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  • #16
    You can check these out as well!


    • #17
      I can't come up with a good picture on Kragen's website, but to me, the hose I have looks just like that #7472 hose you have up there. I'd say it probably doesn't matter what kind of bend it has as long as both ends fit.


      • #18
        OK, here's what I finally came up with that fits the closest.

        This hose, part #GDY 143 is from Knecht's and it's really supposed to be for a 91-95 4.0L Wrangler. I noticed that Autozone has the same shaped hose and brand, but I happened to buy it at Knecht's first.

        Here (bottom hose in the picture below) is the one from Autozone, part #S-110 that just has a single 90 degree bend that's listed for the 88 4.2L Wrangler. It definitely wouldn't fit right without stressing the radiator fitting. It wouldn't fit straight in, only at an angle. The middle hose is the one from Knecht's and the top one is my original hose.

        PHOTO ABOVE TOP TO BOTTOM: Jeep Wrangler 1988 factory lower radiator hose Mopar #52005918 (part fits perfectly) -- Knecht's part GDY 143 (listed for 91-95 4.0L Wrangler fits my 88 Jeep 4.2L-6CYL with 1/2 inch of hose cut off at radiator end) -- Autozone part S-110 Kelly Springfield Molded Radiator Hose (listed for 88-90 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L but doesn't fit my 4.2L 6-CYL)

        The only problem I see is that this hose is only 1 1/2 inches from the top of the front differential case, so if I hit a bump hard and bottom the springs, it might make contact with the hose. I'll have to keep an eye on it. What a frigging hassle!