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Old 06-18-2014, 02:10 PM
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van turbo worth it?

im about to embark on a 3000 mile journy from cali to virginia. the option to buy the van turbo with the 1.15AR housing has come up. is 200 a good deal? what do i look out for? or should i invest my money into a 6.0L transmission cooler instead?
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What is the advantage of the van turbo or the 6.0 tranny cooler?
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:17 PM
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van turbo is bigger and the 6.0 cooler will keep the trans fluid temps much cooler. been looking at buying another tru cool 40k cooler. have one on my silverado and it works fantastic.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:30 PM
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I think you should do the 6.0 cooler. You won't be able to use the turbo if the tranny goes south. The van turbo will help with opening up the exhaust side of the turbo from a .89 to a 1.15. I believe the 1.15 spools a little slower than the 1.0 housing but the 1.15 will flow more in the top end. The van turbo is also non waste gated. The 6.0 transmission cooler helps keep your transmission temps in optimal range. Heat is a killer for automatics.
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you think the tru cool 40k cooler would be enough or should i add a small electric fan to it. the cost is 140 for the cooler vs. 200 for a used 6.0 cooler.
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tru-cool would be fine. not as good as a 6.0 cooler but will work great for most people.
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i got a little worried yesterday towing my 2000# trailer with a dodge ram on it. climbing up a hill in traffic with the temps outside at 85 i was touching 230 degrees. decided to park it and wait for it to cool and traffic to die off.
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well i installed the tru cool but i put the inlet of the tru cool on the outlet of the factory cooler. so i actually have to tranny coolers. anyhow with the temp being 80 degrees outside i went for a drive in stop and go traffic pulling 8000 lbs and never got the transmission over 160. on the highway at 65 i stayed at 145. i think that should work out well for me. couldnt find a 6.0 cooler for under 200 so i said to hell with it. this cooler works wonders on my silverado 4L80E with a trans break.
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