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Unread 08-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Need new radiator-Suggestions Please, ASAP

06 TJ, 6cyl, 6spd

My radiator is leaking on my TJ. There's a leak coming from the bottom somewhere. It has 80k on it, so it's time for a new one.

What do you recommend as a replacement? Should I stay OEM or is there a better aftermarket alternative?

I appreciate the input, I would like to resolve this asap.

thanks!

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Unread 08-12-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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OEM for sure.
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Unread 08-12-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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Just replaced mine with an oem. I also replaced my water pump and thermostat while I was at it. And dont forget to check your hoses as well. I did a lot of searching and I bought mine from the radiator barn. Cheapest price anywhere and they have a great warranty. Here's a link...
http://www.radiatorbarn.com/search.php?product=radiator
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Unread 08-12-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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Also used radiatorbarn to replace my oem radiator that leaked at the seam with the plastic end tanks. Have had no issues since....... I also replaced my water pump and thermostat at the same time since they had 120K + miles....
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Unread 08-12-2012, 11:26 PM   #5
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06 TJ, 6cyl, 6spd

My radiator is leaking on my TJ. There's a leak coming from the bottom somewhere. It has 80k on it, so it's time for a new one.

What do you recommend as a replacement? Should I stay OEM or is there a better aftermarket alternative?

I appreciate the input, I would like to resolve this asap.

thanks!
Radiatorbarn.

OEM.

IMO...
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Unread 08-12-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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Radiatorbarn.

OEM.

IMO...
X2, I'd definitely go wit the Mopar OEM radiator.
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Unread 08-12-2012, 11:41 PM   #7
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I have a three core from radiatorbarn waiting at home. I am on the road another day or two. I liked the price, easy to order and quickly shipped. Can't wait to install. Can anyone tell me more about their three core, copper and brass radiators.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 02:55 AM   #8
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OEM gets my vote because it works well and I never had any overheat problems even on the crazy hot days. online pricing from shops like www.wermopar.com had some decent prices (I got mine there), but shop around.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 07:49 AM   #9
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You guys know where I can get a good price on an OEM?

I'm a little confused by Radiatorbarn, are they OEM?
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Unread 08-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #10
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06 TJ, 6cyl, 6spd

My radiator is leaking on my TJ. There's a leak coming from the bottom somewhere. It has 80k on it, so it's time for a new one.

What do you recommend as a replacement? Should I stay OEM or is there a better aftermarket alternative?

I appreciate the input, I would like to resolve this asap.

thanks!
I replaced my radiator last March with a 3 inch Griffin aluminum radiator from Quadratic.com. Easy to replace and no problems here in Arizona summers even low speed rock crawling with 115 f temps.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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I'm a little confused by Radiatorbarn, are they OEM?
Aftermarket, but I'm a couple of years in with a radiatorbarn replacement and it's good so far.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 07:55 PM   #12
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I believe the OEM radiator was made for them by Modine, so if you can find a Modine radiator in the aftermarket I'd go that route if the price was right.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #13
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I bought a cheap radiator off Ebay three years ago for my ZJ and it has held up just fine. I think it was around 50 bucks with free shipping, can't beat that!

EDIT: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-RA...5e37ad&vxp=mtr

That's the company I bought from, 70 bucks shipped and shipping was fast.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 08:15 AM   #14
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I went with a Mopar OEM from wermopar.com.

Thanks for the great ideas, everyone.
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Unread 08-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #15
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New Radiator arrived today from wermopar.com . Genuine Mopar at half the price of the dealership ($203 shipped to my front door). The customer service called me prior to shipment to let me know that if I chose a cheaper shipping option, it would still arrive in the time constraints I specified during my order, saving me about $14.

Very few companies do that nowadays. I give them the thumbs up.
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