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Oh God not the right stuff again, LOL.
Its a junkyard upgrade to a 3 core instead of a 2 core. It depends on your climate. If youre in the desert or a mildly warm place with a lot of hills, V6 all the way. If it gets real cold, your heater might not be as warm.
Naaahh..... you don't need anything other than stock for stock engine that is healthy. I ran the Toy 2-core and a 3-core with an AutoMeter mechanical temp gauge and I could not tell any difference. The 3-core size dropped the bottom down an inch or so, and the top of the radiator was up about a 1/2" or so.Gnarls.
So what you are saying is that your thermostat was working properly?
Im wondering how you can tell toybrota that he doesn't need a 3 core v6 radiator. It is personal preference to have and not need the extra cooling ability. I in no way disagree that a stock 4 cylinder radiator is sufficient in a stock application. I am however confused on your comment of how you noticed no difference. If your thermostat is functioning properly you could have a massive radiator from a d9 dozer connected to your engine and it would still run at the temperature determined by the thermostat. That being said i am nowhere near as grammar savvy as you and im sure you will retort with some long drawn out spill of knowledge that i am not capable of understanding. I just had to ask.
Oh I am just gonna use the stock one because stock application, I don't rock crawl my truck every day. It takes me to work and to the girls place that's all it needs to do! Hence why I'm not building a crazy stroker build. Stock rad best rad. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
Hey redneckcustoms13,There are a few guys I know that know more about engine building, 4-wheeling, and fabrication than anyone else I’ve met and several could not compose a grammatically correct sentence to save their butts and they would never think about entering a spelling bee. BUT… I would trust their knowledge and opinion over anyone else I know or some fancy writing geek!! I’m on my 14th Toyota vehicle and my 4th Toyota truck. If the Toyota engineers figured that a 3-row radiator was necessary, there would be millions and millions of Toyota trucks with 3-row radiators. If I were hauling all the time or had a modified engine, I would beef up my truck including a larger capacity radiator. I bought the 3-row because NAPA at that time had one in stock. It bolted up to my 1985 22R standard cab, but it stuck up an about an inch and below about an inch from the stock 2-row and I was concerned that the bottom was more exposed to possible rock damage. I could not tell any difference on my water temp gauge. I hauled a fully loaded bed to Mexico several times when it was 110 degrees here. I pulled a 21 foot ski boat on a tandem trailer with the bed loaded down for a 3-day week end in the middle of July here when it was 110 degrees.....Never once did I see an over-heating problem with my original stock 2-row or the 3-row. redneckcustoms13, my limited experience with Toyota engines would not make a pimple on your butt. By the way… I will never apologize for my pomp ‘n stink skills. Gnarls.
the way I see it is the later models of 22R DID infact have 3 core, and all the v6 radiators are 3 core and taller . my V6 rad is about three inches tallerand about 3/4 in wider. I had to use a grinder and clearance the frame rails on the inside. It kinda sucked BUT my engine is far from stock, I haul some pretty crazy loads (least ways before it froze) and will again. I always run a 180* thermostat with a 1/8th inch hole drilled in it to prevent hotspots. if I was working on a truck that was a southern truck or going out to the southwest i would install a larger radiator.
The way I see it… you can install any size you want, for whatever reason you feel you need to install a larger radiator.When my first 1986 Toyota Longbed, automatic was hit head on by a Chevy Blazer, the fan was smashed into the factory 2-row radiator. The fan would not spin, but the water pump was turning. I drove the truck 150 miles from Big Bear Lake to San Diego, and the water temp needle never moved passed normal.Like I said, living in the Phoenix area for 26 years though every 100+ summer temps, pulling trailers, and many off-road trips with a fully loaded bed for week end and 4-day events, I never had a problem with over-heating. I’ve had both my Toy trucks in the sand dunes, duning with the rails and quads while taching 4000 to 5000 RPMs most of the day and NEVER had a problem over heating. If I had an over heating issue, I'd definitely look at a larger radiator.99% of the factory radiators are either 2 row or 1 row. Even the heavy duty RV radiators are 1 and 2 rows.There are 3-row radiators available as an optional part, but even big block engines rated at 500+ HP are mostly 2-row… Why is that?
What Toyota V-6 engine came from the factory with a 3-core radiator? Gnarls.
Why not find the factory 4runner tilt thing and put gauges in it?
Go with the gauge pillar instead. Trust Me!http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=100515.150
Remove the front driveline and see if it is still there. That way you know it's coming from the front axle.