I don't plan on my factory radiator to fail anytime soon, but when it does, I will replace with a Mishimoto. I don't think there's a better "lifetime warranty" radiator on the market.when this one fails I think I will go with a Mishimoto
When it's a problem.Just wondering, are some of you replacing because the radiator failed? If so, how many miles on the vehicle? I was wondering about when to replace mine just as preventive maintenance.
Most people are replacing them because their radiator sprung a leak. As for preventive maintenance, I don't think it's a bad idea to replace the OE radiator once it becomes 10 years old. Eventually, they will fail. I personally subscribe to the "preventative maintenance" philosophy because I don't want to have any surprises when I'm far from home. As an example, I just replaced the OE batteries which were nearly 9 years old (December 2005 Build Date). So even though the batteries worked fine, I replaced them a few weeks ago with the DieHard Platinum. I just replaced my tires for new tires. The old tires still had 6/32nds on the rears and 7/32nd on the fronts, but they were 5 1/2 years old and had 63,432 miles on them. In my opinion, the tires were getting old and needed to be replaced. Plus, Firestone had a sale going (buy three tires and get one free). So I got new tires and sold the old ones for $60 bucks. I replaced the factory ball joints at 100,000 whether they needed it or not. I've never been broke down on the side of the road, so preventative maintenance makes sense to me.Just wondering, are some of you replacing because the radiator failed? If so, how many miles on the vehicle? I was wondering about when to replace mine just as preventive maintenance.