( CSF #7207 )
Off-Roading and Overlanding is the fastest growing segment for automotive enthusiasts. As demand for off-road capable vehicles has gone up, older Toyota/Lexus models have become increasingly popular due to their reliability and reasonable prices. Boasting a bulletproof 4.7L V8, 4WD, and ample interior space, it’s not hard to see why more and more people are building the J100 Land Cruiser & LX470 for their off-road adventures.
While the J100’s 2UZ V8 may be rock solid and can easily keep the SUV running for 200k+ miles, there are plenty of parts that won’t last forever. Although the OEM radiator is well suited for the task of keeping the engine cool in day to day driving, the OEM radiator still has its weaknesses. Also, given the age of these SUVs, they’re almost certainly something you want to replace before heading into the wild. CSF is pleased to introduce its latest Heavy Duty Radiator for the 98-07 Toyota Land Cruiser & Lexus LX470.
Design & Engineering
CSF has had unprecedented success with heavy duty, off-road grade radiators for Toyota trucks and SUVs. With most off-road vehicles, the factory cooling components can easily become over stressed. This may be due to the demanding stress on the engine while climbing or dirt clogging up some of the cooling fins. The last thing you want is a radiator to fail while you’re far from civilization.
OEM vs CSF
The 2-Row 52mm aluminum core not only increases the fluid capacity of the radiator, but also improves the cores ability to dissipate heat. CSF’s Exclusive B-Tube Technology increases the heat transfer by approximately 15% over regular oval welded tubes. In addition, the super-efficient multi-louvered fins maximize airflow through the core for the best possible performance.
End tanks are made from high grade aluminum and TIG welded to the core for extra strength. In contrast, the OEM crimped onto plastic end tank design is much weaker and creates a weak point where failure is more likely. Because the CSF radiator is designed as a true plug-and-play drop-in fit application, installation requires absolutely no modifications, trimming, or cutting. Additionally, the built-in oil cooler features a high-efficiency plate design and connects to the OEM hoses.
Real World Testing
ABS Tuning – Qatar
The Land Cruiser (LC100) is extremely popular around the world and especially in the Middle East. ABS Tuning decided to run a test on the CSF Radiator compared to the OEM Radiator.
The test was on the highway driving 100mph for 15-20 minutes and the results were as follows with ambient temperatures at 97-100°F (36-38°C) during testing:
|Coolant Temp While Driving||190-194°F (88-90°C)||185-187°F (85-86°C)|
|Cool Down at 75 mph||185°F (85°C) after 3-4 Minutes||181°F (83°C) after 30 seconds|
J100 Toyota Land Cruiser / Lexus LX470 Heavy-Duty All-Aluminum Radiator Features (CSF #7207)
- 2-Row, 52mm Heavy-Duty Ultra-High-Performance Dual Pass Core
- Cooling Tubes with CSF’s Exclusive B-Tube Technology
- 6.5mm Tall Ultra Efficient Fins with a Multi-Louvered Design for Maximum Surface Area Contact
- Stamped Aluminum Mounting Brackets and OEM Style Inlet/Outlet
- 100% All Aluminum TIG-Welded Construction
- Smooth Satin Finish
- True Plug-and-Play “Drop-in Fit” Installation Requires Absolutely No Modifications
- Individually Leak and Pressure Tested
- 2-Year Limited Warranty
- 1998-2007 Toyota Land Cruiser
- 1998-2007 Lexus LX470
- OEM Part Numbers:
- Toyota/Lexus: 16400-50290 (2003-2007 Models)
- Toyota/Lexus: 16400-50360 (1998-2002 Models)
- MSRP: $529.00 USD /MAP: $499.00 USD