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ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator

Part No. 431333 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:17 1/2 in
Core Thickness:1 1/4 in
Core Width:34 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Left
Inlet Size(s):1 5/16 in
Outlet Location:Right
Outlet Size(s):1 9/16 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1 1/4

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ToughOne or Ready-RadRadiator
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (36)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday driving (26)
    • Replacement (26)
    • Restoration (4)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (6), Truck enthusiast (6), Mechanic (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (18), Auto enthusiast (10), Truck enthusiast (7), Mechanic (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent easy to install so far so good

    I use this to cool the engine. I am not sure what all you want me to say. The radiator circulates the coolant in my engine so that my truck does not overheat....Read complete review

    I use this to cool the engine. I am not sure what all you want me to say. The radiator circulates the coolant in my engine so that my truck does not overheat. I am very happy about that because it is very difficult to drive a mile then wait until the engine cools down enough to drive another mile. Things that are not so great is writing a four hundred character comment about a radiator. This part if the review is not very helpful and I do not believe anyone will even read it. I can't believe I made it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor quality

    There is a port below the radiator cap that is used on some vehicles to connect the heater hose to. The radiator comes with a non-reinforced rubber cap on this port for vehicles like...Read complete review

    There is a port below the radiator cap that is used on some vehicles to connect the heater hose to. The radiator comes with a non-reinforced rubber cap on this port for vehicles like mine that don't use this port. When the system is under pressure this rubber cap will swell. After a few months the rubber cap cut on the hose clamp it was connected with. This would not have happened had there not been a not needed port or had a reinforced rubber plug been used. If you ca uses this port then your good, but if not buy from a different manufacture. I will never buy another Ready-Rad product, because they cannot be trusted with quality.

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    4.0

    Good Radiator for Cost and Availability

    By Happy Commuter

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Mechanic

    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Needs Caps For Ports
    • Needs Missing O-rings

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

    This does have the extra hose outlet. It comes with a rubber cap and hose clamp for that outlet. This radiator did not come with any extra fittings, nor the necessary o-rings needed for install. The o-rings for the transmission cooler lines were there. The engine oil cooler line o-rings were not. I wish I had noticed this before taking the truck apart. I had no way to get back to the store for the o-rings (I used size 111 if anyone is curious). The cooler itself was quite nice, and fit perfectly. I would buy it again.

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    5.0

    Works great!

    By Bob

    from Hickory, NC

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Had All Fittings

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      Installed great. Drove it 2500 miles the first week with never a leak

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      5.0

      Perfect fit,great price

      By Jay

      from pensacola, florida

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

        Perfect replacement part

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        4.0

        Works, slightly different than stock

        By NoFancyName

        from Calhoun,GA

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Fittings Not Exactly Same

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

        Product available in stock when I needed (like now) I ordered it online and picked it up in the store and hour later. Received an online discount doing it that way. Packed well and no damage when I opened it. However to my surprise the thickness of the radiator was different than the one that was in the truck. (only about two thirds as thick) So I called the store to confirm that I received the correct radiator and he confirmed it was the bigger of the two available. I have to assume that the stock one was super heavy duty for the tow package that came on the Suburban. We don't tow much so we went for it. No problems so far. The only thing that caught me off guard a little was the oil fittings were slightly different. The stock unit had adapters and the new one didn't need them. Other than that out & in.

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        5.0

        Excellent easy to install so far so good

        By chuge

        from Battle Creek Michigan

        About Me Casual Driver

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        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

          I use this to cool the engine. I am not sure what all you want me to say. The radiator circulates the coolant in my engine so that my truck does not overheat. I am very happy about that because it is very difficult to drive a mile then wait until the engine cools down enough to drive another mile. Things that are not so great is writing a four hundred character comment about a radiator. This part if the review is not very helpful and I do not believe anyone will even read it. I can't believe I made it.

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          4.0

          Self Explanitory

          By OMAR

          from Shamokin, PA. 17872

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

            IN Stock and it got me back on the road quickly

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            5.0

            easy install ready-rad

            By The Baron

            from Lancaster, PA

            About Me Mechanic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

              ordered online put in year,make and model, gave me exact replacement part, picked up at store, customer service great.got the ready rad home, all parts included just doesn't get any better. hour and a half later I was running down the road.

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              4.0

              Fit like original

              By enthusiast

              from Johnstown , Ohio

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                A fairly easy install if you have any
                mechanical ability.

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                4.0

                Good price for good radiator

                By Hooligan

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Comes With Fittings
                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Cap Real Tight

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement
                • Restoration

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                This radiator is for my older pick up truck, has a automatic transmission cooler, coolant and oil cooler in the same unit seems like a well-built piece. It was easy to install and came with extra fittings if needed for the oil cooler lines would definely buy again if I needed one. Only issue is the radiator cap is very tight(hard to turn to put on or take off cap).

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                5.0

                Good Choice

                By Joe

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Exact Replacement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                  I ordered online. Before I could get to store, it was ready. People at store helped me. Good experience.

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                  • Q:

                    do plastic cooler seals stay in
                    Asked on 12/18/2013 by juky

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Juky, glad to assist you! Normally, radiators will come with the plastic cooler seals but it is not necessary to be left in while replacing the radiator.

                      Answered on 12/19/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I know someone else has already asked about oil cooler and trans cooler line thread sizes and u recommended they call for the specs over the phone , but I'm about to get a radiator from either Advance or auto zone and it seems there are some differences in their OEM Rads. and yours.. So for a 1999 Chevy Suburban 5.7L C1500 2WD what would be the thread sizes for the oil and Trans. cooler lines ?? Please, and Thank you..
                    Asked on 11/23/2013 by Jean from Eustis,FL.

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    what size are the threads for the transmission cooler.
                    Asked on 7/14/2013 by mattc from savannah, ga

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      For any further assistance regarding the ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 431333), please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 7/18/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Where are the Radiators made?
                    Asked on 6/18/2013 by Truck Mech from Lincoln NE

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      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. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 6/18/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    How much coolant does it take to fill it up with a 1997 Chevy C1500 5.7L V8?
                    Asked on 9/28/2012 by Sunshinetechguy from Central FL

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This Ready-Rad Radiator (Part# 431333) should need 2 to 2.5 gallons of coolant for your 1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L V8. 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 9/28/2012 by Rick from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will my 97 Tahoe oil cooler lines connect directly to this radiator or will I need to use the TOC adapters and what does TOC stand for?
                    Asked on 9/7/2012 by John from NJ

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This part Ready-Rad Radiator, Part No. 431333 is an Exact fit for your 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L 350CI V8 FI VIN:R. It will not fit 6.5L 395CI V8 Diesel Turbo VIN:S. TOC stand for: Transmission Oil Cooler.
                      For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 9/7/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what is the important install information
                    Asked on 2/19/2012 by mike from westminster

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      If you could please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                      Answered on 2/20/2012 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    does this radiator have a connection for a hose to the heater core?
                    Asked on 3/25/2011 by Anonymous

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      the hose connection below the radiator cap is for the expansion tank,not the heater core.

                      Answered on 4/13/2014 by blah blah from missouri
                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Yes, it will have the connection for a hose to the heater core.

                      Answered on 3/26/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                  • Q:

                    when i purchase the radiator at my local store location, is there a core charge for bringing the old radiator in? Also, is there a remanufactured radiator that Advance Auto Parts sells?
                    Asked on 9/20/2010 by Big Country from Jacksonville, FL

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      There is no core charge with this radiator. I do not see that we have any remanufactured radiators.

                      Answered on 9/20/2010 by Mike from AAP
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