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Tranny Cooler ?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by darkoverlift, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Jun 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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    darkoverlift

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    My 04 has a factory tranny cooler, I have a B&M super cooler that was set to go on my 4.0 jeep. Is it worth adding to or is it overkill. Should I just sell it and get something else for the 04? It is NIB so I am sure I can move it.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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    Mike

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    If your doing alot of towing this YES go for a more cooler on the trans.. If your not really doing any heavy towing the factory cooler will be fine..
     
  3. Jun 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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    andrew

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    It all depends, if you want to tow alot, and close to your gross vehicle tow weight, the might as well, it wouldn't hurt. If you plan on the occasional tow that's not near the max then I wouldn't bother. If you have something in mind that you want to tow and you have one of the tranny temp gauges then go tow it and see if it's getting more hot then you're comfortable with. Keep in mind the hotter the tranny oil gets, the shorter of a life it lives. Just my 2¢
     
  4. Jan 3, 2021 at 4:31 PM
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    Pucks18

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    us 1st gens run nice and cool ;)
     
  5. Jan 3, 2021 at 4:44 PM
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    SouthPaw

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    It depends. I upgraded mine after monitoring trans temps on some long mountain drives. While the temps were still in the safe zone, it was getting hotter than I would like. I don’t do any towing with this truck.

    I ended up adding a Hayden 679 and a Derale 13011 temp control unit to my truck. Very happy with my setup. If you have a cooler laying around, put it to some use!
    [​IMG]

    Tons of info and opinions in this thread.
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/upgraded-trans-cooler.48516/page-8#post-1920829
     
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  6. Jan 3, 2021 at 4:56 PM
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    onesojourner

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    I have the same transmission in my 3rd gen 4runner. I have towed around 4k # 10s of thousands of miles in the mountains and in the heat. I tow a travel trailer, and it is brutal aerodynamically. I don't have a transmission cooler or a thermostat. I do a drain and fill every year. There is 225k on the clock and most of those by me.

    Sell it and get something that improves something.
     
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