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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?
http://www.radiatorbarn.com/s7.asp?a...L+ENGINE+SIZES

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(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 hescosc.com
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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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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 radiator.com delivered in a day, bolted right in, no problems and done in less than an hour

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-14-2006, 10:55 PM
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-14-2006, 11:39 PM
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I went with radiatorbarn.com 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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