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Transmission Cooler Fan CFM?

I have a TCI trans cooler. I've decided to mount it in the trunk and put an electric fan on it to keep it cool. The trans coolers dimensions are 15x10x.75. I have a fairly serious build that should be doing somewhere between 750 to 800 HP. I also have a 5000 RPM stall converter. This is a strip only car. My question is what CFM fan should I get or do I need? The fan will be 10 inches in diameter. The CFM ratings are anywhere from 400 to 1100 CFM. I'm not worried about cost. But I am worried about depleting the battery because I don't be running an alternator. So what do you guys think? How much CFM is needed?

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I have a TCI trans cooler. I've decided to mount it in the trunk and put an electric fan on it to keep it cool. The trans coolers dimensions are 15x10x.75. I have a fairly serious build that should be doing somewhere between 750 to 800 HP. I also have a 5000 RPM stall converter. This is a strip only car. My question is what CFM fan should I get or do I need? The fan will be 10 inches in diameter. The CFM ratings are anywhere from 400 to 1100 CFM. I'm not worried about cost. But I am worried about depleting the battery because I don't be running an alternator. So what do you guys think? How much CFM is needed?

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Track only cars....we don't run a cooler let alone a fan. If you must use one for self assurance then look at the Moroso unit. It's fairly small and very light. My .02 worth

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Track only cars....we don't run a cooler let alone a fan. If you must use one for self assurance then look at the Moroso unit. It's fairly small and very light. My .02 worth

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So do you plug the holes for the lines in the transmission or do you just run a line from one outlet directly to the other?

And thanks for the reply by the way.
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Link em together. Don't plug them!

I do suggest you use a deep pan with a temp gauge so you can see what the temps are. Safe keeping

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Link em together. Don't plug them!

I do suggest you use a deep pan with a temp gauge so you can see what the temps are. Safe keeping
I kind of figured plugging them was a bad idea but I just thought I'd ask. Thanks for the input. I'm not going to worry about a fan but I am going to run the trans cooler that I have simply because I have already run the braided lines up to the front of the car and I have a transcooler already. so it is just a bolt on deal at this point. If I didn't have one already I'd just loop the lines as you suggested. I think technically you just saved me some money so THANKS!!
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