Review of Derale Transmission Coolers - Plate-Fin Cooler - D33503

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Derale Transmission Coolers - Plate-Fin Cooler - D33503 Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler with Barb Inlets. This is a Class IV transmission cooler and basically this is going to help to prolong the life of our transmission and improve the overall performance that we get from our vehicle by preventing any kind of heat related failures. This is going to cool down that transmission fluid as its flowing through our vehicle. A lot of times if you're trying to get the most out of an older vehicle, maybe it's seen a few years and it just needs all the help it can get or you're using your vehicle to do some medium to light duty towing. This is going to help to make sure that we don't have to cut our vacation short or cause any delays by having to deal with a overheated engine.So it's the plate-fin style, it's going to be the plates running across there. Those are turbulator plates for more efficient cooling.

They're 3/4" wide. Turn it to the side, those are 3/4" wide there and then we'll have all the fins sort of running back and forth like little ribbons in there. That helps to increase the overall surface area to cool everything down more efficiently and a lot quicker than we typically get from our transmission as it is.This is recommended for medium to full size cars and intermediate SUVs that are again going to be doing some light to medium duty towing and just trying to get the most out of those vehicles. We'll have our inlets which are 11/32" hose barbs. The gross vehicle weight rating for this is 20,500 pounds.

As far as the overall dimensions, it's about 11" wide from the outside edge of those inlets, and then if we turn it on to the side from the top of the inlet to the bottom of that cylinder, it's about 8-3/4" tall. If we go from the top of the inlet to the bottom of the mounting flange, it's a little bit longer and that would be about 9-3/4", or about 9-5/8".Our thickness overall, it's about seven eighths of an inch to that outer cylinder. The distance between the inlets, center to center, is about 10-1/4", and then for our mounting holes, the distance between those at the widest point, center to center, again it's about 6-3/4", and then for the two narrower ones it's about 5-1/2".If you want to get a complete installation kit that comes with a hose and some mounting hardware, you can find a lot of options available here a One of those would be Part Number D13006, that's going to come with some of your 3/8" hose that can withstand the heat of that and also some rods and other hardware to get this installed.Again, there's a lot of different configurations out there, so definitely search around at to find the right configuration for you. This does come with a one-year warranty.And that's going to do it for our look at the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler with Barb Inlets..

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