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Who makes the best transmission cooler? What type is the most efficient?

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Old 03-20-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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Who makes the best transmission cooler? What type is the most efficient?

I pulled a large one from a junkyard, but I am thinking about getting a huge one possibly. Who make the best one? Will a huge one affect my radiators cooling ability much?
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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A staked plate cooler is by far the more efficient.

I am foud of the offerings from B & M.




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As already mentioned.. stacked plate style is better.. Easier to mount and cools better.

Adding a cooler in front of the a/c condensor shouldn't affect the radiator cooling much if you mount it correctly. With the tube/fin style coolers you normally use the push through mounts which puts the cooler too close to the condensor which can make the a/c not work as well...

Putting two coolers in front of each other in front of the a/c will block too much air (I tried it that way already)..

I have since put two permacool trans coolers (stacked plate) next to each other in front of the a/c condensor (one 24kgvwr and one 30kgvwr cooler).

I also put a fan from a geo prism in front of one of the coolers to help in the stop/go traffic.

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A staked plate cooler is by far the more efficient.

I am foud of the offerings from B & M.
Here is how mine is mounted: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...ter+relocation




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I ended up at a shop called "detroit speed", it is a high performance car parts shop here in metro detroit, I walked out with two B&M 70624 filter kits. I thought it was a great deal so I hopped on it. They were having some sort of employee discount sale so I paid 50$ per kit. I removed the stock filter and replaced it with the two new B&M filters.
Did I do good? I hope so.
I forgot my camera to take pics with, but I will try to get a couple of pics up for yall to look at. I am hoping that you guys will tell me I put them into a good place.
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Where and how did you mount them?




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I mounted them in a similar place to where the original was mounted. The B&M kit came with plenty of hardware. I used the included hardware along with a drill bit to make a hole here and there. I think I did a good job. They are sturdy and look nice and clean. When I get into my new place I will add a tranny filter and temp gauge as well as paint the mounting hardware black.

Below are some pics with the grill in place, but you can easily see where they are.





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I would like to see pics w/o the grill installed.




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I will try and get you some, possibly in about an hour, if not then around noonish.
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Here are the pics as promised. . . . . tell me what you think seriously. Are they obstructive for other cooling components? Are they mounted well? Do they look well done? At a later date I will paint the hardware black.




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Looks like a nice clean install; well done.




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Thanks alot =-)
Do you think I choose a good placement?
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