Keep your Cool- Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype Fitment
In our last post, we took a look at the stock Mustang automatic transmission cooler and our plans to make it even better. We designed the cooler in Solidworks, based off the measurements obtained from both the GT and the stock cooler. We will be doing our R&D with this bold yellow GT, but based on our research, this cooler will fit all models of S550 Mustang including the EcoBoost and V6. But enough about fitments, the prototype is complete! It is time to see how well our digital design translated into a real-life prototype.
So far the trans cooler is looking good. It is much larger than the stock cooler, 50% larger to be exact. The stock cooler comes in at 10 rows, where the Mishimoto cooler doubles its size at 20 rows.
With the stock cooler removed, we must now check the fitment of our trans cooler in the GT. Dan, our engineer, removed the bumper for better access to the cooler and lines.
Success! The Mustang trans cooler fits in the GT like a dream, so there is only one thing left for us to do; nope, not kick up our feet and grab a cold one (that would be after hours) - it's time to move on to testing!
With fitment confirmed, we are on to the good stuff: testing! It is time to put this trans cooler through its paces to see what it can do. Stay tuned for the results of our Mustang GT auto trans cooler testing, and the upcoming pre-sale.
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