Category Archives: Dodge Ram 5.9L Cummins Transmission Cooler 1994-2002

Next Generation Cooling – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 4: Testing

Variables and constants – the two most important aspects of any scientific venture. For any test result to be accurate, a set of constants must be tested against one variable. The key in that equation being that there is only one variable. This concept becomes increasingly elusive as you begin adding more and more systems to the equation. Controlling our … Continue Reading ››

Next Generation Cooling – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 3: Production

Imaginative. Innovative. Forward-thinking. All adjectives that Dodge used in 1994 to describe their new Ram pickup design. Coincidentally, they’re also words we like to live by here at Mishimoto. Just because something hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. That’s the philosophy we’re taking for our direct-fit 1994-2002 Ram Cummins transmission cooler. It’s been a challenge to … Continue Reading ››

Next Generation Cooling – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype

There’s nothing more teeth-grindingly irritating than spending hours building and tweaking your truck, only to be let down by the one part you didn’t touch. If you’re lucky, you can continue your trip, only slightly delayed. If you’re not lucky, one-third of the way to your destination you will have to turn back, painfully aware of your throttle input and … Continue Reading ››

Next Generation Cooling – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

1994 was an eventful year.  Nelson Mandella became the president of South Africa, OJ Simpson gave the Ford Bronco some free air-time, and Dodge released the 2nd generation Ram pickup that would define the brand for the next thirteen years. IMG_8919 Breaking the blocky, sedan-like mold poured by their competitors’ previous generations, the … Continue Reading ››