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CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator

Part No. 431512 Warranty  

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Our radiators are designed and tested to meet or exceed OE specifications for form, fit, and function. Using premium quality materials and a clear focus on the highest heat transfer performance possible, our engineers have designed this radiator to perform at the highest standards to ensure optimal cooling.
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Core Height:20 in
Core Thickness:1 in
Core Width:18 1/8 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Right
Inlet Size(s):1 1/4 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Left
Outlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1

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ToughOne or Ready-RadRadiator
 
3.9

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (37)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Durable (11)
  • Improves engine efficiency (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (5)
  • No improvement in performance (4)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (26)
  • Everyday driving (25)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (19), Auto enthusiast (15), Truck enthusiast (9), Mechanic (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product.

This was my first ever online parts order of any kind. It was such a great experience and such a great deal, I am unlikely to purchase items anywhere else in the future. ...Read complete review

This was my first ever online parts order of any kind. It was such a great experience and such a great deal, I am unlikely to purchase items anywhere else in the future. The special online discount that was applied to this order allowed me to no only change the radiator but also the water pump and gasket, thermostat and gasket, and the top and bottom hoses. The comments that so many others had left on this site made me much more confident when making such a purchase. Price was exactly what I expected, delivery was exactly what was expected, and the parts quality was exactly what was expected. I have to give it to my local stores. They were more then willing to offer all of the advice and assistance that I needed during my DIY project.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

FITS BUT NOT WITHOUT PROBLEMS

Original rad needed replacement due to top tank seal leakage at 14 years & 81,000 miles. This new rad does the trick at a reasonable price, but you get what you pay...Read complete review

Original rad needed replacement due to top tank seal leakage at 14 years & 81,000 miles. This new rad does the trick at a reasonable price, but you get what you pay for. I was able to make it fit, but two details prevented it from being a 100% drop-in in my 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) 2.5L i-4 / MTX 5-spd: (1) The side brackets included to mount it to the front-end module are quite thin gauge steel and flexible, allowing the entire unit to slightly sag under the weight of the rad & shroud & coolant & hoses, causing some shift to the position of the rad fan shroud relative to the engine-mounted cooling fan blades, and (2) the mounting locations provided for the rad fan shroud are slightly shifted, causing additional shift relative to the rad fan. The result in my case was fan contact to the top portion of the rad fan shroud. My chosen fix was to slice-away some of the shroud to provide clearance, an unfavorable alternative since that deteriorates the cooling capacity of the fan for pulling air thru the rad. Hopefully a minor tradeoff. The factory original side support brackets could not be transferred to the new rad to help avoid half the problem, since the bracket attachment to the rad itself is completely different between the orig & this new rad. Another observation that could be a problem for some, is that the rad cap fitting "neck" length is longer than the factory rad, driving the installed rad-cap towards the underside of the hood by about 25 mm. Good thing it still fit (barely) my Jeep's package, or this rad would have had to be returned as a no-fit. Note that since I have a MTX, I did not have to use the ATX trans cooler feature on this rad, so I did not get to find out if there are location issues with trans line fitment. Otherwise, all else was OK, but as you inspect this thing, you realize why the "price was right".

Reviewed by 54 customers

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3.0

good product for the price

By me

from wi

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

    This is fine as an OEM replacement part... just remember to tap the fan shroud bolt holes...

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect replacement for my Wrangler

    By MN Jeep guy

    from Hackensack MN

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      Easy swap came with the right transmission line fittings.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good product for the money

      By bunny chasser

      from in

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • No Improvement In Performance

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      the radiator was waiting for me when I got there. Easy to install. No problems with it so far.

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      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Shroud holes not threaded

      By Bob

      from Colorado Springs CO

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

          I went to install the radiator and the holes for the shroud had not been tapped. Had to tap myself requiring an additional hour installation time.

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          (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exact fit, just as decribed

          By Taz

          from Columbus, oh

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • No Improvement In Performance

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

          Quick replacement, exact fit.

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          (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect Fit

          By Gray, no mechanic

          from Columbus Ohio

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Engine Efficiency
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

            The fit was very good and made for an easy install. It even had holes to reuse for the fan shroud. Some other reviews I had read on other brands said the could not reuse the self tapping screwes and had to buy bolts. After installing and driving I have noticed improved gas mileage..

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            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works like it should!

            By bwbham

            from Birmingham, AL

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

              Good radiator. Changing on a Jeep Wrangler was the challenge.

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              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good deal on a Good product

              By JLP

              from NW Ohio

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Any Yet

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

              I needed a radiator for my 99 wrangler and needed it fast so I read some reviews about this radiator and thought for the price I will give it a try. I called the parts store and they had 1 in stock so I picked up what I needed and went to work on the jeep. All went very well with the install and fit nice, the only advise I would give would be to run your mounting screws into the mounting flange to cut threads in it before you install it in the vehicle that will save you a lot of time and grief .

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              (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              good part at a good price

              By Randy

              from Ardmore,Al.

