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Old 02-05-2019, 08:29 AM
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You talking about max tow, or just the tow package? I think the max tow kit comes with the slightly larger radiator, but its hit and miss and hard to clarify using build sheets and I'm not sure if its a max tow only item or if some engines get it by default. That said tasca parts lists two radiators or my truck at least, and the alleged larger of the two is only a couple hundred bucks, so it could be easy to add aftermarket if in fact the truck you are looking at doesn't come with it. I'm not sure if the radiator is any thicker...I've been unable to find any dimensions for any of the radiators.

I honestly don't think its going to make a difference. Whatever radiator is in my none max tow truck does a fine job of keeping my supercharged truck cool in Texas heat. I've done some modifications to keep the temps as low as possible to avoid deto, such as a Reische thermostat and cutting a hole in my hood, but even before doing those modifications it never ran hotter then stock.

Since doing the thermostat it rarely breaks 195 degrees, and is usually right around 190, which is almost too cool if you ask me. I was under the impression the trucks had a 180 degree t-stat by defualt, which is why I went with the 170*, but when I removed the factory unit it was stamped with 190*. If I did it again I'd find a factory 180* t-stat, which allegedly exists somewhere.

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