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

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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 AmericanMuscle.com, 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 AmericanMuscle.com.

Run Cooler. Keep your pushrod 5.0L manual Mustang running cooler for maximum power on the street, strip or track, with an all aluminum SR Performance radiator. This SR Performance radiator features a two 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 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 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
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Cobra - 93

Fits 5.0L manuals only

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5/5
high quality and rock bottom price

I was a little skeptical about the SR Performance radiator for my 89 Notch, but upon arrival and inspection of said part what I found was amazing to say the least. Thick core and hand welded tanks were ...

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5/5
SR performance radiator.

Great fit. Great price. Highly recommended. Took about 15 minutes to install. Just as good a fit as radiators costing double.

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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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.

GilbertoR

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

RismaS

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

    Rob D

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

OrlandoA

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

    pserafi

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If my car was a automatic and it was converted to a manual. Would this fit my mustang

MichaelL

  • Yes, this will work in a car that was converted to a manual transmission.

    AMjordan

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What is the country of origin. I read a review fro 2014 that said it was made in the USA, but do not see this advertised as a selling point.

RickK

What is the pressure rating for the radiator cap?

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  • 5/5

    May 23, 2014

    high quality and rock bottom price

    I was a little skeptical about the SR Performance radiator for my 89 Notch, but upon arrival and inspection of said part what I found was amazing to say the least. Thick core and hand welded tanks were done perfectly. No fitment issues or leaks. Radiator is of high HIGH quality. Throw in the fact its made in the USA and we have a winner ladies and gentlemen. I look forward to buying SR Performance products in the future and will not hesitate when doing so.

    Collin8950

    Year: 1989 Submodel: Other Albuquerque, NM, USA

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  • 4/5

    July 23, 2014

    Good Quality Radiator

    The design and such of this radiator looks as good as the one I replaced, which lasted 12 years. So far, cooling is working well...today in AZ we are seeing 113 degrees and my Stang is not overheating. On recommendations from the prior manufacturer, I will add an electrical ground from the radiator to the chassis. Water running through the aluminum will create a charge and without the ground, certain deposits will build up and crack joints.

    Unred

    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Mesa, AZ

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  • 5/5

    May 27, 2014

    SR performance radiator.

    Great fit. Great price. Highly recommended. Took about 15 minutes to install. Just as good a fit as radiators costing double.

    Steedarules

    Year: 1993 Submodel: GT Bethlehem, PA, USA

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  • 3/5

    March 22, 2017

    Sr aluminum radiator

    It's OK, but finish looks like it has been sprayed painted on. (Not true polished aluminum)

    PhilipW

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    March 18, 2017

    A REAL PIECE OF WORK

    BEAUTIFUL WELDS !!! it comes coated with a silver paint, just wipe with lacquer thinner to expose the aluminum.

    DONH

    Year: 1983 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    March 09, 2017

    Surprised

    I almost hesitated in buy this because of the price. I am glad I did. The quality is real good. It's advertised as a three row but is actually a large two row but cools as good with my electric fan. I almost feel like I stole this radiator. After one month so far no leaks and cools great. Thank you AM!!!

    91LX

    Year: 1991 Submodel: LX

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  • 5/5

    February 28, 2017

    Great quality and even better Price!!!

    Finally replacing my original radiator and glad I choose this SR performance radiator. Why bother spending a couple hundred $$$ more when you can get this high quality radiator which will perform the same. Highly recommend this radiator!!

    88GT

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    February 28, 2017

    Manual transmission

    This radiator is very well built and the price is great. Would definitely recommend

    RobL

    Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

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  • 4/5

    February 24, 2017

    sr performance aluminum rad

    great radiator for the price only problem is the top rad. hose tube is a little small

    jeffr

    Year: 1981 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    December 01, 2016

    AWESOME

    This radiator fit great and looks great under the hood of my 86 GT. It came fast too. Ordered it on a Thursday and it was here waiting on my door step Monday when I got home from work. Will definitely be buying from here again....let's be honest there's always more upgrading.

    SGTSLASH

    Year: 1986 Submodel: GT

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  • 2/5

    October 12, 2016

    Radiator finish

    Radiator seems to be working but if your looking for show quality the finish is not the greatest. It has a silver paint over the aluminum and it comes off on your hands. It looks like they are hiding something with the paint.

    Paul

    Year: 1990 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    September 16, 2016

    Great radiator!

    Arrived promptly (with 2 day shipping) and easily installed. Took about 30 minutes. Everything bolts right up but you'll have to open the clips off your old radiator a little bit because the aluminum is thicker than the original but a great product and great cooling for the money. Also is a 2 core but they're twice as wide as the regular so it's really equivalent to a 4 core. This thing is great

    83GT

    Year: 1983 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    September 01, 2016

    Good radiator

    Easy install no mods needed. Stcock radiator ran hot at 210. This cooled it down to 180

    84stroker

    Year: 1984 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    January 21, 2016

    Great Radiator!!

    This radiator is beautiful! As soon as I opened the box I was amazed of the quality. I was having cooling issues with my factory radiator in my 88gt. After installing no more cooling problems! It fit perfect with no issues. I highly recommend this radiator if your replacing your factory radiator!

    Black88

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT Queens,NY

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  • 4/5

    October 01, 2015

    Nice enough 2 row radiator

    I bought one of these. It is a nicely built aluminum radiator. It is advertised as a 3 row, but the radiator I received was a 2 row. I returned it and AM handled the return very quickly and nicely.

    BrentE

    Year: 1993 Submodel: Cobra So Cal

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  • 5/5

    August 10, 2015

    GREAT PRODUCT

    This radiator is a perfect fit and is built very well. I would definatly recommend or buy another one

    Mustang22c

    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Hammond,La

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  • 4/5

    December 18, 2014

    Nice radiator for the price

    I have not installed this radiator yet, so I can't speak to fitment yet. It took a while to get, as it was on backorder for some time. Quality looks good, and for the price, it seems to be comparable to other, more expensive radiators. Installing this should drop 10-15 pounds of weight from the front of the car.

    AlanD

    Year: 1986 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 25, 2014

    cooling is superior

    My fox has never ran cooler. Radiator looks great in car. Was a very quick and easy installation.

    upschris649

    Year: 1993 Submodel: Other Texas

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  • 5/5

    July 04, 2014

    sr performance aluminum radiator

    This radiator appears to be great quality for the price. Fully welded all aluminum tanks and core. Nice piece!

    matt66gto

    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Colombia, SC

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  • 5/5

    July 02, 2014

    Great product!

    I was constantly having temp issues in my 93lx and this radiator got things back running cool! Great welds and perfect fit. AM sells great products and gets them to you fast!

    Blk93lx

    Year: 1993 Submodel: Other Decatur, AL, USA

    Helpful (1)

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