View Full Version : radiator size question...

01-07-2008, 06:53 AM
www.radiator.com says my radiator is 13 x 27 x 1 auto zone says its 2 7/8" x 27 3/8" x 1 .... um... Is it ok to buy from radiator.com or wil i have fitment issues?

01-07-2008, 10:13 AM
I'm almost 100% sure the Autozone one is a typo. I mean, think about it, that would be one small ass radiator if it was the size Autozone gave you heh.

01-07-2008, 10:41 AM
How much is the radiator at that website?

01-07-2008, 12:23 PM
i've never had a problem with radiator.com and their dimensions seem more realistic.

01-08-2008, 05:33 AM
radiator dot com is like 140 shipped next day :-D

01-08-2008, 05:34 AM
Yay! Nice to see you having some better luck :)

01-08-2008, 07:57 AM
radiator dot com is like 140 shipped next day :-D

Radiator.com = t3h shit. I don't know how they work, but they are super convenient with next day delivery and good prices.

01-08-2008, 08:40 AM
Now if they'd just be willing to give you a quote without a telephone conversation....

Really don't like giving out phone numbers to companies, as I dislike getting junk mail with a ring.

01-08-2008, 08:59 AM
^ I concure, I dont mind getting emails as I can block them...besides the fact that gmail hardly lets anything get through that is junk mail, its a rare occasion

02-23-2008, 08:06 PM
Ended up calling radiator.com myself via their 1-800 number. Professional service, very careful to confirm sizes, address, car details, etc.

And for we Canadians, they actually have a warehouse in Vancouver, so after placing my order Saturday at noon, I'm supposed to get my Spectra Premium CU1174 on Monday via FedEx. With a lifetime warrenty, yet. Basic price was higher than Rockauto.com, but lower shipping cost and faster delivery.

I'll update when the part arrives.

03-03-2008, 03:21 AM
So, turns out they got the phone number wrong, and when they called to confirm delivery obviously the guy who answered the phone had no idea why they were calling. Called them Tuesday evening, had the issue explained to me, confirmed a radiator was available at the warehouse, and was told either they could call the warehouse, which would then call me, or I could call the warehouse directly.

Called the warehouse on Wednesday morning, radiator was delivered by the company an hour and a half later.

Lesson learned though -- radiator cap size may be a problem. The stock cap doesn't quite fit the Spectra CU1174. As in the Spectra's about a millimetre too wide around the neck. I'll have to sand it down.

Also, the stock rad is about half an inch shorter than the Spectra, which meant the upper rad supports don't sit flat without a little modification. I cut the rubber attaching the floating portion of the support from the support frame, which left two rubber projections holding the rad at each support.