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Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator (79-93 5.0L w/ Manual Transmission)

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    • Up to 25% More Cooling Capacity.
    • Lightweight Aluminum Construction.
    • Leak-Proof Brass Fittings.
    • Hand-Welded for Perfect Fit.
    • For Manual Transmissions Only.
    • Fits All 79-93 5.0L Manual Mustangs.

    Review & Installation Video

    Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m checking out a way to keep your ride cool, all while making a dramatic visual improvement under the hood as well, talking about these Mishimoto performance radiators for your Mustang. Mishimoto has become one of the industry leaders in terms of performance radiators, this direct factory replacement is a great solution for an old or leaking radiator. Now some of our customers have mentioned that this rad has been their cure for their motor running a little hot when adding different performance mods, especially superchargers which can notorious for making any motor run hot. This radiator has been designed to keep your street or strip Mustang much cooler thanks to their unique design, which allows a 25% increase of cooling capacity over your stock radiator. These radiators are manufactured from lightweight aluminum, feature leak proof brass fittings, and are all hand welded to ensure top notch quality, and a perfect fitment. On top of all that they also feature a limited lifetime warranty, no questions asked. The install may be slightly more difficult than bolting up that new cold air intake, but honestly it’s not that bad, think of it as a giant oil change. The first step is you need to drain all the coolant out of the factory radiator, but you want to make sure you have something large enough to hold all that fluid, we recommend at least a 15 quart drain pan. Once you’ve done that, yank the hoses off, then unbolt your factory radiator, removing it from your engine bay. Once you’ve done that, reinstall the Mishimoto in its place, reattach the hoses, and fill it with a 50-50 mix of coolant and water. That’s it, install should take you about 2 hours from start to finish. This would also be a good time to check out Mishimoto’s performance radiator hose kit, not only will they hold up to the heat and pressure better than your stock hoses, but they’ll also make a nice visual improvement under the hood. Every gearhead knows that heat is one of the worst enemies for performance, it can drain power, hurt your fuel mileage, or even damage your motor. So if you want to help your Mustang keep its cool whether it’s on the street or the track, then you’ll definitely want to check out these performance radiators from Mishimoto

    Keep Cool. Keep your Foxbody producing as much horsepower as possible by keeping it cool with a Mishimoto radiator. When you're running your Mustang hard at the strip or the track, your stock radiator just can't keep up. A Mishimoto radiator has up to 25% more cooling capacity than your OEM radiator that will help you keep temps down and power up.

    Lightweight Aluminum. Mishimoto Radiators are crafted of lightweight high-quality aluminum. Each radiator is hand-welded to which ensure a perfect fit and great underhood appearance.

    Leak-Proof Design. Other aftermarket radiators have a design problem that causes leakage from the outlet to the overflow reservoir. Unlike other manufacturers, Mishimoto uses specially designed brass fittings to ensure leak-free performance. And all of their radiators are pressure tested twice before leaving the factory so you can install your new radiator with confidence.

    Application. This Mishimoto Mustang Radiator is designed for 1979 to 1993 Mustangs with manual transmissions.

    Mishimoto's "No Questions Asked" Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Technical Note: If you have an automatic transmission, you would need to purchase the required Mishimoto Transmission Cooler from the drop-down ordering options above. May require custom work for proper installation.

    Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

    What's in the Box
    • Aluminum Radiator
    • Radiator Cap
    • Magnetic Drain Plug
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs

    Specifications:

    • Core Size: 621mm x 428mm
    • Rows: 2
    • Inlet: 32mm
    • Outlet: 38mm
    • Core Thickness: 50mm
    • Tank Wall Thickness: 2mm
    • Fill Neck: 32mm
    • Includes: Mishimoto Radiator and Mishimoto Radiator Cap
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Other - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86

    Will not fit automatic transmission unless combined with the Mishimoto Transmission Cooler.

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    13 Questions / 24 Answers

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    will this radiator fit a 1993 2.3l mustang?

    JosueL

    • Unfortunately, this will only fit 79-93 5.0L Mustangs with a manual transmission.

      AMKarinA

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    Is this a dual core?

    LeoP

    • The Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator is a 2 row radiator.

      AMjordan

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    could this fit into a 94 ranger?

    DABUUUS

    • We can only guarantee fitment of this Radiator on a 79-93 5.0L Mustang. You can do some research to see what you would need to do in order to install this Radiator on a Ranger.

      AshleyK

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    My Mustang has AC will the condenser hurt the performance of the Mishimoto radiator?

    BigMickey

    • Hi,we will need more info about your build to help you with your question about this MISHIMOTO PERFORMANCE ALUMINUM RADIATOR please feel free to give us a call or send us a email so we can help you with your question. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html

      Chris J

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    I have a Vortech supercharged 1986 GT 5.0 Manual with the SQ model huffer. I am currently using a stock radiator with the stock shroud and fan, and water pump. It is not a daily driver, so when it is over hot outside, despite having a 180 theromostat, I avoid driving it, because it heats up to about 210-220 in traffic and with my Trick Flow heads I get nervous. My water pump just went, and since I need to rip everything apart, I was contemplating buying this radiator. My question is, will this radiator fit my combo with the supercharger WITHOUT converting to electric fans at this time? the clearance is already very minimal down at the crankshaft, and my fear is that this thicker rad will hit the shroud and/or the blower the belt. Has anyone out there, or you, American Muscle, tried this, and will this work??? Thank you!

