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trany cooling question

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i live in texas where the weather will sometimes get to a blistering 100 degrees in july and august. but during the winter months its down to 33- 30 degrees sometimes colder. you all that live here know what im talking about.

now my guestion is... if i want to run a aftermarket tranny cooler what should i go with? should i keep it inline with the radiator or completely bypass it?
i will be running a dirtydog converter probably around 3500 stall with the j-mod and 3.73 gears.

as for the fittings what should i use? im leaning more towards hardline all the way to the cooler so i don't have to worry about leaks. if i do go hardline i will be getting a 5/16 stainless tranny line from summit as well as the temp manifold for the guage and 5/16 compression fittings. but the cooler is tripping me up, i don't know what size the inlets are they could be 1/2 or 3/8 so how would i adhapt 5/16 to those sizes
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if you gonna do new hardline might as well just go with 3/8 and provide better flow and cooling.

as with the 3500 stall you'll heat it up faster than stock and with the 3.73 it'll keep the fluid warm and toasty.

to match it up just use some bard fitting and use a tranny rubber hose from autozone to connect it up.

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If you run a standalone cooler(recommended), get a big one and make sure you have a temp gauge.
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i was planning on using that 40,000 GVW cooler from bulkpart.com
as for the trany lines i didn't plan on redoing all of it but rather just that small section in front of the radiator

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That be a good one, don't bother with the temperature bypass valve. Make sure you use good hose and barb fittings.
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dont worry i wont use that... i was doin some research on AN fittings and steel braided hose but im not sure how to hook up AN fittings to a hard line of 5/16. the size hose i will be using will be 3/8 or -6AN. so if that cooler has 3/8 inverted flare i can get a 3/8 NPT fitting for 3/8 hose and run it around the radiator to the hardlines. but how would i attach the two??

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You should be able to use a flare nut and then flare the hardline for an adapter to a AN fitting. I remember thinking through the same setup but never carried it out. Yet.
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does anybody have pics of this particular set up??

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close enough dude thanks...now i have an idea of what i need to do.

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awsome guys... i planed the whole process on paper now i just need to order parts.

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