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post #1 of 8 Old 01-14-2006, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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any good aftermarket radiators?

I have a manual 98 TJ wrangler 6 cylinder with AC and the radiator is shot with a big leak so I need a new one.

Are there any out there that are better than the OEM ones? Are there any other parts I might as well replace while the work is being done?

are these any good or is there something better?


(tried searching, but apparently no threads are really jumping out at me)

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-14-2006, 07:04 PM
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this is one i want to know aswell.

You can get radiator hose kits, high flow water pumps ect from
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-14-2006, 07:07 PM
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I replaced mine last year, and Radiator Barn was the best deal that I found. Got it quick and it bolted right in!

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-14-2006, 07:45 PM
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Go to page two and there is a thread discussing radiators. I would stay away from the stock style plastic top and get a metal topped radiator.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-14-2006, 08:19 PM
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just installed one today, got it from delivered in a day, bolted right in, no problems and done in less than an hour

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post #7 of 8 Old 01-14-2006, 11:39 PM
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I went with last year and am real happy with it. Got here quick, installation was easy, and no problems (knock on wood). I just went with a 2-row and did not mess w/replacing anything else while I was in there, if it aint broke don't fix it I figured (in this particular instance).

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post #8 of 8 Old 01-15-2006, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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thanks, is the waterpump easy to replace?

should I go for a 180 degree thermostat? Live in AZ.

The jeep doesn't see any hardcore offroading, 99% is all city driving with some occasional light offroading
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