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Just wrapped up one tedious install of one Ron Davis radiator and followed by one pcmforless tranny cooler (brake duct vers). Radiators nice but Jesus talk about a pita. Getting old one out was no easy feat nor was getting it in. But all that's water compared to plumbing the tranny. First the radiators tranny cooler fittings are to big so I had to bypass it all together so I'm thanking my lucky stars I had the pcmforless cooler i was debating on doing on a later time with me. Had to redo my fan mounts cause whole passenger side of the radiator was off compared to the stocker.you'd think for 670 bucks it would be perfect.
 

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Did you contact the manufacturer about that? This is the radiator I want to get later on, but don't want a hassle of a piece that doesn't fit properly if it truly is "bolt in."
 

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Mine was perfect. They sent the trans fttings with mine but I tossed em by accident. You can get the ones you need at NAPA for like $10.
 

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Mine have went in perfect, twice...lol
 

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I just did mine this last weekend and had no issues at all. I thought the stock one came out real easy and the rd radiator went in even easier.
 

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it went in easy as pie just plumbing was a pain. silicone hoses like to leak so im running double clamps on everything. overflow fitting off the neck was cross threaded and seeping out so when i went to take it off it stripped and tranny cooler fittings were to big on the rad. but all is good now, just cost me a couple bucks in some jb weld, double clamps and i pissed threw a ton of coolant. oh and the rad cap was a pain. lol so all in all a pain in the ass in my opinion.
 

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Seriously, for that price it should be easy and painless. You even used jb weld!!! :doh:

O btw, environmental agencies love you with all that orange coolant running down your driveway. :rofl:
 

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Damn, sounds like you had some issues! LOL Glad to see everyone else hasn't had the same problems for this unit. Hell if everyone had those issues a BeCool universal would be a better bargain. :biggrin2:
 

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Damn, sounds like you had some issues! LOL Glad to see everyone else hasn't had the same problems for this unit. Hell if everyone had those issues a BeCool universal would be a better bargain. :biggrin2:
LOL! but its expensive so it must be perfect! :biggrin2:
 

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i wish it was perfect. i came close to making it a garage prop, writting off the 700 bucks i spent on it and contacting someone who can make me a dual core one thatll not give me grief. im still contemplating it cause the results were eh in my opinion. it would be a great radiator for anything below a 5.3. now if it were a dual core 2" plus size core, than it would be worth the cheddar, as it sits right now id rather have spent that money on a cam.
 
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