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ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator

Part No. 431512 Warranty  
$130.99
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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:20 in
Core Thickness:1 in
Core Width:18 1/8 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Right
Inlet Size(s):1 1/4 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Left
Outlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1

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ToughOne or Ready-RadRadiator
 
3.9

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (33)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Durable (11)
  • Improves engine efficiency (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (23)
  • Replacement (22)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (16), Auto enthusiast (13), Truck enthusiast (7), Mechanic (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product.

This was my first ever online parts order of any kind. It was such a great experience and such a great deal, I am unlikely to purchase items anywhere else in the future. ...Read complete review

This was my first ever online parts order of any kind. It was such a great experience and such a great deal, I am unlikely to purchase items anywhere else in the future. The special online discount that was applied to this order allowed me to no only change the radiator but also the water pump and gasket, thermostat and gasket, and the top and bottom hoses. The comments that so many others had left on this site made me much more confident when making such a purchase. Price was exactly what I expected, delivery was exactly what was expected, and the parts quality was exactly what was expected. I have to give it to my local stores. They were more then willing to offer all of the advice and assistance that I needed during my DIY project.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

FITS BUT NOT WITHOUT PROBLEMS

Original rad needed replacement due to top tank seal leakage at 14 years & 81,000 miles. This new rad does the trick at a reasonable price, but you get what you pay...Read complete review

Original rad needed replacement due to top tank seal leakage at 14 years & 81,000 miles. This new rad does the trick at a reasonable price, but you get what you pay for. I was able to make it fit, but two details prevented it from being a 100% drop-in in my 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) 2.5L i-4 / MTX 5-spd: (1) The side brackets included to mount it to the front-end module are quite thin gauge steel and flexible, allowing the entire unit to slightly sag under the weight of the rad & shroud & coolant & hoses, causing some shift to the position of the rad fan shroud relative to the engine-mounted cooling fan blades, and (2) the mounting locations provided for the rad fan shroud are slightly shifted, causing additional shift relative to the rad fan. The result in my case was fan contact to the top portion of the rad fan shroud. My chosen fix was to slice-away some of the shroud to provide clearance, an unfavorable alternative since that deteriorates the cooling capacity of the fan for pulling air thru the rad. Hopefully a minor tradeoff. The factory original side support brackets could not be transferred to the new rad to help avoid half the problem, since the bracket attachment to the rad itself is completely different between the orig & this new rad. Another observation that could be a problem for some, is that the rad cap fitting "neck" length is longer than the factory rad, driving the installed rad-cap towards the underside of the hood by about 25 mm. Good thing it still fit (barely) my Jeep's package, or this rad would have had to be returned as a no-fit. Note that since I have a MTX, I did not have to use the ATX trans cooler feature on this rad, so I did not get to find out if there are location issues with trans line fitment. Otherwise, all else was OK, but as you inspect this thing, you realize why the "price was right".

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5.0

Perfect Fit

By Gray, no mechanic

from Columbus Ohio

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

    The fit was very good and made for an easy install. It even had holes to reuse for the fan shroud. Some other reviews I had read on other brands said the could not reuse the self tapping screwes and had to buy bolts. After installing and driving I have noticed improved gas mileage..

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    4.0

    Works like it should!

    By bwbham

    from Birmingham, AL

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      Good radiator. Changing on a Jeep Wrangler was the challenge.

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      4.0

      Good deal on a Good product

      By JLP

      from NW Ohio

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Any Yet

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      I needed a radiator for my 99 wrangler and needed it fast so I read some reviews about this radiator and thought for the price I will give it a try. I called the parts store and they had 1 in stock so I picked up what I needed and went to work on the jeep. All went very well with the install and fit nice, the only advise I would give would be to run your mounting screws into the mounting flange to cut threads in it before you install it in the vehicle that will save you a lot of time and grief .

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      5.0

      good part at a good price

      By Randy

      from Ardmore,Al.

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

          I installed the radiator in a 03 jeep wrangler.It fit perfectly and I havent had any problems with it.

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          5.0

          Great replacement for my 2002 Wrangler!

          By Bobby K

          from Alpharetta, GA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Restoration

            Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

            Great easy radiator for my 2002 Jeep Wrangler!

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            5.0

            Great product.

            By bushnell434

            from Lake Charles, LA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 3

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

              This was my first ever online parts order of any kind. It was such a great experience and such a great deal, I am unlikely to purchase items anywhere else in the future. The special online discount that was applied to this order allowed me to no only change the radiator but also the water pump and gasket, thermostat and gasket, and the top and bottom hoses. The comments that so many others had left on this site made me much more confident when making such a purchase. Price was exactly what I expected, delivery was exactly what was expected, and the parts quality was exactly what was expected. I have to give it to my local stores. They were more then willing to offer all of the advice and assistance that I needed during my DIY project.

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              4.0

              as advertised

              By TXLJ

              from flatlander

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement
                • Restoration

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                Installed in a 2005 wrangler as a replacement. Direct bolt in with no trouble. Looks and preforms just like original.

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                5.0

                Exact Fit!

