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Old March 5th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Which power steering cooler should I use o my truck (application specific)

Here is an old picture of my truck with the grille off. I have removed the mechanical fan and replaced it with these two pushers which have done well in keeping it cool so far. I need to add a power steering cooler to my truck now that it has hydro assist and am not sure which option I should take, given what I already have.



Option #1. Add a dedicated "radiator" type cooler with a fan somewhere on the back side of the radiator. I have 4" of depth and a 16x26 radiator, so space is not a concern until I do a V8 swap (some day). I know this should cool very well, but I'm concerned that the fan motor may block the air from the pushers. I've never seen anybody with pushers and pullers on a single radiator. Thoughts on this?



Option #2. Use a heat sink type cooler. The best place I can see to put it is between the frame and the body on the driver's side, roughly under the door. It will be very well protected there, but won't get a ton of air flow. Also will get coated with mud very quickly if (when) I get into some. I know being coated in mud will have an insulating effect. Not really anywhere I can see to put it under the hood.



Option #3. ????
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I'd go with #1 to keep it out of harms way. You could possibly build a mud flap/skid plate for #2 if you needed.
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I used the biggest trans cooler with AN fitthings I could find in the Summit catalog for my steering cooler and made hoses to match. Its like 10 x 20 and 3/4" thick. Just run it on the back side of the radiator. It would be no different than a AC condensor.
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