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Question Radiator Upgrade

Time for a radiator.

Don't want to wait till it gets warmer here. Temp likes to creep up slo with the A/C on, sitting in traffic

Still running my stock radiator on the Hemi conversion...

Has anyone tried an aftermarket, reasonably priced radiator ??

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As much as I don't want to support it, COP4x4 has an aftermarket HEMI radiator. The Matrix probably has a few reviews on it but I don't think anyone here has one.

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Running a stock JK fan?

I'd consider something like an AEV hood, or even some louvers to the hood. I've seen those drop summer under-hood temps pretty decently. Just in addition to whatever you plan on doing.

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Running a stock JK fan?

I'd consider something like an AEV hood, or even some louvers to the hood. I've seen those drop summer under-hood temps pretty decently. Just in addition to whatever you plan on doing.
I plan on venting my hood like Trail Duty. Looking for pic.
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As much as I don't want to support it, COP4x4 has an aftermarket HEMI radiator. The Matrix probably has a few reviews on it but I don't think anyone here has one.
Yeah Camp uses a custom Ron Davis radiator with dual electric fans on all of his builds. The only COP4X4 product that I would buy... Even though it is $1,400-$1600
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I don't know about the HEMI,but for stock engine I went with the SPAL fan with the aluminum shroud ($289) and I'm very happy with it,it has 8 blades,it is sumersible and the fan blows way more than stock.
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This is one thing we wanted to bring up here on JKO. Is there many out there that have a want or a need for a aftermarket or customer radiator? We are "looking" into a few things but don't want to waste our time if not. So, this may go along with the OP. Is there anyone out there?

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why is there so much hate on cop4x4 over here? I mean obviously the guy knows how to run a business. I don't see any of us selling jeeps for the price he gets for him. Granted, they are not a "hardcore offroad" jeep, but the guy knows how to market and sell stuff. I bet he could sell ice to an eskimo

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I vaguely remember seeing on JKOTV that Griffin had a drop in radiator upgrade for the JK.
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In my BOR kit, I use a Griffin Radiator. FWIW, Jason, they should be right down the street from you

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In my BOR kit, I use a Griffen Radiator. FWIW, Jason, they should be right down the street from you
Really? PM heading your way...

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1. Griffin has a drop in radiator - $595
2. JSS - radiator
3. Spal fan and aluminum shroud - don't know who sells it..

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I'm using the JSS radiator along with the JSS Hemi conversion. Also added the Truckmaster hood and the 180 degree thermostat. I am also monitoring the intake air temperature and engine temperature. The JSS radiator is keeping the engine temps in the 185-200 degree area under all driving conditions in Texas. What is suprising is that the intake air temps will go up as high as 170 degrees when driving slow. When on the highway the intake air temps will drop to 125 to 135 telling me the induction hood is working at speed. The minute I drop below 50 the underhood temps will again rise up to 170 degrees depending on outside temperature. I'm thinking the most important thing is to find a way to lower the underhood temperatures. I do not have any overheating problems BTW. I will be in Moab between the 15th and 31st and will report back. Last year with the same set up I did not overheat in Moab, Ouray Colorado at 13000 ft, or Glacier National Park. I will say the Hemi looses a lot of power when the intake air temps go over 125.
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This may be a stupid question, but do you guys have the aluminum heat shields for the exhaust manifolds on there. I was told they help a lot. Also, have you thought about removing your inner fender linners?
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This may be a stupid question, but do you guys have the aluminum heat shields for the exhaust manifolds on there. I was told they help a lot. Also, have you thought about removing your inner fender linners?
I ditched my sheilds after I installed RIPP headers and got them JET hot coated, I'll tell you T304 with the coating....MAN engine heat reduced significantly..

I have no liners either with AEV hood, tranny and PS Cooler, still nice and warm for manifold tacos .. not HOT..

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I'm using the JSS radiator along with the JSS Hemi conversion. Also added the Truckmaster hood and the 180 degree thermostat. I am also monitoring the intake air temperature and engine temperature. The JSS radiator is keeping the engine temps in the 185-200 degree area under all driving conditions in Texas. What is suprising is that the intake air temps will go up as high as 170 degrees when driving slow. When on the highway the intake air temps will drop to 125 to 135 telling me the induction hood is working at speed. The minute I drop below 50 the underhood temps will again rise up to 170 degrees depending on outside temperature. I'm thinking the most important thing is to find a way to lower the underhood temperatures. I do not have any overheating problems BTW. I will be in Moab between the 15th and 31st and will report back. Last year with the same set up I did not overheat in Moab, Ouray Colorado at 13000 ft, or Glacier National Park. I will say the Hemi looses a lot of power when the intake air temps go over 125.
What is the outside temp when you are showing the 125-135 intake air temp?
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Running a stock JK fan?

I'd consider something like an AEV hood, or even some louvers to the hood. I've seen those drop summer under-hood temps pretty decently. Just in addition to whatever you plan on doing.

Yeah I went the AEV HOOD route already !!!

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This is interesting. !!!!

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I don't know about the HEMI,but for stock engine I went with the SPAL fan with the aluminum shroud ($289) and I'm very happy with it,it has 8 blades,it is sumersible and the fan blows way more than stock.
I might look into this !!! Any else tried this ??

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I went the cheap and cheerful route using Genright hood vents and they definitely help with under hood temps.

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I bought a set of these from Trail Duty

They worked great. But recently went to the AEV Hood.

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They worked great. But recently went to the AEV Hood.
The AEV hood is definitely a nicer looking product, I'm just too cheap to buy one
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This is one thing we wanted to bring up here on JKO. Is there many out there that have a want or a need for a aftermarket or customer radiator? We are "looking" into a few things but don't want to waste our time if not. So, this may go along with the OP. Is there anyone out there?

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I'm presently in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area and the outside temps were 93-95 when taking the readings. And the 135 was at speed. When it was recently 75 in the Corpus Christi area I was getting underhood temps in the 110-120 range at speed or normal driving.

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FWIW With the hood vents my intake temps run pretty consistently 15-20įF higher than the ambient temp at highway speeds.
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We may be talking two different motors. The hemi may put out more heat than the 3.8. ?????????????????????
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