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Tranny cooler

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1979jimmy350, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought a tranny cooler and was wondering what the best way to mount it would be. It came with the plastic things that you are suposed to poke through the raditior. I don't like the idea of putting any thing through my raditior. Are these plactic things ok or are they complete crap
     
  2. Mad-Dog

    Mad-Dog 1/2 ton status

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    They r ok for mounting the coola n the wind......
     
  3. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    they work good for mounting but leave a little tail on them dont clip them off flush if you ever have to take them off and put them back on youll never get it and have to make a trip to town to buy new ones they was cheap but an inconveinance cuz your rig will sit there while you bum a ride to town

    balzer
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    if you want to develop leaks, they're good... ;) they have a tendency to saw thru the tubes over time...

    if you can figure out another way with brackets, etc, you'd be better off...

    i used thick rubber pads and some stainless tabs to sandwich the endtubes. its worked flawlessly...
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  5. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    Yeah. take the time to make a bracket. Those hard plastic mounting tabs will cut thru a radiator tube over time. Espically bouncing around on trails.
     
  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The best place that I've found for those plastic zip-tie type holders is in the nearest trash can. Fab up a decent mounting bracket. You'll be glad you did! :cool1:
     
  7. mrk5

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    Used those plastic things once, but never again. Make some brackets. You can get angle or flat stock from the hardware store.
     
  8. diesel4me

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    radiator saws...

    I'd never use those plastic radiator ruin-ers!.I noticed my diesel truck has them,and I hope they dont saw thru the core of THAT radiator! :eek1: :eek1: 400 bucks if they do! :mad: I'd use a real bracket made of steel!--I have used the metal strapping you can get at Home Depot or Lowe;s,its about an inch wide and 1/16-1/8 " thick,and has holes punched in it every inch or so..have to get some and re-do my truck before I need another radiator... :doah: :(
     

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