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Old 11-09-2018, 10:54 PM
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Default Seeking some Radiator experience and advice.

My supposedly factory
radiator radiator
has finally went with the core bulging and cracking on a upper row on my 2004 SLT plus quad cab 2x4 3.7l
So i measured the core thickness and it measures 1.125 " in thickness.
And ordered a Sunbelt replacement
radiator radiator
which seemed to about the same.

The current one is "suppose" to be a stock factory
radiator radiator
but as i was researching it I got the impression that the MOPAR radiators were supposed to be about 1.70" thick and be dual core.
Is that correct?

In recent shopping, (after i already ordered the sunbelt), i find a CSF radiator that is 1.625" thick and supposedly dual core. and actually for about the same price.

Should i return the sunbelt
radiator radiator
when it arrives and wait on the CSF ?
Or will the single core work OK and if so, what kind of "normal" lifespan can i expect from it in the southeast US?
With the 3.7 i don't foresee towing anything but a small utility trailer from time to time.
Thanks in advance for everyones input.

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Old 11-10-2018, 12:58 PM
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I have the CSF in mine FWIW. The single core can be made to work as long as you don't tow, living up north will probably help too
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:10 PM
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