    Mr86GT

    • We have not tested the Vortech kits with the Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator, however, this radiator core is 50MM thick. If measure the difference in radiator thickness and use that distance to measure from your current core toward the motor, it would be the best way to check the clearances for any set-up.

      AMJEFF

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    92 automatic to manual swap I have a 92 gt that was switched from a automatic to a manual before I bought it, 3 years ago. I was wondering if I need to buy a Mishimoto radiator for a manual or automatic, since thats what it originally was? Thanks

    AndrewWW

    • Get the manual version, the Automatic radiator has the Automatic Trans Fluid cooler ( and fittings) that you do not need.

      JBTX

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    Customer Reviews (80) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Performance Gain 4.64 4.6
    • Fit 4.82 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      July 17, 2018

      Amazing difference in temp.

      This radiator lowered the operating temp of my supercharged 87 Saleen in a major way. It used to come close to overheating on hot days in traffic and at stoplights now it stays at a normal temp!!!

      Saleen87

      Year: 1987 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      June 18, 2018

      Great radiator

      Quality part and great performance. I would highly recommend Mishimoto.

      HenryM

      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 29, 2018

      Excellent

      Very good quality radiator, well needed on my 347 stroker

      CesarC

      Year: 1985 Submodel: Other

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 11, 2018

      Cool It!

      Great looking! I used my factory lower rubber insulators and condenser rubber insulators to mount this radiator. What did you all use?

      fredfifty

      Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

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    • 4/5

      May 09, 2018

      1987 ford mustang

      I like the way that works to keep my car cool whit a electric fan set up

      MauricioP

      Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 22, 2018

      Love it

      It looks good was easy to put in and keep your car cool very well if you get a radiator this is the one.

      SamuelT

      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 21, 2018

      Radiator Contentment

      Radiator was delivered in great condition, fit perfectly.

      MichaelS

      Year: 1987 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 15, 2018

      Radiator review

      Although the radiator arrived well packaged, the lower radiator hose Inlet was dented. I had to straighten it out as best I could so that the inlet pipe was evenly round. It ended up okay, no leaks. I also replaced the radiator cap that came with the radiator because it was impossible to remove without using channel locks. I bought a new Stant radiator cap, it fits much better and it's of higher-quality. I also read reviews about the petcock leaking potential, so I used thread sealant on the petcock bolt threads and torqued it to about 12 foot pounds. The radiator itself is well constructed and drop right in to the original stock mounting brackets, both upper and lower. My car now runs at just under normal on my temperature gauge even with the AC on while driving at highway speeds for when stuck in traffic. My original radiator be on the verge of overheating after a half hour on hot days with the AC on. I should have replaced that radiator with this one a long time ago. All in all I'm glad I bought this radiator, it's a good price for a quality product, minus the few issues I stated above.

      GeneA

      Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      January 06, 2018

      Looks amazing

      The radiator looks prestine, beautiful, and im sure would perform way better than my stock radiator. Im waiting to purchase the aluminum resevoir as well as fans so i can take care of all three but i have to say, this radiator looks beautiful.

      RolandoO

      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 02, 2017

      Great Radiator

      I was having overheating issues with my Foxbody once i put on this radiator everything was all good good quality and a cheap price

      MustangMain

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 19, 2017

      Beat the heat

      I installed this radiator to help fight that Texas heat, It has worked well. I bought the Rad. with Mishimoto fans and controller they are excellent also.

      AnthonyN

      Year: 1993 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      November 18, 2017

      Great radiator

      These are the best radiators you can’t go wrong and easy to install takes 2 hours

      WillB

      Year: 1987 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      November 15, 2017

      Quality aluminum radiator

      Good quality radiator , good welds , metal doesn’t have any sharp edges or burrs, . I haven’t installed it yet because the engine isn’t ready to go in yet but from a craftsmanship point of view you get what you pay for . Sr aluminum radiators and sve radiators serve a purpose but their really isn’t any comparison to Chinese vs Japanese/American manufacturing . I’m glad I bought it over a generic aluminum radiator .

      AndrewH

      Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 11, 2017

      Sleek, keeps temps down

      Really nice unit that saves my pony some heat stroke damage. Recommended

      AndrewO

      Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 04, 2017

      Mishimoto radiator a must

      Great upgrade from stock. And really easy to install. I recommend upgrading to twin electric fans with the new radiator upgrade

      JeusA

      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 19, 2017

      Fit like a glove

      Fit was perfect. Slid right in used stock brackets. Combined it with Mishimoto hoses. Worked out great. Didn't have to trim any radiator hoses. Heater core hoses were a pain to get at though. Other then that no issues with either product. Will follow up with some use.

      ChrisM

      Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 06, 2017

      Mishimoto Radiator

      the item came damaged it took me about an hour to bend the coolant neck back into place. I didn't have time to complain about it since I needed the car by the next day it's my daily driver. The actual radiator looked great and functioned perfectly once the damage was addressed. And it's still kicking till this day

      JoseN

      Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 21, 2017

      Need better cap design.

      Great radiator. Temperature guage cooler than before. Guage stays under the "N". The Mishimoto cap locking tabs are so strong I had to remove the radiator and use large channelok plyers to remove cap. Tried cap several times and decided to use the Ford Performance 16 lb FR500S Radiator Cap (79-95 V8). Much easier to get on and off.

      MustangSilly

      Year: 1983 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      November 17, 2016

      good quality

      I give it 5 stars looks great expecting it to work great

      84stang

      Year: 1984 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 15, 2016

      Great product

      Very easy to install and makes the engine bay look very clean. Old radiator was ready to go, so definitely see some major improvements with this one

      Olivia

      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

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