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Question Only one cooling fan on radiator will work or no?

My OEM radiator has a leak. $310 for a new OEM one or I was thinking about getting an after market one. The thing is that I want to keep my stock fans and fan shroud, but it looks like no aftermarket radiator will allow you to do that. The Skunk2 one says that it will keep the stock fan but it only seems to be the main fan, not the a/c fan. So my question is, would it be ok to just have the one fan on the radiator? I live in Texas with extreme heat plus will be running the a/c most of the time, so I really need to know if this would work? Anyone have experience with a Skunk2 radiator and only have one fan plus using a/c? Opinions?
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If you live in extreme heat, you'll want to keep both fans. Only one fan works with the A/C off. The other doesn't kick on until you turn on your A/C.

Are you looking at performance radiator replacements, or replacing with an OEM type radiator? Any OEM type radiator will allow you to keep both OEM fans and OEM fan shrouds. If it's a performance replacement, they're usually a thicker core type, which has clearance issues in front of your exhaust manifold. That's why they usually say that you can't keep the A/C fan and/or shroud.





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I was thinking of getting an aftermarket/performance radiator just cause they are cheaper than an OEM one. Although, I want to keep both fans. So it looks like I may just have to go OEM if I want to keep my stock fans and fan shroud :/ At this point I'm looking at my options here and trying to decide if I should go OEM or go with an aftermarket radiator.
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I recently put in an aluminum Koyo radiator and it allows you to mount both stock fans just like OEM. I got it here from Evasive Motorsports for only $226, free shipping included.

Edit: Also I forgot to mention, you will need to get the Koyo radiator cap ($30) since our stock one doesn't fit this radiator.

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I was thinking of getting an aftermarket/performance radiator just cause they are cheaper than an OEM one. Although, I want to keep both fans. So it looks like I may just have to go OEM if I want to keep my stock fans and fan shroud :/ At this point I'm looking at my options here and trying to decide if I should go OEM or go with an aftermarket radiator.
An OEM style radiator with a decent warranty will run you $52+ at RockAuto.com. I just took a look on their website.
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Thank you guys, this helps!
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Some aluminum radiator won't be able to fit (2) OEM fans due to the header in the way. This is required going aftermarket slim fans. On my set up I have a Fluidyne Aluminum radiator with (1) OEM fan running because I can't fit the other fan in there due to the clearance of my JDM ITR 4-1 header. I know for a fact I can fit slim fans.

I'm running (1) fan since 2004 and I still have A/C.

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I've been running half size triple core with 1 fan with no problem for years, however my OEM headshield came off, and now it would creep up to 239F (and stays there) if I am stuck in traffic and CEL would turn on. Otherwise is fine, it never goes over 241F.

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