Difference between Name Brand and Generic All Aluminum Radiators

Why our All Aluminum Radiators are Better than the Competition


Ok, there are all aluminum and plastic aluminum replacement radiators all over the internet.  So which one should you choose?  Aren't they all the same?  

First, NO they are not all the same.  Just like any other item sold in store or online, there are good and bad versions available at different price points.

In terms of a radiator, let's not forget we are putting that item in a moving vehicle.  if a cheap TV goes bad, you may be ok dropping it back off into a store and missing a couple day's worth of shows, but do you want to have your vehicle stop working on a highway?  Can you afford to miss work because the cheap product you installed went immediately bad?

As a national auto parts supplier, Radiator Express only sells stock dealer quality and enhanced products. Our price points are competitive online and the quality will meet or exceed anything you can purchase from a dealership.

Today we will discuss the now popular "all aluminum" radiator upgrade.  Many users do not like that stock radiators are made with plastic tanks... they crack and wear over time.. Yes, the manufacturer has made them to break over time... Everything is made to break in today's market.  This also applies to the all aluminum radiator that you may be tempted to buy at a super low price on ebay or amazon.

Below are pictures of our radiator compared to the competition.  As you can clearly see, the item we manufacturer will be much better quality than the "other" guys.

Items designed to break will have many additional welded seams instead of fluid builds.. These added welds and breaks in the product are not only ugly, but they add additional stress points for failure. Building radiators like this saves the manufacturer lot's of money and allows them to sell items at eye popping low prices.  Be very aware and fair warned that cheap radiators you may find online may have a defective rate well above 50%.  That literally means that more than half of the units sold are going to just start leaking for no reason.  It may be a day, a month, or a year, but rest assure you'll be putting a new item in sooner than later.  Unfortunately as well with these futuristic selling platforms, you may not be able to contact the vendor whom sold and shipped you an item directly from overseas.

let's now look at our examples of a properly built Radiator Express radiator compared to the generic version:






Space Heaters: How to Keep a Vehicle Warm this Winter

Cooler weather is coming!  Are you ready to service the vehicles that may need some heat this winter?  Whether it's the skidsteer used to remove snow or the floral delivery van, these vehicles need heat! 

Radiator Express has many options available for keeping any of these vehicles warm!

Skidsteer Heat!



Hi-Output Heater -LINK TO ITEM
Compact sized heater with high BTU!  This heater features through the floor hose connections, so all coolant connections are located outside of the passenger compartment.  Installation Kit included! 12 Volt power, measures 6 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 8 7/8"





Bus Heat!

Hi-Output Heater (12V) - LINK TO ITEM
Hi-Output Heater (24V) - LINK TO ITEM

A large fan with BIG heat!  This heater has dual blowers with directional louvers for directing the heat where needed!  If you have a vehicle with a large area to heat, then this is the right heater!
3 speed control.  Available in 12 or 24 volt. 
Measures 16" x 6 1/2" x 9". 








Delivery Vehicle Heat!

 

Need to keep your delivery truck warm? Check out these 2 auxiliary heating options below.

Hi-Output Space Heater - Single Duct System

This 20,000 BTU heater has sidewall exit hose connections for convenient wall mounting.  Great for applications where floor exit is impractical.  Adjustable directional louver allows heat to be directed where it is needed most!
3 Speed Control
Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 9" 


Triple Duct System Space Heater:







This heater comes with dual fans and 3 defroster ducts for conveniently routing air flow to your application.  May be used as a heater or for defrosting.  Installation kit included. 

Hi-Output Heater (12V) - LINK TO ITEM

Hi-Output Heater (24V) - LINK TO ITEM


items available for sale on radiatorgroup.com (A Radiator Express Company)



HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ENGINE BLOCK: USE AN INLINE FILTER KIT


often during engine rebuilds or just replacement one can find that a continual sludge or rust is present in the cooling system.  This often causes repeat failure of radiators.  To combat this situation we have released an inline filter kit that you can attach to your hose connections.  This filter will collect debris and contaminants.

We have seen success using this filter for engine blocks that seemed completely full of rust.

Check them out!  They are worth their weight for your next restoration or replacement.

link to 1 1/2 inlet kit

Copy and paste code below:

https://www.radiatorexpress.com/product.asp?part_id=222204

link to 1 3/4 inline filter kit 

Copy and paste code below:

https://www.radiatorexpress.com/product.asp?part_id=222205






PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: 1949-1956 CADILLAC SERIES 60s, 61, 72, 75 RADIATOR



100% welded radiator.  1949 - 1956 Cadillac Series 60s, 61, 62, 75

for sale on www.RadiatorExpress.com

Core Dimensions: 18" x 19 3/4"
Overall Dimensions h x w: 25 1/4" x 22 1/2"
Core Thickness: 2 1/4"
Tank Width:  2 3/4"
Rows: 3
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Core Construction: Aluminum
Hose Location: In - Center, Out - Driver
Inlet Diameter: 1 3/8
Outlet Diameter:1 3/8
TOC: NO
EOC: NA
Mount Type: Bracket
Bracket: 21 3/4"





PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: 1949-1956 CADILLAC SERIES 60s, 61, 72, 75



100% welded radiator.  1949 - 1956 Cadillac Series 60s, 61, 62, 75

for sale on www.RadiatorExpress.com

Core Dimensions: 18" x 19 3/4"
Overall Dimensions h x w: 25 1/4" x 22 1/2"
Core Thickness: 2 1/4"
Tank Width:  2 3/4"
Rows: 3
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Core Construction: Aluminum
Hose Location: In - Center, Out - Driver
Inlet Diameter: 1 3/8
Outlet Diameter:1 3/8
TOC: NO
EOC: NA
Mount Type: Bracket
Bracket: 21 3/4"





PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT 1947-1954 GMC TRUCK ALL ALUMINUM RADIATOR



100% welded replica radiator for 1947-1954 GMC Truck, Panel Truck and Carryalls.

Now available for sale on RadiatorExpress.com

1947 - 1954 GMC Truck  216ci 3.5L I6
1947 - 1954 GMC Carry All 235ci 3.9L I6
1947 - 1954 Panel Truck  261ci 4.3L I6

Core Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 20
Overall Dimensions: 26 x 22 3/4
Hose Locations: In - Center, Out - Passenger
Core Thickness: 2
Upper Tank Thickness: 4
Lower Tank Thickness: 2 3/4
Rows: 3
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Core Construction: Aluminum
Inlet Diameter: 1 1/2
Outlet Diameter: 1 1/2
TOC: 1/2 20 STRAIGHT THREAD G1/4
EOC: NA
Mount: Bracket Mount
Horizontal - 21 1/2




Product Announcement : 3 Row All Aluminum for Dodge Van and Pickups

Back by Popular Demand:

Part Number (SKU) : 222275

3 Row All Aluminum Desert Cooling Radiator for:

70 - 78 B-Series/Ram Vans 318ci 5.2L
72 - 79 D/W Series Pickups 360ci 5.9L
74 - 78 Ramcharger                 400ci 6.6L

100 welded aluminum.  Upgrade for 18 x 26 Core size. 3 Rows for extreme desert cooling.

Core Dimensions: 18" x 26"
Overall Dimensions: 24" x 30"
Hose Locations:In - Driver, Out - Passenger
Core Thickness: 2 1/4
Tanks: 2-3/4
Rows: 3
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Core Construction: Aluminum
Inlet Diameter: 1 1/4
Outlet Diameter: 1 1/2
TOC: 1/8" NPT
EOC: NA
Mount: Bracket 28 3/16"

$229.95 in stock now.

item offers additional cooling over the copper OEM with a near stock fit.