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Old 11-17-2020, 05:24 AM
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I'm sure this has been beat to death, but my search didn't really turn up much for my question..

Which is, is there an aftermarket radiator worth going to? I'm gonna have to replace mine soon because of damage in the center, I'm not having any issues with overheating
, just wondering if there is actually one worth upgrading to is all.. I would prefer an all aluminum unit, but if none are worth the price, stocker is fine for me..
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:26 AM
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Mishimoto is kinda spendy, but a lot of the cheap units have issues with pinholes.

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Old 11-17-2020, 04:16 PM
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I hate most Mishimoto products, but their radiator was worth every penny.

Prices have come down considerably in the past few years, and $400 seems reasonable for all aluminum with a lifetime warranty.
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Old 11-17-2020, 07:04 PM
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Mishimoto is kind of the only name brand who makes one for us, but I too do not like them as a company. I cannot speak for the quality of the 7.3 radiator itself though.
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Old 11-19-2020, 08:51 AM
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I have had the Mishimoto on mine for maybe 5 years now.
Still looks and works like new.
Had to replace the oring in the drain but that was bc it dried up from sitting dry for two years.
I got a deal on mine back then and the prices are even lower now.
I would buy again
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:51 AM
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Thanks for all the responses! Is the $400 radiator for super duty or obs trucks? I have an 01..
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No the Super duty one is close to $800

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Old 11-28-2020, 03:23 AM
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Ok, that's what I thought.. I'll have to think about it, because like I said, I don't really have cooling issues right now, other than my 203 thermostat is a little too warm on 90 days with the ac on lol.. I think I'll switch to a 180 thermostat during the hot summer, and keep the 203 the rest of the year..

Thanks for the response!
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Old 11-28-2020, 09:33 AM
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I've run the 203, 195, and now a 180*, and I gotta say, my heater is still PLENTY hot enough for 30* days. I wouldnt waste your time swapping out thermostats twice a year.
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Old 11-30-2020, 02:10 AM
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The reason I want the 203 is because if I take it to north Dakota, which is where I work, it often gets to -30 lol.. and right now I have a thermostat housing I can't get off, so it will help prevent that from happening again.. at least that's how my little brain works lol
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