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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.

Mishimoto Mustang trans cooler
Mishimoto Mustang trans cooler

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.

Mustang Trans Coolers
Mustang Trans Coolers
Mustang Trans Coolers
Mustang Trans Coolers

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.

Mustang GT donor vehicle
Mustang GT donor vehicle
Mustang trans cooler installed
Mustang trans cooler installed
Mustang trans cooler installed
Mustang trans cooler installed
Mustang trans cooler installed
Mustang trans cooler installed
Mustang auto trans cooler lines installed
Mustang auto trans cooler lines installed

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!

Coming Up!

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.

Thanks for reading!

-Sara

4 thoughts on “Keep your Cool- Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype Fitment”

  1. I’m glad you’ve decided to tackle this project. There certainly isn’t a lot of real estate here. If you add an intercooler/heat exchanger for a supercharger, air might be passing over the oil cooler (Mishimoto product MMOC-MUS8-15), an intercooler, the AC condenser, an automatic transmission cooler (Mishimoto product MMTC-MUS-15) AND finally the radiator. Is there a limit as to how many layers of radiators will work? Will you test a mustang with ALL of the coolers you offer for this model? For the GT350, Ford decided to use that space in front behind the bumper cover on both sides of the radiator for the oil and transmission coolers. Any chance that space would work? Will you tackle a differential cooler (like the GT350 has) next?

    1. Bill,

      Great questions! You are right that there is only so much real estate at the front of any car. Because of this we would certainly consider testing with all of our cooling products on the same car. We have not yet been able to get our hands on a supercharged mustang to test the effects of an intercooler on our cooling package, so if you know of any willing to come test at our facility please let me know!

      -Sara

  2. Good day,

    Im interested in the 2015+ Mustang GT Auto Gearbox Oil cooler, would like pricing and availibility as we are located in South Africa.

    Regards
    Kevin

    1. Hi Kevin,

      Your best bet would be to find a distributor local to you in South Africa. You can find one by going to our store locator page here: https://www.mishimoto.com/storelocator/ or by going to our site and clicking “Where to Buy”

      Feel free to let me know if you have any questions, thanks!

      -Steve

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