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

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Greater Cooling Capacity
    • Lightweight Aluminum Construction
    • Leak-Proof Hand Welded Fittings
    • Direct Fit - No Alterations Required
    • For Manual Transmissions Only
    • Fits 1979-1993 5.0L V8 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, Stephanie with, here with my review of the SR Performance Aluminum Radiator, available for your manual '79 to '93 five liter Mustang. This rad is probably going to be for almost any car, from a stock or lightly modded daily that may have a leak, to cars that may see some track time and have a higher demand for cooling. So this rad is an upgrade over the factory radiator, for sure, and for a few reasons. I'll start with the fact that it has a two-row core. The two-row core means that it's going to be able to dissipate heat faster and increase cooling efficiency. Next is the welding on this guy. You're looking at hand welds here on the tank and on the fittings, and SR does that to ensure that the rad will be leak-proof. And who doesn't like looking at some nice aluminum welds? Speaking of that, this rad is aluminum and it's actually pretty lightweight, so you can shave off some pounds as you dissipate heat faster. Another thing I really like about this radiator is that it'll work with either your factory fan or an after-market one, if you're looking to upgrade. And even though this rad has that bigger two-row core, which is about two inches thick, it's still a direct fit product, meaning that no alterations are required to install it. For the install, you're probably looking at about two hours since you will have to drain and remove your old rad first, and then drop this new one in. I'll say that it's a two out of three wrenches on the scale, but just because of the drain and refill, and burping process that you may have to go through. And it's not difficult, it's more of a pain than anything else. You'll need to make sure that you have fresh coolant to fill up with and, of course, a nice catch-can to drain into. Lastly, the price. SR Performance is coming in with the lowest price option for your manual five liter out there at just under the $200 mark. And even though this is the most budget friendly, I don't think that SR skimped on the quality here. It would be nice to see a magnetic drain plug here, but you can pick that up on your own, and the functionality is there with this product. And you can easily compare performance of this rad to other more expensive options out there and not be disappointed. If your rad is damaged or leaking, or you just need to upgrade, either way this guy would work for you. I'm Stephanie, and we'll see you next time, right here at

    Run Cooler. Keep your pushrod 5.0L manual Mustang running cooler for maximum power on the street, strip or track, with an all SR Performance Aluminum Radiator. This radiator features a 2-row core to dissipate heat much faster than the stock OEM radiator for increased cooling efficiency and optimum performance.

    Superior Aluminum Construction. Manufactured from high-quality lightweight aluminum, this SR Performance Aluminum Radiator is hand-welded for the strongest and most precise welds possible. The superior construction of this SR Performance Radiator allows it to withstand the high pressures and abuse of everyday daily driving as well as occasional weekend track use.

    Application. This SR Performance Aluminum Radiator is designed to be a direct fit upgrade for the 1979 to 1993 5.0L V8 Mustangs equipped with a manual transmission, including the LX 5.0, GT and SVT Cobra models. Fits manual transmissions only.

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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Aluminum Radiator
    • (1) Radiator Cap
    • (1) Drain Plug
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    • Overall Size: 29.25” x 19” x 2”
    • Core Size: 24.5" x 16.85"
    • Number of rows: 2
    • Inlet size: 1.25"
    • Outlet size: 1.5"
    • Core Thickness: 2"
    • Material: Aluminum
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    The video Provided for this product claims that its a 3 row core. But under the description it states that its a 2 row core. Therefore, my question is what is the row capacity of this Aluminum Radiator.


    • The SR Performance Aluminum Radiator is a 2 core radiator, I apologize for any confusion this may have presented.

      Rob D

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    what are the exact dimensions of this radiator: SR Performance Aluminum Radiator - Manual (79-93 5.0L)


    • The SR Performance Aluminum Radiator has overall dimensions of 29.25” x 19” x 2”.


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    Will this item work with factory installed AC on an 1985 mustang GT, manual.


    • The SR Performance Aluminum Radiator will work with an 1985 Mustang GT with A/C without issue.

      Rob D

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    Does it come with a drain petcock or just a plug?


    • The OPR Aluminum Radiator come with just the drain plug.


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    Does this radiator have 2 rows of 1" tubing or less than 1"?


    • The OPR Aluminum Radiator is a two core radiator with approximately 1" of tubing. It will not be less than 1".


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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      May 06, 2018

      Replacement for stock radiator

      Bolts up, but is a bit thicker than stock. Everything cleared with the SN95 fan mounted on it and the trans cooler on the condenser side. I did have to shift the SN95 fan over a bit to clear the water pump pulley. No leaks and keeps the engine cool.


      Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 02, 2018

      Great radiator!

      easy to install car didn't get hot and looks really good in my engine bay.


      Year: 1985 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      April 30, 2018

      Worth Every Penny

      Fits Right up no issues, and drain plug is better than stock. For $100, you cant go wrong


      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 22, 2018

      Great buy

      Very well made, welds were very nice and fit perfect. On top of that it looks good! Very impressed.


      Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      April 21, 2018

      Fox body radiator

      I’m very pleased with this purchase after spending time looking for a new replacement I made the right decision. The best part you can’t beat the price. Thanks again


      Year: 1992 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      April 12, 2018

      Perfect fit and great price

      Gorgeous rad welds look amazing fast shipping as always thanks American muscle


      Year: 1992 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 10, 2018

      Aluminum radiator

      Looks great and cools just perfect and the car will rev higher rpms and won't over heat I love it


      Year: 1990 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      April 07, 2018

      Nice Piece

      Other than the silly silver paint, appears to be a nice part. I haven’t installed it yet, looks to be made right. Can’t beat the price.


      Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

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    • 3/5

      April 07, 2018

      Not a 3row

      Watched the video before purchasing...clearly says a 3row. Going to try it anyway but be aware this is a 2row radiator.


      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 05, 2018

      Looks great

      I haven't installed it yet so I couldn't verify weather or not it cools as listed, it cant be any worse than stock. The quality is there, keeping my fingers crossed


      Year: 1984 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      March 24, 2018


      Was a direct bolt in. Works great. The fan shroud and overflow bolted on just like the factory radiator


      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 20, 2018

      Bad rad

      This is Avery nice radiator for the price nice and light great for the race car


      Year: 1985 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      March 19, 2018

      Aluminum Radiator

      Lighter than oem looks good and provides a cooler flow for the car, love it and works great for the price.


      Year: 1991 Submodel: LX

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    • 4/5

      March 16, 2018

      Worth the money

      Nice looking, large, aluminum radiator that still fits in the factory location. There were some minor fitting issues with the factory fan shroud and the hold downs but overall I’m happy with it. Worth the money.


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 09, 2018


      Looks nice it's bigger in width and thickness .my car runs a lot cooler easy to install


      Year: 1991 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      March 08, 2018

      Easy install

      Easy install car never gets over 170 now. Plus looks so much better than stock.


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 08, 2018

      As good as a fluidyne

      Great product, shipped fast and keeps the car cool. Definitely a no brainer when looking for a new radiator


      Year: 1993 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      March 02, 2018

      Silver mustang GT

      This radiator is better then stock. If your old mustang runs hot look no further this is the radiator for you my temp gauge never runs hot it stays cool like a new car. I am very satisfied and would recommend this radiator to my friends and family.


      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      March 01, 2018


      I bought this for my sons birthday but of course he sent me the link. He said everything is working great with it.


      Year: 1991 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      February 28, 2018


      Does the job can’t beat the price!! Cars stays reaaaaaally coooooool and for sure beats the original radiator!!!!


      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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