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  • Differences Between Derale Transmission Cooler Derale D13503, D13504, and D13502
  • The differerence between the three coolers you mentioned is the size overall. The # D13503 measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. The part # D13502 measures 11" Wide x 7-1/4" tall x 7/8" deep (slightly shorter) and the part # D13504 measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. We recommend fitting the biggest cooler you can fit in the available space in front of the radiator.
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  • Parts Needed to Safely Tow a Pop Up Camper with a 2016 Kia Sedona
  • 1. Normally I'd say that your 2016 Kia Sedona would be just fine as long as the pop up has brakes, but since your towing capacity without brakes is only 1,000 lbs it would be a good idea to install one. As far as the warranty is concerned you are protected by the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2015 Ford F-150 With 5.0L V8 Engine
  • A transmission cooler is one of the best things you can do for your 2015 Ford F-150 because towing is a stressor and additional cooling keep temperatures down, prolonging the lifespan of your transmission. For your truck the kit you mentioned is exactly what I'd recommend, the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13504. This is a plate-and-fin cooler, which means it uses smaller plates that cover more area than other coolers in order to agitate transmission fluid. Because...
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  • Recommended Parts to Help Towing Experience with 2013 Chevy Suburban
  • Adding a transmission cooler will go a long way towards extending the life of your Chevrolet Suburban's transmission, especially if you tow often or if the weight of your trailer is up near the vehicle's limits. An engine oil cooler is also a great idea to reduce oil temperatures while the vehicle is towing and under stress. This will help to prolong the life of the engine as well as improve its overall performance. For your 2013 Chevrolet Suburban I recommend taking a look at the Derale...
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  • Transmission Cooler Hose to Use with Flexalite Cooler FLX400117 on 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I checked your order notes and you did order the Flexalite transmission cooler part # FLX400117 which does not come with hose. So for a 4 foot section you'd want the part # D13003. This will fit easily onto the 3/8 inch barb fitting of the cooler and you'd be set.
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2018 Ford F150 SuperCrew XLT - 4wd 5.0L V8 Without Factory Tow Package
  • Most aftermarket transmission coolers we carry are going to fit a wide variety of vehicles, and for someone who is mechanically inclined they're a relatively easy installation. For maximum cooling, bigger is always better and plate fin coolers do a better job of dispersing heat than a tube fin cooler. For those reasons I recommend going with the Derale # D13504 which is an 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep plate fin cooler. This is a standard mount cooler that can be mounted in 3 different...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Transmission Cooler for 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • Starting with the trailer hitch for your 2015 Honda Odyssey I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III # 75270 because of its robust capacities (4,500 pounds towing and 675 pounds of tongue weight) indicating a stronger unit along with its simple installation process that just requires lining up the hitch to existing holes in the Odyssey's frame. I have attached an installation video on the 2015 Odyssey that you can use for reference. Then for trailer wiring the Tekonsha T-One # 118521...
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • It's definitely not abnormal for your transmission fluid to heat up while towing, especially when you're going up hills that force the truck to work a lot harder. To help with this adding a transmission cooler like you mentioned is a great idea. For your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD I highly recommend the Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Fan # D13960. This cooler will do a great job of improving the performance and function of your transmission with its reversible...
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  • Can I Replace The Factory Transmission Cooler on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • In regards to your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, if you will be removing the auxiliary transmission cooler then I recommend using the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13614 to replace it. This cooler measures 11" wide x 11-3/8" tall x 1-1/4" deep which you should have plenty of space for. In general we recommend that you install the supplemental transmission cooler in-line the factory transmission cooler (in radiator) and the auxiliary transmission cooler (behind...
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  • Installation of Derale Transmission Cooler in 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • It is recommended to use the # D13504 in addition to the factory cooler on your Silverado. This will further help cool the transmission fluid. If you determine you will remove and replace, then you will need the adapter fitting # D13035. My recommendation if that is the case is to use the Derale Dyno-Cool Remote Cooler with Fan and Hose Barb Inlets # D12743. This will ensure you have proper cooling to protect your transmission with the integrated fan. Then you simply need to determine...
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  • Recommended Parts for 2004 Ford E250 5.4 V8 Towing Trailer
  • You have the basics covered with the brake controller and tow mirrors but I would also recommend a transmission cooler like part # D13503 with the adapter part # D13024 and # D13014. This is going to do a great job prolonging the life of your transmission as heat is the number one killer of them and towing creates quite a bit of heat. Then to install the Redarc Tow Pro Elite part # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 you'd just need the install harness part # RED87FR and for tow mirrors the custom install...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2011 Honda Odyssey Carrying Kayak or Canoe
  • For your canoe and kayak, the Inno Locker Watersport Carrier w/ Crossbar Pads - Locking - Clamp On - 1 Boat or 2 Boards # INA446 is my recommendation. In regards to adding a transmission cooler to your 2011 Honda Odyssey it is never a bad idea but it isn't required. Normally a transmission cooler is seen as more of a requirement when towing a trailer, but the idea of adding one especially because you are obviously comfortable doing so is always a benefit. I recommend the Derale Series...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • We don't offer the OEM Honda part, but we do offer aftermarket alternatives that would work perfectly. There's absolutely no reason why an aftermarket cooler wouldn't work just as well as the OEM unit. I'd recommend the Derale # D13503 transmission cooler, which installs as shown in the linked install video. Although a portion of the front of the vehicle needs to be partially dismantled to access the mounting location, the installation itself isn't too difficult, as you can see n the...
