What LS Swap Radiator to use?

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  1. ChrisK

    ChrisK Member

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    What radiator is commonly used for a LS swap that has the connection for the steam tube?

    Thanks...
     
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    I used the stock 2002 camaro and on the next swap I’m using a 70 camaro big bock radiator with ls 1 fans and still working on the trans lines so yeah ....
     
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    I have a Dewitt LS swap radiator. It will be for sale soon as I’m moving up to a C&R
     
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    If you have the $ to spend, C&R RACING!
     
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    Once you swallow the $1800 pill, you recover quick lol. If you want a radiator without extra coolers, you want to look elsewhere as C&R is a little expensive. Plus the fill cap is on the driver side preventing the use of a stock coolant reservoir and the design prevents using the Stock top plate. There are much more affordable options. You can have a Dewitt for half that.
     
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    I used the stock 2nd gen radiator. Modified the upper rad hose from an 05 express van and used a gates lower hose. Do some research here on the gates hose I apologize I dont remember the part number. For the steam vent I used an inline drain valve in the upper radiator hose. - https://www.summitracing.com/tx/par...6itZbqvVZN_qhvGENNa9xd2qXCmaveQFfkaAuHf8P8HAQ
    Just swapped the drain "cock" for a barbed fitting and attached the steam line to that.
     
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    ^ I personally did this on my first LS swap, but it’s a pain and ugly to route a hose from the driver side all the way to the passenger side. If you keep the stock radiator try to use the newer LS3 pump where the pump inlet is more towards the driver side.
     
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    I used Griffin rad (8-70010-ls) and Derale shroud and fan (16826) both parts from Summit
     
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    I used the stock second gen rad as well, would prefer to go the route of the pass side upper at some point but this one seems to cool well for now.. Used a 2 piece upper hose since I added the steam vent line in the upper hose..
     
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    Do you have a picture of that radiator? I am considering it
     

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