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I need help picking out a tranny cooler.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chrisblazzer89, Jan 16, 2007.

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What size tranny cooler?

  1. Imperial cooler 3/4 x 10 x 15.5

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  2. Imperial cooler 3/4x 11 5/8 x 11

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  3. Imperial cooler 3/4 x 7.5 x 15.5

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  4. Imperial cooler 3/4 x 5 x 15.5

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  5. NONE

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  1. Chrisblazzer89

    Chrisblazzer89 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so called Advance Auto Parts and asked them what tranny coolers do they carry they told me they had Imperials Transmission coolers I asked for the biggets one they said 3/4 x10 x15.5 and its only 50 bucks. Is that to big for my application I will have a 3/4 ton 10B front and a locked 14BFF rear both with 4.10s and stock 350/700r4/208?
     
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    The bigger the better.
     
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    i like the b&m style ones, and get the biggest one they got.
     
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    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I clicked "NONE" for none of the above. Its made better and will resist stones, debris much better.

    Use some aluminum flat stock and make a mount. Do not use the cable tie dealies that push thru the radiator. They WILL in time rub a hole thru the cores.

    Get this one... B&M from Summit
     
  5. sandawgk5

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    This is what I run.

    TRU-COOL MAX COOLER # K45FL 8.5x22.75x1-1/4, 40,000 LBS GVW

    And here is a pic for reference.

    [​IMG]


    Ira
     
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    Not to hijack But could someone use a newish a/c radiator? I got a new one off my 93 blazer that i took apart and was considering using it for trans cooler.
     
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    I'd go with the plate type, there more efficient, and smaller.
     
  8. Chrisblazzer89

    Chrisblazzer89 1/2 ton status

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    I would but it comes with no monting hardware. Whats up with that?
     
  9. Chrisblazzer89

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    Does this come with mounting hardware? Where did u get it from?
     
  10. sandawgk5

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    Yes it does. I do not remember where I got mine but they are in Ebay and online. Do some price comparison and see what you come up with. It also came with a thermal bypass to let the tranny warm up but in Socal it is not needed so It stayed in the bag. The cooler also came with ends and hose to attach the cooler.

    Ira
     
  11. sandawgk5

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    Just to be clear the Trans cooler is the big one on the right of the photo. The one on the left is my PS cooler:D .

    Ira
     
  12. dremu

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    Stacked Plate design is best -- I don't know the Imperial brand. The B&M that Summit sells have worked well for me.

    Bigger is better, no matter what. Especially with a 700r4.

    I have these on my trucks:

    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=BMM%2D70268&N=700+400004+115&autoview=sku

    or maybe it was this one

    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=BMM%2D70266&N=700+400004+115&autoview=sku

    I haven't bought one in a coupla years, so the prices seem to have gone up. Ten bucks one way or the other is nothing when compared to the hassle, never mind cost, of dropping your tranny and rebuilding it.

    As said, do NOT use those plastic stick-through things. Angle aluminum is cheap, easy to work with -- no welder required -- and our trucks have lots of places to drill into and mount. Some sheet metal screws and a little work with the drill and grinder, all hardware store stuff, and you're golden:

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/tranny-cooler-mounting-1.JPG

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/tranny-cooler-mounting-6.JPG

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/tankie-dusty.JPG

    Also consider a temp gauge ... you can mix-n-match to build your own, or B&M sells a nice kit with EVERYTHING you need, plumbing and all:

    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=BMM%2D80212&N=700+400004+115&autoview=sku

    I have one of these in my tow rig,

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/trans-temp-gauge-1.JPG

    and on my 'wheeler, I used a factory water temperature sender and a modified factory gauge:

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/temp-sensor-plumbing-2.JPG

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/new-gauge-installed-3.JPG

    The latter is lots more work, but has that slick stock feel.

    -- A
     
  13. Chrisblazzer89

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    what a thermal bypass ? would i need it in new england?
     
  14. sandawgk5

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    :dunno: Seems like one more thing to fail when you least expect it.

    Ira
     
  15. Chrisblazzer89

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    wat is this? pics?
     
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    Damn that is a large cooler....:eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:

    Might have to get me one of those....
     
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    Hah! Just found out what the OE application is for those coolers. They're the trans cooler off the 6.0l Ford PSD's. You've got Ford parts on your GM! ;)
     

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