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  • Installing Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler In 2007 Chevrolet Suburban
  • The Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler # D13503 will work perfectly on your 2007 Cehvrolet Suburban. You will not need the Derale Single-Hose Transmission Cooler Installation Kit # D13006 unless you do not have a stand-alone transmission cooler and instead have the standard transmission cooler that is in your radiator. We installed this cooler in a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban and only needed the Derale Universal Bendable Metal Mount Kit # D13002 and one Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2012 GMC Yukon
  • The Flex-a-Lite FLX4126 will work for your 2012 GMC Yukon and comes with the necessary parts needed for installation, though there is a better option I recommend you. The Derale # D13504 is a plate-and-fin style cooler, which is a more efficient option than the tube-and-fin style that the Flex-a-lite is. The difference is that the plate-and-fin style cools better because smaller and flatter plates allow more fluid to be cooled. Additionally, the bigger the transmission cooler the better,...
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  • Recommended Engine Oil and Transmission Cooler for a 2010 GMC Yukon Denali AWD
  • The Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler part # D15902 would be the best option for your 2010 GMC Yukon Denali AWD because the Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler for GM Applications part # D15903 does not come with the correct oil filter thread adapter you need which is a 22 mm x 1.5 mm. The Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler part # D15902 does come with the 22 mm x 1.5 mm oil filter thread adapter you need. The only other thing you...
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  • Recommended Supplemental Transmission Cooler for 2011 Chevy Tahoe with Factory Cooler
  • Adding a supplemental cooler to your factory transmission cooler is what is recommended in most cases because the factory cooler is most likely working fine and adding a secondary cooler in line will just assist in the cooling already taking place. I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets # D13503 for a good option, but the # D13403 is an even better and more efficient option. For either installation, you will want the Derale Snap-In Radiator...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5.3 liter V8
  • You currently are in a pretty safe zone for your transmission temperature. But if you wanted to maximize the life of your transmission going with a supplemental cooler like the Derale part # D13504 would be a great option. You'll want to install this cooler after your factory cooler and you'll get the best cooling capabilities. For an adapter fitting to make the process easier you'd want the part # D13035. You'll use your existing lines plus the rubber lines that come with the cooler kit.
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  • Recommend Transmission Cooler for a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with 6.0 Vortec Gas Engine
  • The Derale Series 8000 Series Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 would be a fine choice for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with the 6.0 Vortec Gas Engine. The 8000 Series would have plenty of cooling power for your needs and they are rather slim so you won't have much issue finding space to mount it nor would it affect the cooling power of your radiator. The Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting part # D13035 will also be needed for installation.
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  • Secondary Transmission Cooler For A 2000 Honda Accord V6 Needed
  • The best way to select the correct transmission cooler is by determining where there is enough space to mount it. The attached diagram shows the best three positions to mount the transmission cooler in order. Transmission coolers are more efficient when they receive maximum air flow. The "A" transmission cooler location in the diagram is 100% efficient so a larger transmission cooler is not needed to compensate for the loss of cooling power. My recommendation is the Derale Dyno-Cool...
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  • Oil/Transmission Cooler Installation in GMC Yukon XL
  • In the two Derale combination oil/transmission fluid cooler kits # D15902 and # D15903 the actual cooler core part is the same, measuring 17" wide x 12-1/2" tall x 3/4" deep, but the difference between the kits is that part # D15903 is a GM-specific kit while the other is a universal kit with more parts to allow it to work in more applications. These extra component parts are the reason for the higher cost. For your Yukon you will use # D15903 along with Snap-In Radiator Adapter # D13035. I...
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  • Recommended Highly Efficient Transmission Cooler for 2005 GMC Sierra
  • For your 2005 GMC Sierra the most efficient cooler for your 6.0L is the Derale Series 7000 Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Hose Barb Inlets - Class IV - Standard # D13105. This will install using the Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting for GM # D13035 and will not replace your factory tranny cooler but will be used in addition to it.
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  • How To Reduce Both Engine Oil and Transmission Fluid Temps On A 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 While Towing
  • I have attached a list of parts that I recommend for your 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 to help with cooling both the engine oil and transmission fluid while towing. Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit part # D15960 Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Engine Cooler Kit part # D15660 Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting part # D13035 Derale High-Temperature Replacement Hose part # D15799 Derale Stainless Steel Hose Clamps part # D13008 1/2" Barb to 1/2" Barb Union Fitting part (Local...
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  • Comparing the Derale 7000 and 8000 Series Coolers for a 2000 F-250 with the 7.3L V8 Diesel Engine
  • The Derale Series 7000 Transmission Cooler Kits like part # D13105 has a tube-fin design whereas the Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler Kits like part # D13503 has a plate-fin design. The plate-fin design is superior to the tube-fin design in that it has internal turbulators to help the oil cool faster and prevent pressure loss. For your 2000 Ford F-250 with the 7.3L V8 Diesel Engine, I recommend using the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 which...
