need a new radiator
Any suggestions for a new radiator? I don't want to spend a ton of money on it.
Originally Posted by sparkchaser View Post
1979 Jeep CJ-5 - Sold
1980 Jeep CJ-7
before you spend any $$ on a more than likely cheap chinese POS, take your old one to a reliable radiator shop and see if they can fix it. The old, original radiators, when fixed, are much better then any POS you will buy new and you know they will fit!
1985 CJ-7, fuel injected 258, 2.5" Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift, 1" Body lift, Crabtree Shackle Hangers, T-5, Dana 300 w/ 4:1 Teralow kit, Dana 30, AMC 20 w/1 piece axle, 3.73 's with Detroit Truetrac front and rear, riding on 32x11.5x15" Cooper Discoverer STT mud terrains
Originally Posted by BamaLonghorn View Post
RockAuto offers three Spectra ratiators
SPECTRA PREMIUM Part # CU583 15-7/8" Between Tanks; Heavy Duty Cooling $186.79
SPECTRA PREMIUM Part # CU58 16-3/4" Between Tanks $220.79
SPECTRA PREMIUM Part # CU80315-5/8" Between Tanks; Standard Duty Cooling $237.70
The inlets and outlets and cap are right where they should be, the lower outlet is angled up as it should be.
The one in the Jeep has 15 5/8 between the tanks but is a three row. The three row spectra is 15 7/8. (The core width is correct)
Glenn R. Lever
Rochester, New York 14617-2012
My Web Site http://www.lever-family-racing.com
My restoration thread here on the Jeep forum
Yup go with the rock auto spectre cu583. It's a good 3 core for a great price. I have had mine for a year and no issues. Was a bit cheaper then. I picked it up for about $150 plus shipping at the time. I think if you want to get one from a local store autozone has the same thing.
not so fast. Go to Autozone and get one. Spectra 3 core is $180 with a lifetime warranty. If you ever have ANY issue, take it back..
Originally Posted by Gregg79CJ7304 View Post
Originally Posted by Jawbox View Post
Get the Spectra. Whether you use Rockauto or a local store they are top quality radiators and you wont be disappointed. They produce for the oem's as well. We received a new International radiator at work the other day and Navistar's label was stuck over the Spectra label!
'85 CJ-7 Laredo currently under construction.
My Rebuild/Restoration Thread, In Progress
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