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Old 07-31-2014, 04:32 AM
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RADIATOR CARRIER

What are the differences between the gas and diesel radiator carrier? I've been told it's only the drop-down because the 7.3 has a larger radiator than the gas model. I'm asking because I have a brand new one for a gas model - was told it was for a diesel. Guy bought it from a dealership and received the incorrect one. This is what I get for not measuring things first.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:19 PM
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The Powerstroke version hoops down much farther, the idi is slightly larger then the gas version tho iirc, but not nearly big enough still
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:57 PM
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Many people on this forum state that OBS is way over-cooled, would it be possible to just use a gas core support and 460 radiator?
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:25 AM
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I have no idea about the 460 gas radiator. But yours is a valid question. I'd say if you do heaving towing, stick with stock. I don't tow with my truck and being that my temp gauge barely makes the middle of the "normal" range, your suggestion may work fine. I'm not sure if all the hose connections are the same.

I've been told that the carrier is over-designed as well. Supposedly the bottom was made really thick and strong in case one is off roading. But if you look where it is, I'd say you'd hit the bumper on an obstacle first anyway....
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:09 AM
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Mine hangs pretty low, but in theory yes you can use the gasser version, I've had mine heat up pretty good while towing 16-20k tho
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:53 AM
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Good news. The dealership who sold my seller the wrong carrier will get me the correct one, for the difference in price. The bad news is we are beyond broke right now. I don't know if the difference in price is 50 bucks or 300 bucks....
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:00 PM
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Ford diesel radiator supports have been obsoleted for about 4-5 years now.
# F4TZ-16138-A. is the ONLY part # that was ever made for a 92-97 diesel.
It did not matter if it was an auto, stick, a/c, non a/c. IDI or power stroke, they were ALL the same part #. They are 29" tall

The aftermarket LIES to you saying they have one but once you get it and it is the WRONGE one, YOU are left paying the shipping charges back and most likely your truck is now tore part. They just send you a GAS support and bend you over.

Here is what a 92-97 DIESEL support looks like
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:45 AM
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I'm in direct contact with a co-owner of the dealership. I'm hoping he has some magic up his sleeve. If he cannot get one, my buddy is a retired welder and is an atrist. Hopfully we can extend the bottom without too many problems.....and without increasing my licquor store bill.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:41 PM
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Like I said, obsolete. SO Get welding
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:29 PM
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Dealership may restock the part and credit me the $$. LMC Truck lists a different carrier for a diesel. I will call them to get measurements prior to trying this route. Thanks all for your input on this issue.
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