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • Yes. There are several transmission coolers available for your 2012 Chevy Equinox. I recommend the Derale # D13502 which is a plate fin cooler that won't require any additional hardware or hose adapters to work in your Equinox. The plate fins help disperse heat better than a traditional tube fin cooler and this cooler is specifically designed for Chevrolet Equinoxs with late-model, electronic overdrive transmissions. For the best cooling efficiency, you'll want to mount this in front of...
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  • Does Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117 Come with All Components Needed to Install
  • The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117 does come with everything needed to install. No other components would be needed.
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  • Determining Correct Transmission Cooler For 2017 Ford Expedition EL With 3.5L EcoBoost
  • Transmission coolers in general are not made vehicle specific, and even though there is not a cooler listed as a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford Expedition EL with the 3.5L EcoBoost, that does not mean you can't install one. Instead you will simply need to make sure that the cooler you choose fits the space available in front of the radiator of your vehicle. An option like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets # D13503 would be a great choice as long...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2012 Chevy Tahoe
  • Best option is to go with a supplemental cooler installed after your factory cooler as this will maximize the cooling of the fluid. For that your best option is the Derale part # D13504 which is a very efficient and larger cooler that will get your transmission fluid temperatures down into a range that will maximize the life of it. Adding a fan would not be needed as the cooler alone will make a big enough difference.
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  • What Additional Parts Are Needed to Install Derale Transmission Cooler on 2011 Ford F-150
  • You are correct! The Derale # D13504 is a confirmed fit on your 2011 Ford F-150 with the 5.0L engine and you will need to use the # D13025 fitting to complete the installation, but that's the only additional part you need.
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  • Best Transmission Cooler for a 1994 Ford F-53 Chassis Motorhome
  • For the functionality, the Derale Electra-Cool Combo Cooler, part # D15200, is the best cooler for your engine and transmission. The 8-pass tubes and 650-CFM tornado fan work in conjunction to keep both cool and extends their life, prolonging the period between fluid changes. We don't have anything here that can rival it.
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  • Towing Setup for a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • According to my research, your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon has a max towing capacity of 1,000 lbs if the trailer does not have brakes or 2,700 lbs if the trailer does have brakes. You can improve the towing performance/efficiency of your vehicle with a transmission cooler like part # D13503 but you cannot increase it's capacity. The tongue weight rating of 200 lbs is correct but I cannot recommend you go over this. In order to set your Outback up for towing a trailer with brakes you will...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2014 GMC Yukon XL with 6.2 L Engine
  • The great thing about transmission coolers is that they're fairly universal in terms of vehicle fitments- the biggest concern is finding the largest cooler that will fit in the forward most available mounting position with your 2014 GMC Yukon XL. The largest cooler we have available for your Yukon XL Denali is the Derale Tube Fin Cooler # D12903 which is 15-1/4" long x 7-3/4" tall-which is the correct size to mount in front of the air conditioner condenser fan (the most preferable spot)...
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  • Does Derale Transmission Cooler Install in 2017 Ford F-150 Without Modification
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503 will install in your 2017 Ford F-150 with a 3.5L engine and not require any modification of your transmission lines. You will also not need any adapter fittings for your truck. I have added a link to the installation instructions as well as a video review for you to check out of the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503.
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  • Transmission Cooler Fit For A 2016 Ford Escape Titanium
  • The # D12901 is a fit for all engine options on the 2016 Ford Escape Titanium. For your Escape this measures 13" wide x 5" tall x 3/4" deep so you may want to check under the hood to make sure you have the room needed for this cooler. Also note the Derale Insta-dapt radiator adapter fits most vehicles with 5/16" transmission lines, but not all. In some cases, additional fittings or alteration of the OEM lines or hoses may be required for installation. Included is a video resource,...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Traverse
  • Transmission coolers are so universal in the way they install that we don't call out specific part numbers for vehicles. We've found that basically as long as you can fit the cooler in the area in front of the radiator you're fine. I'd go with the larger Derale # D13503 as it will do a really great job keeping your transmisssion fluid cool. It measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep and is the very efficient plate fin style of cooler.
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  • Does Derale Transmission Cooler fit 2017 Chevy Colorado
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13501 will absolutely fit your 2017 Chevy Colorado without any type of 90 degree adapters. The key is just ensuring the correct length of hose; that is a pretty open area so you will have plenty of room for installation. I have added a link to a video showing the installation of a Derale transmission cooler on a 2017 GMC Canyon - which is the same thing as a Colorado - which has the connections on the sides of the radiator so you...
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  • Can An Auxiliary Transmission Cooler Be Installed On a 2020 Ford F-150 with10R80 Transmission
  • It is possible to install an auxiliary transmission cooler on a 2020 Ford F-150 with 10R80 Transmission. That said, the factory transmission cooler isn't where it normally would be, in front of the radiator. It's under the actual transmission so if you could find a way to splice into the lines here and run them to the front then you could install one like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler part # D13504.
