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    New radiator recommendation?

    Need a new radiator and so far have looked at Napas Spectra brand and O’reillys Murray brand.
    Either of these any good or is there something else.
    I have to buy locally so orders are out.

    Going in a 96 Regal with stock 3800.
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    The radiator in my car is from napa. Its a dual core replacement to the single core that came from the factory. Ive had zero problems. Id just get that, unless money is an issue. Since i dunno price difference between all of them.
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    year make and model?????


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    My car is a 1996 Buick Regal 3800 all stock with the same 5/8 thick radiator as the 3100.
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    1996 Buick Regal 3800 stock.

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    I would go with the cheapest you can find, they're all about the same as far as stock sized replacements go. If you go with the one from O'reilly's, tell them you want the radiator price matched to 1-800-radiator. 1-800-radiator is their supplier and they will match to them. You'll typically save around $20(sometimes more) after it's price matched.

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    a LQ1 car will have an extra thick radiator, but you do need to change the fan on the passenger side, iirc, but then you get a radiator that is almost an inch thick... :P


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