Cold Case Radiators– Brand Feature

A division of Max Performance Inc, a leading supplier of auto restoration parts and accessories.

Cold Case Radiators was founded in 2014 when a need for high-quality aluminum radiators at a fair price surfaced. We’re not new to the automotive business though. Max Performance Inc has been supplying the classic car market for over 30 years

Our goal is simple. We want to make aluminum performance radiators and accessories available and affordable to everyone. Even with our reduced prices, we do not sacrifice quality. All of our radiators are 100% tig welded aluminum. There are no cutting corners here.

Cold Case specializes in the Muscle Car market. From the 1950s all the way to the present day, you will find their radiators on American built muscle. The next time you want to upgrade that engine bay, remember the name…Cold Case Radiators.

Ground Up carries the full line of Cold Case Radiator products for Chevrolet models. From automatic to manual, standard to performance, and stock to LS Swap radiators we have what you need.

Best of all, Cold Case Radiators come with a LIFETIME Warranty and 60-day cool guarantee to make sure you don’t get heated with your latest purchase! Whatever Radiator you’re looking for Ground Up has you covered to update your car’s cooling system to the 21st century.

Why Cold- Case Radiators?

At Cold Case Radiators, their goal is to produce the highest quality aluminum radiator, make every model be a direct fit, look original, all while maintaining a reasonable price point.

Their extensive research and development team ensures that you are getting a drop in the radiator with every purchase. They don’t cut corners or cross over year ranges if the dimensions are close. If we list it, it’s a direct fit with no modifications to be made.

All Cold Case Radiators Feature:
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 60 Day Cold Guarantee
  • Correct OEM Fitment
  • 100% TIG Welded
  • 2 Oversized Cooling Rows
  • (2x) 1″ to 1 1/4″ Tubes Per Row
  • OEM Stamped Fully Polished Tanks


1 – This picture shows that we made the inlet and outlet correct for a 64-65 GTO. Their’s is universal for 64-67 and had the inlet on the wrong side and the petcock valve in the wrong spot. Cold Case Radiators does each application RIGHT.


2 – Note the clean Cold Case Radiators look where welds are on the inside of the tank instead of the outside. Also, note the ability to install an original looking radiator cap on Cold Case Radiators Models.


3 – Don’t be fooled by “2 row” cooling. Both of these radiators are 2 row. However, the Cold Case unit has (2) 1-1/8″ rows vs (2) 5/8″ rows for about 40% higher volume! Our radiator holds 2.25 gallons vs the one on the right only holds 1.5 gallons.


4 – Stamped tanks vs welded tank. Note the clean Cold Case Radiators look where welds are on the inside of the tank instead of the outside. Also, see our welds vs the competition.


5 – Our welds vs their welds.


6 – Our Cold Case radiator is 42.7 % lighter than a comparable copper radiator but has 30% more material thickness than the cheaply made no-name radiators.


#7 – Fluids enter the radiator by water pump pressure but pass through the radiator also by gravity. Therefore in most situations, there are always hot and cold spots in traditional radiators.
Cold Case Radiators Dual or Tri Flow* designed radiators more evenly distributes the fluid eliminating hot and cold spots. Look for the Dual or Tri-Flow symbols on your favorite radiator.
*Top/bottom tank radiators physically can’t utilize dual flow and must have offset inlet and outlets in order to make tri-flow possible. Therefore the availability of Tri-Flow in Top/Bottom tank radiators is limited.


8 – Cold Case Radiators are proud to offer direct-fit aluminum fan shroud kits for most of its product line. These shrouds are application-specific and are meant for use with their Radiators only.
Unlike other cheap shroud kits, these shrouds are a direct fit for your specific application. We don’t use universal shrouds to fit multiple applications. If you want an electric setup, look no further than a direct fit from these Radiators.


9 – Part of Cold Case Radiators “not cutting corners” on anything is relevant here. Our cores take up the entire width of our tanks. This gives you the most cooling possible out of the radiator. They don’t leave space for any inefficiencies.

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