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tranny cooler location

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazinzuk, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hey guys I need to mount my tranny cooler before I run my truck and I need some opinions do you think location 1 or location 2 would work better for my cooler. Please give reasons

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    i have mine in 2 ran it with my 700r4 with a 1200 dollar hauling upgrades have had the 1ton suspension inches off the ground has held up fine.

    with your setup i dont see the difference in which way you mount it allthough in number 2 it could block some airflow to the radiator but im not sure how much of a restriction it would cause.
     
  3. blazinzuk

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    I was thinking the fan might help it pull some air in location #2
     
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    you won't have any air flow issues with it mounted in front of the radiator, they are designed to let air pass through them:rolleyes: ,

    the only real issue would be if you had air conditioning, wouldn't let the condensor cool as much. but if your running a decent cooling system, and a strong fan clutch, you won't have any problems with it right in front of the radiator.
     
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    i would do air flow and before stock inline cooler. so all the extra heat is lost and the stock cooler will keep it at a more consistane temp and in cold temps it will warm the fluid faster.
     
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    I'm running mine in position 2. I haven't had any problems and it's been in there for the past 3 years.
     
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    I would go with position 2 as well. As long as the tranny cooler isn't too big, their shouldn't be an engine cooling issue. I originally had a 26k cooler, which was restricting air flow a bit too much, so I dropped to a 22k cooler instead. I ended up spacing the factory aux pusher fan out for clearance for the cooler.
     
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    Yeah, No.2. More airflow and use the stock cooler too if possible.

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    i don't have a roof so Irun mine in the back

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    Mine's in No.2 also.
     
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    pic doesn't show much info. Is your fan a stock mechanical or electric? My vote is to put the cooler where the fan can pull air threw it... where ever that is. Driving on the interstate, you'll get plenty of air no matter where you put it up front... but when crawlin' it'll have to be close to a fan to work best. Location #1 would be fine if some sheetmetal got cut and a fan added.

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    Mine is in Position #3 Positioin #2 is my PS Cooler:D
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  13. blazinzuk

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    Yah this was my thought too, it is a newer clutch fan works good. Position 2 it is

    thanks guys for all the input
     
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    Id go location #2, thats where I have mine, I have the biggest B&M cooler, the 11x11" stacked plate, I think its 29 or 30k gvwr. Anyway, I completely bypassed the factory cooler, little extra stress off engine cooling, and around here it dont get cold enough to worry about overcooling.
     
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    I run a Perma-Cool on my 88k5 with a 700r4:
    • Maxi-Cool Six Pass cooler
    • Large 5/8" aluminum tube and 1-1/2" wide aluminum fin design
    • Coil size: 1-1/2" x 10-1/2" x 14"
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    Go for #2 , also don't use the factory cooler it's never made any sense to me to run trans fluid through the hot coolant to try to cool it down .
     

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