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    Trans Cooler lines (pic for an easy answer)

    So i was talking to firebirdjones last night and was told that the return line on the stock transmission cooler was located on the bottom of the radiator, and that the return line also had a clamp on it so it would be easy to tap into to use the stock transmission cooler first, then to the aftermarket. But when i looked today the return line is crimped, and the line going TO the cooler is the one with the clamp. Should i use the aftermarket cooler first? or will i have to take off the crimped return line?


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    Sorry my bad,,,the line with the squeeze clamp should be the return line, that's the one to tap into. I was thinking it ran to the bottom.

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    so the return line is on top? why would it be one top/ i would think that the inlet line would be on the top and the return line on the bottome. given the fact that i am hammered on this saturday night im willin gt for explanations. just want to to know tha tthe return line is on thetop then.... if that is the truth... thansk guys... rough night. just want to ebe able to figure this out in the morningh. sol then is my retarded self got this shit backwards? the return line is on the to[????? please help my drunk ass figger this shit ass out.... dunk ah shay11111

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    the clamped line is the one you tap into for adding a trans cooler

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    Does it matter where the inlet/ outlet hoses face? My cooler is too big to put sideways on the radiator. Would it be better to mount it with the lines on the top or bottom? Thanks for all the help with this guys!

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    I mounted mine lines down

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeach View Post
    Does it matter where the inlet/ outlet hoses face? My cooler is too big to put sideways on the radiator. Would it be better to mount it with the lines on the top or bottom? Thanks for all the help with this guys!
    that's fine, ass long as it gets good air.

    Here's how I used to mount them...


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    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy 2-1 View Post
    that's fine, ass long as it gets good air.

    Here's how I used to mount them...

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    I think he actually means cooler lines up down or side ways in front of the radiator. That guys way is ok too but if you can fit it up front do it. Iinlet and outlet lines down are fine but make sure they don't kink or rub. I took a piece of larger tube and cut it open and slid it over my rubber lines to keep them from rubbing on the lower radiator support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaycenK View Post
    I think he actually means cooler lines up down or side ways in front of the radiator. That guys way is ok too but if you can fit it up front do it. Iinlet and outlet lines down are fine but make sure they don't kink or rub. I took a piece of larger tube and cut it open and slid it over my rubber lines to keep them from rubbing on the lower radiator support.
    Or do what I did and bend up all steel lines and flare fittings so you don't have to worry about rubbing through or potential leaks down the road.

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    Awesome thanks for the info guys! I'll be tryin to hook it all up tomorrow when i throw my stall in. Hopefully these are all of the questions i have!

    Daren

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