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Going to be doing some towing

So soon Im going to be doing some towing outa state and back a few times this summer. Ill be towing a Jet Ski along with gear and so on. I know the weight isnt to bad but the heat of where Ill be going is intense.

Sooooooo I want to do some upgrades thatl put less strain on my tranny and engine and help keep everything cool but I'm not sure what to do.

All I have so far that would somewhat help is its regeared to 4:56's
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Probably the best things you can do are A. Regear and B. Bigger trans cooler
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I knew about the trans cooler just didnt know where I could pick one up.
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Any universal one will work, look on Summit Racing. There should be a ton
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you'll be fine. What kinda ski you got?
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The new Honda Turbo's. Finally have something with a turbo haha

Would a programmer help any? I also wanted to get some more umff outa my **** engine.
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trans cooler maybe a shift kit or tuner. shift kit would be nice no matter what. lol
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yea those f15's are pretty nice and quick. Honestly i think you'll be more than fine, everything weighs what like 1.1k?
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Ya pretty much, I'm just trying to be cautious I guess. And I havnt done any new mods in awhile lol
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  • Regear should be standard your auto and 35's thats enough alone to go to 4.56 minimum because your 3.0L
  • Next Trans Temp Gauge is a MUST for towing.
  • here for coolers Search Results for Trans - SummitRacing.com
  • also Trailer brakes will help with stopping
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Iv been looking through the trans coolers, any tips on one I can use along with the one I have now?

And brakes! Its a small trailer but Iv always wanted to get rid of those drums. I rememmber there was a site to buy the kit but I cant remmember the name lol.

And ya I already have gears and recently changed all the fluids in my truck to help with cooling,
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  • Regear should be standard your auto and 35's thats enough alone to go to 4.56 minimum because your 3.0L
  • Next Trans Temp Gauge is a MUST for towing.
  • here for coolers Search Results for Trans - SummitRacing.com
  • also Trailer brakes will help with stopping
trailer brakes? you've got to be kidding lol.

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Ya its a small trailer... wont be needed lol
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Iv been looking through the trans coolers, any tips on one I can use along with the one I have now?
Pick out the largest cooler you can afford and fit in front of your radiator. You can use it inline with your current cooler, but I personally wouldn't bother. Remove the factory cooler and put an aluminum aftermarket on.
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I didn't read the size of the trailer if you said it was talking general towing tips
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trailer brakes on a jet ski .... lmao
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I didn't read the size of the trailer if you said it was talking general towing tips

i know im just messing with you i just really wanted to use that jpeg lol
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Wouldnt placing it infront of my radiator get in the way of airflow?
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Wouldnt placing it infront of my radiator get in the way of airflow?
No. your stock cooler is in front also its made just like a radiator and flows air threw it to the radiator
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