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Author Topic:   tranny cooler or not
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted July 02, 2005 11:54 PM  
run tranny cooler or dont will trans burn up if not

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted July 03, 2005 10:37 AM  
you will get people telling you both ways. I ran a th350 and a glide, both with the lines looped along the frame rail about a foot, with no probs.

doubletrouble racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted July 05, 2005 10:16 PM  
I have experience in this one......GET A COOLER

We had a new rebuilt tranny blow after 2 races ,we were running the cooler lines to the radiator...fluid in the tranny got AS hot as water temp....NOT GOOD

installed cheap cooler and no problem since


Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted July 06, 2005 04:30 AM  
I sat run a cooler this will be are third season on the same tranny and we actual added another cooler this year so we are running to side beside but below dash level just to try and help keep the mud off. In the next week or so we are going to put a electric fan on ours that is run like on batteries to help cooling when car is not moving.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 569
posted July 07, 2005 07:25 AM  
Why not run a cooler? Even if yo can get away without one (which it seems like you can), it weighs 1 pound and a half and will make you trans live a longer, happier and cooler life.

I even run a cooler on my stinkin' derby car and when I ran a slush box in the race car, I definetaly ran a cooler in it.

One thing I would never do is use the stock cooler in a stock radiator. I mounted my cooler in the trunk, you don't need a ton of airflow.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted July 08, 2005 12:13 AM  
hey the A/C condensers make the best trans coolers cheap too

(just for the ppl that don't know that is the one in front of the radiator when you strip them LOL)
we hang it off the cage and plumb steel lines to it

drive hard or drive home

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