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  Tranny cooler or deep tranny pan? - Posted: 01-16-2013, 05:36 PM
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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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 Posted: 01-17-2013, 12:43 PM
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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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Autometer Cobalt boost, AFR and fuel pressure gauges, 2 Alpine SWR-12D subs, Ported Foxbox, 2 Hifonics BRX1100.1d amps, NVX 1/0 gauge, MTX 7804 4 channel amp, Audio Control LC2i, JBL GTO938 6x9 front and rear, MTX TDX35 in dash, NVX Sound Deadener, Husky floor mats
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Ripp Supercharger , Magnaflow 12588 22" muffler, Borla 5" tips, resonators removed, Billet Tech catch can, 87mm Moe's Performance TB, ARH Longtube Headers 1 3/4" Primaries, 3" Merge Collectors, 3" Y-Pipe (With Cats), Diablo Trinity Tuner, V6 Fan Mod, Motive 4.56 gears, Mag-Hytec Diff Cover, Redrilled LSD, Mag-Hytec Deep Transmission Pan and Edge 2600 Stall Billet Converter, Big 3
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6" RCX Lift, Kore Bilstein 5100s set at 1.5", Bilstein Rear 5125 Shocks (33-187228), BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit, 35x12.50r20 Toyo Open Country ATII, 20x10 -24mm Moto Metal 961 wheels
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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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