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Finally an all alluminum radiator for the first gen Tacos

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CHEF JEFF, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Oct 1, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 645K

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    The champion radiator construction is just not a good design.

    It will crack sooner or later. The header tank and lower tank and core are not welded together as a solid frame and because of this any flex will create a crack inbetween the core and tanks unlike a solid frame.
    You can look at the top Champion radiator compared to the custom bottom radiator for the Tacoma

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  2. Oct 1, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    GreeGunc

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    Glad I asked, about ordered it.


    Thanks for the insight
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:44 PM
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    treyus30

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    Link to the better, bottom one?
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 645K

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 645,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    It was a custom radiator made with an extruded interior design for max performance.

    The aluminum is probably 3 times as thick as the Champion,

    If I remember the customer radiator is like 35 pounds and the Champion is maybe 10 or 15 don’t quite remember.

    Was 1100.00, expensive but will be the last radiator I will ever buy and keeps my temperatures at 170-180 all the time regardless

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8_-5ys9PapU
     
  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 3:12 PM
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    Sheesh expensive AF, alright thanks anyway.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:28 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 645K

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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Yup, you pay for what you get, you might want to just get the Champion radiator then for 200.00.

    Mine lasted 30-40k
     

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