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Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator w/ Stabilizer (97-04 V8 w/ Manual Transmission, Excluding 03-04 Cobra)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Up to 25% More Cooling Capacity
    • Floating Bracket Stabilizer System
    • Lightweight Aluminum Construction
    • Leak-Proof Brass Fittings
    • Hand-Welded for Perfect Fit
    • For Manual Transmissions Only
    • Fits 1997-2004 GT, Mach 1, Bullitt and 1997-2001 SVT Cobra

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, here with a way to keep your ride cool all while making a dramatic visual improvement under the hood as well, I’m talking about these Mishimoto aluminum radiators for your 94-04 Mustang. Mishimoto has become one of the industry leaders in producing quality performance radiators for just about any vehicle you can think of, from bone stock daily drivers to hardcore professional race cars. These direct replacements are a great solution to an old, damaged, or leaking factory rad, or for a heavily modded or forced induction car, where the cooling system just can’t keep up with the increased cooling needs. The Mishimoto will help keep your street or strip Mustang much cooler by using this 2 row core, which is going to allow for a 25% increase in cooling capacity next to your stock radiator. Every Mishimoto radiator is constructed using durable lightweight aluminum, features leak proof fittings, and are all hand welded to ensure top notch quality and fitment. On top of all that, every Mishimoto radiator is backed by a no questions asked, limited lifetime warranty. A big feature with the Mishimoto is their patent pending floating bracket mounting system, that eliminates a major flaw in the factory mount design. Because of the Mustangs torque the front of the car tends to flex under load, which can sometimes lead to a damaged radiator. The floating brackets attach to the side of the radiator, using these rubber grommets to absorb any movement, in addition Mishimoto has added breaks to the top and bottom header plates, that allow the radiator to flex without being damaged. Getting this installed may be slightly more difficult than installing say, a cold air intake for instance, but honestly it’s not that bad. Think of it as a giant oil change. Before getting started you will need something on hand to hold all that fluid, in this case we recommend having at least a 15 quart drain pan on hand, before you start draining your fluids. Once you get all the fluids drained, remove the hoses from the stock radiator, unbolt it, and remove it from the engine bay. Reinstall the new Mishimoto in reverse order, reattach the hoses and fill it with a 50/50 mix of coolant and water. Doing all this should take you no more than 2 hours. Any gearhead knows that heat is one of the worse enemies of performance, it can hurt power, damage your fuel mileage and worse of all 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 one of these Mishimoto performance aluminum radiators, right here at AmericanMuscle.com

    Keep Cool. Whether running your Mustang hard at the track, the strip, or on the street, it's important to keep temps down to keep power levels up and protect your engine. If you're having trouble keeping things cool, a Mishimoto Mustang radiator has up to 25% more cooling capacity than your OEM radiator making it a must-have mod.

    Floating Bracket Stabilizer System. High torque engines and body flex can cause radiator end tanks to crack or separate from the core, in order to eliminate this issue Mishimoto has engineered a patent-pending floating bracket stabilizer system that allows their radiators to "float" freely with out binding or cracking under stress.

    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 manufacturer, 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 the 1997 to 2004 Mustang GT, Mach 1, Bullitt and the 1997 to 2001 SVT Cobra models. Fits manual transmissions only.

    Mishimoto's "No Questions Asked" Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Mishimoto Radiator
    • (1) Magnetic Drain Plug with Dowty Oil Seal
    • (4) Rubber Bushings with Metal Collars
    • (4) M8 Flange Head Bolts
    • (4) M8 Washers
    • Left and Right Brackets
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    • Core Size: 24.92" x 17.24"
    • Rows: 2
    • Inlet: 1.57"
    • Outlet: 1.77"
    • Core Thickness: 1.57"
    • Drain Plug Thread Size: M12 x 1.5
    • Designed for manual 4.6L V8 only
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    Can you use the stock radiator hoses with this radiator?

    burton406

    • This Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator can be used with the stock radiator hoses, however, since the core is thicker you may find that your original hose may need to be slightly trimmed.

      AMJEFF

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    Does it come with mishimoto's limited lifetime warranty? This and other mishimoto parts?

