4WD Mechanix Magazine Home Page 4WD Mechanix Video Network 4WD Mechanix 'Tech and Travel' Forums Illustrated Technical Articles and How-to Site Content Directory Contact Us

Enter your keywords here and click!

Click here for  Access to the Mobile Version  of this Website!                             Click here for direct access to the 4WD Mechanix Magazine Facebook Page!  Join Us at Facebook![NKS_MENU]

Click the4WD Mechanix Video Network button for access to the HD video channel playlists. For a complete list of articles and videos, click the "Site Content Directory" button!

 

Two How-to Videos: Installing the Griffin Jeep XJ Cherokee Radiator!

Part 1: Installing Griffin Radiator's XJ Cherokee radiator.

(If you have the bandwith, these HD videos can be set for 1080P quality and full-screen viewing!)

For the 1987-up XJ Cherokee chassis with a 4.0L inline six-cylinder engine, or even the 2.5L four, cooling has always been an issue. Griffin Radiator meets the 4.0L and 'stroker six' cooling challenges! In the HD video segments below, see the installation steps for Griffin Radiator's latest Jeep XJ Cherokee radiator.

In these two HD videos, Moses Ludel shares steps for the Griffin Jeep XJ Cherokee radiator installation. Other segments of the series provide additional how-to steps on the radiator, installing a water pump, fan belt and the Griffin electric fan wiring.

 
Part 2: Installing Griffin Radiator's XJ Cherokee radiator.
 
(If you have the bandwith, these HD videos can be set for 1080P quality and full-screen viewing!)

Newest Jeep XJ Cherokee radiator from Griffin Radiator

     In this exclusive, 4WD Mechanix Magazine installs the latest Griffin radiator prototype for the Jeep XJ Cherokee. Fitted with twin Spal electric fans and a matching shroud, the package offers an advanced core and tank design. Optimal for the tight space in a Jeep XJ Cherokee engine cooling environment, this radiator does the work of thicker-core, big tank systems that cramp the engine bay. This is a direct replacement radiator, as you will see in the complete 'how-to' HD video series!

Comparison of earlier and advance radiator designs from Griffin

     The large radiator at right is the traditional Griffin high performance unit for the Jeep XJ Cherokee. A substantial 2.5" core, large-tank design, this radiator has served racing applications in the 300 horsepower range. At left is the new prototype installed in this project, an advanced technology radiator that fits into the XJ Cherokee's confines—yet cools as efficiently as a massive 'high performance' radiator!   

Griffin prototype radiator includes transmission cooler.
 
     In the HD videos, Moses Ludel installs the latest Griffin prototype radiator and describes its fit and performance gains. Boasting twin Spal fans mounted on a Griffin shroud, the all-aluminum radiator includes a built-in brass transmission cooler for the AW4 automatic transmission. This is the most advanced Jeep XJ Cherokee radiator design to date. 

See the entire interview series with Tony Hewes on the 4.6L stroker inline six buildup!

This stroker crankshaft, rods and pistons are ready for installation into a Jeep 4.0L engine block. Work performed by Tony Hewes and Dan Brewer at Hewes Performance Machine, Reno, Nevada.

     Jeep XJ Cherokee owners have discovered the 'stroker motor' upgrade described in detail at 4WD Mechanix© Magazine...The 4.6L or 4.7L stroker engine raises performance on the 4.0L inline six to the 230-280 horsepower range in trail-street tune...These engine builds, with this level of horsepower output, demand an improved cooling system. Within this HD video how-to series, see Griffin Radiator's advanced solution for Jeep XJ Cherokee cooling!

Click on this banner for direct access to the Griffin Radiator website!