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#4836058 - 08/10/18 05:57 AM 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection
BJacksonF150 Offline

Registered: 08/10/18
Posts: 2
I have a 2010 F150 with the 5.4 and I need to replace the radiator due to a crack and I want to replace it with the best brand does anyone know of any full aluminum direct fit radiators? If not Iím between the brands of CSF, TYO, SPECTRA Premium or DENSO if anyone has info or opinions on these it will be greatly appreciated. Or if there are any other suggestions throw them at me. My truck is my baby and I donít daily drive it so i want to replace it with the best I can at a reasonable price.

#4836096 - 08/10/18 07:14 AM Re: 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection [Re: BJacksonF150]
Chris142 Offline

Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 17118
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Out of those you mentioned csf,Spectra and denso are all good. I have not heard of the other brand.
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#4836114 - 08/10/18 07:36 AM Re: 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection [Re: Chris142]
BJacksonF150 Offline

Registered: 08/10/18
Posts: 2
Any of those you think is the best I know spectra cost the most

#4836127 - 08/10/18 07:48 AM Re: 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection [Re: BJacksonF150]
Trav Offline

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19639
Loc: MA,
For a $165 I would go OE. Look around the web at online dealers and Ford parts for a lower price and the best shipping.


Edit: Direct fit all aluminum radiators that are decent quality cost $$, not that cheap Chinese junk peddled on ebay.

Edited by Trav (08/10/18 07:55 AM)
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#4836234 - 08/10/18 09:35 AM Re: 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection [Re: BJacksonF150]
E150GT Offline

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1240
Loc: San Antonio, TX
If you want the best of the best, OE is the way to go. I have a spectra premium in my truck. It fit. Itís cheap. It keeps my truck cool.
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#4836317 - 08/10/18 11:15 AM Re: 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection [Re: BJacksonF150]
Ethan1 Offline

Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1658
Loc: 'murica
Originally Posted By: BJacksonF150
I want to replace it with the best brand

That would be Motorcraft/Ford. Anything else is reverse-engineered garbage that is liable to drop a trans cooler fitting.

#4836383 - 08/10/18 12:24 PM Re: 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection [Re: BJacksonF150]
MNgopher Offline

Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 4082
Loc: Lakeville, MN
Ditto the above comments. Motorcraft/Ford would be the first choice, and my local dealer has them for just under $200. Not in stock though, and usually takes 1-2 business days for parts to come from Chicago...

After that, I have a Spectra in 4.6L Explorer that has worked just fine for the last 3+ years. It was cheap, in stock at the parts dealer, and fit fine. I'd buy another based my experience with it to date.

#4836428 - 08/10/18 01:08 PM Re: 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection [Re: BJacksonF150]
nthach Offline

Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 4072
Loc: California
OEM, then Spectra and Denso in that order. Visteon used to have an aftermarket line until it became Vista-Pro. Who knows what happened to them.

FWIW, I installed a Spectra in a Nissan Quest when my parents had one and it worked fine. The OEM was a Johnson Controls and the Spectra was made in Canada.

#4836448 - 08/10/18 01:36 PM Re: 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection [Re: BJacksonF150]
dogememe Offline

Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 812
2007 Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~124K Miles, Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 5W-30, Royal Purple Filter, Daily Driver.
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#4836465 - 08/10/18 01:53 PM Re: 2009-2014 F150 Radiator Selection [Re: BJacksonF150]
thescreensavers Offline

Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 450
Loc: Jupiter, FL
Just a word of warning you can buy an all aluminum rad but, all the cheap ones end up cracking faster than plastic end tanks.
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