Radiator options

City
Raleigh
State
Nc
#1
I need to replace the radiator on my 8. Ive done research, but everything ive found are old threads. I want to upgrade to an aluminum radiator. Any good/affordable options? Thank you.
 

Cmath

Scrambler Enthusiast
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Woodstock
State
Ga
#2
What engine ? What is the reason for the upgrade? Electric fan ? BeCool ,Griffin, Wizard. I personally think aluminum is overrated .84' CJ7 has the original radiator and no leaks. I am not saying that aluminum isn't good but 35 years on the factory radiator . What's wrong with that?. I think it has its place. Higher H.P. V8 engines where cooling is an issue. Corrosion can be an issue. Do your research, there are a lot of cheap knockoff ones out there . Good luck!
 
City
Raleigh
State
Nc
#3
One of the brackets has broken at the weld. I figured that if im going to replace it, I minus well put an aluminum one.
 
City
Raleigh
State
Nc
#4
Has anyone used Champion Cooling System radiators? They list a 3 row for around $250. Its listed for a cj7, not sure if the cj8 uses a different radiator?
 

Spieg

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Aurora
State
CO
#7
I put in a Champion CC583B in my Scrambler about 3 years ago and its been a good radiator for me so far.
 

bigwalton

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SOA Member
City
Dexter
State
MI
#8
I had a Champion that worked fine until my fan got into it :rolleyes: Replaced it with one from ECP - Engineered Cooling Products that was highly recommended (switched to electric fan) and it is just beefier in all respects and has held up great.

I wouldn’t have a problem running another Champion though if money were an issue. Thinking about it for my FSJ this year.
 

jammer1

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Maple Hts.
State
Oh
#9
I'm the unlucky one. Put one in my ford work truck around 1 1/2 yrs ago. Just starting to leak where tubs connect to the tank. Reviews are their good or about 1 1/2 to 2 yrs they start to leak.
 

Rosco1974

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
West Haven
State
UT
#10
Ordered the Summit SUM-384047 for a YJ project last year. Really nice welds, but the holes/inserts were not correct for the shroud.
 
City
Allentown
State
Nj
#11
I still have the stock 6 cylinder rad in mine that tries to cool a 360. Hot humid days in jersey make it even hottier. Driving it to the shore, that needle would be at the end of that white line. Another 1/8 of an inch to “H”. I was looking at that ecp rad. But now I’m waiting cuz when I was replaced my intake manifold gasket I found there was no thermostat in there!!!! I bought it as is. Dunno why there wouldn’t be a thermostat. But I just ordered one
Champion and ecp are made in China, I’d like to buy American made but they’re above my pay grade. If I do have to replace the rad, it’ll be an ecp
 
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