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Old 02-17-2021, 08:27 PM   #1
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Any flexible transmission cooler lines

Put an LS into my 72 Blazer with a rebuilt TH350 and used a Dirty Dingo crossmember. Time to hook up new stock cooler lines and there is no way possible with this set up. Anybody recommend a flexible line option.
Since I have the new pre bent and can't send back can I use a combo of braided/hardline to get around the crossmember/header trouble spot.

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Old 02-17-2021, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: Any flexible transmission cooler lines

Thatís exactly what I did on my Jimmy build. I used Russel Proclassic hose and flared sections of the hard line to adapt to it. There are some pictures on pages 2 and 3.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:37 PM   #3
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Re: Any flexible transmission cooler lines

I used hydraulic hose and fittings. 3/8 hose with #6 ends. Do it once and you'll never have any issues. Fairly cheap too.
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Re: Any flexible transmission cooler lines

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I used hydraulic hose and fittings. 3/8 hose with #6 ends. Do it once and you'll never have any issues. Fairly cheap too.
I did this too. Too many hose clamps that failed or slipped and hard lines are just a pain.
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I did this too. Too many hose clamps that failed or slipped and hard lines are just a pain.
I also use hydraulic hose for the high pressure power steering hose. The aftermarket hoses are all Chinese, and most are crap. It's just one less thing to worry about.
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