Our Story

The ECP Genesis

It was 2007. It was time of great prosperity in the world of radiators. If you bought an aluminum radiator for your hot rod, it generally worked well. And solved your cooling problem, because most were made with 2-rows of 1 tubes.

But then a great plague arrived from China, landing on the shores of California. Things would never be the same…

Soon this new 3-row cancer started over taking E-Bay and all of the big-box part sellers: Amazon, Summit, Jegs, you name it. These 3-rows would lull hot rodders into a false since of security. And fleece their pockets dry on claims that simply don’t deliver.

We give you best price and many problems too!
- Uncle Chine Cooling

And then...

As a professional cooling systems engineer who worked in the OEM automotive world, on the forefront of cool projects like the Dodge Viper and Prowler, I’ve seen many things. And this made me mad. Fuming mad. I couldn’t believe they were peddling this garbage – with outrageous, claims that didn’t deliver. They get away with it only because 90% of the people buying these are guys with low horsepower motors.

In fact, it made me so mad that in 2008 I started Engineered Cooling Products in response. Yes, you could have a budget radiator that worked really well. That’s what ECP is – a killer radiator for a guy that doesn’t live in a mansion and have his personal assistant ordering speed parts.

If you want the full technical knitty-gritty on why 2 rows are much better than 3-rows, you can read all about it our 2-row vs 3 row guide here. So who would dream up such a thing as a 3-row snail oil radiator? These guys.

How do we do it?

Simple: physics, science and the second law of thermodynamics.

  • 2-rows of 1" tubes.
  • Big, powerful fans. No wimpy lower powered fans that make outrageous CFM claims that simply don't deliver.
  • High grade 10 gauge wiring

That's it. Slam, bam, thank-you mam.

Just one thing

At ECP, we do one thing: cooling systems.

Radiators, fans and everything else needed to make it work. I’ve been using my background in mechanical engineering and thermal dynamics to keep hot rods cool for over 25 years. And all of us here at ECP have your back and will make sure what we sell you gets the job done. We guarantee it.

Tony @ ECP

How We Work

Unless otherwise specified, our radiators have a natural finish on them and are not polished. For a quick 15 minute way to drastically improve the appearance of your radiator, we recommend going over it with a maroon medium/light Scotch Brite pad and Never Dull aluminum cleaner. Never Dull is available at most hardware stores.

We accept Paypal as well as Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express for payment.

Returns are accepted within 30 days of purchase. All returns must be unused, unfilled with coolant, and free of any damage including damaged fins and cross thread connections. All items must be returned in the original packaging. A 20% restocking fee applies to all returns. Shipping is not refundable. Custom made products are not returnable nor are used products. Any radiator that has been filled with coolant is not returnable. In the event, we will replace defective merchandise and cover all shipping costs.

The warranty on all of our radiators, unless specifically specified otherwise, is 2 years. The product page will list the specific details. In the event of failure not caused by abuse, neglect or electrolysis, we will replace your radiator while under warranty. Incidentals including labor, shipping and consequential damage are not covered under our warranty.

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Discover More About Us

Engineered Cooling Products ECP is located in Chicago, IL and dedicated to solely aluminum radiators. We don't manufacture headers, rims, exhaust systems, intakes, cylinder heads, etc. - just aluminum radiators. We do one thing and do it well. With our radiators offering the best cooling possible at a great price, our small Ebay business quickly blossomed like wildfire from selling a few radiators into selling 1000s of radiators to referrals of satisfied customers. Our approach to cooling your car has always been straight forward:


Use our vast resources of experience of American engineering talent to design the best radiators possible that won't fall apart in 7 months like many low budget radiators.


To offer our radiators directly to you, the hot rodder, with no middle men and outrageous marketing budget. This allows us to keep the prices way down, almost to unheard of levels. Many of our customers are word-of-mouth referrals from other satisfied customers. Many companies building high performance aluminum radiators will spend as much as *** 15% **** of their revenue on marketing. That means 15% of the price you pay for the radiator goes directly to paying for full page magazine ads.


TBe simple to do business with and speak to you, the customer, with respect. We don't make outrageous horsepower claims of our products and insulting your intelligence. We won't make a claim that our $219 radiator will cool your 5500 horsepower blown nitro methane hemi. Our horsepower ratings on our products are based on real world results from testing, feedback from our customers and our professional engineering experience.