Category Archives: Ford F-150 Transmission Cooler 2011-2014

In Capable Hands – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 3: Production

After months of measuring, modeling, designing and prototyping, the time has finally come to put our 2011–2014 Ford F-150 and 2010–2014 Ford Raptor transmission cooler to the test and hopefully put your F-150 in capable hands.

Our last post for this transmission cooler ended with a successful test fit of our 3D printed prototype and a decision to be made. We had two options for our transmission cooler’s core: tube and fin, or stacked plate. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. Tube-and-fin coolers flow and cool well but aren’t quite as durable … Continue Reading ››

In Capable Hands – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Design

The key to great engineering is often making the most of what you’re given—using the resources available to you in the most efficient way possible. When we last talked about the 2011-2014 F-150 transmission cooler, we noted that Ford’s engineers left a lot on the table. Behind the grille of the F-150 lays a transmission cooler that’s only using about half of the resources given to it. But we’re not about to let that extra space go to waste. In this post, our engineer will leverage simplicity and creativity to make the most of what the 2011-2014 … Continue Reading ››

In Capable Hands – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

When most people imagine a truck built for towing, they probably imagine a huge, lifted diesel billowing black smoke out of the exhaust. But, it doesn’t take a behemoth to tow, just ask anybody who owns a 2011-2014 F-150 with a tow package.

While the F-150 is one of the smallest trucks on the road today, it’s also one of the most capable. We’ve said it in almost every F-150 post on our blog because it’s true: The F-150 is at home anywhere from the work site to the grocery store. Select the appropriate combination of engine, … Continue Reading ››