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post #1 of 10 Old 03-10-2019, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Wj Radiator Replacement

2004 4.7 H.O. Is there a brand which is preferred? Mopar radiator is about 300 bucks. Many replacements under $100. Is there one which fits and performs the closest to OEM?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-10-2019, 07:19 PM
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Not really. There have been several threads on here over the years about aftermarket radiators and the consensus is that they're all about the same which is mediocre at best. As with many other parts, there are only a few actual manufacturers of several different brands and I haven't ever noticed or been able to determine much (if any) difference among them. Warranties seem to vary though to an extent. There is reportedly an all-aluminum aftermarket radiator that has been available in the past but I don't know if it still is or what kind of results people had with them. As I recall, they sold for around $200.
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-10-2019, 07:52 PM
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Check mopar prices at wermopar.com. Thay are quite a bit lower than the regular dealer pricing.
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-11-2019, 01:31 AM
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I can recommend NRF brand.. they are dutch or german. I bought their radiator for my Jeep 4.7 Power tech engine. Perfect fit.
I also put their brand of radiator in my S600 Mercedes , also satisfied.
I live in europe so I don't know if you can get it where you're at.
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-11-2019, 07:44 AM
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I purchased a Denso unit from rock auto. Everything on it was perfect. Fit was perfect as well. I've only been running it for 9 months, and no issues yet. Towed 6000 lb with zero overheating issues.
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-11-2019, 10:01 AM
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Denso makes good stuff. I may stand corrected here. I doubt Denso is branding something outsourced but if they are then I suspect they're imposing strict quality control standards on the supplier.

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post #7 of 10 Old 03-11-2019, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. If, I don't go oem, Denso was going to be my pick because they are a major factory parts supplier. Then again acdelco has their "professional" line which is junk compared to the factory line. Ocs enhanced radiator really talks a good game on their website and YouTube. Never installed one.
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-12-2019, 07:23 AM
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NOTHING works better or lasts longer than a Mopar radiator. Go cheap and replace it again.

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I bought 2 of these ones. One for my Chevy and one for my WJ. They appear to be as good as any and not any more expensive. I called and talked to this guy first and he seemed to know what he was talking about. Only time will tell. https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...f&action=click
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-13-2019, 01:45 PM
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I've had good luck with CSF.

They use a steel double crimp for the end tanks which helps eliminate the all too common end tank leaks on WJ radiators.

I have one in each of my WJ's, the oldest of which is in my wife's '03 4.7 and is going on 11 years of service, including several summer Moab trips. Never had an issue with it.

His: '00 WJ 4.7 Limited- Some stuff

Hers: '03 WJ 4.7 Laredo- Some more stuff

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