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Test Results: Evaluation of the New Griffin Jeep XJ Cherokee
Mechanix Magazine tested the latest Griffin Radiator solutions for XJ Cherokee engine cooling. In this HD
video, get the results of the prototype radiator installation. See the full series of HD video how-to at this
section of the magazine site!
(If you have the bandwith, these HD
videos can be set for 1080P quality and full-screen
Griffin Radiator, a division of Griffin Thermal Products, produces high
efficiency radiators for on- and off-highway vehicles. Well known in commercial vehicle, racing and off-road
competition circles, Griffin builds exceptionally durable, efficient
offers a variety of engine cooling solutions for Jeep 4WD models and
"Cooling system challenged" since the introduction of the 4.0L inline six in 1987,
the XJ Cherokee is a prime candidate for cooling system upgrades. Since 1987, the XJ Cherokee's 4.0L inline six has gained horsepower,
struggled with air conditioning and power steering, battled the off-road elements and crawl challenges—all
with a radiator squeezed into the low-profile core
The magazine's 1999 Jeep XJ
Cherokee is a multi-purpose, trail/street driven vehicle with its original 4.0L engine—at
present...The vehicle features air conditioning, power steering, a 6-inch long arm lift, 33" tires, ARB
Air Lockers front and rear, 4.10 gearing, a Warn winch and hefty aftermarket front and rear bumpers.
This Jeep goes down the road at 800 pounds over original curb weight...We really needed a Griffin
Radiator cooling solution!
In this how-to
HD video series, Moses Ludel installs the new 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 Griffin radiator
retrofit for the XJ Cherokee is the most advanced design to date...The 4.0L Cherokee has been plagued with a short,
wide OE radiator, crammed in front of an inline six-cylinder engine...Griffin designed this radiator with a high
tech core that provides the same capacity as much larger aftermarket radiators, including high performance
designs capable of handling racing engines in the 280-plus horsepower range!
Today, owners take the 4.0L to 4.5L/4.6L or 4.7L with the use of a stroker
crankshaft, adding even more load to the cooling system with the increase in horsepower...The only solution is a
radiator that flows more (GPM or GPH), has more core surface area and uses better materials—the reason for our
testing the latest radiator offering from Griffin Radiator.