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post #16 of 18 Old 01-08-2015, 04:50 PM
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Some of the less expensive heavy duty all aluminum radiators, have had problems with quality control. I remember reading one person went through three returns all of which failed and had leaks.
Even the more expensive all aluminum radiators have quality issues. I've been through 3 flex-a-lite radiators . pure junk .
Make sure you get one with a warranty longer then a year ....


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post #17 of 18 Old 01-08-2015, 09:24 PM
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Even the more expensive all aluminum radiators have quality issues. I've been through 3 flex-a-lite radiators . pure junk .
Make sure you get one with a warranty longer then a year ....
I have a CSF three row (copper/brass) purchased several years ago. No problems. On road temperatures stay between 195 - 205. Sometimes the CTS stays at around 195, under 200.

In heavy sand, using the oe aux fan keeps coolant temperatures at around ~210 and less.

You're right about some of the more expensive radiators may not hold up under some type of conditions.

There was one person I remember from several years ago with a ~$500.00 all aluminum. Blew it out by cracking the welds.
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post #18 of 18 Old 01-09-2015, 12:22 PM
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I have a CSF three row (copper/brass) purchased several years ago. No problems. On road temperatures stay between 195 - 205. Sometimes the CTS stays at around 195, under 200.

In heavy sand, using the oe aux fan keeps coolant temperatures at around ~210 and less.

You're right about some of the more expensive radiators may not hold up under some type of conditions.

There was one person I remember from several years ago with a ~$500.00 all aluminum. Blew it out by cracking the welds.
My personal experience with AFTERMARKET (not Mopar brand) radiators is that the CSF soldered brass ones are the best out there. They beat out any of the other OEM-type aluminum/crimped plastic ones, and can be had at a decent price.

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