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  • Transmission Cooler Compatible With The 5.3L V8 In My 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • We do carry a variety of Derale Transmission Coolers for your 2007 Chevy Tahoe. If you are looking for a class I Plate-Fin cooler, here it is # D13611. If you need a class II get the Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Cooler # D12906. There is a class III Plate-Fin available too, part # D13503 and also a class IV Tube-Fin # D12904. The difference between the Plate-Fin and Tube-Fin style is that the plate and fin models can cool better than the tube and fin models. Also, the higher the Class...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2008 Honda Odessey
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2008 Honda Odyssey, both a transmission fluid cooler and a power steering fluid cooler are required for trailer towing. I would also recommend them because you have an older vehicle with high miles so this will help you still retain the daily reliability. In regards to placement of said transmission cooler, this will be most effective behind the grille which just so happens to be where the condenser is located as well. That said, we don't typically...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2006 Ford Expedition While Towing Through Mountains
  • For a heavy duty transmission cooler, I recommend the Derale Series 10000 Stacked-Plate Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13403 which as the name states has a stacked-plate design which is currently the most effective type in regards to a transmission cooler. This essentially means that you can install a cooler with less surface area and still receive greater cooling power like when compared to the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 for example. If you...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2018 Subaru Outback
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13501 is my recommendation for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon. It will do a great job of reducing the transmission fluid temperature when towing in any climate. It should be the perfect size for the available space in front of the radiator and behind the grille. I do not recommend any sort of thermostat bypass for this application.
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  • How to Determine Correct Transmission Cooler for 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • So the most important thing to know about a transmission cooler is that the larger the cooler, the more effective it will be. The reason for that is you cannot overcool fluids so the more surface area the fluid can go through to get cool, the better. That is what the "Class" refers to as well with the coolers - the larger coolers are a higher rated "Class." For your 2013 Honda Odyssey I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503. This is the best option...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-150 with 5.0 and 9 Speed Transmission
  • For a transmission cooler for your 2019 Ford F-150 the Derale # D13503 would be a really great option and comes with everything needed. Unlike other vehicles yours does not require any additional adapters or components. This is a larger cooler that is very efficient so it would work really well for you.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For Towing with a 2015 Acura MDX
  • Your 2015 Acura MDX uses a Class III trailer hitch reciver so it is best that you have a Class III transmission cooler. I suggest the Derale Series 8000 Cooler # D13503. This cooler is designed specifically for the MDXs with the electronic overdrive transmissions. The best location for mounting transmission coolers is in front of the radiator so it will get as much air flow as possible. Keep in mind this will prolong the life of your transmission, especialy while towing, however it...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2008 Chevy Silverado
  • The best way to use a supplemental transmission cooler is to have the fluid go from the factory cooler then to the supplemental cooler as this will maximize cooling power. For a full size truck like yours I'd recommend a larger cooler like the Derale part # D13504 which measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. You'll also want the fitting adapter part # D13035 which will make installing the cooler much easier.
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  • Transmission Cooler with Fan Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The Derale Atomic Remote Cooler part # D13950 would be a really great option for a very efficient cooler that comes with a fan. It's a very efficient cooler style and size plus has a fan that can move 500 CFM so it will do a great job keeping your transmission fluid cool which will prolong the life of it. It also comes with all needed hardware to install.
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  • Reducing Transmission Heat While Towing With a 2012 GMC Sierra
  • Absolutely! The Derale Atomic-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Fan, -6 AN Inlets - Class V part # D13950 is the perfect add on to bring those transmission temperatures down for you. It will install and work in conjunction with your original cooler and will have no adverse effects on the original one. This is simply going to help in addition to the original making for a cooler running system. This one is the one I would go with as the fan is going to do a better job at cooling...
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  • Will Snap In Radiator Adapter # D13035 Fit 2008 Jeep Patriot
  • The quick snap in adapter part # D13035 is a great way to make the install of a transmission cooler like the part # D13101 easier to install.
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  • Can a Supplemental Transmission Cooler be Installed on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 4.3L
  • Considering that the transmission itself holds a finite amount of fluid but the overall capacity of the system is dependent on numerous components it is absolutely NOT true. Maybe if you used a lot of extra hose for some reason the system may not have the pressure to circulate the fluid properly but I have never heard of that happening. You can install a supplemental transmission cooler on your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 4.3 liter if you want to. The most popular cooler for...
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  • How to Determine if the Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14208 Would Clear Exhaust
  • The depth of the Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14208 that you referenced measures 6-1/8 inches from the mounting surface of the pan down to the bottom of it. You would need to measure from where you current pan mounting surface down 6-1/8 inches to see if the pan would clear.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2001 Ford Excursion
  • Generally speaking, you'll want to choose the largest cooler that will fit in the available space right behind the vehicle grille. For an Excursion, there won't be any problem with available space. The only caution about going with too large of a cooler is that it could lengthen the amount of time it takes for the vehicle to warm up in a cold climate. The Derale # D13504 would be an very good choice. It's 11 x 12 inch size would provide plenty of supplemental cooling to protect your...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Express Van
  • Transmission coolers make a huge difference in the longevity of a vehicle transmission. Basically the biggest one you can fit will give you the best performance. For your 2019 Chevy Express Van I recommend the Derale cooler part # D13504 which measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep and is a very efficient style of cooler. This is a plate-fin style which does a much better job than a tube fin style. I attached an install video that shows this cooler installed on a similar GM SUV as...
