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Aluminum Radiator?
« on: Aug 15, 2016, 12:42:23 PM »
Does anyone make one for a 2000 4Runner with a 3.4? Will one for a 3.0 work?
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2016, 06:08:05 PM »
Does anyone make one for a 2000 4Runner with a 3.4? Will one for a 3.0 work?

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2016, 06:33:04 PM »
I prefer brass/copper so you can fix small leaks with your plumbers torch..........................
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 16, 2016, 06:48:57 PM »

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #5 on: Aug 17, 2016, 06:22:31 AM »
Hey mudmaster,

I will need to buy a new radiator as part of my rebuild.  I had not considered an aluminum radiator, but from my brief research it looks like aluminum is a good alternate choice.  I will do more research on availability and pricing.

Thanks for posting this. :thumbs:

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #6 on: Aug 17, 2016, 07:53:29 AM »
Subbed.....only ones when I looked for fun were custom.  No current rad issues so I hope you keep this thread updated.

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #7 on: Aug 17, 2016, 08:48:08 PM »
Aluminum radiators don't have problems when they are soft mounted  (rubber isolators like on new cars)

They have problems when they are hard mounted like on our old trucks................
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #8 on: Aug 18, 2016, 04:44:38 AM »
Aluminum radiators don't have problems when they are soft mounted  (rubber isolators like on new cars)

They have problems when they are hard mounted like on our old trucks................

Hi emsvitil,

What kind of problems??  The hard mount causes issue because of vibrations?  :dunno:

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #9 on: Aug 18, 2016, 05:06:36 AM »
Not sure why:   vibration, expansion, twisting, fatigue, lack of give;  but solid mounted aluminum radiators have a tendency to crack
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #10 on: Aug 18, 2016, 08:02:38 AM »
Not sure why:   vibration, expansion, twisting, fatigue, lack of give;  but solid mounted aluminum radiators have a tendency to crack

OK, well, I'll just install a new copper one like I was planning on doing.  I sure as hell will have enough potential issues to keep this 30 year old truck alive and maintenance free.  :gap:

emsvitil, thank you for your input! :thumbs:

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #11 on: Oct 13, 2016, 08:51:41 PM »
I have an all aluminum radiator on my 98 Tacoma I got off eBay. I've had really good luck with it. my truck was factory 3.4 and it bolted right up. I had two of the plastic Tacoma radiators crack before I went aluminum
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 15, 2016, 05:50:06 AM »
Picked up a aluminum radiator for a 3.4 and put it in my 86 runner. Had to space the radiator back in the engine bay a inch due to clearance issues. Looks alright tho. Had to use some hoses fromnwork for my funky radiator hose locations now. Function over form any day guys!

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 15, 2016, 11:32:56 AM »
I have an all aluminum radiator on my 98 Tacoma I got off eBay. I've had really good luck with it. my truck was factory 3.4 and it bolted right up. I had two of the plastic Tacoma radiators crack before I went aluminum

Do you know if it'll work in a 2000 4Runner?
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #14 on: Oct 15, 2016, 07:03:30 PM »
Torch, welder, 4.5" grinder I can put anything in anything

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 15, 2016, 07:20:30 PM »
It's a DD so that's not going to happen.

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 16, 2016, 12:06:06 AM »
It's a DD so that's not going to happen.

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I'm sure there's a way to fabricate a soft mount for an aluminum radiator while keeping the exterior stock looking if that's what you're aiming for.
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 16, 2016, 09:22:16 AM »
The soft mount isn't an issue, cutting up the core support, etc to make it fit isn't going to happen.
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 16, 2016, 12:12:51 PM »
Is your fan mechanical or electrical?
Have you considered the extra room you'd free up by upgrading to an electric fan?

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 16, 2016, 04:21:55 PM »
Rig is all stock, so mechanical.
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #20 on: Oct 16, 2016, 04:30:45 PM »
An upgrade to electric fan would free up a lot of space in there

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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 17, 2016, 07:34:54 AM »
We'll see, I may do that.
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #22 on: Oct 28, 2016, 09:32:52 PM »
if it fits in my Tacoma it will fit in your 2000 runner they are the same. I have a couple 4runners so I kno the tacos share the same rad.
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #23 on: Oct 28, 2016, 09:58:22 PM »
I did some searching and I don't see the rad. I have on eBay anymore and it's discontinued on Amazon as well. I've had zero issues with mine I don't kno why they stopped selling them. there's one that looks just like the one I have from vista auto parts but they don't give many pictures and it's for Tacoma but they are the same.
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #25 on: Oct 29, 2016, 09:41:54 AM »
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Re: Aluminum Radiator?
« Reply #27 on: Oct 29, 2016, 09:48:25 AM »
no prob bud
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