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SR Performance Aluminum Radiator (97-04 GT; 97-98 Cobra; 03-04 Mach 1 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 1997-2004 GT, Mach 1, Bullitt and 1997-2001 SVT Cobra

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    What's going on, everybody? I'm Alex with Today, I'm bringing you my detailed review and breakdown of SR Performance's Aluminum Radiator, fitting your '97 through '04 Manual GT, the '03 and '04 Mach 1, and the '97 through '01 Cobra. So the SR Performance Radiator that we're taking a look at today is gonna be a great option for any Mustang owner out there that's either looking to replace their old, worn-out equipment. Or get into something that's gonna increase your cooling capacity, be it keeping your car cool in traffic or keeping those temps down runnin' it down the track. So from bone stock to basic bolt-ons all the way up through a monster turbo kit, this is gonna be a great option for any Mustang owner out there that's looking to keep their car that much cooler in comparison to what you're working with with the factory unit. And the great thing about most, if not all, radiators for the Mustang is that they're gonna install with little to no effort at all, and for that, we're gonna be giving this an easy one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter here. And I'm gonna have more for you coming up on that later.But taking a closer look at the rad itself, we're gonna see that it's gonna feature a three-row core, which is gonna help dissipate heat that much faster, increase your cooling efficiency, as well as just making your Mustang run that much better. And aside from that three-row core, we're gonna see it's manufactured out of a lightweight, but durable aluminum. It's gonna have hand-welded end tanks. Not only that, it just looks that much better as well as being that much beefier than the factory equipment.But in terms of the pricing here, this is gonna be a very budget-friendly option, and you should expect to be spending about $230 bucks to get into this setup in comparison to OPR's offering that we have on-site. You're gonna see that's gonna fall around $100 bucks, but that's gonna be more of a stock replacement setup, something that's not gonna be geared towards any mild bolt-on build. And in comparison to Mishimoto's offering, this is really gonna be that much more of a better buy as you're damn near getting the same cooling capacity, but at a fraction of the price.And switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said a little bit earlier, you're gonna be lookin' at a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about a two-hour job. But looking ahead, here are some things I'd make sure to have on hand. It's gonna be a full socket set, a Phillips-head and a flat-head, set of pliers, a drain pain, and lastly, you're gonna need some fresh coolant. So you're gonna wanna begin by pulling your negative battery cable followed by the positive battery cable, and then you're gonna wanna get your hold-down out of the way and then pull that battery out of place.So after that, you're gonna wanna then remove the three bolts holding that battery tray in place and then remove it, just because it's just gonna give you a little bit more wiggle room, getting your old rad out and the new one in. So once you're done there, you're then gonna wanna get your drain pan in place, get all your fluids out, and then move back up to the rad reservoir tank. So in order to get that out, you're gonna need to pull a harness, a couple of hoses, and then three bolts to then remove that out. After that, you can then remove the upper rad hose, along with working over to your fan wiring harness, but just make sure to take your time removing that as it's a little bit on the brittle side.Your fan wiring harness is gonna be held onto the rad shroud with press end fasteners. Those are gonna be very, very brittle, so just make sure, again, to take your time removing them either with a flat-head or something that's gonna have a little bit of a hard edge on it. So after that, you can then remove the two upper mounting brackets that are holding your factory radiator in place and then pull that up and out of the car. But after that, guys, you're damn near done. It's more or less just gonna be getting everything back into your car in the reverse order, and you're good to go.So I'm Alex, and that's my detailed review and breakdown of the SR Performance Aluminum Radiator, fitting your 1997 through '04 Manual GT, the '03 and '04 Mach 1, and your '97 through '01 Cobra, which can be found right here at

    Run Cooler. Keep your high revving 4.6L 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 three 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 1997 to 2004 4.6L V8 Mustangs equipped with a manual transmission, including the GT, Mach 1, Bullitt and the 1997 to 2001 SVT Cobra models. Fits manual transmissions only.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Aluminum Radiator
    • (1) Drain Plug
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    • Overall Size: 30” x 20” x 4.25”
    • Core Size: 25" x 16.75"
    • Number of rows: 3
    • Inlet size: 1.5"
    • Outlet size: 1.75"
    • Core Thickness: 2"
    • Material: Aluminum
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    Is there any actual test data? Other than “works great”.

