WTB: Aluminum Radiator LS

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by Protour-Camaro, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Protour-Camaro

    Protour-Camaro Veteran Member

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    Looking to buy a new radiator. This time I want to get the proper passenger side inlet and outlet for the LS. Does anyone have recent experience with a decent cost effect one with fans? The radiator I currently have is an Ebay buy and has worked great for 7+ years, but I forgot who I bought it from.

    Recommendations would be appreciated.
     
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    C&R Racing makes a really nice unit and they can can be configured with an integral oil and power steering cooler. They ain't cheap though.
     
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    ummm....Wow.

    $1300 for their basic radiator. That's way out of the price range I'm willing to spend. I'm looking for something in the $500 range
     
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    Call or email DeWitts. Tell them what you're trying to do but also have the dimensions of the radiator you need on hand. That's who I used for my radiator. While they advertise as being Corvette specialist, they can do a lot of custom stuff. You may also find that a Corvette core will work in your car just fine. From there, they can simply put the correct ports including adding a steam port to the radiator. That's how it worked out for me anyway. Also, if they can help you, be sure to specify what direction you want the overflow fitting to face. I didn't think about that until the radiator showed up. I would have preferred it to be clocked 90* but it will work where it is now.

    They can also add any of the oil coolers to the radiator.

    EDIT: Well, it looks like they have since expanded their offerings. I went to the website to grab the link for you, and I see they now advertise Camaro radiators http://www.dewitts.com/collections/camaro-radiators They weren't doing that 4 years ago when I built my car. You can save money by ordering through a dealer possibly.
     
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    i used an aluminum 4th gen radiator off ebay and cut a notch out of the aluminum tank and put the rad cap at a 45 degree angle and rewelded it. the rad was cheap and has the tabs to hold 4th gen fans.
     
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    Who are there dealers?
     
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    You may just have to do a google search or email DeWitts and ask for dealers near you. Any dealer should be able to get you what you need from them unless they just don't want to take your money for some reason.
     
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    http://www.afcodynapro.com/AFCO/1394716316
    I went with the AFCO dual fan. It is a real quality radiator and fan combo. I think I only paid in the $700 range. You will find it on JEGS or Summit cheaper than the AFCO website.
     
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    A buddy of mine uses a "Be Cool" brand rad from summit. So far he is very happy with it. Plus you can also just get a aftermarket efan kit and there are so many you can just pick what you want.
     
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    I just bought the Griffin LS swap radiator from summit for about $270. Two row of 1.25" tubes. Best deal for an aluminum radiator.
     

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