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  • Which Transmission Cooler for a 2005 Honda Odyssey Towing a 2500 Pound Pop-UP Camper Trailer
  • The Derale Series 7000 Tube and Fin Transmission Cooler would work with your Odyssey, but I am afraid it might be a bit undersized for your 2500 lb trailer. You might want to consider the 8000 Series Class III Transmission Cooler, part number D13502. This cooler is designed for Full-size cars, mini-vans and SUVs towing 2,000-3,500 lbs. Ill include a link to this Transmission cooler below.
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  • Transmission Cooler Availability for a 2013 Lexus RX450H
  • As long as the transmission on your 2013 Lexus RX450H has external lines that run to the radiator or other cooler the part # D13402 would fit and install. To pick out a cooler you just need to go with the largest one available that will fit the available space in front of your radiator. This cooler measures 13" Wide x 6-7/16" tall x 2" deep.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler/Fan Combo for a 2008 GMC Sierra 3500 with Duramax
  • Yes, we absolutely have remote mount transmission cooler and fan combos that will work on your 2008 GMC Sierra 3500. For this, I recommend Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit part # D15960. The Derale Hyper-Cool is an excellent option that will drastically decrease transmission fluid temperatures so you won't have any issues towing heavy loads or towing through mountains or steep inclines for that matter. This is important because increased transmission fluid temperatures result...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
  • For your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 the Derale transmission cooler part # D13503 would be a great cooler. I recommend it because it is a larger cooler at 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep and is a plate fin style cooler which is a very efficient style.
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  • What do the Class Ratings Mean on the Transmission Cooler Pages
  • You can install a stack cooler in your vehicle. The Class ratings are there as a reference point to a hitch Class. For example if someone has a Class III hitch they can look at coolers, see a Class III and say, hey, I have a Class III hitch so this Class III cooler will be good for me. We tried to just make the choosing process easier by assigning a Class. Transmission coolers are not actually vehicle specific so you can use any one that will fit in the space you have available, included...
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  • What is the Difference Between Class IV and V Transmission Coolers
  • The higher the Class of transmission cooler the more efficient it is and the more cooling capabilities it has. Basically, the Class of a cooler is supposed to reflect the Class trailer hitch you have. So if you have a Class III hitch you would use a Class III cooler. But you can use any cooler that you want and going with the largest or most efficient cooler that will fit is actually recommended because transmission fluid cannot be over cooled. I have included a link to our help article...
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  • Supplemental Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2003 Toyota Highlander
  • The best way to pick out a replacement transmission cooler for your 2003 Toyota Highlander would be to measure the available area in front of your radiator and pick the largest one that will fit. A very popular one that should fit is the part # D13503, this one measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. I attached an install video and a review video for you to check out as well. The cost is available at the link below.
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  • Recommended Transmission Coolers for 2012 Chevy Traverse Pulling 3700 lb Camper
  • Towing in mountainous areas can be hard on a transmission, so installing a cooler is an inexpensive way to provide protection. The most efficient place to install a transmission cooler is directly behind the grille, in front of the radiator and A/C condenser. We recommend measuring the available space in this area, and then choosing the largest transmission cooler that will fit. The # D13501 is a great choice, but if you have the available space, I would go with the # D13502 which measures...
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  • Are There Install Instructions for a Derale Transmission Cooler On a 2018 Ford F-150
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13503 is indeed a good choice for your 2018 Ford F-150 but I recommend going with a slightly larger option in the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 as it will provide more cooling power. In regards to installation, this will be up to the installer as these are very universal kits which means exact instructions are not provided for specific vehicles. That said, you should not need any other...
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  • Installing a Transmission Cooler on a 2010 Chevy Avalanche
  • There are a few transmission coolers that fit your 2010 Chevy Avalanche and the price will vary. I included a link showing you all the transmission coolers we currently offer for you to look at. Your Avalanche will have a factory cooling system but not a transmission cooler. Obtaining one will prolong the life of your transmission and improve it's overall performance. The Derale transmission cooler I recommend is # D13504 because it's a plate and fin cooler. The plate and fin cooler...
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  • What is Meant by the Different Classes of Transmission Coolers
  • Transmission and oil coolers are given class designations since we are in the towing business and those who tow are used to seeing class designations on hitches, ball mounts, etc. The idea is to give a general idea of the cooler's capacity, so if your vehicle has a class III hitch then a class III cooler should be fine. However, since coolers are NOT vehicle-specific you can use as large a cooler as you have space to mount it. There are various types of coolers and they can be either...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2008 Toyota Highlander
  • For your 2008 Toyota Highlander, I recommend looking at the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503. This cooler measures 11 inches wide, 8-3/4 inches tall and 7/8 inches deep. As long as this will fit between the grille and AC condenser core, this will be a great option for prolonging the life of your transmission and improving overall performance. This mounting location will provide the most airflow for maximum cooling ability. This system includes barb inlets...
