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Cooltech Oil Cooler Kit Install Q's

Trying to finish up the install and have a question regarding block adapter to thermostat housing hose routing. I sent Kendall/Cooltech an email yesterday but know he's a busy guy so hoping some who have done the install could comment.

According to the install instructions the adapter threads should face down and slightly forward. This leads me to believe the hoses should be routed under the sway bar and front subframe/radiator support. I tried routing both over and under and neither seem like the obvious solution to me. Over and seems like the hoses are a bit too long and pushed against the fan assembly. Under and looks like I need to trim the access panel a bit and probably tie down the hoses. Not a big deal at all but perhaps I'm missing something altogether.

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The two block adapter to thermostat housing hoses appear to be identical in length. The other two hoses (cooler to thermostat) are mounted correctly according to the instructions and fit well. The instructions make it very clear which hoses belong on which run so I don't think this is the issue. Overall the instructions are very good, expect for any picture/explanation detailing intended routing of the other two hoses.

Again, not a bid deal and I can certainly make it work. Just curious how other have routed these before I button everything up.
 

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