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454 Radiator in 88 K5? Will it bolt up?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dawson444, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

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    I need a new radiator in my truck.I have been told to put in one from a 454 burban, will it bolt up or not? Any problems I can run into? What year burban should i specify? Will it over cool it? I am running a brand new 350HO, w/ 36" swampers. Radiator isn't that hard to replace is it? Any thing else I need to know? Thanks!

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 6" lift, 36" TSL Radials, 14 Bolt, Rancho 9012s
     
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    Mreetz 1/2 ton status

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    I put a 4 core into my '84 Blazer when mine needed to be replaced. No problem finding one for my car. Really easy to install too.

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
    35x12.5 MTs
    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
  3. I have an 88 Burb with 350 and a 700R4. I used one from AUtoZone Part# 433730 ($170)and then went to the GM dealer for the 4 pads Part# 6264100 and one panel part #14018600, and the shroud is part# 14021289.

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    <font color=purple>I Like my Burb'n on the ROCKS !!
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    recently put a 4 row in my 91 sub (350/700R4) from Radiator.com . It ran $133/delivered!
    Had to mod the shroud a bit and went to local dealer for the new mounting rubbers (about $4/5 each). It seems to run a LOT cooler now (closer to the 160 thermostat setting for a change!)
     
  5. dawson444

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    Why do I have to get a new shroud? Whats wrong w/ the stock one? Thanks!

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 6" lift, 36" TSL Radials, 14 Bolt, Rancho 9012s
     
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    Is all you had to do is get the mounting rubbers, or did you have to get a new support piece like big burb mentioned?

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 6" lift, 36" TSL Radials, 14 Bolt, Rancho 9012s
     
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    I got the 4 row mounts from the dealer, and 'adjusted' my top support a tad. Also used my shroud with a bit of mod to the it as well. Just bracketry and such.
     
  8. The bracketry is different from the stock type. I used only the top half of my old one and cut it down to fit. It isn't the prettiest, but it works fine.

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