Oh for sure! I will add more pics once I get the panel mounted inside the cab.This post needs a bunch of photos of finished product- very cool and very intrigued
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Not terribly concerned. My muffler that was there hung down lower and it has 0 scrapes on it from the past couple of years of wheeling.:whaa: well nice place found for the cooler, but are you not scared that some rocks or wood could damage it at that place?
I finished installing a transmission cooler. Since I'm running a PS cooler up front that was albeit poorly located right below below radiator, I decided to do a remote mount trans cooler.
This avoids adding more heat in front of the engine radiator and lows the trans cooler to be in a place that doesn't have a lot of other heat sources.
I went with this kit, primarily since it had adapters for the transmission to replace the factory lines, new fragola fittings and braided lines.
Unfortunately I underestimated the lack of access to the trans lines on the transmission itself. So I used some 3/8 hard line to -6 AN fitting adapters.
I cut the hardlines pretty short and pointed them down. If you remove that shield that is there, there is just enough wiggle room to rotate them. I then used the 90 degree fittings to point the line rearward. I ran the line over the transfer case, up along the body and over the frame. Used some padded line clamps to secure it to the factory heat shields on the body and drilled 1 hole for a sheet metal screw
I used 4 1" stainless steel spacers to keep the cooler a bit off the frame and to help with air flow. The crossmember in the rear has 3 large holes in it. This is mounted under the middle one.
Since I chopped off the muffler I did end up extending the pipe out the back and wrapping it with exhaust wrap to help keep heat away from the lines and the cooler
It doesn't hang below the frame at all, I may drop it some more to help with air flow, maybe another 1/2 inch or so.
I ran it alot today and with the fan on it keeps it at roughly 176-177 for transmission temps.
I fully expect this to rise in hotter ambient temps, barely hit 60 degrees outside today. Im guessing upper 180s low 190s is where it'll sit in hot weather. Heck anything under 200 and I'll be happy.
The fan is wired up to my switch panel, so I have to manually turn it on. I had tried to use a thermostat (it's still in place) and have it wired so it would come on at 185 automatically but I failed to find the right 12v source for it so I just wired it directly to my switch panel. I spliced into more than 1 wire on the trailer plug harness but none seemed to do that trick. I'll admit I more that likely tried to splice it wrong but at the end of the day I said screw it and did this. I still need to wrap the wiring in some conduit, so that part isn't quite done. The switch it's on is ignition controlled so it will turn off whenever I turn thr h3 off, so no worrked about it killing the battery.