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Unread 09-09-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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WJ radiator

Whats a good radiator to go with. Mine has a leak in it and I'm going with a stock replacement or upgraded aftermarket. It's for a 4.0 motor.

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Unread 09-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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get a Mopar one from Kolak (forum vendor) or get one at a parts store. I bought a cheaper one, and the fitment wasn't right.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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I was looking a most are around 150 or 120 depending if it's from a local parts store or summit racing.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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I've installed the generic Napa/OReilly radiators as well as Radiator Barn radiators. Both had slight fitment issues but the Radiator Barn ones were cheaper and surprisingly well-made.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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I've installed the generic Napa/OReilly radiators as well as Radiator Barn radiators. Both had slight fitment issues but the Radiator Barn ones were cheaper and surprisingly well-made.
Radiator barn was what I used. CSV brand is what was shipped. There was a 2" gap at the top, and it had about 10 less water channels than the factory radiator. The fan shroud also mounted to it funny, leaving a 1/4" gap all the way around, and causing the mechanical fan to hit the shroud when flexing at ALL.

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Unread 09-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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Oh snap! I put the Radiator Barn unit in an XJ, I don't remember what brand it was but it was super nice. Guess that's a no-no for WJs then.
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Oh snap! I put the Radiator Barn unit in an XJ, I don't remember what brand it was but it was super nice. Guess that's a no-no for WJs then.
Yeah, I had heard nothing but good things about them, but I was disappointed in the radiator I was sent. I'll probably hit up a local parts store next time this needs changed. It did come with a lifetime warranty though, so when it's time to change it, I'll send it back in for an exchange that I can keep for emergencies.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 10:49 AM   #8
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I think I will be going with a autozone radiator. They have a spectra with a limited lifetime warranty on the about the same price as everyone else. Anyone ever use a spectra ?
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I just found out I need a new radiator. I was looking at rockauto has a spectra radiator for a decent price. What hoses do you all like gates or goodyear? sorry if i'm thread jacking.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #10
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save yourself some time+headache down the road by leaving the driver side lower fan shroud bolt out. Makes changing the e-fan a whole lot easier.
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