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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Changing the Radiator

Looking for advice towards best affordable radiator. Been searching with little reviews towards the lower price brands, but also dont want to spend 600 plus on a mishimoto. I have a 2015 with 50k miles and dont need something strictly for off-road conditions.

additionally, while making the change should i look into replacing any other components that may be needed for the system to work sound.

Appreciate the help


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If the JK's are like the TJ's were the stock radiator is the best choice. MOPAR is $202 at

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You will get the best cooling performance with original Mopar parts - not aftermarket but genuine Mopar. I have extensive experience with aftermarket radiators and various cooling system 'upgrade' parts and threw all of that stuff away and went back to original OEM.

By the way, I have the Mishimoto transmission cooler and the hose fittings are Metric - SAE size hoses don't quite fit so I had to find a Metric to SAE widget to convert. Just an FYI if you use one of their products.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys. I just ordered a replacement OEM from mopar parts price i could find.

hopefully it all goes well and this is the only cooling issue. Thanks for the response.
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