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#1 cmoney23

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

being my engine is all stock except a CAI, Should i get a trans cooler? I live in indianapolis so temps. dont get over 100 deg. I mean i hear tranny's i our trucks arent the best. What trans cooler and size would you recommend for a stock engine? Also what else would you recommend? Like shift kit or converter or anything. I dont wanna go overkill just maybe a little extra protection. My engine will stay pretty stock!
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

A bigger cooler is almost always a good thing to do, shift kit & vette servo wouldn't hurt either.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

Yeah i just dont wanna go overkill on parts i dont need or money i dont need to spend. I bar far do not hot rod around. Ive had my fun with that! I havent had a drivers license for 8 years. I been in alot of trouble for street racing my car & bike when i was younger. Alot of tickets and some jail time. So now i just cruise...LOL. Anyway i just want a little extra protection. So would a bigger trans cooler be perfect for what i need. Or get the shift kit & servo too?
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

yes, I have 2 trans coolers looped together, a B&M and a Hayden equalling about 50K btu.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

I just ordered the Corvette Servo.. and good question I want to know what tranny cooler is good???
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

Will a shift kit kill my gas mileage on the highway?
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

Keep in mind if you add a trans cooler you will need to add more trans oil.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

Will a shift kit kill my gas mileage on the highway?


Nope
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

i just took out my b&m cooler if you need one, it hooks into the stock lines.

i was going to post it up for sale, if you want you have first dibs.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

B&M are much higher quality than the TruCool Max IMHO. :ph34r:
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

If all you have is a CAI, then stick with the stock trans cooler until you jump into modifying the transmission IMO..........
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

If all you have is a CAI, then stick with the stock trans cooler until you jump into modifying the transmission IMO..........



Yes thats all i have is a CAI. And all on planning on doing in the future is LT headers and Corsa sport exhaust. So a trans cooler wouldnt really benefit my needs would it?
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

If all you have is a CAI, then stick with the stock trans cooler until you jump into modifying the transmission IMO..........



I agree too with Dan. When I had my 2 SS's with mild bolt-ons I ran the stock cooler and even out here in L.A. with 110* summer temps. in stop and go traffic I'd barely see 180*
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

Yes thats all i have is a CAI. And all on planning on doing in the future is LT headers and Corsa sport exhaust. So a trans cooler wouldnt really benefit my needs would it?


Unless you tow decent size loads on a regular basis, then no, you won't benefit from it at your current state....
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