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post #16 of 16 Old 06-19-2017, 11:38 AM
Fargo
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Springs are no longer needed with today's better hose materials. Just get a Gates, Goodyear, etc. and you're good to go. Most of us will also strongly suggest/recommend you stick with a Mopar radiator and not a store-brand.
Thank you Jerry. I've had good luck with Gates in the past. I'll look into them.

I did order the Mopar radiator after some research and personal experience. My previous TJ I used an all steel radiator and it didn't cool as well as the factory setup. A friend of mine tried several all aluminum aftermarket radiators and had major quality issues. He had to return 2 or 3 before he got one that didn't leak. So I'll stick with the Mopar radiator and just get some Gates or Goodyear hoses. Thank you again.

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