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BladeRunner GT Series Radiator

Jeep Wrangler (JK) 12-18 V6-3.6L
Part Number: 46-50012-B
$986.18

MSRP: $1,202.66

Details:

  • Unique bar and plate designed core for 25% more efficient cooling
  • 1 3/4" thick core, 75% larger than the factory Jeep radiator
  • Increases coolant capacity by 25% to maintain cooler temperatures
  • 100% aircraft-grade welded aluminum for strength and durability
  • Premium upper and lower 5-ply silicone hoses for long life
  • Uses factory mounting locations for easy install
  • Includes 1.3 Bar radiator cap
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Overview

This BladeRunner GT Series Radiator keeps your 2012-18 Jeep Wrangler JK with the 3.6L running cooler, longer.  1 3/4" bar and plate aluminum core design and 1/8” aluminum end tanks handle rock-crawling and street hauling. Includes upper and lower 5-ply polyester reinforced silicone hoses and quality stainless steel, T-Bolt clamps for a simple, secure installation.

Unique 1 3/4" Bar and Plate Core Design:
25% more efficient than factory tube and fin core design. The BladeRunner features a bar and plate core design which provides greater heat dissipation and better coolant flow for optimum cooling efficiency.

Flow and Performance:
Aircraft-grade aluminum construction and larger core offers 25% more coolant capacity to maintain cooler temperatures. Includes both upper and lower 5-ply polyester reinforced silicone hoses that withstand high- temperatures and outlast factory rubber hoses.

End Tanks:
The unique BladeRunner end tanks are constructed out of 1/8'' TIG-welded aluminum plates for strength and durability.

Billet Aluminum Inlet/Outlet:
1 1/2" diameter billet aluminum inlet and outlet for long-lasting reliability.

TIG-Welded:
100% TIG-welded for race proven strength and durability.

Brass Drainage Valve:
Includes a brass drain valve with a barbed fitting to connect a hose for draining coolant easy and mess free.

Perfect Fit:
Utilizes the factory mounting locations to provide stability for a hassle-free installation. Includes high quality, stainless steel, T-Bolt clamps and heavy-duty 5-ply silicone hoses for strength.

Custom Appearance:
Brushed aluminum finish with an aFe Power logo painted on the front. Radiator hoses are finished in black silicone with an aFe Power logo printed on them.

Applications

Vehicle Applications

Year Make Model SubModel Engine Fuel
2012-2018Jeep Wrangler JK V6 3.6L Gas
Reviews (1)

Customer Reviews (1)

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Very positive
This is an expensive radiator, but is a work of art compared to the OEM or cheaper alternatives. Most importantly, it fits, and all the standoff's line up, which can't be said of the alternatives. You can tell aFe put a lot of thought into making it fit, as it barely, but completely, clears both the hood and swaybar disconnect mechanism on my 2014 JKUR. The drain is in a right spot facing downward, but is much better though out and executed than the awful OEM one. It's January, so I won't know until summer if it solves the cooling issues I've been having in the Colorado mountains, but I'm quite hopeful.

Installation is "easy" since everything fits, but swapping JK radiators is a fair amount of work. The manual is good, but not great, with a few omissions and minor errors.

There are a few things that could be improved: First, aFe does include a gasket, of sorts, for the fan/radiator interface. It's not as effective as it could be, though, and only covers the top and bottom of the radiator, not the sides. Second, the included silicon radiator hoses are a little long. The upper hose, in particular, makes the worse the problem of air collecting in the "hoop" of that hose. Third, though the radiator does include a passenger's side standoff for mounting the transmission cooler on JKs equipped with an automatic transmission, it doesn't include a mount for the cooler lines on the driver's side like the OEM one does. There is a nearby unused rear-facing standoff, though, so perhaps aFe could create a bracket that would support those lines from that location.
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Review by ScaldedDog / Posted on 1/2/2019
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