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Aftermarket Trans Cooler

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jgill21, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Nov 7, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    jgill21

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    I'm about to tow a pretty light load for the first time since my transmission swap. Even though its roughly 700lbs or so, I still want to run an aftermarket cooler to try to keep those temps as low as possible. Anyone got one they would recommend?
     
  2. Nov 7, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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    02hilux

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    How often do you plan to tow? 700lbs is not much for a tacoma and you shouldn't need to add a transcooler.
     
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    While I agree, an inline transmission cooler doesn’t have many downsides though.
     
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    Good for heavy towing and off roading.

     
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    Go with the biggest B&M plate cooler you can fit that offers the highest GVWR or BTU ratings !!!


    Not on my truck but on my Camaro , I'm running a B&M # 70274 plate cooler and with a 4500 stall converter it keeps the trans temp at a safe level even on a 110° day here in the High Desert
     
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    So do they not come with a cooler from the factory or is it just less than stellar performance wise?
     
  8. Nov 8, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    There have been times where I've towed about as much as the truck weighs, if not more. Its not too often, but it just seems like the trans tunnel gets too warm for comfort anytime I hook up to a trailer.
     
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    the stock cooler in the radiators have been know to have problems, rare but it does happen.
     
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    This is a good choice...

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    I would advise anyone with the A340F (or E series) automatic to go aftermarket trans cooler , these trannys do not do well with heat
     
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