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ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core

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Our heaters 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 heater to perform at the highest standards to ensure a warm cab environment during those cold winter months.
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Core Height:6 in
Core Thickness:2 in
Core Width:8 in
Inlet Size(s):5/8 in
Outlet Size(s):5/8 in

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ToughOne or Ready-AireHeater Core
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (7)
    • Everyday driving (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (4), Mechanic (3)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Exact Fit

    By BlueBlazer

    from pevely, Mo.

    About Me Casual Driver

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    Level 4

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

      This heater core was extremely reasonable in price and was an exact fit for my 1987 Ford Ranger 2wd pick up truck.. Very easy to install...

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      (10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exact Fit

      By Don Don

      from Illinois

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

        It fits perfectly and was pretty easy to install myself. It arrived way ahead of projected delivery date. It works perfectly.

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        (10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        HEATER CORE

        By DGL

        from BALTIMORE, MD

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

          QUICK AND EASY TO INSTALL
          GREAT BUY AND EASY TO BUY ON LINE - WALK INTO STORE AND PICK UP !

          THANKS

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          (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Heat is ON!!!!

          By pennywel

          from Greensboro, NC

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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          Level 4

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Perfect Fit

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement
          • Work truck

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

          I replaced the heater core on a 04 4-cyl Ranger in the dead of winter. It req'd removing the entire dashboard. When I noted the antifreeze aroma in the cab of my 94 V6 Ranger, I was in no hurry to replace it. I disconnected the heater hoses from the core tubes & spliced them together in September. It's November now; I need some heat. I checked my manual again only to learn there is an access panel in the cab of the 94. I finished the job in less than 30 min. Clear windows & warm hands!!

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          (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent product

          By John

          from Norwalk, Ohio

          About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

            Needed a heater core that wouldn't break the bank and this one hits the nail on the head

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            (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Price, Adequate Quality

            By Chuck

            from PA Dutch Country

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                End caps are not original specs, I had to modify my foam protective caps to make it fit. Slightly bigger than orig. equipment

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                (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect fit!

                By Hippie

                from Mobile, AL

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                  This heater core is a perfect fit for a 1994 Ford ranger, taking only minutes to install.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Auto Enthusiast

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                  (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

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                  By drock

                  from georgia

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Cars
                    • Small Cars
                    • Trucks

                    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

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                    • Car & Truck:
                    • Casual Driver

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                    (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    good quality replacement

                    By Carbon

                    from Columbia, SC

                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Great Fitment

                    Cons

                    • Not Original Ford

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                      replaced core in my Ranger in '06. Not a peep or drop out of this sucker. Great product, matched up with original almost dead on.

                      • Car & Truck:
                      • Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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                      • Q:

                        How do I replace heater core in 93 Ford Ranger
                        Asked on 11/29/2010 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          For help with your project, I recommend getting a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. It should be able to help you with detailed instructions on how to do many things.

                          Answered on 11/29/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                      • Q:

                        how long dose it take to put one in
                        Asked on 12/16/2009 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          It all depends on the skill level of the person doing the job.

                          Answered on 12/14/2010 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        my heater worked fine until i put a stop lead in my system to stop the leak. 3 days later my heater quit working
                        Asked on 12/9/2009 by park from knoxville. tn

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Your heater core most likely became clogged due to either the stop leak or another factor. Another possible cause is that just the heater valve became clogged or just isnt opening.

                          Answered on 3/4/2010 by Mike from AAP
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