Aluminum radiators

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  1. moparker

    moparker Well-Known Member

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    Who makes the best direct fit aluminum radiators?
     
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    jaws I put the fun in dysfunctional FABO Gold Member

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    Haven't found one yet the doesn't need some form of modification to fit. Griffin is the best so far.
     
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      Thank you. Was lookin at Cold Case. Read some bad reviews though.
       
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      Wizard is a great quality product
       
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      Look at Dillon Radiators. It’s online and you pretty much pick out what type you need. I paid $140 for mine, shipped in 2 days. Have had no problems with it. 85,000 miles over 11 years.
       
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        Will look at both. Thank you
         
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        It's not the best by any means, but I've been rockin a Champion 3 core for about a decade now. It keeps my big block running at 180 all day long.
         
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        I got a Griffon and called it a day, run a 190* or 195* thermostat, I can't remember exactly. Water pump is belt driven, flowcooler and just running a 18" flex fan without a shroud. It mostly does the job. Mostly.

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        Griffen for the price point.

        Ron Davis if you dont care about price.
         
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        Griffin vote here.. durable and built strong
         
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        Horsepower essentially equates to heat so the more power the engine makes the higher up the food chain your gonna have to run radiator wise along with the rest of the cooling system components, I have no idea the power you will be running and I have mid 900 hp and the Wizard with 2 inch and a quarter cores is what you want.....Griffin also offers that same type core configuration. If you are more of a stock or mild type build then I suppose a Champion or some of the other cheaper radiators would work ok but no actual experience with them.
         
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        Not sure about Mopars but BeCool dropped into my 73 Mach 1.
         
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        I put a Griffin direct fit in about 10-15 years ago. The guy at Griffin told me they were made to look a lot like a stock Mopar radiator on the top, and that a lot of people painted them black to make them look more stock. I did paint mine black with Eastwood radiator paint, and it looks good. Cools well also.
         
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          Heard some bad reviews of Champion also. Griffon seems to be the most dependable.
           
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