mopar radiator (I obviously didn't, but mine is the same style). I decided to spend 1/2 the money and get the Spectra. I'm just telling the results of my research.