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ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator

Part No. 431335 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:19 3/8 in
Core Thickness:1 1/4 in
Core Width:31 5/8 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Left
Inlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 3/4 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1 1/4

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ToughOne or Ready-RadRadiator
 
4.4

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (57)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Durable (13)
  • Improves engine efficiency (6)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (39)
  • Replacement (35)
  • Restoration (8)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (12), Truck enthusiast (7), Mechanic (4), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (22), Truck enthusiast (13), Auto enthusiast (10), Mechanic (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Replacement

This radiator fit my truck just like the original one. It needed no alterations at all. It came with new lower mounting pads and new transmission cooler line connections. You will need a...Read complete review

This radiator fit my truck just like the original one. It needed no alterations at all. It came with new lower mounting pads and new transmission cooler line connections. You will need a special tool to disconnect your existing trans. line couplers. Quick, easy installation.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You Sent the Wrong Radiator

This radiator is the one Advance Auto says is for my truck. It did not work. Took it back had to get one from some where else. wasted a lot of time ....Read complete review

This radiator is the one Advance Auto says is for my truck. It did not work. Took it back had to get one from some where else. wasted a lot of time . Luckily my buddy owns a garage and he found the one I needed and installed it for me.

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5.0

Easy to Install and no surprises

By Belefonte Bill

from Beautiful Bellefonte, PA

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

    Ordered this online with a great coupon for 35% off. I went to the store an hour later and the salesperson had it waiting behind the check-out counter for me (I never contacted the store). It took me less than an hour to install, no surprises were waiting for me, it was an exact fit. I do recommend a flush kit, which may take another 30 minutes to install.

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    5.0

    Great quality, great value!

    By Ronpoppa

    from Danville, KY

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      Took my time, 45 minute install. Great online experience.

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      5.0

      Exact fit, easy install, great price

      By SXIPro

      from Groton MA

      About Me Truck Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

        Drop in replacement for a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport. Super easy install especially since my truck has a separate transmission cooler. So it was just draining the radiator, removing six bolts, pull off two hoses, slap in the radiator, put six bolts and hoses back on, fill radiator. Done.

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        4.0

        Impressive

        By Dave

        from Lambertville, MI

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • No Improvement In Performance

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

        Included mounting hardware. Well packaged.

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        3.0

        tight fit.

        By Shawn

        from Hamilton, OH

        About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

        Level 1

        Pros

        • Lifetime Warranty
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Did not fit properly

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

        Purchased radiator at a good price but did not fit properly in lower mounts. 1996 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.9

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        5.0

        Quality Radiator

        By Dodge Gal

        from Alabama

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

            This seems to be a well made quality radiator at a good price. I was able to order online and pick up at the closest store. Advance had the best price around. You will need a special tool to disengage the quick disconnect transmission cooler line. Other than that, it is an easy straight forward install. So far, no leaks. It is lightweight and easy to handle. There was no core charge and I didn't have to turn in the old radiator. I would recommend this radiator to anyone looking for a replacement.

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            5.0

            Very easy to install.

            By TANKER

            from Paducah, Kentucky

            About Me Experienced mechanic

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fittings Installed
            • Improves Engine Efficiency
            • Perfect Fit

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

              This was a very easy direct fit for a replacement radiator. Everything lined up perfectly. The fittings for the transmission cooler were already installed. There is a "quick connector" on the bottom fitting that requires a special tool in order to remove. You can make a tool yourself out of the cap to a "Sharpie" permanent marker. Cut about 3/8ths of an inch off the open end of the cap and then make a split down the side. Wrap this plastic "tool" around the radiator side of the quick connect. Push the "tool" into the fitting and then pull the line away from the radiator. It works easy when done correctly but it may take you a couple of tries. Beats the heck out of the $99.00 professional tool.

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              5.0

              Exact fit. Good product

              By Jimbob

              from Gadsden, Al

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement
                • Restoration

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                This radiator is identical to the factory radiator as far as size and mounts. All mounting hardware was included to make an easy install. It is lightweight which makes it easier go install. I have using this for over a month now and have no problems.

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                5.0

                Very satisfied, highly recommend!

                By Very Happy Customer!

                from New Franklin, MO

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy installation
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                  Easy installation and perfect fit, thanks!

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                  4.0

                  works for me

                  By RD

                  from Bellville, Oh.

                  About Me Backyard Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement

                    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                    fits like it should, easy to install,does not leak and keeps engine cool. to soon to determine durability but with a 2 year warrenty it should last at least that long, the factory radiator lasted 19yrs.

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                    • Q:

                      what type of material is the radiator made of?
                      Asked on 10/24/2013 by CC from reserve, la

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi CC, the ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 431335) is made of plastic tank with aluminium core.

                        Answered on 10/24/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what is a limited lifetime warranty for this radiator?
                      Asked on 9/25/2013 by bill from dover,pa

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        With reference to the ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 431335), This warranty is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase or any longer warranty period that may be printed on your original sales receipt. In addition, you must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Replacement parts are warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange or the remainder of the warranty period, whichever is longer. Warranty periods may vary from part to 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 9/25/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      My existing radiator on my 2001 dodge ram 1500 does not have the two ports on the right side like this new radiator has, what do I do with these ports?
                      Asked on 7/10/2013 by Fishin

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        You need not worry about these ports, leaving them open will hurt nothing. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. 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 7/11/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Can i use my old trans line connectors or do I have to get new ones?
                      Asked on 1/18/2013 by ryan

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        For further assistance regarding Ready-Rad Radiator, Part No. 431335, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. This information would help us to assist you in a better way.
                        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 1/19/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is this radiator in stock, does it require a core and is shipping included?

                      Thanks,

                      Bob
                      Asked on 7/15/2012 by Bob from Locust, NC

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 7/15/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Leaking Transmission line on the fitting to the radiator side that came with the radiator... :( I've seen your comment about using an o ring or tape. I didn't get an O ring with the install kit in the box. Was one (or two) O rings supposed to be in there for the transmission fittings? I just used teflon tape tonight and will see if it still leaks when I drive the truck tomorrow. Also, there were no install instructions came with mine to point this potential problem out.
                      Asked on 1/19/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        In order to best answer your question, we will need more information from you regarding your project. You can call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and our technicians would be more than happy to assist you further.

                        Answered on 1/25/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      my 2002 dodge ram 1500 5.9 360 , has external trans cooler dont have lines going into radiator . need new radiator any help ? thanks
                      Asked on 1/4/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This part Ready-Rad Radiator, part number 431335 manufactured by Ready-Rad fits 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L 360CI V8 FI VIN:Z ( Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup ) but it does not fits 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L 360CI V8 FI VIN:Z ( Dodge RAM 1500 Van ).

                        Answered on 1/9/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      upper transmission line leaks at fitting, do i install thread tape or sealer?
                      Asked on 6/8/2011 by Dave from Baltimore, Maryland

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        These kind of fittings are of kind that expand, they further screw in. Try tightening with the O ring as long as they are tight enough. If this did not work then go for a thread tape or sealant.

                        Answered on 6/20/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      my transmission lines don't fit the radiator treds can you buy adaptors to fit it .
                      Asked on 5/27/2011 by hank from upstate ny

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 7/6/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Do I need to use threading tape when putting in new transmission line adaptors into this radiator?
                      Asked on 5/23/2011 by Dee from Cherryville, NC

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        These kinds of fittings are of kind that expands, they further screw in. Try tightening with the O ring as long as they are tight enough. If this did not work then go for a thread tape or sealant.

                        Answered on 6/24/2011 by Steve from AAP
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