Very cool. FYI, the 2001 and 2002 Troopers have an electric fan on the Pass. side for the AC system. So you might need to find a different location instead. Cool info tad.Tad said:I recently installed a transmission cooler (and trailer hitch) onto my 1994 Trooper. I have had a transmission temperature gauge in it for about 5 months and have gotten a pretty good idea of the temperature that the transmission normally runs at. In the output line from the transmission, the temperature is usually around 210F. This creeps up to 225-230F in stop and go DC beltway traffic.
I had it go to 275F (which is bad) while doing 85mph with my 33" tires on in 90 degree heat. Slowing down kept it in the safe range, but I didn't like that experience.
With the new transmission cooler (installed in the return line to the transmission), the output temperature is now below 200 almost all of the time. It will creep up to around 215 in heavy slow traffic, but since there isn't much airflow across the cooler then, there isn't a lot that I can do about it. I run 190 on the highway now, which makes me feel MUCH better.
I installed the "18,000-lbs" 3/4"x11"x7.25" stacked plate cooler, made by Hayden.
It is mounted in front of the radiator on the passenger's side. I chose to use the metal mounting brackets (bent by hand) instead of the plastic "through radiator type." One corner bolts to the headlight mount, one to the top near the hood latch, and one to the bottom of the hoot latch strut. The 4th corner uses the bracket to prevent the cooler from moving back into the radiator, but it isn't bolted to the truck, only the cooler.