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post #1 of 20 Old 10-21-2012, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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eBay Radiators

Hey all,

I just got done replacing my rear axle so funds are tight, but I discovered a leak in my radiator and need to replace it. I found this radiator on eBay for $67 bucks with free shipping:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Radiator...&forceRpt=true

I know its prob not the best and has plastic tanks, etc. but if it lasts me a year that will be fine (it comes with a 1-year unlimited warranty), at which point I can replace it with a nice all aluminum one.

Any thoughts, input or experience with these radiators or this seller, etc. woud be greatly appreciated.

thanks!

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-21-2012, 02:26 PM
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As always, you get what you pay for.

It will probably work in the short term, especially as we are going into cooler temps for the next 6 months.

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post #3 of 20 Old 10-21-2012, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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As always, you get what you pay for.

It will probably work in the short term, especially as we are going into cooler temps for the next 6 months.
Good point!

Even with the slow leak, my YJ 4.0 runs real cool so I am hoping this should work the same for now minus the puddles on the garage floor.
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post #4 of 20 Old 10-21-2012, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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It is a one row radiator, will that provide sufficient cooling for a YJ?
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post #5 of 20 Old 10-22-2012, 11:51 AM
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how tight is tight on your budget?

http://www.radiatorexpress.com/produ...aia_id=1185184

170 for a 2 row aluminum, check around on that site.

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post #6 of 20 Old 10-22-2012, 11:56 AM
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If you want to buy online, I'd suggest amazon since they have posted product reviews. I work in a bodyshop so I can assure you that aftermarket radiators are completely hit-or-miss. Some are better than OE, some work fine for years, and some bust a trans cooler line and you end up with your rig on a towtruck.
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post #7 of 20 Old 10-22-2012, 11:58 AM
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that is definately a fair response. I'd be increasingly picky if you have an auto trans. I run a manual so i skipped over that. Definately take that into consideration.

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post #8 of 20 Old 10-22-2012, 12:07 PM
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Radiator Barn... Just got one there as it was highly recommended in numerous threads... Check them out.

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post #9 of 20 Old 10-22-2012, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the replies. I run a manual so a trans cooler is not a problem. I went ahead and ordered the radiator based solely on price and budget constraints. I will let everyone know how it turns out. Thanks again!
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post #10 of 20 Old 12-01-2012, 03:32 PM
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i was looking ar something like this for me TJ. how did this work out for you?

looking at this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-1-Row-w-...f7b5e8&vxp=mtr
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post #11 of 20 Old 12-01-2012, 03:43 PM
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Fast radiator . com. The exact same rads sold on the net for 2 or 3 times what they charge. I have 2 from them and will buy any future radiators I need from them.

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post #12 of 20 Old 12-01-2012, 07:42 PM
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I only by OEM radiators.

I have never understood why when a stock radiator will give you 20 years of reliable service that when it finally does need to be replaced that most people will buy an aftermarket cheap POS that will in most cases only last a few years. My new OEM radiator was $156. The extra $65 over the knock off is well worth the investment.
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post #13 of 20 Old 12-01-2012, 08:01 PM
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I have been running an eBay radiator since march in my YJ. It was being sold by "radiator classic". So far so good. As for running a cheap knock off, hey, its a 17 year old YJ. If I wanted to put good money into a Jeep, it would go into my TJ. My YJ was purchased as a beater, it will be treated that way.

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post #14 of 20 Old 12-03-2012, 07:57 AM
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I have been running an eBay radiator since march in my YJ. It was being sold by "radiator classic". So far so good. As for running a cheap knock off, hey, its a 17 year old YJ. If I wanted to put good money into a Jeep, it would go into my TJ. My YJ was purchased as a beater, it will be treated that way.
Did it get pretty hot in omaha to test it out this summer?
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post #15 of 20 Old 12-03-2012, 08:04 AM
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Personally, when looking for replacement parts, I spend most of my money on rockauto.com Great prices, quick shipping and quality products. Have never been let down by anything I've purchased from them.

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