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  • Is Transmission Cooler Needed for 2017 Honda Odyssey EX Towing 1100-lb Tent Trailer
  • The online edition of the owner's manual for the 2017 Honda Odyssey lists towing capacities on page 401, and these naturally vary depending on the passenger and cargo weight load in the vehicle. The rating are based on the Odyssey having a supplemental transmission fluid cooler installed. The maximum tow rating of 3500-lbs presumes only 2 passengers are in the vehicle. Even with 7 occupants the Odyssey still can tow 1450-lbs so given that most 8-foot tent trailers do not sleep too many...
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  • Comparison Between Derale D13502 and D13503 Transmission Coolers for 2016 Subaru Outback
  • Other than the Derale # D13503 being slightly larger than the # D13502, there's no difference between the two. Both heat exchangers operate on the same principle, but because the # D13503 has a slightly larger surface area, the # D13503 would do a slightly better job. The best spot to mount a transmission cooler is behind the grille, in front of the radiator and A/C condenser. You'll want to compare the amount of available space to the dimensions of the heat exchanger to make sure...
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  • 2001 Nissan Xterra Transmission Cooler
  • Unless you live someplace where the winters are super harsh, you really can't cool a transmission too much. We typically recommend getting the largest cooler space allows. The most efficient place to install a cooler is directly behind the grille, in front of the radiator. If you have an available area of 11 x 8-3/4 inches, the # D13503 from Derale you'd looked at would be my recommendation. If you click the provided link, you can check out an install video on a later-model Xterra.
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  • How to Determine Which Transmission Line is the Return Line On a Ford C4 Transmission
  • The best way to determine which line on a transmission cooler is the return line from the radiator is to use the following procedure: 1. Start engine while engine is cold 2. Place transmission shift lever in drive for no more than 10 seconds. 3. Stop engine and remove keys 4. Identify the oil return line by feeling both oil lines. The coolest line is the oil return line. I am including a link to a FAQ page on transmission coolers.
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  • Recommend A Transmission Cooler For 2011 Subaru Outback V6 Towing Over 2000 Pound Trailer
  • The item you selected, the Derale Transmission Cooler, part # D12906 will work on your 2011 Subaru Outback as long as you have room to mount it on your vehicle. The ideal place to mount a transmission cooler for maximum cooling efficiency is behind the grill of your 2011 Subaru Outback but in front of the radiator. You will want to measure at the front of your vehicle to make sure there is room to mount part # D12906 as it measures 13 inches wide and 7-1/2 inches tall. Another Transmission...
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  • Does Transmission Cooler Install for 2004 Ford F-150 Require Hose Fittings
  • You will want to use the hose fittings part # D13024 and # D13025 when installing the transmission cooler part # D12903 on your 2004 Ford F-150. They will make the process much easier and allow you to not have to cut and flare any hard lines.
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  • Derale Transmission Cooler Installation in 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • The bolt shown in the linked video for Derale cooler # D13503 is installed in the hose only temporarily to prevent the transmission fluid from leaking out. The bolt is shown being removed at the 7:48 mark. When installing Derale transmission cooler # D13503 in your Honda Odyssey you will use only one of the two OEM transmission lines, the return line which will be the cooler of the two. This Derale product installs downstream of the OEM cooler and provides supplementary cooling to help...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2004 Acura MDX
  • I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503. This kit includes the complete mounting kit and OEM spec hose with stainless steel clamps and Insta-dapt adapter. This cooler measures 11 inches wide x 8-3/4 inches tall x 17/8 inches deep. You are correct that the best mounting location to provide the best airflow is in front of the radiator. The most efficient type of transmission cooler is the stacked plate cooler. The plate-fin cooler is not quite as...
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  • How Much Transmission Fluid Will the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503 Need
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503 for your 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L will hold about 5-1/2 to 6 ounces of transmission fluid. This will vary not only by the length of hose you use, like you mentioned, but also how much fluid is lost during the installation. Just be sure you have a little over 6 ounces and you should be good to go. Attached is an installation video of this cooler on a 2016 Pilot that you can reference.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic With 5.3L Engine
  • When it comes to transmission coolers, the rule is that you want the largest and most efficient cooler you can fit in your vehicle because you cannot overcool fluids. For your 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic with a 5.3L engine I highly recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13504 because it is a Plate and Fin cooler which agitates fluid extremely efficiently and because of its large size at 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. To install this cooler you will only...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2014 Honda Odyssey
  • With the use of a cargo carrier a transmission cooler is not normally used, but a cooler will prolong the life of a transmission towing or not so it's a great idea for your 2014 Honda Odyssey. We installed the Derale part # D13502 on a 2014 Honda Odyssey and it worked very well. Check out the install video that will walk you through the process. This would be a great choice for you.
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  • What Do Class Ratings for Transmission Coolers Mean
  • Transmission coolers like the Derale # D13503 that fits your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado with 4.8L V8 engine using adapter # D13035 are given a class rating to help customers select one. Because we are in the towing industry, our customers are used to seeing Class ratings on their trailer hitches, so this is an easy way to alert the customer as to which cooler is the most efficient for their towing needs. Therefore we use the Class rating to let customers know that if they have a Class II...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler with Fan for 2012 Chevy Suburban
  • I spoke with my contact at Derale and he said that your 2012 model Chevy Suburban 1500 uses 1/2 inch transmission lines so the Derale Hyper-Cool Transmission Cooler # D13960 won't be the best option. For your Suburban you will instead want the Derale Hyper-Cool # D15960 which is essentially the same cooler with fan but designed to work with the 1/2 inch lines. An adapter isn't needed as the compression fitting that comes included with this cooler should work perfectly. A transmission...