    MarkM

    • The Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator w/ Stabilizer would fall under the Mishimoto lifetime warranty, like all of their products

      Rob D

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    What is the warranty period for this radiator?

    MarcG

    • The Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator w/ Stabilizer will have a lifetime warranty which includes any of Mishimoto parts.

      Ricky36

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    can the stock fan work on this radiator?

    Mar44

    • This Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator w/ Stabilizer will absolutely fit with the stock fan.

      AMJEFF

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    How much coolant does it hold?

    Tybear94

    • The Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator will increase cooling system capacity to approximately 17 quarts.

      Rob D

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    would this fit a 2003 cobra

    TheBlackBeast

    • The Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator w/ Stabilizer - Manual (97-04 GT, Mach 1; 97-01 Cobra) will not fit the 03-04 cobras. This will only fit up to the 2001 cobra.

      Ricky36

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    Customer Reviews (34) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.466667 4.5
    • Fit 4.566667 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 16, 2018

      Excellent Upgrade

      It was time for me to replace my radiator after it failed on me. After reviews and comparison, I decided to go with the Mishimoto radiator. Excellent product for price and quality, package was very nice. Took a few hours to install, the only problem I had was that the supplied bolts were slightly too big for the sleeves/metal collars, but I was able fix it. Now I drive with confidence knowing my cooling system operating very well in this sunny weather, along with the Mishimoto radiator lifetime warranty. Highly recommend!!!!

      VelereA

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 16, 2018

      Radiator replacement

      Great product, fit and Finnish was top notch in my opinion. Install was interesting, I had to relocate battery temporally and sneek the radiator past the AC lines on the passenger side. Can be done just have to be patient. Once it's installed I've noticed the temp is more consistent when doing 1and2 gear shenigans for a prolonged amount of time

      StephenR

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 08, 2018

      Tight fit

      Tight fit in my 97 saleen s281 S/C. Fits great though. Great product!

      JackB

      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      January 08, 2018

      Mishimoto

      My car was overheating so i replace the water pump and the thermostat that open at 180°F and i went with a Mishimoto radiator because i really like Mishimoto stuff

      DelfinoM

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 27, 2017

      all aluminum high performance radiator

      You just cant beat the benifits for this for the price vs stock, is thicker than stock too, no plastic, even the drain plug is metal with a magnet, was built with performance in mind! Always good idea to change out the hoses too if they are due, i did a 180 thermostat too vs stock 192 or 195, helps during hot weather in FL, no issues.

      charlesV

      Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 16, 2017

      Cracked radiator

      Decided to replace the radiator while I was replacing the water pump and good thing because it was cracked. Love the new aluminum one. Runs a lot cooler.

      flimflam1987

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 13, 2017

      Nice quality with a few challenges to install

      The radiator was well packaged for shipping ensuring it wouldn't get damaged. Unfortunately, Mishimoto doesn't include any directions with it, so you'll have to look it up online to verify installing the stabilizer bars. Install would have been fairly quick and easy, but the increased thickness and the addition of the bolts on the side for the stabilizer present a couple of challenges. Plan on having to bend the A/C lines a decent amount. I also had to remove the battery and battery tray along with the passenger side stabilizer bar to get it in. Once it's in though it fits like a glove. So far I've seen a drop in temps even in the Texas summer heat idling with the A/C on.

      JoshuaG

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 29, 2017

      It's COOOOL

      Well constructed, does the job. Nothing wrong with my stock radiator, just felt paranoid running a stock radiator especially during the California summer. Looks cool under the hood. Had it for almost 4 months and still runs good. Warranty for life no questions asked! Probably one of the reasons' why I chose that over the SVE. Took my time and took about 2 hours.

      lozoohh

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 17, 2017

      Nice idea, need to add a few more pieces

      The overall build of the radiator appears to be good quality. Getting it in isn't that difficult. However, I would think that they would include a fix for the lines coming out of the ABS module. It looks like it would need some washers on one side to move the line positions.

      Ironwolf

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 08, 2017

      Mishimoto performance Aluminium Radiator

      This radiator is a must have for a the cobra motors. Keep them running cool.