                By WranglerGuy

                from Stafford, VA

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                  This radiator was an exact match. Very easy to install.

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                  3.0

                  Decent radiator at a great price.

                  By Diamond Dave

                  from Greensboro NC

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                  I bought this for a 2001 Jeep Wrangler and was able to install it in just a few hours. The only real problem I had with it was that some of the mounting holes did not line up exactly right so I would suggest enlarging them a bit before you attempt to reinstall. I was replacing the stock radiator and this one does not seem to be as sturdy but for the price it was good value on an older car. The one I bought also came with automatic transmission cooler fittings even though I had a manual shift so you will need to purchase some rubber caps and hose clamps or some brass plugs to seal the radiator if you have the same setup.

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                  4.0

                  Good fitment and easy install

                  By redjollymon

                  from PA

                  About Me Truck Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Improves Engine Efficiency

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement

                    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                    I purchased this as a replacement for the Jeep's radiator. Exact fitment but the filler neck is slightly smaller. I had two radiator caps that would not hold pressure and had to purchase a third.

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                    • Q:

                      i am wondering if any of this radiator is aluminum?
                      Asked on 3/17/2014 by Susan from Pell City, AL

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Susan! I would be happy to help! This radiator is comes with a plastic tank and aluminium core.

                        Answered on 3/18/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what type of radiator coolant does this product require?
                      Asked on 1/9/2014 by mcb99

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi mcb99, good question! The Peak Long Life 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant (1 Gallon) (Part No. PRA053) would be an exact coolant for this radiator. However, to locate the exact coolant, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                        Answered on 1/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      is this radiator made with metal or plastic?
                      Asked on 5/5/2013 by dopey

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 431512 ) is a Plastic Tank Aluminum Core construction. 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 5/5/2013 by Max from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What country is this radiator made in?
                      Asked on 6/7/2012 by Anonymous

                      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.

                        Answered on 6/9/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have an 88 jeep wrangler with 4.2l 6cylinder,automatic transmission, and air conditioning. many reviews I read said they had problems with transmission cooling lines fitting. Will I have problems with this. On line it only shows 1 radiator.
                      At the store they list 2 radiators. Please advise.
                      Asked on 3/16/2012 by mike from lorton,va

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Ready-Rad Radiator with part#431512 fits your 1988 Jeep Wranglerwith air conditioning and has the lines for the automatic transmission fluid which should work fine without any intermittence.

                        Answered on 3/17/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 93 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0 6cyl, manual transmission w/o AC.
                      This Ready-Rad radiator seems to be different than the stock radiator.
                      Will it fit properly?
                      Will I need to drill any holes to install it or to affix the fan shroud?
                      Asked on 2/13/2012 by Andrew from Raleigh, NC

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, this part Ready-Rad Radiator, Part No. 431512 manufactured by Ready-Rad fits your 1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 6cyl, manual transmission w/o AC. The specification of the part: Radiator Style: Downflow, Row Quantity: Single-row, Radiator Finish: Natural, Radiator Material: Aluminum/Plastic, Transmission Cooler: Yes, Inlet Location: Upper passenger side, Inlet Size: 1 1/4 in., Outlet Location: Lower driver side, Outlet Size: 1 1/2 in., Core Height (in): 18.125 in., Core Thickness (in): 0.880 in., Core Width (in): 20.000 in., Fan Included: No.

                        Answered on 2/14/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      i have a jeep wrangler 4cyl. 1999 manual trans. will this radiator work for my jeep? if so what do i do with the fittings for the transmission lines
                      Asked on 1/16/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, this Ready-Rad radiator fits your 1999 Jeep Wrangler.
                        Yes, this Ready-Rad radiator fits your 1999 Jeep Wrangler.

                        Below is the steps to install this radiator

                        1. Lower the radiator into position behind the core support. Be careful: the cooling fins are thin and can be easily damaged.
                        2. Screw the bolts that secure the radiator into the core support. Tighten with a socket.
                        3. Thread the transmission cooler line fittings into the radiator. Tighten with a wrench.
                        4. Slide the lower radiator hose onto the fitting on the bottom of the radiator. Slide the hose clamp over the fitting and tighten with a Phillips head screwdriver.
                        5. Slide the upper radiator hose onto the fitting on the top of the radiator. Slide the hose clamp over the fitting and tighten with a Phillips head screwdriver.
                        6. Fill the engine with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water.
                        7. Run the engine and visually inspect for leaks.

                        Answered on 1/16/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      seeking to purchase a radiator replacement for 2000 jeep wrangler 4.0, does the ready rad online include a cap?
                      Asked on 3/5/2011 by fresh from davenport, fl

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        No, it does not include the radiator cap.

                        Answered on 3/7/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I need a radiator support for 1997 jeep wrangler
                      Asked on 2/10/2011 by Peggy from North Carolina

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Radiator fits your 1997 Jeep Wrangler.

                        Answered on 4/22/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                    • Q:

                      need a raidiator cap for vista pro 431512
                      it has a long neck. can i use a cats 31527 radiator cap.and do you have one in stock
                      Asked on 12/27/2010 by Tom from USA

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                        Answered on 12/30/2010 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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