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Old June 1st, 2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Ok so in quest to make my jeep run cooler, I have taken off the trans cooler that mounts to the front of the radiator with ties. I am putting sheet metal to fill in all of the gaps around the radiator so the air is channeled directly into the radiator core.

Now I will need a good trans cooler with a fan that I can mount somewhere under the jeep (maybe where the old gas tank went on the YJ). What is a good brand and type? Not looking to spend $300 here. But I don't want to go cheap and wish I bought a good one.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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Ok so in quest to make my jeep run cooler, I have taken off the trans cooler that mounts to the front of the radiator with ties. I am putting sheet metal to fill in all of the gaps around the radiator so the air is channeled directly into the radiator core.

Now I will need a good trans cooler with a fan that I can mount somewhere under the jeep (maybe where the old gas tank went on the YJ). What is a good brand and type? Not looking to spend $300 here. But I don't want to go cheap and wish I bought a good one.
i think mine was $150 from summit and works bad ass! ill have to check what brand it is but it was the fan and cooler and all wiring
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Old June 1st, 2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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what trans temps have you been seeing? do you currently have a cooler? Does the trans fluid flow through the rad? is this a DD/occasional weekend warrior?
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this is what I had. It didn't get the job done, but it's in a pretty extreme environment.
http://www.pscmotorsports.com/8-pass...te-cooler.html

I might be tempted to sell it...

This is what I have now (the large one)
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gri-cxu-00001

The griffin style (crossflow, like a radiator) is far superior to a tube style (like the Derale unit).

For you, it is 100% up to your budget. If it were me, I would pick between these 2 units.
The derale 16 pass tube style
http://www.pscmotorsports.com/16-pas...-cooler-6.html
Or a smaller griffin radiator style
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gri-cxu-00002

EDIT- If you go with the derale, Dale at Ironman can probably match or beat PSCs price, and the money stays local.
If you go with Griffin, I would call them directly and get a price. Some of the management is from Michigan and I think they still have some work in the state (but operate out of SC I think).
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Old June 1st, 2012, 02:20 PM   #5
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Thanks big.bigb

This is on my jeep that is driven on road and Bundy hill and sl.

Trans temps at sl are 215 in 4 low. 4high or 2 it pegs the gauge.
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It depends how much you want to push it offroading. There are some parts of your rig where it makes since to run cheaper parts that fit in your budget for numerous reasons. But installing a trans cooler is cheaper and easier than removing and rebuilding a trans...
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I agree.... that is why I don't mind spending a little bit more if there is a big % gain over it. I'd rather buy an expensive one the first time that will work, then buy a cheap one and have to buy another one after finding out that one does not work.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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where are you getting your temp readings off your trans? the outlet line from the trans to the cooler or from the pan?
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Old June 1st, 2012, 09:55 PM   #10
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I get it as soon as it leaves the trans, on its way to the cooler. So its real time temp. 4 low I won't overheat it at all. Normal driving on the road I'm fine to. Just heavy abuse off road in high range. Sucks having to use 4 low all the time at the dunes.
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