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Any issues with those zip-tie transmission cooler set-ups for the 3rd Gen. 4Runners?

Old 05-22-2013, 07:47 AM
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Any issues with those zip-tie transmission cooler set-ups for the 3rd Gen. 4Runners?

I've read ad nauseam about the 3rd Gen. 4Runners and the infamous "milkshake" issues with the the transmission coolers failing, and have not read anything about the zip-tie mounted transmission coolers having any issues. Reason for my topic question is because I'm a purist at heart, and am leaning towards the TRD transmission cooler, but if I can save a buck or two with installing a quality aftermarket transmission cooler, I will, but not at the expense that it will cause more damage than good, in which case I'll gladly spend the extra money for OE quality.

I've got my new, Koyo radiator, and ScanGaugeII standing by, just need to pull the trigger on the transmission cooler. Here's the list I've compiled from other threads, and I'm leaning towards either the TRD set-up, or the Hayden 405.

B&M 70264
B&M 70268
Hayden 405
Hayden 678

Appreciate your comments.
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Check out this link for more coolers:


This is the one I used. It is the first one listed on the Ebay link.

I used it on my Ford pickup with no issues whatsoever. I made mounts out of aluminum flat stock and mounted it out in front. If you want I can take pics and post them up for you. My Ford was used as a DD/plow truck so I got the biggest I could find, which never hurts because you are adding more fluid to the system which will help keep the auto cool, esp. if you tow. If I were you, I would figure out the biggest size you could physically fit in your 3rd gen 4R and put it in. Or go as big as you can afford. I recommend Tru Cool because that's what I used but B&M's are of the stacked plate design also which is supposed to be better than traditional tube and fin designs. Let me know if I can help bro.
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The is nothing special about the TRD cooler other than the name and price, IMHO.

Tru-Cool ot B&M stacked fin are the way to go. The zip mounts work.

Tru-Cool 4454 has served me well.

There are numerous detailed threads in here on the topic....search is your friend.

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