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transmission cooler??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaman06, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Jul 8, 2008 at 6:44 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    i normally dont tow anymore than my bass boat occasionally, so would it be a good idea for me to get a transmission cooler for my truck?? im thinking it would be a good idea. the truck has a hitch(reese) and trailer plug-in, but i think someone added it after they bought it originally, as im pretty sure it aint factory. opinions?? pros/cons?? which one to get?? thanks!!
     
  2. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:30 AM
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    Chris4x4 said we have a small cooler already built into the radiator for the tranny-but I would personally want a good one if your going to haul ANYTHING especially if HILLS are involved. Might as well outfit this baby now Will:) while you have the notion!
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:31 AM
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    yeah,i will wait on him to respond, see if he can give me a link to a decent one that doesnt cost alot.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2008 at 11:18 AM
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    B&M makes a decent one that is $50. they are fairly simple to install.If you look at your fan clutch mount and it is green, your truck does noy have tow package.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    I would do it. I rarely tow with my Taco but I would not own one without the towing package. It never hurts to keep everything cool.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    actuallt, i think the mount on my 04 is red. what does that mean?? i didnt really see a transmission cooler by the radiator.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:09 PM
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    Will, Do they have one that is a little larger? An aftermarket tranny cooler si ALWAYS a good thing. Especially if towing. B&M makes a good product. I just finished installing one on a friends truck. Its a simple install, just make sure to top off your fluid when your finished. :)
     
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  9. Jul 8, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    those are the ones i found online, but i think i can find them larger.......is that needed, or will one of those work??
     
  10. Jul 8, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    That B&M should be fine. Its a good cooler. :)
     
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    Hey tacomaman did you ever get a trans cooler?
     
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    thanks phantom
     
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    man, with all i have had going on lately, i havent had a chance to do anything. im still gonna get one though.........to be on the safe side.
     
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    yeah, you can get them relatively cheap, and should be easy to install. and all in all.....i think it would be a decent benefit for the tranny even if you dont tow alot.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    YeAH i see they are a decent price. I called a transmission place and they were saying like 400 bucks for a trucool installed and everything. I want to get a really good one. I wont mind spending a 150 if i can put it on myself. How do you tell which one you need. I have been seeing some sites that have different sizes.
     
  20. Sep 5, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    just remember...the bigger the better, but some of the ones i linked will do a pretty damn good job. just make sure you have room in front of the radiator to place it, so the air can hit it pretty freely.
     

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