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

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey everyone I’m Justin with 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

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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.


      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

      MPN# MMRAD-MUS-79

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (86)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 86 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      • January 05, 2020

        5 1988 GT - Tim Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great part

        Installed simply with a perfect factory fit! Look good

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      • September 24, 2019

        5 1989 LX - 89notch Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Fast shipping and great price!

        Nice looking and functioning radiator. I ordered it and it was on my doorstep within days.

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      • September 13, 2019

        5 1983 Other - Noah347B Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Worked perfectly

        Fixed my radiator probablem. Fit perfectly. Also am using mishimoto dual fans.

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      • February 10, 2019

        5 1991 LX - Wesley Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Great quality and and packaging was great as well keeps the car cooler

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      • September 19, 2018

        5 1985 Other - LuisB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Aluminum Radiator

        So far I’m very happy with the products I’ve purchased, aluminum radiator and dual electric fans.

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      • September 06, 2018

        5 1993 GT - JeffreyS Installation Time: Afternoon

        Nice radiator

        All aluminum. Comes with cap. Very good cooling capacity. Dont waste your money on a cheap one!

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      • July 17, 2018

        5 1987 LX - Saleen87 Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: 0-$100

        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!!!

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      • June 18, 2018

        5 1988 GT - HenryM

        Great radiator

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

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      • May 29, 2018

        5 1985 Other - CesarC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Very good quality radiator, well needed on my 347 stroker

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      • May 11, 2018

        4 1992 LX - fredfifty Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Cool It!

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

        Helpful (3)

      Questions & Answers (13 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      How much fluid does this hold?

      • Two gallons of 50/50 radiator Coolant was all it took.

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      will this radiator fit a 1993 2.3l mustang?

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

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      Is this a dual core?

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

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      could this fit into a 94 ranger?

      • 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.

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

      • 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.

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      8 More Questions
      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! 1 answer
      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 3 answers
      What type of Radiator can I use for a 93 4 cylinder mustang lx? 1 answer
      Downflow or Crossflow? is this radiator a crossflow or downflow set up? 2 answers
      This one is a three-row but what diameter are the tubes? I've seen some high-performance two-rows that have 1" tubes and they seem to get good reviews for effectiveness. This one is a three-row but what diameter are the tubes? I also am under the impression that this is considered "direct-fit" replacement for stock? Thank you. 2 answers
      Not sure which one to get... I have a 89 Fox and it was originally a manual but it has been converted over to a built automatic... common sense say get the automatic one but im not 100 percent sure.... 2 answers
      will it fit my car will this radiator fit my stock 88 gt foxbody without modifications, since it is a 3 row 3 answers
      it says manual but will it work on a automatic? I have a 93 gt automatic and it looks the same as the one i have and didnt think there was a difference in radiators from automatic to manual? 3 answers

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • Aluminum Radiator
      • Radiator Cap
      • Magnetic Drain Plug

      Tech Specs


      • 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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