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We added a layer of insulation between the tub and the carpet when we had Number 7 apart installing the cage. We also thought the floor got awfully hot at times, but just chalked it up to living in Arizona. The insulation we used came from Lowe's or Home Depot. It resembles those insulated sun shields like this on at Amazon, but it was just the material. It made a big difference. Diane :rolleyes:

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Thanks Diane.

 

Yea I may try that or put up with it till the 33" are toast drop on the BL throw some of that barrier in and pop on some 35". I remember my other tj's getting warm on warm days. I do live in hell er St George, and this is my 1st auto so it is all probably a combo of issues.

 

The cats should be fine. It is low miles over all 66k, and I have plenty of power for the 4.0.

 

This winter I will be doing some more mods along with a tranny cooler, rubi crawler, and some new axles with 4.56 gears. So I'll just wear boots till I get everything gather lol. THe cooler will be going on soon tho

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If you are still considering a tranny cooler I would recommend a "Tru-Cool" brand. Its a full radiator style cooler. The model I use is this [URL]http://www.makcotransmissionparts.com/4921-1.html[/URL]. 30K GVW and comes with mounting hardware. I run mine dedicated and have never seen it above 185* between crawling or highway mountain passes loaded down. Crusing on the trail or cruising on asphalt It hovers around 160. The only problem I have noticed is cold starts up north during winter. It takes forever for the tranny to warm up but there is a bypass valve available. Personally I think any offroading automatic tranny should have one of these. [URL]http://www.makcotransmissionparts.com/tru-cool-hd.html[/URL] The image below helps for size reference. The radiator in the pic is a stock XJ. [IMG]http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/389258_3029915201660_159426608_n.jpg[/IMG] [URL="http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/389258_3029915201660_159426608_n.jpg"][IMG]http://offroadpassport.com/forum/The%20model%20i%20use%20is%20this%20http://www.makcotransmissionparts.com/4921-1.html[/IMG][/URL]

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This spring I installed a B&M transmission cooler in my 2010 JK. So far, it seems to be doing okay, though I haven't towed anything really heavy yet (hopefully give it a test this fall with the tent trailer).

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This spring I installed a B&M transmission cooler in my 2010 JK. So far, it seems to be doing okay, though I haven't towed anything really heavy yet (hopefully give it a test this fall with the tent trailer).

 

If you are still considering a tranny cooler I would recommend a "Tru-Cool" brand. Its a full radiator style cooler. The model I use is this http://www.makcotransmissionparts.com/4921-1.html. 30K GVW

 

thanks to both of you for the info. I have come back here often to look at options. I really want a cooler so seeing otheres reviews on products is important.

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yea that tru cool looks like a beast. I wonder how it does in front of a full ac condenser and a winch for air flow?

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Does a trans cooler still help dissipate heat even if it is mounted remotely and not in front of the radiator? I understand it would not be as efficient in another location under the vehicle but I am afraid if it would hamper cooling of my new radiator and electric fan.

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Does a trans cooler still help dissipate heat even if it is mounted remotely and not in front of the radiator? I understand it would not be as efficient in another location under the vehicle but I am afraid if it would hamper cooling of my new radiator and electric fan.

Yes it will dissipate some heat, but unless it's getting a decent amount of airflow, it will be ineffective. If you decide it's too much for your cooling system, you can install it remotely, then add a cooling fan to it.

 

example: The early "W" & "D" model Dodge diesel PU's, with auto trans, and HD trailer tow pkg, came equipped with a remote trans cooler & 12V fan, mounted under the right front of the cargo box...;)

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Yes it will dissipate some heat, but unless it's getting a decent amount of airflow, it will be ineffective. If you decide it's too much for your cooling system, you can install it remotely, then add a cooling fan to it.

 

example: The early "W" & "D" model Dodge diesel PU's, with auto trans, and HD trailer tow pkg, came equipped with a remote trans cooler & 12V fan, mounted under the right front of the cargo box...;)

 

Thank you for the response. I am just concerned with the new set up in my jeep. I did research, but against the advice of an old friend I bought an aluminum radiator. I only bought one because Novak had one rated for a V8, and more importantly it came with a direct bolt in cradle that keeps it isolatedyet allowing movement/flex as to avoid the cracks found in some aluminum radiators. I would just hate to compromise that benefit by mounting the cooler to it.

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