    • For the following : 97-04 GT, 97-98 Cobra, 03-04 Mach 1 w/ manual transmission this is a direct fit replacement. It is however, an upgrade from stock.

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    Will it fit in the 2000 SALEEN supercharged the radiator looks stock

    • The SR Performance Aluminum Radiator should have no issues fitting a supercharged Saleen Mustang.

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    Does this work with the stock fan?

    • The SR Performance Aluminum Radiator will work with the stock fan on the 97-04 GT, 97-98 Cobra, and 03-04 Mach 1 with a Manual Transmission.

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    Will this fit with my vortech supercharger you have to trim the fan shroud quite a bit with the stock radiator I just don't want to buy something that won't fit

    • The SR Performance Aluminum Radiator is compatible with the Vortech supercharger, however some additional trimming of the fan shroud may be required.

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    when comparing the overall dimensions of the 96 radiator to the 97 shows that the 97 may fit in the 96. Seeing as the core is larger on the 97 can this radiator be used in place off the 96 on my Cobra?

    • The SR Performance Aluminum Radiator is designed to work with the 97-98 Cobra. It will not fit in a 1996 Cobra.

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    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      September 24, 2018

      Sr performance aluminium radiator

      Fit perfect on my 2001 mustang gt it was easy to install on the car.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 06, 2018

      Amazing radiator so far

      Been using the radiator for two weeks now and it definitely runs cooler than stock. Along with a new water pump and thermostat I’m more than happy


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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    • 5/5

      August 23, 2018

      Fantatsic radiator

      Great radiator, keeps my car nice and cool. Fan hardly has to kick on during normal use. Looks really nice as well!


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 14, 2018

      Great minus a few small snags.

      Loosen all the abs bracket screws (4) and one on back of abs. Really loose. Now the upper radiator support cross beam has a harness that will hinder this, all periphrals will be tight, ensure those two items clear and it drops right down on bottom supports. 30 improvement on cooling. Flawless build. Wrong address even after verified 5 mins following order. Could take one hour took me way more.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 10, 2018

      Stock radiator upgrade

      Easy install. took about 2hrs. Fit perfectly in my 03 gt. A little snug but went right in with no issues. So far its been great.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 23, 2018

      So far so GOOD

      My 97 Cobra has always ran warmer then I would like in 100 degree temps. After lowering the Thermostat and it not making much difference, I decided its time for a new radiator. This SR Performance product installation fit well and is a much improvement over the OEM radiator. I would recommend this product for any 97- 98 Cobra which still has the original radiator.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      July 17, 2018

      Super cool! Yes, pun intended....

      This is a bargain price on a great radiator. It was a little bit of a pain to install, due to the fact that it is a tight fit, and you got to move the ABS Unit back about 3 inches, take the battery out, etc. But the results are worth it. My car is twenty years old and it didn't run this cool when it was new. If you have an SN95 and your intake manifold hasn't cracked yet, do yourself a favor and replace the cooling system now. Upgrade now and it will save you money in the long-run. If your intake gets the slightest bit hot, it will crack and man that is a job (not to mention expensive). Then you'll still have to upgrade your cooling system. Only have this in the car a couple of weeks. Haven't tracked it yet, but have ran it hard on some county roads and I can see a big difference in engine temps. Hopefully will be a long life part. American Muscle rules!


