Originally Posted by dansdad
I just found a 5.4 1500
chevy 2006 but with NO towing package I was told pickups of that size engine ALREADY have a larger radiator and tranny cooler. I only need to professionally have a prodigy, and sway braces installed with new hitch. Is that true? Would that be as good as factory??Thank You Dave Gale
Adding a transmission oil cooler, will pay many dividends.
But, don't install the cooler in front of the radiator, or AC heat exchanger.
To remove the heat from the radiator, is great, but you don't want to turn around and put it right back into the radiator.
Install the tranny cooler, below the radiator, behind the bumper, so that it can get plenty of "ram" air when moving.
That installation does 3 things.
1. It removes heat from the radiator.
2. It helps controlling the tranny oil temperature.
3. It helps lowering the engine temperature.
Installing a tranny cooler in front of the radiator, helps with # 2 only.