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Old 07-23-2011, 03:16 PM
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Default 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

i want to upgrade the rad but they dont make HD rads
the explorer 5.0 one looks like it will fit

3.0 rad demensions
Row No 1
Core Height 20 11/16"
Core Width 23 11/16"
Core Depth 1"

5.0 Rad Demensions
Row No 2
Core Height 20 11/16"
Core Width 23 11/16"
Core Depth 2 3/16'"

inlet and outlet are both 1 1/2"
and my truck is manual so not trans cooler lines

so it all looks good im using and E-Fan so i shouldnt have clearence issues

how does it all bolt up thou???
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:27 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

why are you upgrading the radiator does it over heat or something?
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

yes it does over heat everything else is new, so i believe the rad is clogged so while im replacing it why not spend 10$ and get one that cools better
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

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Old 07-24-2011, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

Well you'll probably have to fabricate your own mounts. But it's probably not going to gain you much for your efforts.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:33 AM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

i work at pep boys and took both out of the box today and all the mounting holes line up, so i think it'll work, and its twice the amount of radiator as the stock so there would definitely be more cooling
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

If you have a manual tranny, it will be doable to install.
Auto tranny cooling lines and extra cooling radiator get in the way for me to upgrade mine to the larger core radiator
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

Well if the mounts are the same and the hoses will hook up, and you don't have an auto, I guess there's nothing to lose. As long as it doesn't cost a lot more, there's nothing to lose.
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

its going to cost me $10 more i guess it cant hurt especially with slow speed off roading and the custom skid plate i have that limits air flow
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:52 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

just put it in fits perfect runs much cooler, mounted right up
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

im considering doing this now that i found this page. what year/model car did you get this out of?
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: 5.0 Radiator in 3.0 ?

i used a 99 explorer 5.0 rad
it works perfect, I have manual so idk about the trans cooler lines for automatic
so if it's manual it'll deffinetly work.
but you have to have an e-fan the stock clutch type will not clear
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