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Radiator difference between '99-01 and '96-98 Explorer/Mountaineer

Mesozoic

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City, State
Tucson, AZ
Year, Model & Trim Level
'00 Mercury Mountaineer
I'm shopping for new radiators for my '00 Mountaineer and have noticed that all online sources list a Spectra CU2308 radiator for the later model trucks and CU1824 for the earlier. The main difference I can see is that the early radiator can be had in 2.25" dual row core, whereas the late model units are all single row, 1" core. I live in a hot climate and was thinking of upgrading to the thicker core, but not sure what other differences might exist between early and late model radiators.
 




429CJ-3X2

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Des Moines, Iowa
Year, Model & Trim Level
'01 & '02 Sport Tracs,
Advance Auto Parts lists both 1" and 2" top channel (gotta read the fine print in the description). That also translates to 1 row and 2 row. Either will fit in place of the other. I put the 2 row in my '01 Sport Trac that had a single row before.
 




98 MERC

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Holland Michigan
Year, Model & Trim Level
1998 Mountaineer 5.0
So my 98 5.0 has a dual core radiator on it now from the factory ?
 




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