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Old 01-12-2018, 10:33 AM   #1
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aluminum radiators...

whats up guys.. wanted to see what aluminum radiators yall are using.. I have been using Champion for awhile.. had no issues.. just was thinking of going another route..
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: aluminum radiators...

I can't say much as I haven't used mine yet but I have a mishimoto aluminum radiator for a big block truck. It has a lifetime warranty, even if I'm in an accident I believe. If it breaks once I'm already ahead of everyone else buying another radiator. $320 or so I believe on summit.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:51 PM   #3
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Re: aluminum radiators...

Vehicle had a Griffin in it when purchased 4 years ago, running a 454 and it has worked flawlessly so far. If Champion has worked for you all this time and you're happy with them why change?
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:00 PM   #4
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Re: aluminum radiators...

I'm running an OE-replacement Murray aluminum rad in my 82 C10 with a 350. It works great in hot Texas summers, cost around $130, and has a lifetime warranty from O'Reilly Auto Parts. They make 3 sizes for our trucks, and mine is the smallest.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: aluminum radiators...

Good luck getting that aluminum radiator repaired in town when you need it on a road trip or something.
$150 lifetime warranty 4core from autozone will cool anything you got, has the warranty when you have the time to use it and can be repaired anywhere when you dont....
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:19 PM   #6
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$150 lifetime warranty 4core from autozone will cool anything you got, has the warranty when you have the time to use it and can be repaired anywhere when you don't....
Sounds like a good deal. However, all my daily drivers since 1999 have had aluminum radiators with plastic tanks, and I've never had a problem with any of them.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:25 PM   #7
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Good luck getting that aluminum radiator repaired in town when you need it on a road trip or something.
$150 lifetime warranty 4core from autozone will cool anything you got, has the warranty when you have the time to use it and can be repaired anywhere when you dont....
That's the exact same radiator I tried to buy from AutoZone about a month ago!
They do not sell this radiator in copper and brass as advertised on their website!Although they said they have it,they sent me the aluminum equivalent.
They did offer me my money back and apologized for the problem!
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:04 PM   #8
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Re: aluminum radiators...

I'm running a Be Cool in my 79 k25. It cools the 427 tall deck in it great even with a 15,000 pound goose neck behide the truck. Even on 100 degree days. They are expensive though, I gave 700 for mine through Summit. But it was the only radiator I could find with tanks large enough for the larger inlet and outlet to be welded in.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:41 PM   #9
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I've got the be cool direct fit cooling my big block. Exceptional performance.
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Re: aluminum radiators...

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=617025

We make bolt-in custom / conversion radiators for your application, right here in the USA using domestically sourced materials. Each radiator is built by hand and we use dual 1" thick cores, for a total core thickness of 2" (same overall thickness as a brass & copper 4-core).

We NEVER charge extra for engine swap port locations, steam ports or built-in transmission coolers.

We are a Gold Vendor and support this forum, and offer a forum-member discount ($25 off a radiator / $20 off fan & shroud package). Retail price is $470, and members of this forum get a discounted price of $450.

Hit me up with any questions or for a quote.
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