I'm in the Chicago area. My temps never really concerned me locally but last year we went to the Grand Canyon and Hoover dam, there were a few days 110+ and the temps towing were a little more than I was used to seeing and wanted to try and improve it a little if possible. After talking to several vendors and PPE and Suncoast it didn't sound like an upgraded cooler was going to be available anytime soon for this model. As I said earlier, Ron over at Suncoast gave me the heads up that he had done it with good results. So I gave it a try and just wanted to put it out there for others to see and comment on it. I'm not sure what kind of improvement it will produce but in theory (and on Ron's recommendation) I'm expecting some improvement. As for how long, it took me a couple days but that involved trying to figure it out the first time and needing to wait to get to my workplace where I was able to make the brackets. If I had the brackets and angle material in my hands at the start I can't see it taking more than 1-2 hours,it's actually pretty simple to do. I've got some more pics if you want, pm me your email address and I'll send them to you.Jettech - how long did it take you to do this? I been wanting to see how this was done - Great write up. Where do you live? Do you think it will make a difference? I live in a hot area and tow in the summer where I see my trans temp raise more than I like.
Nothing really,I looked at their site and they don't list any coolers specifically for the Allison. The one you referred to looks like the ports come out the bottom,90 degrees different than the 06, so you would have to find the required fittings to turn 90 degrees and mate to the stock lines also, because I don't think the line fittings come off the stock cooler. This is just a simple relocation that doesn't really have much if any out of pocket expense depending on your resources.what would be stopping you from, say, getting a large GVW rated cooler from tru-cool or something and doing just as much fab work to mount it to that bracket? probly a dumb question
google "all season diesel performance" look under trans line repair kit. I won't post the link because it doesn't look like he's a site supporter here. Guys name is Tony Burkhart. He's the only person I've seen so far that has a repair kit made up for the leaky lines. I just had all 3 of mine replaced by the dealer,GM covered mine after raising hell. When they leak again I'll probably go with this kit.That's great that there was a noticable difference. Since I've moved mine I too have noticed a drop - but the real test will be in a few months in this Az heat. I did notice that one of my tranny lines is starting to leak a little. I don't know if it was from removing the lines or not but I have to check it out on my next day off. It looks like I might be in line to fix these lines.