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Transmission Cooling Poll (start of 2013!)

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Poll: Trans Coolers

Transmission cooling

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ian.r

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Whats your transmission cooler of choices?



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I like the one that works the best! ;)  


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i would have to suggest the ams kit then... but I've yet to hear customer reviews yet. otherwise hks greedy and ssp front mount all give similar temps and each has its pros and cons. for the money the ams kit cools the whole system so no need for extra coolers for each... eg trans, coolant and engine. id like to see a thread on it on this forum with some data.
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I second Ian on the AMS deal.

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I like the one that works the best! ;)  

 

 

Does anyone know which manufacturers have published specs or test data?



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My vote goes to the HKS. It's a proven cooler that has tons of positive reviews. We have used several of them with great success. It may be the most widely used cooler to date. I am eager to see the results of the AMS, but with it being such a new kit there does not seem to be many reviews to date.


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I'm very interested in the Greddy cooler may be my next big purchase? Is it similar in regards to the HKS that is needs the wires lengthened and a new wiper reservoir installed? I see that the HKS one comes with the reservoir.
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I have the HKS cooler. So far it's working flawlessly.

Two track days so far, the second with both my wife and I driving in alternate groups. Car was on the track for 50-55 mins every hour all day long. Running as fast as we could with well worn OEM tires--transmission in auto mode--the highest tranny oil temp we saw was 210F (75 degrees ambient temp that day).

 

On the street, never goes past 174F, even in 105 degree heat. 


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i hear good things from both. they both work a bit differentlly. some shops like one over the other. spe are pretty knowledgeable about the greddy unit if you want to ask them for definitive info.

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Just installed the AMS race kit this week and will let you guys know how i like it when i get some seat time with it


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The HKS and Greddy kits are very clean in that they also use the factory placement opposite of the factory oil cooler. It's too bad we don't have any vendors making a similar kit for much less. I'd buy it right away if the price was fair.


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I'll get you some info on our World Challenge set up. Not sure what my guys did, but we have aux trans and diff coolers operated via toggle switch in cockpit. Our home track is a very tight and technical track that requires lots of shifting. With the new set up I never see trans oil temps over 210 which is pretty remarkable IMHO.


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I just installed an HKS cooler and the quality and OEMness amazes.
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I'm very interested in the Greddy cooler may be my next big purchase? Is it similar in regards to the HKS that is needs the wires lengthened and a new wiper reservoir installed? I see that the HKS one comes with the reservoir.


Wires must be lengthened, but PM nickTo as he might have a better solution (but I can't speak for him)

You must buy the washer tank separately.

The greddy removes the OEM cooling when it is activated, and as a result is a very different solution.

In practice, there seems to be very little difference in function. The HKS one has nicer grommets, and vibration isolation. Ingot the greddy one as the HKS one was unavailable. I have been very happy with the unit, however.

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HKS for me. Just make sure you check that the fluid lines running in the tunnel under the passenger compartment aren't rubbing anything. On my car & on my brother's, the lines were clearly rubbing some of the (aftermarket) exhaust pipe flanges - looked like it was occurring when the car was experiencing high lateral load.


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Does anyone know which manufacturers have published specs or test data?

HKS is the only company I know of that has published real data for the cooling effectiveness of their setup. AMS system looks good and they gave an initial set of just single numbers, but those were not correct and they might have revised them. In any case a single number is not very useful as temperature keeps climbing the more laps you run, and the result is also dependent on how hard and fast you are driving and on the ambient temperature. Here is the data on the HKS DCT, which is what I have and it works flawlessly. Others surely work as well, but you only get to try one, as it it far too much trouble and too expensive to experiment.

 

Charts show HKS DCT cooler effect on both transmission fluid and engine coolant temperatures, with and without. Each spike in the water temp chart represent one lap. Car they ran also has their GT600 kit, so power is higher than OEM, which also affects all the temperatures. DCT temp stabilizes at 127C (260F) and water temperature is dropped about 5C (9F). I rarely see anything above 120C (248F) with mine and OEM 2009 power. And I am running 30/70 antifreeze mix which also helps all temps

 

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Price for this 

HKS 27002-AN002 Dual Clutch Transmission Cooler Kit for Nissan R35

on Amazon is $2050, which is much less than I paid about 4-5 years ago. Install with a lift takes the better part of a day if you've never done one before. 


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HKS for me also...never had any tranny temp issues on the track...just oil


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Just installed the AMS race kit this week and will let you guys know how i like it when i get some seat time with it


Will be very interested in your results. It's a damn shame it took them so long to release this kit, but all of the components should work great on the road course.

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I have been waiting to see reviews on that AMS setup as its very expensive, I want to make sure it is true to AMS and their quality.

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Very keen to hear the results of this poll as I am looking for the most affordable but effective transmission cooler.







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