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I'm looking to add a tranny cooler for towing my 33ft travel trailer. I've looked at few heavy duty ones but they all day that they are only rated for TT up 24ft. I've already planned out how to route it and where to mount it but I haven't figured out which one to get. I'm trying to get off as cheap as I can. I'm gonna be adding a tranny temp gauge also but Ill have questions about that later as far are where to put the temp sensor. But back to topic which tranny cooler would you suggest and should it be plate and fin or should it be tube and fin. I've read that both have better cooling properties than the other but I don't know which one to believe.
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Not cheap, but plug-n-play is a 1 ton hemi cooler. Basically a factory upgrade.
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The trans temp gauge is a good idea. One thing to keep in mind is that with coolers bigger is not always better. A transmission is most efficient/effective when its at proper operating temp. If you throw on a cooler that's too big it wont allow it to reach that temp. Your best bet is to go with a normal stock size trans cooler. The mopar ATF+4 fluid is really good synthetic so you wont have to worry about that.

You wont spend any unnecessary money and will help the truck stay at normal temps.
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Considering where he lives (its warmer most of the year) I don't think getting it up to temp will be an issue (I haven't had any with mine, but mine is modified). If there is doubt, the 2500 cooler is bigger than than the stock 1500 but smaller than the 3500.
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