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  • Which Transmission Cooler is Best for 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • The # D13503 is a slightly larger cooler than the # D13502 (about 1-1/2 inches taller). The bigger cooler you can fit on your vehicle the better so I would recommend the # D13503 as it would cool your transmission fluid better than the # D13502. Coolers aren't vehicle specific so either would technically fit, but the bigger one will do a better job. I attached the install video you referenced as well.
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  • Best Transmission Cooler for a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country
  • The best transmission cooler we have for your 2014 Chrysler Town and Country with the 3.6L v6 engine is the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13503. This cooler will be the perfect size for your Town and Country and will come with everything needed for installation. The cooler transmission fluid temperatures are going to do wonders to not only improve the performance of your transmission while under load but also increase its longevity. The number one killer of...
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  • Can Transmission Cooler be Filled Prior to Installing on a 2012 Toyota Sienna
  • When installing a transmission cooler like part # D13503 on your 2012 Toyota Sienna you definitely can fill it up prior to the installation. Just be mindful that you may potentially lose some of the transmission fluid during the installation so I would get some extra just in case. A review video and the installation instructions have been linked for you to reference.
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  • Which Transmission Cooler is Recommended for a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Mounting a trans cooler in front of everything else, radiator and AC condenser, will yield the most cooling ability. The size of the heat exchanger is the factor that weighs most heavily on the cooling ability followed by location and construction/design. The best way to select a cooler is by considering the load you will be towing and the area you will be towing in. The cooler needed to aid in towing a single jet ski in a cool or moderate climate would not be nearly as big as the cooler...
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2017 Ram 1500
  • The Derale Series 6000 cooler part # D12906 would work on your 2017 Ram 1500. For a truck I wouldn't' recommend this as my first choice as it's a little on the smaller size and not the most efficient of designs. Instead I would have recommended something like the # D13503 which is much more efficient at cooling.
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler Required for a 2016 Honda Odyssey to Tow a 1,600 lb Pop-up Camper
  • As always, you will want to make sure that you start off by checking your owner's manual to see if there are any specifications when you are towing with your 2016 Honda Odyssey. I looked at your owner's manual and it looked like Honda requires the installation of an additional transmission cooler in order to tow, but you will want to double check as well. The next thing to note is that it is never a bad thing to add a supplemental cooler to your vehicle when towing. You cannot cool your...
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  • Installing Hoses on Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler
  • The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler - Plate and Fin - 17 Row - Barbed Fitting # FLX400117 has the 3/8 inch barbs. Since the hose doesn't fit as tight as you'd like, I recommend using the Derale High-Temperature Replacement Hose for Transmission Applications - 5' Long # D13016 which does have the 3/8 inch inner diameter. When installing the transmission cooler hoses, I recommend leaving the hose out in the sun for a little while to allow it to heat up a little and become more pliable....
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring Harness, Transmission Cooler and Suspension Enhancement for 2012 Honda Odyssey
  • Let's begin with the trailer hitch. The Curt Class III trailer hitch, part # C13068 offers the best ground clearance of the available Class III hitches so that's the hitch I'd recommend. For the trailer wiring harness, I'd go with the # 118521 from Tow Ready. You'll also need a ball mount like # 2753 and a trailer ball. For a 1-7/8 inch ball, use # 19261 or # 63845 for a 2 inch ball. In the owner's manual, Honda strongly recommends installing a supplemental transmission cooler, like...
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  • Parts Needed for Towing a R-Pod M-178
  • In regards to transmission coolers, the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets # D13502 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Toyota 4Runner. Provided that you have a 4.0L V6 Engine 246 C.I 4WD this cooler is not an entry level device. I have also attached a link to the chain hangers that we have for weight distribution systems. If you can let me know what weight distribution system you have I can make a specific recommendation on chain hangers. In regards...
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  • Should Trans Cooler or Suspension Enhancement be Used for Towing with 2007 Chrysler Town and Country
  • Since you will be pushing the towing limits of your 2007 Chrysler Town and Country it would be a good idea to use an additional transmission cooler as well as a weight distribution (WD) system to help level your entire towing setup. The WD system will actually do a better job at leveling your towing setup than suspension enhancement will. For a transmission cooler I recommend the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13614 because it is a Class V plate-fin cooler which...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler and Helper Springs for 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 z71 & 5th Wheel
  • Although it is not an absolute requirement to upgrade either your suspension or your transmission cooling to tow an 8,000 lb 5th wheel with your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 z71 with 5.3L, I do recommend you consider doing both. The 1500 is not a heavy duty truck so any suspension help you can give to help keep the truck level will increase your driving experience, and any additional cooling to your transmission can only help to prolong the life of your truck. I recommend the Derale...
