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Old 09-05-2010, 05:07 PM
VegasRanger02 VegasRanger02 is offline
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Default Radiator Swap Questions!

Uh oh! My radiator is leaking and my water pump is conviniently on its way out. So since those need to be replaced, i want to do it more than right if possible. Since I live in the hot ass desert and I someday plan on having a good off-road truck, i want it to be able to keep as cool as possible.

What are my options for a better radiator for my 2002 3.0 V6 with out (at least major) custom fitting?? Meaning bolt on sounds nice

I have read that dillon radiators have 2 cores but Im not sure?

I have also read vague statements that the 4.0 radiator has 2 rows and provides better cooling (for a 3.0 vs stock)?

but what confuses me is on the Dillion Radiator website same radiator they have for the ranger is for both 3.0 and the 4.0.

So people with knowledge please help me!!!
Thanks.

(I also plan on putting a Jet 180 thermostat and wire in a Hayden electric fan that will fit in the stock shroud opening Or id make an aluminum one if needed. It will be on an automatic temperature switch but will have a manual override switch in the cab. Hayden sells the harness for like 25.00 at summit. )
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:33 AM
VegasRanger02 VegasRanger02 is offline
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Default Re: Radiator Swap Questions!

Ahh so confused! So I found a 2 Row Silla Radiator (Ive heard theyre about the best you can buy for stock replacement) but its for a 4.0l Ranger, but I was looking at this all aluminum 1 row radiator, it says its for a 3.0l or 4.0l from 1998-2009! Even Dillon Radiators says the same.

I just dont want to get caught buying something that realllly doesnt work. So hoping someone can chime in an confirm the compatibility.

The aluminum is well aluminum and considerably more costly but only one row. Silla is supposed to have superior quality so I guess im not to concerned about the plastic tank... I hope. Opinions? 2 row plastic tank, cheaper. 1 row alum tank, more expensive.

example:
Alum Rad
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...item3a5924682a

Silla Rad
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SILLA...f5e#vi-content

Dillon Rad
http://www.dillonradiator.com/index....70_12980_54420
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General Grabber AT2 31/10.5/15, 15x7 ATX Slot, Hot girlfriend for passenger seat, Fabtech 2.5", Bilstein 5100, Poly Bumps, JBA Ceramic Coated Headers, Straigh pipe, Throttle Cable Mod, Air Box Mod, 5 Angle Valve Job, 180* Thermostat, Clear corners w/ Amber LEDs, Tinted Tails, 6000K Volt Digital HID Hi/Lo, K&N Drop-In, MAF Mod,
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:10 AM
VegasRanger02 VegasRanger02 is offline
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Default Re: Radiator Swap Questions!

Still confused after more research. It seems that every radiator is a different size. The main thing I see different with the Silla 2-row is its has 1.25" outlets and inlets and everything else has a 1.5" outlet even 4.0l radiators for the same year that arent a silla, sooooo
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