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Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2008 Honda Pilot Towing Small Trailer


Too many choices, pick one for me? 2008 Honda Pilot special edition 4wd I am looking for a trans cooler sized right, good quality and istallation similar to you youtube video minimal space challenges. I tow a 200 lb max trailer, usuall short distances but ocassional longer. Also, the Honda kit for a tow package includes a power stearing cooler. Is this a common enhancement to consider and if so can you match with the trans coller. Thanks


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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 AC condenser as described in the linked article. I linked an installation video showing this item mounted in a 2006 Pilot, which is part of the same generation as your 2008 model year.

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