In setting up my TJ to pull a small trailer for camping gear, and as well for long trips to Colorado each July, I took Jerry Bransford's advice to install the Derale transmission cooler on my 2006 TJ. Although Jerry has an excellent review and writeup of his install
, I chose to have a local shop do my install for me.
The cooler sits right behind the transfer case. Here are some pictures after the install:
UPDATE: After a recent camping/Jeepin' trip to Colorado, this cooler rocks. It was bloody hot driving out there with a loaded Jeep. Driving through Nebraska, the road temp was 107 degrees and each time I stopped, I heard the fan running. I also heard it running off and on as I was climbing Jeep trail passes. Sounds like it was doing it's job!
Here are more pictures...
Connector in the cooler on the right side of the above picture (towards TC).
I'm glad I looked at this left side connection. I ran a bunch of rough trails over a week. The sensor wires had some transmission fluid on them. It's not dripping, and fluid level was okay, but it's damp. It was not so before the trip...
Looking towards the front of the Jeep. The lines run along the frame.
Lines continue forward...
Where the lines connect to the transmission and radiator.