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Old 08-17-2009, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know of a bigger radiator that will fit in a samurai with minimal work. like just fabricating new brackets and get new hoses?? i live in death valley and when pulling up some of the canyons here where its just nonstop climb for miles it gets hot even with an electric fan in front as well as the clutch fan. i just need bigger tanks or something to keep it cooler out here when its 125 F and up!!!
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How about a direct bolt-in?

Petroworks and Hawk have a replacement ALUMINUM radiator that is 30% larger and just bolts in.


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well thats one hell of deal...sounds good.. thank you very much
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Also available at: lowrangeoffroad.com and trailtough.com, and probably some others as well. I've done business with both of these guys (as well as PW and Hawk) and they're great to work with also. Lots of great choices!
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Bill, that Alumunium radiator, will it do even for the 1.6L engine? Or is it strictly for the 1.3L engine?
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Bill, that Alumunium radiator, will it do even for the 1.6L engine? Or is it strictly for the 1.3L engine?
It should. I have it in the Stalker for the higher revving 1.3 I did, but I still the stock rad in place for my 1.6 8v and in the grey ghost in front of the 1.6 16v. They work great. The aluminum rad just offers more capacity and cooling capability.
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It should. I have it in the Stalker for the higher revving 1.3 I did, but I still the stock rad in place for my 1.6 8v and in the grey ghost in front of the 1.6 16v. They work great. The aluminum rad just offers more capacity and cooling capability.
You have the stock 1.3L radiator on your 1.6? That's really impressive! I didn't think it would be able to cool the larger block engine.
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For cooling, the 1.6 8v is not really that much bigger... And as I said, the 16v is running a 1.3 rad also without a problem. But going to the larger aluminum rad would be good insurance.
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Anyone know of another radiator from another car/truck that will fit, that is more than 30% larger. I don't mind tweaking the mounts and can fab new ones.
I am thinking I can get one from the salvage yard and get the thing just right, then buy a new one when $ is better. I am thinking taller wouldn't be an issue, and there seems to me plenty of room on each side. The only thing are the hose connections.
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