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Need a Tranny Cooler

Can anyone recommend a good transmission cooler for
my 7.3L Excusion. Tranny heats up when pulling heavy
load up steep grades at low speeds.

I'm thinking an external cooler with a temp controlled
fan will do the trick. Maybe something that is mounted
under the truck on a frame rail.

Thx in advance.
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oh btw here is how i mounted mine... took some cutting of the factory grill but i got it to fit.... i was gonna mount it under my truck but im at the dunes too much to put it anywhere where it would get dirty..... let me know if you have any questions...


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The first one I got was the Trucool 40,000# cooler. I mounted it on the back of the front bumper over the hole where the tag was. Cosy around $120 Here is a pic Shutterfly | Slideshow

Here is a pic of the differance between a 40K trucool and the factory 20K Shutterfly | Slideshow

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The first one I got was the Trucool 40,000# cooler. I mounted it on the back of the front bumper over the hole where the tag was. Cosy around $120 Here is a pic Shutterfly | Slideshow

Here is a pic of the differance between a 40K trucool and the factory 20K Shutterfly | Slideshow
good size cooler... mine looks small but because of the fan it cools a lot... but im still thinking of adding another one that doesn't have a fan..
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So are you telling me these Ex's need an external trans cooler. I coming from Chevy Avalanche Z71, where I also needed to add an external trans cooler for towing (put on a B&M for about $50). Ain't got my Ex yet but soon. I probably got alot to learn. Do the Ex's come with tow packages ie external aux trans coolers etc??
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So are you telling me these Ex's need an external trans cooler. I coming from Chevy Avalanche Z71, where I also needed to add an external trans cooler for towing (put on a B&M for about $50). Ain't got my Ex yet but soon. I probably got alot to learn. Do the Ex's come with tow packages ie external aux trans coolers etc??
they come with a trans cooler.. but if your gonna be doing any kind of towing with it i would highly recommend a secondary trans cooler... get one with a GVW of more than 25k
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And a temp gauge if it doesn't have one!

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Temp gauge is a must, if you see sustained temps over 200 degrees you need more cooling, the Tru Cool Max is basically the same cooler they use in the V10's and was the mod to do before the 6 leakers came out, now everyone wants the 6.0 cooler because it is massive!!! My temps dropped 40 degrees by adding it, the good thing is the cooler from the V10 and the 6.0 bolt in the same place as the small factory unit. The V10 cooler would provide plenty of cooling for 80% of the PSD's out there. The 6.0's have become more $$ as they have gained in popularity, I did mine before it was the "mod to do" and only paid $60 for a NIB cooler. The warmest I have seen is 170 towing heavy up some tight switchbacks in 95 degree ambient. PM me with any ?

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We tow with our Ex and I am looking at getting a 6.0 cooler instead of the 7.3 cooler. Its much bigger and bolts in the factory location from what I understand.
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