Unsealed 4X4 Garage – DIY Series
You want to know a fact? Manual transmissions in 4WDs are becoming a thing of the past. Automatics offer so many advantages, both on-road and off-road, but one thing they do not like is heat. Yep, heat is the enemy of autos and is caused by slipping in the gearbox when working hard. Now, did you know your automatic gearbox has a cooling system just like your engine? While it might be up to the task on a stock vehicle that isn’t heavily laden, throw a camper trailer on the back and a few weighty accessories on your vehicle and it will quickly reach the limits of safe operation. This is why it is a good idea to invest in additional cooling for your auto – just like these vehicle-specific DIY kits from Drivetech 4×4. We had Brad along for the ride. He discusses the benefits and how to install one into a new Toyota HiLux.