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Best place to buy an aluminum radiator that fits our trucks and doesn't

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cybrfire, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. cybrfire

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    Best place to buy an aluminum radiator that fits our trucks and doesn\'t

    brake the bank?
     
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    Re: Best place to buy an aluminum radiator that fits our trucks and doesn\'t

    I have heard this place has good prices even on custom built radiators;
    http://www.alumrad.com/
     
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    Re: Best place to buy an aluminum radiator that fits our trucks and doesn\'t

    www.summitracing.com

    howeracing radiator. I haven't installed it yet but I will do it in the morning and post up how well it fits. Very nice radiator only cost me $200. 2 core aluminum rad.
     
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    That's funny. I just called summit and they quoted me 464 /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Re: Best place to buy an aluminum radiator that fits our trucks and doesn\'t

    Do we still get a 10% discount from Radiator.com ?
     
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    Re: Best place to buy an aluminum radiator that fits our trucks and doesn\'t

    how would a 2core aluminum cool as oppose to just a normal 4 core????????
     
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    From what I've read and from what my engine builder(my uncle)tells me two core aluminum cools way better than 4 core standard.
     
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    Re: Best place to buy an aluminum radiator that fits our trucks and doesn\'t

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    how would a 2core aluminum cool as oppose to just a normal 4 core????????

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    Aluminum disipates heat MUCH, MUCH better and faster than copper does. That is why if you have two identical cylinder heads and one is aluminum and the other is cast iron, you can run a higher compression in the motor and still avoid detonation where the iron head wold detonate...This is b/c the aluminum will disipate the heat from each combustion much faster!!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Chris
     
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    how would a 2core aluminum cool as oppose to just a normal 4 core????????

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    Also, the secomd two rows are not as efficient as the first rows block the air and preheat it. I believe the 4rth row is like 25% of the first row.
     
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    That's funny. I just called summit and they quoted me 464 /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Are you running an automatic? The reason it was 464 is because it is a rad made specificaly for your vehicle. If you have a manual trans then you could get a universal alum. rad for around $200. The problem is with an auto is it eliminates the water tranny cooler.
     

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