Flex-a-lite Transmission Coolers - Tube-Fin Cooler - FLX4116-6V Review

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Review of Flex-a-lite Transmission Coolers FLX4116-6V

Today we are going to take a look at the Flex-a-lite Translife transmission oil cooler and cooler guard kit. This cooler has the -6 am settings and a class 2 rating. This kit will include both the cooler and the cooler guard, and the hardware. This Translife transmission cooler will provide additional cooling to protect your automatic transmission. It is designed to mount in front of your radiator or your air conditioning condenser. Cooler transmission oil gives you more reliable, consistent shifts, and it prevents transmission damage that could happen under extreme towing conditions.

The cooler kit would include the transmission cooler, a mounting hardware for it, and a nice set of insulation instruction. The cooler uses 1/2 inch diameter brass tubing, and what is neat about this cooler is the inside of the tubing. They have a high twist turbulator design, and basically what that allows is as the fluid goes through the tubing action causes it to twist as it goes through and that will improve your heat transfer. The cooler is made with aerospace apoxy construction. The inlet and outlet fitting are a -6 am fitting. It is a 6-pass configuration, and basically that means your fluid will go through the heat exchanger 6 times.

And you can see the tubing, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. This is a class 2 rated cooler. Do you want to get a few dimensions on this. The overall width from the edge of this tube to the edge of this tube is going to be right at 12 inches. The height from the very bottom to the top is going to be right at 7 1/2 inches tall, and the depth of the cooler is right at 3/4 of an inch. On the cooler guard, this is a Flex-a-lite guard.

It is designed specifically for the FLX4116-6 cooler which is this cooler right here. This cooler guard is designed to protect your transmission cooler from damage that could be caused by rocks, road debris, without compromising the cooler's ability to reduce your fluid temperatures. You can see how it would bolt, install right over the cooler to protect the fins of the heat exchanger. The cooler guard will include the aluminum cooler guard itself, the gater clips. The gater clips are nice because they are used to mount the guard.

They bolt right around the tubing and allows you to mount this guard onto the cooler and still provide an air gap between the guard and the cooler which will help with the cooling. All the mounting hardware and a nice set of instructions for the guard itself. Dimensions on the cooler guard: the width of the guard is 9 inches. Now the mounting tabs on each end, they stick out about 3/4 inch. The height is going to be right at 7 3/4 inches tall, and the depth on the guard is going to be right at 1 inch. And again, the guard is designed to fit right over, just like that. That should do it for the review on the Flex-a-lite Translife transmission oil cooler and cooler guard kit. The cooler has the -6 am fitting and a class 2 rating.

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