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      May 23, 2018

      For all the 2001 Cobra guys

      When I ordered this radiator there was a lot of confusion on wether it would fit my 01 Cobra. This radiator WILL fit our cars, but it will require you to bend/adjust/move the A/C lines and heater lines a bit. You will also have to cut off part of the passenger side lower portion of the mounting bracket on the stock fan to make the stock fan fit back in. It only took me about 30 min for the full install not including refilling and burping the coolant system. The stock fan fit back in great and was still very secure. Also the radiator works great! Highly recommend this radiator if you don’t mind doing a slight bit of modification.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 1/5

      May 02, 2018

      Not impressed.

      Lousy welds. Had many damaged fins when I opened it up. Hopefully it doesn't leak when I install it. Very disappointed and would not recommend.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 22, 2018

      So far so good easy install

      Easy install also put on some underdrive pulleys while taking old radiator out I was reading so good and bad reviews about this product so we will see how long it lasts fingers crossed sr parts are usually great though


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      April 13, 2018

      Installed this SR radiator in my 98 Mustang GT

      This SR all aluminum radiator has 3 rows, works great for keeping the engine cooled, much cooler than the 1 row stock radiator. Prob is I installed 2 of these and both developed leaks within 1 year. AM left me hanging, would not replace my 2nd rad, said they are not guaranteed past 30 days. Who expects a new rad to only last 30 days? Its not from any kind of frame flex either, installed with flex mounts and rubber holders.Frame of rad perfect, small tubes developed small crack right before the weld to side tank, only like 2 tubes had these cracks but thats all it takes to leak puddle of af under pressure. Its a manufacturer defect, the aluminum was prob very thin at those spots from the brazing/weld process heat. Inside looks brand new, no corrosion, I used prestone af 50/50. Biggest joke is they say no epoxy used, that would probably work better then the all metal process they use.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      December 19, 2017

      No issues

      Been in for about a year now and no issues. First one I received leaked but a replacement was quickly sent and everything was all good. Car runs cooler


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      November 10, 2017

      Better than stock

      2000 mustang v3 supercharger smallmodification to top mount but fit and works like a champ .. would recommend for sure !!!!


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      November 06, 2017

      SR Performance Radiator

      The OEM cobra radiator a super thin and useless when you start to modify your car. The SR Radiator not only makes under the hood look so much better but the cooling is night and day. After some "spirited" driving my car would start to get hot, now even if i'm driving for hours the temperature is right where it should be at and the motor cools off a lot faster as well. Would defiantly recommend to anyone wanting a cooler engine and less heat soak.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      August 12, 2017

      runs smooth

      all though i did need to tamper with the abs module it runs nice and looks really good in the engine bay


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 25, 2017

      Keeping it cool with the sr radiator.

      The radiator fit perfect. I add a trans cooler, and sr 16" fan with shroud. everything went in nice and easy.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 22, 2017

      Best radiator ever

      Shipping was super fast on the radiator. after getting it, pulling it out of the box was amazing. It was just like an early Christmas present! It is truly an amazing radiator. When installing the radiator we had to take the battery tray out to help it fit, also had to bend the abs line just a little but not to bad. but it was not difficult at all. After installing the radiator and filling the car up with fresh coolant, I could see a huge difference in the cooling system. I would 100 recommend this product to anyone


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 14, 2017




      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 2/5

      July 14, 2017

      Would not recommend

      Bought this rad end of July and it didn't even last a year before it started leaking on the inside passenger words along the side. It ended up getting worse over a 2 week period and after I took the car to the shopit was loosing 1/2-2/3 a gallon of coolant a day. It ended up being cracked in 4 places. Don't waste your money on a rad that has no warrenty to speak of and only a 30 AM one. OEM is the way to go unless your making big power....


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      June 20, 2017

      Would not recommend.

      Bought this last July and didn't make it to December before it was leaking from the welds. I personally love AM products and have spent quite a bit of money on this site over the last few years. I have a had no problems until now. I just would not recommend this radiator as it has no manufacturer warranty and only an AM 30 day warranty. Product should definitely last more than 5 months! Again, love this site and products, but just not this particular item.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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