So after 150k miles my stock radiator started leaking and started the search for a new radiator. Now as a background I did have some problems over heating, but only with the worst of the worst situation like doing 3k rpm at 75mph in 105 degree heat with the A/C on. So I figure in order to counter that I'd like an upgraded radiator instead of the stock OEM replacement.
I've looked around on here for hours and have seen someone bought a Silla 2 row aluminum radiator and I liked it but the thing that sold me on the Champion one is that the fill neck is billet welded and not stamped in. Also I saw that it was mentioned on here that 3 row is bad... but I took the chance anyways.
After putting it in and replacing coolant, hoses, and thermostat (stock temp 195) I drove it around for a few hours down the freeway and all around town and the temp stuck around 10degrees cooler according to the stock temp gauge with mechanical fan. So far it seems to be working good.
Along with the radiator, I also got an electric fan and hooked that up yesterday it turns on at 200 and off at 180 and seems to work awesome hoping for better highway milage but I'll find out soon.
(last time I posted pics they were blocked to lower members I apologize for all the links)
The welds are actually pretty nice looking.
Picture of the mounts that I made, they fit quite well.
The mounted fan
Another of the mounted fan
The switch that is a "manual off" I will be adding a "manual on" and a LED light to show when the fan is on or off.
And heres a link to an album with the rest of the pictures
Radiator pictures by sergeantspud - Photobucket
Sooo questions comments?