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ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator

Part No. 431406 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:15 5/8 in
Core Thickness:1 1/4 in
Core Width:25 5/8 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Right
Inlet Size(s):1 1/4 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1 1/4

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ToughOne or Ready-RadRadiator
 
3.9

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Improves engine efficiency (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (15)
    • Everyday driving (12)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (5), Mechanic (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (11), Mechanic (5), Auto enthusiast (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Installed as Replacement

    Exact replacement for my 2000 Grand Caravan....
    Relatively easy to replace... except, of course, those 2 or 3 screws/bolts that they make almost impossible to get to....

    Exact replacement for my 2000 Grand Caravan....
    Relatively easy to replace... except, of course, those 2 or 3 screws/bolts that they make almost impossible to get to....

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Typical Chinese almost fit

    The radiator was bought as a direct fit for a 1999 Chrysler Town & Country. It is tough to get access to the radiator to ac condenser mounting bolts without evacuating AC system,...Read complete review

    The radiator was bought as a direct fit for a 1999 Chrysler Town & Country. It is tough to get access to the radiator to ac condenser mounting bolts without evacuating AC system, but I did it. Went to install replacement and had trouble aligning bolts back up only to find the holes drilled 1/8" off from original. Wasted an hour and got very frustrated trying to make it fit until I compared the original. Used a small chainsaw file to slot the holes to get it in. Once in, the overflow hose barb and hold down clips are too small. Had to over crush the hose clamp or buy adaptor. The drain petcock is not identical, so if that goes bad in the future there will be no replacement.

    Reviewed by 29 customers

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    2.0

    Doesn't fit right!

    By Rick

    from Verona PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • So Far It Doesn't Leak

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      Very disappointed in the radiator. Love the service I get at my Advance store!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great radiator for the price

      By techguy123

      from Carbondale, IL

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Had To Space Condenser Mo

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      Radiator fit very well in my Dodge Caravan. Did have to space the condensor out as the bolt holes pulled the condenser in to tight against the side tanks on the radiator. This radiator is a little difficult to install compared to other vehicles only because of the design of the van not the replacement radiator. Very happy with my choice of replacement radiator.

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      3.0

      I would buy this again

      By None

      from Morganton, NC

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • 2 Holes Did Not Align
      • Overflow Outlet To Small
      • Used Drill To Widen

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      Despite 2 holes off alignment(widened with drill) and overflow outlet too small (clamped) this is
      still a good replacement

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      3.0

      Radiator is an APPROXIMATE fit

      By Stephen

      from Victoria, Texas

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Level 2

      Pros

        Cons

        • First One Leaked
        • It Is An Approximate Fit

        Best Uses

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

          Picked up the (made in China) radiator at my local Advance and, after spending several hours installing it, discovered it had a pinhole leak in one of the bottom tubes. Removed radiator and took it back for a refund. Time lost on installing and removing defective radiator = 1 day. Went to another local auto parts store and got a different brand of radiator but it appears to be identical to the first one. At least it doesn't leak (yet). The overflow hose on these Chinese radiators is smaller than the OEM hose (approx. 9/16" ID vs. 3/8") so I had to buy a new piece of hose and an adapter to mate the new hose with a short piece of the old hose so it would fit on the nipple of the coolant reservoir. The top two mounting holes of the new radiator had to be enlarged slightly so they would align with the holes in the top of the A/C condenser.

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          5.0

          Amazing Complete Bargain

          By BAMBAM

          from DETROIT

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Complete unit

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

            Ordered online, then picked up in store 10 minutes later,,really fast.

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It says it's an Exact fit,,, It's not

            By Ed the"BearMan"

            from Panama City, Fl

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                While it seems to be a good quality product,,, some of the hole spacing & offset needs tweeking.

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                (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                9 out of 10

                By John

                from Somerset, Ky.

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Improves Engine Efficiency
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Restoration

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                  Installed fine except two top clips could not be used because they were 1/2" off ; no matter though
                  because its still held in place very securely.

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                  (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  good price good fit

                  By Quillian

                  from Raleigh NC

                  About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving

                      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                      Ordered on line and picked up in store. Very easy. Hassle free.

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                      (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Typical Chinese almost fit

                      By Dave

                      from Statesville, NC

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Works once modified

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Install

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving

                      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                      The radiator was bought as a direct fit for a 1999 Chrysler Town & Country. It is tough to get access to the radiator to ac condenser mounting bolts without evacuating AC system, but I did it. Went to install replacement and had trouble aligning bolts back up only to find the holes drilled 1/8" off from original. Wasted an hour and got very frustrated trying to make it fit until I compared the original. Used a small chainsaw file to slot the holes to get it in. Once in, the overflow hose barb and hold down clips are too small. Had to over crush the hose clamp or buy adaptor. The drain petcock is not identical, so if that goes bad in the future there will be no replacement.

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                      (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      It works, 1 hole did not align perfect

                      By Noryb

                      from Atlanta GA

                      Verified Buyer
                      Helpful Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • It works

                      Cons

                      • 1 Hole Not Lined Up

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                        It functions as expected for a new radiator.

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                        • Q:

                          what radiator price am I looking at ready rad or tough one And why does the ad price say 113.00 and add to cart says 154.00
                          Asked on 2/25/2014 by xcfd from seekonk ma.

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Xcfd, glad to assist you! I can understand the confusion it may have caused seeing a different price on the website versus when you checked out. We do actively change pricing on a weekly basis to remain in line with the auto retail industry. I have verified the information and do see that the item was previously at the price you saw online. Please complete the order and email us back with the online order number so that we can make a manual adjustment. You will then receive your email notification with your order confirmation indicating the price change.

                            Answered on 2/26/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Item clearly states in the description "SEE IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTICE". I can not find any important instillation notice or any link to these notice. What exactly are these "IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTICE"
                          Asked on 1/27/2013 by Ed from Glendora, NJ

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Please check the “important installation notice” for this part Ready-Rad Radiator, Part No. 431406 that has been sent to your email address.
                            For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                            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 1/28/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                        • Q:

                          what side is the hose fitting on left or right from the driver seat
                          Asked on 8/2/2012 by george from Saint Louis Mo.

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This Ready-Rad Radiator (Part# 431406) is having lower hose outlet on passenger side and it is having inlet location at upper passenger side and outlet location at lower passenger side. 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 8/3/2012 by Rick from AAP
                        • Q:

                          It says it will fit my vehicle. I have a driver side outlet. Other than buying a different outlet hose to connect to the engine, will it still work? 3.3 flex fuel with ac and trans cooler

                          Thanks Mike
                          Asked on 5/29/2012 by MikeCaro from Caro, MI

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            In order to check the exact fit application, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                            Answered on 5/31/2012 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I was trying to get the installation instructions - box says go to Pliii.com - not a good site. Do you know where I might find these instructions.

                          Thanks
                          Asked on 2/28/2011 by Scott from Round Rock, TX

                          2 answers

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            For help with your project, 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 3/1/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                          • A:

                            Our public library here in Des Moines, IA provides online access to the Auto Repair Reference Center at http://arrc.epnet.com . We can log into it with our library card number and pin. Perhaps your library does as well.

                            Answered on 4/17/2011 by knucklebruiser from Des Moines, IA
                        • Q:

                          Does it include a radiator cap? If not, will the auto manufacturers OEM cap fit the Ready-Rad radiator?
                          Asked on 10/27/2010 by Steamed from Boston

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            No it does not come with a radiator cap. Yes the manufacturer cap should fit.

                            Answered on 10/27/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
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