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bob29
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Jul 6, 2010, 3:06 PM

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Just wondering if there are any signifiacte diffrences in radiators between plastic and all aluminum. How much does it really matter if the flow goes vertical or horizontal. is there anything between radiators that truley seperates and makes one worth the extra money vs the cheapo?


Hammer Time
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Jul 6, 2010, 3:17 PM

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There is no such thing as an "all aluminum" radiator. 95% of all radiators made now are aluminum cores and plastic tanks. You rarely have any other option. If you did, it would likely be a brass alloy. There is some quality difference between brands but a lot of that goes to the multi-fit applications, thickness of the core and low quality plastics.
As far as vertical flow or horizontal flow, that is determined by the application, again, not your option.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jul 6, 2010, 3:18 PM)


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Jul 6, 2010, 11:28 PM

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I realize your talking stock production parts HT . But for the record there are all aluminum radiators out there , minus the stainless cap and brass drain plug. I just installed a lakewood model on a friends airboat and have installed several in "RODS". I know , I know , what does this have to do with the price of banana's ? Sorry, i'll go back to sleep . Tongue


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Hammer Time
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Jul 7, 2010, 2:24 AM

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Yeah, I suppose I didn't consider all situations and custom type stuff. I think he's referring to OE replacement type stuff though.



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