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#1 Old 01-16-2013, 05:36 PM
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Tranny cooler or deep tranny pan?

I did a couple of searches and can't find what I'm looking for. I have a 2011 1500 4x4 Hemi Crew with 4.56 gears on 35s. I regularly tow 7000 lbs on the weekends (car hauler w/ off road rig). I have never had a problem keeping the transmission cool, but will soon be installing a higher stall torque converter and want to keep temps down as much as possible.

I know on the 3rd gen 1500s you could replace the 1500 tranny cooler with a larger one from a 3500, but from what I've read, all the 4th gens 1500-3500 have the same tranny cooler/ac condenser combo

So what are you guys doing to keep the transmissions cool in the 4th gens while towing? Adding a second tranny cooler, deeper transmission pan, etc.?

Please limit answers to 4th gen only applications since the combined tranny coolers/ac condensers are different from the tranny coolers found in 2nd and 3rd gens. Thanks.

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you can stack coolers I did that on my 07 1500 it made a world of difference
I used a B & M cooler in the return line of the stock cooler


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Vinch - did the B&M cooler you use have the integrated fan or was it just the plate and fin design? I looked at B&M's website and kinda like the idea of the integrated fan because it says it has a built in thermal switch to activate the fan when the fluid temperature reaches 175 degrees F.

Do you remember what size yours was, the 10x7.5x4 or the 13.5x9x3.5? Thanks.

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A.R.E. tonneau cover, 5% window tint, Husky molded mud flaps, Airlift 1000 bags, Debadged, Bestop Power Boards, Go Industries Rancher Grille Guard, Depo Black Headlights, Lamin-X fogs and 3rd brake light, Recon LED Tails with LED backup lights, Tailgate Ladder
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10x7 no fan staggered it in front of the existing cooler only downfall was it took the trans longer to get to operating temp on COLD days. I would stay away from the pan seperate cooler is a lot cheaper and was a easy Mod to do


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