      ClintB

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 10, 2017

      great bang for your buck

      I use my 99gt for PCA DE events. had overheating issues with the stock radiator. After replacing with the Mishimoto I never had another issue. 30 minutes at a time full throttle near redline and never got hot. Was easy to install, only an hour or two and looks good too

      Geoffmt

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 12, 2016

      Perfect fit!

      I have a 98 cobra with a Termi swap and the Mishimoto Radiator fit perfectly!!! I swapped out an old beat up Mishimoto so of course it fell right into place! Happy with the cooling and styling!

      CobraMike6923

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      August 24, 2016

      Excellent quality. Installed it in my 03 cobra

      Very very good quality. A must for any mustang pushing some serious ponies. Keeps my cobra running cool. Note it will fit 03-04 cobras with a very simple bracket mod on passenger side. (See pics) Used a 1inch brass spacer cut 3/8 off use for lower mount. The left over 5/8 for upper mount. This allows the bracket to straddle the a.c. lines. Then just slip in longer bolts. You will have to Install the bracket after you Install the radiator, but very simple installation. It is such a nice radiator it would be a shame for the cobra guys to pass it up. Just wish it came with a mishimoto sticker to put on my car!!

      stangbot

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      August 22, 2016

      WILL fit 03-04 cobras!!

      I posted pics also so check those out it will help you with understanding the bracket mods needed to allow the radiator to fit 03-04 cobras. MUCH bigger and really nice looking radiator. this is a no brainer for any mustang pushing the hp envelope. easy install about 6 hours for 03/04 cobra owners needing to modify brackets. much less for all the plug n play mustang owners. no instructions were included but very straight forward installation and easy. the only thing missing - is a big MISHIMOTO sticker to put on my car!! :-)

      stangbot

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      August 08, 2016

      Great Mod

      The original radiator cracked due to an inherit flaw in their design so replacing it with a plastic/aluminum radiator would be insane. So, I searched near and far for all aluminum radiators for my '99 GT (mostly stock). What I found was mishimoto price to quality couldn't be beat. Once it was installed which was the easiest radiator I have ever installed. This coupled with a 10 degree cooler thermostat and wow. I can notice a big difference on how well the car stays cooler in this South Texas heat. The construction and quality is well made. Very pleased overall and recommend it to all mustang owners as a first must have modification needed before anything else is done. Great packaging ensured pristine condition upon arrival.

      Milltang

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 09, 2016

      Runs cooler, A/C lines get in the way

      97 Cobra. Great radiator, had it for a day and she seems to run well (don't forget to burp the air out of the whole cooling system). The only downside is that the A/C lines are in the way, and you need to remove the battery and tray. I also wasn't able to get the top bolt of the radiator support bracket in (because of the A/C lines). Hopefully it'll last, but the brackets seem to be intact. I plan on tweaking the A/C lines in the near future so I can properly tighten the bolt.

      Triz

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 11, 2016

      Mishimoto radiator

      very good product good quality and easy to install in an hour, hour and a half

      salazararellano

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 23, 2015

      mishimoto radiator

      My aluminum mishimoto radiator was the first radiator I ever installed myself. It was easy and a novice can do it no problem. Keeps my engine cooler than stock.

      superman

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Ypsilanti, Michigan

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 06, 2015

      Will fit 2003 cobra!

      I bought this radiator after mine sprung a leak but was a bit weary as to if it would fit in my car without much of a problem. I relocated my ABS module about 2 inched toward the rear and bent the A/C lines a bit by hand and was able to get it in. I wrapped 1 ac line in some rubber tubing to prevent chaffing as a safety precaution. Overall, if you have a termi it will work with some effort.

      bluestang1724

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra Miami

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      June 12, 2015

      Great radiator

      Radiator fit like a glove. Only issue I had was making sure I had the right radiator since I have a 1996 cobra with the tsb radiator upgrade kit installed I had to contact Mishimoto to confirm that the 97 radiator was the correct fitment. Once I confirmed and ordered the part, the radiator was installed with no issues. I'm very pleased with the performance and the look.

      Jeeves

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Largo, FL

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