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Old 08-11-2012, 04:36 PM
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Aluminum Radiator Manufactures

Anyone ever order a "aluminum radiator" from this auto parts store?

Prices seem very inexpensive, but not sure of quality.
Looking for a aluminum radiator to replace OEM, don't want top of the line
but something that's of good quality, any suggestions on other manufactures! What about tube size, will 1" work?

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Wow those are low prices. I'd go for it. What's it going in?
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Yea go for it man they look like good quality. Post back with how it works out, i want one now
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I can guarantee you they are Chinese...as are 99% of the OEM replacements these days.

Why not stick with your old copper/brass unit? Much stronger than a cheap replacement and they can be repaired if they leak.
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prices are great, but they don't mention any info on construction. Are these stamped tanks, or welded, and are the cores epoxied in or properly welded in? Stamped tanks and epoxied cores are common in cheap radiators, and will affect the lifespan and durability of the radiator.
It says they have a lifetime warranty, but look it over closely.
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If it's this one 1963 Chevrolet Impala ALL ALUMINUM RADIATOR ALL22541X0289-3AA 3.8L L6 230 | All Aluminum Radiator | Chevrolet Auto Parts He should be OK,since it is an all welded unit.
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For the price and with a lifetime warranty i wouldn't care where they are built. Just because it's built in china doesn't mean its crap. A guy i knew bough cheap ebay Chinese headers for his bmw and they were beautiful, nice thick metal and good welds. Most of the time the only reason chinese stuff is cheaper is because of the low labor cost.
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i just got one...

from Reliable Radiator on ebay. got a champion rad all alum and 3 core. i went with them for the warranty and price didn't hurt either. for my '23 T was ~$210 including shipping. all welded, no epoxy. i'd buy from them again if needed... came from washington state for delaware.. bout 5 days ups.
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I like mine from Speedway Motors, all welded nice thick filler neck, keeps my big block cool and was only $130. It wasn't a direct replacement tho, but it didn't take much to make it fit.
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