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  • Transmission Cooler Pan for a 1995 Ford F-350 7.3 Liter with E4OD Transmission
  • The Derale transmission cooler pan, # D14208, is listed as a fit for the 1995 Ford F-350 with the 7.3 liter engine and the E4OD transmission. You may also be interested in a temperature gauge kit # D13009 so you can monitor the transmission fluid temperature. The temperature recommended for optimum life and performance is 160 to 200 degrees.
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  • Can Derale Dyno-Cool Remote Cooler Mount in Front of Radiator in 2010 Chevy Silverado
  • As stated by Derale in the instructions of the Derale Dyno-Cool Remote Cooler with Fan and AN Inlets # D12733, "The purpose of a remote mount cooler is to be able to mount the cooler away from the front of the vehicle therefore not blocking airflow to the radiator/condenser. This cooler can be mounted anywhere space permits." If you are going to be adding a transmission cooler in front of your radiator I instead recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503,...
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5.3 liter Engine a Smart Choice
  • Installing a transmission cooler on a truck like your 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5.3 liter is a very common modification and one that is very possible and not difficult. The Derale cooler part # D13504 that you referenced is a very popular choice for your truck due to it's very efficient design and also it's larger size which helps with the cooling capabilities. You want to install the cooler on the return line of the transmission lines after it's passed through the radiators so that...
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  • Availability of Transmission Cooler for a 2012 Nissan Quest
  • Your 2012 Nissan Quest has a CVT transmission. Not all of this style of transmission are compatible with coolers. If you can find external lines that run from the transmission to the radiator then you can use a transmission cooler like the # D13503 which measures 11" wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. The best way to pick out a transmission cooler is to go with the largest one available that will fit the room in front of the radiator. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler Necessary on a 2011 Honda CR-V
  • According to my research, the towing capacity of the 2011 CR-V is 1500 lbs. It appears that at most, you will not exceed 2/3 of this capacity, even when you are towing your heavier trailer. Even though you have plenty of remaining capacity, and even with the OEM cooler (probably incorporated into the radiator), a transmission cooler is really inexpensive insurance for your transmission. A supplemental cooler will do an excellent job of providing extra protection to your transmission,...
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  • Could Derale Combo Transmission Cooler D15200 Fit 2017 Toyota Tacoma with 2.7 Liter
  • You'll have to compare the dimensions of the Derale Remote Electra-Cool Combo Engine and Transmission Cooler Assembly # D15200 to the available space in your 2017 Toyota Tacoma since this doesn't have a specific fit list. Basically as long as you have room for it you'll be good. Since it has it's own fan having access to air flow is not super important either. I attached a picture that shows it's dimensions.
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  • Transmission Cooler For 2014 Honda CR-V AWD EX For Towing Trailer Across Country
  • A transmission cooler will definitely help to prolong the life of your transmission and decrease the wear on your 2014 Honda CR-V while towing the utility trailer. I recommend to use the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets part # D13502 which is a popular option because of it's flat plate and fin design that allows the fluid to cool faster. Transmission coolers lower the operating temperature of the oil by up to 60 degree which can double both the life of...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2008 Honda Pilot Towing Small Trailer
  • Addition of power steering and transmission coolers to a towing vehicle is a great way to reduce stress on and prolong the life of these systems, which bear much of the burden from a towed trailer. Even when you're not towing these coolers will make things easier on your powertrain. I recommend the high-efficiency Class III Derale Transmission Cooler # D13503 since it provides the most cooling action for its reasonable size, only 11- x 8-3/4-inches. This is best placed in front of your...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2011 Chevy Suburban
  • You most likely don't have a factory transmission cooler on your 2011 Suburban 5.3 Vortec. If you are getting high temps like that, I recommend installing an aftermarket transmission cooler. It is easily installed in line with your radiator. I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class IV - Efficient # D13504. This cooler is 11 inches by 12 inches by 7/8 inch. It will prolong the life of your transmission. I recommend getting the Derale...
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  • 2019 Ram 3500 Dually 6.7 L Diesel Transmission and Oil Cooler Options
  • The stacked plate transmission cooler part # D54008 that you referenced is a fit for your 2019 Ram 3500 with a 6.7 liter Cummins diesel engine and would do an excellent job keeping your transmission fluid temps down. Since you are wanting an oil cooler as well another option is the Derale Combination cooler part # D15902 which is a combination oil and transmission fluid cooler that comes with correct thread size to fit your truck's oil filter.
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  • Will Transmission Cooler Increase 2006 Honda CR-V's Towing Capacity
  • A transmission cooler, such as the Derale Transmission Cooler # D13503, will not increase the towing capacity of your vehicle. Transmission coolers are designed to help improve your CR-V's overall performance and will help prolong the life of your transmission by further cooling the transmission fluid. If you plan on towing with your CR-V, I highly recommend using a transmission cooler in your vehicle to extend the life of your transmission. There are no towing components that will...
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  • Choosing a Transmission Cooler for a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • If you were going to ask for a transmission cooler recommendation for a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee then I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13502 which is going to be the perfect size. The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler part # FLX400117 is a good option as well but I prefer Derale to Flex-a-lite. In regards to the class rating, I would not get too caught up in this as it is really just a made up guide we use to try and help consumers choose...
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