Replacement Heater Core

Ken B

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I figure while I have piles of parts pulled out of my truck now might be the time to replace the heater core since its out. Anyone have any input on good or bad brands to look at or avoid?!
 

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thru my research (currently doing the same thing) i have found that most feel the copper heater core pumps out heat best( your truck was built with the copper one). I only have the heater in front so i chose that one. If you have a front AND rear heater you probably could get away with aluminum (more common to find and cheaper). I bought from Brothers because their price was the best. As we all are finding out supply chain problems are making things take forever. If you choose aluminum, AutoZone had it in stock. Hope that helps
 

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I figure while I have piles of parts pulled out of my truck now might be the time to replace the heater core since its out. Anyone have any input on good or bad brands to look at or avoid?!
thru my research (currently doing the same thing) i have found that most feel the copper heater core pumps out heat best( your truck was built with the copper one). I only have the heater in front so i chose that one. If you have a front AND rear heater you probably could get away with aluminum (more common to find and cheaper). I bought from Brothers because their price was the best. As we all are finding out supply chain problems are making things take forever. If you choose aluminum, AutoZone had it in stock. Hope that helps
 

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We got one from Summit racing, good quality, reasonable price, in stock. They have both aluminum and copper/brass.
 

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