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Unread 01-05-2015, 07:35 PM   #1
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Transmission cooler ??

I am swapping my 350 /4l60e into my cj7. What is the consensus of running a tranny cooler such as this Hayden http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C3F3SO/...I3VJGBYX9GP7B5 directly from the tranny skipping the radiator? A search revealed several threads on the subject of not using the radiator cooler also.

And how do these compare to the tube type coolers like this . I am not a Mr Gasket fan but the style looks better protected.

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Unread 01-05-2015, 08:23 PM   #2
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I have a cooler mounted in front of my radiator for my 700R4. I bought it at parts plus for $35. I would definitely mount it to body, not through the radiator.

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Unread 01-06-2015, 01:48 AM   #3
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There is a slightly larger version available. I would go for that and an in-line filter, mounting the trans cooler on to the body in front of the radiator.
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I run a cooler of that style in mine. I have it mounted in front of the gas tank, under the body as pictured below. Works for me, but... I don't play in the mud or on the rocks.
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Unread 01-06-2015, 09:32 AM   #5
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And you Michigan guys have no issues with the transmission being too cold? It would make sense since it takes time for the block to heat up before the radiator would circulate anyway.
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Unread 01-06-2015, 09:36 AM   #6
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There is a slightly larger version available. I would go for that and an in-line filter, mounting the trans cooler on to the body in front of the radiator.
I found one that is 1 1/2" thick. I will probably go with it. I am ready to order my transfer case adapter so the tranny will most likely go in this month. I don't have the money for it to be rebuilt but maybe next year I can pull it out and have it done.
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Unread 01-06-2015, 10:37 AM   #7
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And you Michigan guys have no issues with the transmission being too cold? It would make sense since it takes time for the block to heat up before the radiator would circulate anyway.
I'm not running mine in the winter except once in a while to make sure things stay lubed and charged.

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Unread 01-06-2015, 11:06 AM   #8
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Since I do plan on using mine in the winter should I consider using the radiator also?
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Unread 01-06-2015, 11:11 AM   #9
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I think I would. You could add a trans temp so you can monitor it to see how it goes. Possibly even plumb it so you can change back and forth if needed.

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Unread 01-06-2015, 01:52 PM   #10
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Dave, I have been reading a lot of your posts. Do you have a build thread?
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Unread 01-06-2015, 02:13 PM   #11
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I do not, didn't find out about this forum until I finished my project. Bummer too, because you guys would've been great to bounce things off, instead, I went it alone with little outside input. So a lot of things are over thought but.... What the heck. I'm more than willing to share though; maybe something I did will help someone else from scratching their head until their hair is gone... Lol

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Unread 01-06-2015, 06:05 PM   #12
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I do not, didn't find out about this forum until I finished my project. Bummer too, because you guys would've been great to bounce things off, instead, I went it alone with little outside input. So a lot of things are over thought but.... What the heck. I'm more than willing to share though; maybe something I did will help someone else from scratching their head until their hair is gone... Lol

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Crap, according to your jeep profile mine will be almost identical. Did the transfer case end up at the same place so I don't have to cut drive shafts? I did order my transfer case adapter today from Adance Adapters. I ordered the one for the 700R4/4l60/4l60E(early). Along with the Vss kit.
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Unread 01-06-2015, 06:18 PM   #13
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Same as what? Stock? He,he in a word..... No.

I started with a frame 17 years ago. I did get my shafts made to fit from D&R Driveline in Grand Rapids, Mich. I had to drill my cross member to accept the new position.

I was into nearly everything from axles to paint. I didn't do the decal on hood



I also didn't do exhaust, or rebuild transmission. Everything else, I did. Sorry if that sounds smug, but I'm pretty proud of her.



So, I'll be happy to help out however I can.... Got questions?? Ask away. I'll tell ya what I did; right, wrong or otherwise. I'm sure there was better ways for some of what I did, but like I said earlier I was without input from those here who know.

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Unread 01-06-2015, 06:20 PM   #14
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Dave,
I ran mine through the aluminum radiator when I did my swap... Ran an aux oil cooler separately out front of it. I crawl a lot in mine and have 20,000+ on it (bought the setup with 38,000) . I suspect the first gear is beginning to slip a little and will need a rebuild soon. For as much as I have beat it up in the last 6 years I am happy with the way it has hung in there running through the radiator. When I get it rebuilt I will probably put an external in line though.


Looks nice... like the green and gold...
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Unread 01-06-2015, 06:30 PM   #15
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Thanks, only reason I didn't go through radiator is that my radiator is from a stick CJ. No cooler. Most of my CJ is from donors.

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