Asked by: Inka Kolodkin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th May, 2020

Are radiators universal?

“People should also remember that universal radiators are just that—universal. This makes a direct-fit radiator a much better option in the end if available.” A fan should is recommended, where possible, to facilitate proper airflow through the radiator.

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Then, are all car radiators the same?

Unless the car is overheating, it doesn't. Radiators can have the same physical size, but differ in performance. The one thing that is the most influential to its performance is the surface area that is exposed to the fluid streams inside.

Furthermore, are thicker radiators better? Thicker is better, but also requires more case space and better fans. Getting a thicker radiator won't largely affect your temperatures but it will affect how much heat you can actually dissipate (mostly translates to higher overclocks rather than more components).

Keeping this in consideration, are radiators interchangeable?

Though many radiators now come with the proper fittings for auto or just plain 5sp. You will want to be sure, if you are auto, that you get a radiator that has the proper fittings.

Are all aluminum radiators better?

An aluminum radiator does cool better than a copper brass radiator. For example, an aluminum radiator with 2 rows of 1" tubes is equivalent to a copper brass radiator with 5 rows of 1/2" tubes. Aluminum provides high efficiency, is lightweight, and has a longer life compared to copper brass.

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