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                  I installed the radiator in a 03 jeep wrangler.It fit perfectly and I havent had any problems with it.

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                  (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great replacement for my 2002 Wrangler!

                  By Bobby K

                  from Alpharetta, GA

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Restoration

                    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                    Great easy radiator for my 2002 Jeep Wrangler!

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                    • Q:

                      I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport RIGHT HAND DRIVER - like a mail Jeep. I'm wondering if this is the same part for MY Jeep or if I have to find a different radiator?
                      Asked on 9/11/2014 by Shannon from United States

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        I'm happy to help, Shannon! From my research, it looks as though the 2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L L6, Right Hand Drive, uses a different radiator than the Left Hand Drive Wrangler. You local Advance Auto Parts store may be able to help you locate the proper radiator for your vehicle as it is not available on AdvanceAutoParts.com.

                        Answered on 9/12/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                    • Q:

                      There is a limited lifetime warranty for this radiator, what exactly does that mean? What is actually covered under warranty?
                      Asked on 9/10/2014 by Joe from Port Huron, MI

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Joe, good question! The lifetime warranty part can be refunded for cash/credit within the 90 time frame. After that time expires, it can only be exchanged for a new item. So the warranty is valid the life of the part as long as the customer owns the vehicle.

                        Answered on 9/10/2014 by Solomon
                    • Q:

                      i am wondering if any of this radiator is aluminum?
                      Asked on 3/17/2014 by Susan from Pell City, AL

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Susan! I would be happy to help! This radiator is comes with a plastic tank and aluminium core.

                        Answered on 3/18/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what type of radiator coolant does this product require?
                      Asked on 1/9/2014 by mcb99

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi mcb99, good question! The Peak Long Life 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant (1 Gallon) (Part No. PRA053) would be an exact coolant for this radiator. However, to locate the exact coolant, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                        Answered on 1/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      is this radiator made with metal or plastic?
                      Asked on 5/5/2013 by dopey

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 431512 ) is a Plastic Tank Aluminum Core construction. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 5/5/2013 by Max from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What country is this radiator made in?
                      Asked on 6/7/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Please also keep in mind that many suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part.

                        Answered on 6/9/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have an 88 jeep wrangler with 4.2l 6cylinder,automatic transmission, and air conditioning. many reviews I read said they had problems with transmission cooling lines fitting. Will I have problems with this. On line it only shows 1 radiator.
                      At the store they list 2 radiators. Please advise.
                      Asked on 3/16/2012 by mike from lorton,va

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Ready-Rad Radiator with part#431512 fits your 1988 Jeep Wranglerwith air conditioning and has the lines for the automatic transmission fluid which should work fine without any intermittence.

                        Answered on 3/17/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 93 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0 6cyl, manual transmission w/o AC.
                      This Ready-Rad radiator seems to be different than the stock radiator.
                      Will it fit properly?
                      Will I need to drill any holes to install it or to affix the fan shroud?
                      Asked on 2/13/2012 by Andrew from Raleigh, NC

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Yes, this part Ready-Rad Radiator, Part No. 431512 manufactured by Ready-Rad fits your 1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 6cyl, manual transmission w/o AC. The specification of the part: Radiator Style: Downflow, Row Quantity: Single-row, Radiator Finish: Natural, Radiator Material: Aluminum/Plastic, Transmission Cooler: Yes, Inlet Location: Upper passenger side, Inlet Size: 1 1/4 in., Outlet Location: Lower driver side, Outlet Size: 1 1/2 in., Core Height (in): 18.125 in., Core Thickness (in): 0.880 in., Core Width (in): 20.000 in., Fan Included: No.

                        Answered on 2/14/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      i have a jeep wrangler 4cyl. 1999 manual trans. will this radiator work for my jeep? if so what do i do with the fittings for the transmission lines
                      Asked on 1/16/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, this Ready-Rad radiator fits your 1999 Jeep Wrangler.
                        Yes, this Ready-Rad radiator fits your 1999 Jeep Wrangler.

                        Below is the steps to install this radiator

                        1. Lower the radiator into position behind the core support. Be careful: the cooling fins are thin and can be easily damaged.
                        2. Screw the bolts that secure the radiator into the core support. Tighten with a socket.
                        3. Thread the transmission cooler line fittings into the radiator. Tighten with a wrench.
                        4. Slide the lower radiator hose onto the fitting on the bottom of the radiator. Slide the hose clamp over the fitting and tighten with a Phillips head screwdriver.
                        5. Slide the upper radiator hose onto the fitting on the top of the radiator. Slide the hose clamp over the fitting and tighten with a Phillips head screwdriver.
                        6. Fill the engine with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water.
                        7. Run the engine and visually inspect for leaks.

                        Answered on 1/16/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      seeking to purchase a radiator replacement for 2000 jeep wrangler 4.0, does the ready rad online include a cap?
                      Asked on 3/5/2011 by fresh from davenport, fl

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        No, it does not include the radiator cap.

                        Answered on 3/7/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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