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|10-01-2019 11:47 AM|
I spy special fasteners , Tcase adapter plate and a giant Hiem suspention thingy .
NOT your average truck !
That truck might deserve its own feature thread !!
|10-01-2019 10:00 AM|
Do you have any concerns of the oil temps being too low?
What about condensation buildup internally?
What temp does your pump kick on at? (sorry, I think you mentioned it earlier)
|10-01-2019 09:27 AM|
My initial impression is that this Amsoil MTG runs cooler than the Mobil Delvac synthetic 50 with a quart of Amsoil syncromesh added. (To help with tough shifting) without the cooler pump running.
The weather is significantly cooler though so it isn't that much of a direct comparison. If it will warm again I will be able to tell for sure.
Another thing to note is that it seems to be shifting very well.
|09-14-2019 08:59 PM|
|09-14-2019 08:51 PM|
Oh yeah, I remember the Eaton now. Does it run warm without the cooler?
I've got some traction bars on mine that I didn't get the angles right on so they don't let the suspension move like it should. I've learned a lot since then and it's on the to do list to change them. I think if I get the angles right it should allow proper movement and articulation. If I was going to be doing serious off-roading I would go with a ladder bar setup. I've got a little Toyota for that though.
That's a pretty sweet rig you've got.
|09-14-2019 08:25 PM|
Makes sense on the drain plug if it is on the bottom. I would have done the same if that were the case for me.
The truck is a 2003 2500 but heavily modified. I swapped in a 6.7 cummins with an Eaton FSO8406a (much more stout).
The bar above the drive line is a ladder bar. Traction bars are Junk. I am putting 1000 hp thru my axle and I don't get any axle wrap and I also go off roading and I still get full articulation compared to a traction bar setup.
I have had the gear vendors for a couple years. I haven't broken it so far. I have towed an rv with it but I never engaged it while towing. I usually use it when I am unloaded cruising on the freeway. I get 1650 rpm at 70mph with it in the highest gear. Overall I like it but I am worried I could break it if I am too hard on it. My truck weighs 9300lbs with me in it and I can spin my 37inch tires going 70mph. Again, it hasn't broken yet, but i am careful when I use it.
|09-14-2019 05:50 PM|
Originally Posted by Dylanss180 View Post
Also the bar mounted high above your driveline, is that for a traction bar setup?
How long have you run that gear vendors setup? Do you tow with it? How much power are you running through it?
|09-14-2019 03:27 PM|
|Dylanss180||I took some photos of my setup. I have a 34 row exchanger with 1/2 an fittings and lines. My exchanger is over the driveshaft. The oil gets pulled from the drain hole and it gets returned on the fill hole.|
|09-12-2019 03:45 PM|
|slpcrf450x||I really like them. The one on the passenger side has the corrected height fill port for the extra quart of fluid. The one on the driver side that I did all the modifications to was a blank and it's only $45 IIRC. if you were planning on doing a cooler like this I would definitely go with these over something like the fast coolers. There's a significant cost difference and I don't think you get all that much cooling out of bolt on type coolers.|
|09-12-2019 12:30 PM|
whats your review on them? been eyeing for a while and they look very well machined
|09-12-2019 12:07 AM|
I have everything installed short of wiring the pump. I misjudged how much fluid I would need so I had to order more. I had enough to fill the transmission and half of the filter. None of the lines or the cooler are filled yet. I will just not run the pump until I get some more fluid.
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|09-11-2019 10:23 PM|
|Dylanss180||You will like the cooler. I put one on my manual tranny and when towing in 6th, it helps keep the temps down. My heat exchanger is under the cab with a fan.|
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