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Old 04-22-2012, 07:28 PM
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All right, I know that one of the main concerns when doing this swap is keeping this engine cool so here are some specs and details from searching around on this site and others.

Stock Dodge radiators:

1990 Dodge W250 Standard(w/o inter-cooler) - 15.75" x 30.25" x 1.5" (2 Core)
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 (w/ inter-cooler) - 36" x 19.25" x 2.25"
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 (w/ inter-cooler) - 36" x 19.25" x 2.25"

Stock Jeep radiators:

258 six cylinder - 16.25” x 24.25” x 1.25”
360 V8 -15.875” x 26” x 2” (3 core)
-or- -15.875” x 26” x 2.625” (4 core)

I know there are some differences through the years but these are the most common and best numbers for "approximate" measurements for Jeeps

Radiators different members have used in their 6bt swaps:

Budojeepr - Flex a lite 56000L - 26” x 18” x 3.75”
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...=131069&page=3

Resbum - Flex a lite 58000 - 33.625” x18.5” x 3.75” 2 core
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...=151930&page=2

Mikel - Summint Racing - 27” x 19.625” x 2.25” 2 core
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...=131069&page=3 - (post#29)

Several others are using stock radiators and claim to have no issues keeping this engine cool no matter how/where they drive or what they are pulling. Most people have an electric fan setup of some sort, commonly from a Taurus or a few from an XJ.

I do believe I am satisfied. My stock radiator should work just fine....for now







Many people have done this swap and left the stock radiator from their 360 or even 258 motors and have not had any problems.
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