Trans Cooler upgrade

dynoman

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Since heat is the enemy of a transmission , I decided to up grade my cooler with a 46000btu Derale Hyper-Cool . I got this cooler from Dave Husek on his recommendation . It comes as a kit with all the hardware , fittings , thermostat switch & 10' of hose . Hopefully installing this weekend .
 
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~JM~

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Nice!

Will this be stand alone, or inline with radiator?

If stand alone... Any thoughts as to how long it might take to warm up a transmission to correct operating temperature?

Where will it be mounted?

Thanks.
 

dynoman

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That's where my cooler is now , it just doesn't have the cooling capacity that this one has . This cooler is about the same length & width but 3x thicker . I'll post pics when I'm done installing it .
 
#9
I'm looking forward to seeing this , I have a Hayden cooler I got from David but it doesn't have the fan . That is a very nice piece .
 

dynoman

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#10
I'm looking forward to seeing this , I have a Hayden cooler I got from David but it doesn't have the fan . That is a very nice piece .
Dave won't sell you anything you don't need , unless you insist . That being said , my trans is his best pro build and a non lock-up converter which generates more heat so I needed to up size the cooler .
 

GNICETRY

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#11
That looks real sweet. Dave is a good dude. I also love the trans coolers that are mounted under the driver side floor pan.
 

NY Twin Turbo

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#12
That looks exactly like the Setrab cooler. Do you know if it's the same one just re-branded?

If so, I have 2 of them. Both with fans. both in the former location of the stock IC scoop. One for oil and one for trans fluid. I feed them through the bottom of the radiator support. Maybe it isn't the best location and I was afraid they would hang too low. but it turned out just fine on my ride.

No hard landings after wheel stands.
 

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dynoman

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That looks exactly like the Setrab cooler. Do you know if it's the same one just re-branded?
They are very similar , both are stacked plate design . Derale was founded in 1946 and charter member of SEMA in '68 . Setrab was founded in 1967 , so they both have been at it a long time , I guess there are only so many ways to make an oil cooler . The Setrab coolers look nice !
 

NY Twin Turbo

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They are very similar , both are stacked plate design . Derale was founded in 1946 and charter member of SEMA in '68 . Setrab was founded in 1967 , so they both have been at it a long time , I guess there are only so many ways to make an oil cooler . The Setrab coolers look nice !
Yes. The frigging things are bad-ass. But expensive.

I needed a push with some fancy sales talk to get me to buy them.
 

Pronto

You're very kind. Some day it will get you killed.
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So the thermoswitch goes to a relay to activate the fan? I assume that's on a 30amp or better line?
 

dynoman

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So the thermoswitch goes to a relay to activate the fan? I assume that's on a 30amp or better line?
Nope , the thermostat switch is rated to 15A continuous and the fan draws 4.8A full load , so switched power fused to 10A max , to t-stat switch then to fan , nice and clean .