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ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core

Part No. 398305 Warranty  

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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:7 3/8 in
Core Thickness:1 1/4 in
Core Width:8 11/16 in
Inlet Size(s):3/4 in
Outlet Size(s):5/8 in

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ToughOne or Ready-AireHeater Core
 
2.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Well worth the trouble

      By Jessie K

      from Reading Pa

      About Me Does Own Repairs

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Matched Factory Part

      Cons

      • No problems

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

      Installing this product was a very time consuming process, but I knew that going into the job. Was grateful the part was an exact fit, and did not require any other necessary adjustments. Was a little worried because of other comments on u-tube that said the part did not fit exactly and other steps needed to be taken to ensure it properly worked right. Store associate was very helpful.

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      1.0

      Doesn't fit --not exact--to thin!!

      By wl

      from Quincy,il

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

        Didn't fit --- core & tanks to thin & no new seal included or available.

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        3.0

        it is ok for the price

        By t

        from suffolk va

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

            its a heater core

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            2.0

            u get what pay for

            By mike

            from waukesha, wis

            About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Install
              • No Improvement In Performance

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

              This product may fit that's about it I've replaced it twice in a 6 month calender now working on my third but this time I'm buying the more expensive one it takes at least 4 hrs to do the job I'm tired of wasting my time with this need more time with the family

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              4.0

              good part for the money

              By mechanic

              from peru ,maine

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Heater works great

              Cons

              • Big job to install

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

              not for the average joe to install takes 4 hours . hole dash has to come out

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              No Problem

              By Rick

              from Bensalem, PA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fit Perfect

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                The installation went as smooth as possible. It works perfectly. Would use Ready-Aire again.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not like OEM

                By Speedy

                from Gray, GA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Does what its supposed to

                Cons

                • Not exact fit to thin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                  It is a little thinner than OEM. I have not had any issues with it and all seems to OK. I've had no problems with heating my vehicle this winter.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  IT FIT BE NOT THE SAME AS FACTORY THINER

                  By SPOTTERDRIVER

                  from BELVIDERE IL.

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Cars

                    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                    THE HEATER CORE FIT BUT NOT AS THICK NOT HOLDING AS MUCH WILL GET WARM BUT NOT HOT THIS CORE BETTER USED IN THE SOUTH TO DEFROST WINDOWS NOT MUCH MORE

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Cheap Imitation

                    By Vinnie

                    from Westminster Maryland

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                      The pipes do not line up and this is in no way near the quality of OEM. Think twice before you tear apart your dash (2 Hours)

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                      • Q:

                        do the dash have to come out or down to replace
                        Asked on 12/14/2010 by mike from s.c

                        2 answers

                        • A:

                          yes it dose have to come down and i recomend take out the fore way switch when u do so dash board tends to hit it and break it when you take it out and fore way switch isnt cheap

                          Answered on 1/2/2014 by chevy owner from herkimer ny
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                          A:

                          The majority of vehicles require the dash to be removed or parts of the dash. However with out the presence of your vehicle we cannot provide you with a 100% answer. I recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                          Answered on 12/14/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
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