Prior to dropping my van off at SMB West, I took it to Zylstra's and had a Mag-Hytec tranny pan and an Edge Insight Monitor installed.
On the trip from Zylstra to SMB West the temp ran at about 170. The van went back to Zylstra for a couple to address a couple of issues. Today I drove it back to SMB West from Zylstra's post conversion. Transmission temp was about 205. Not good.
Besides the Aluminess front bumper, I also added the transmission skid plate. My first thought was that the skid plate may be the problem. However, after re-reading this thread, I'll bet it is the bumper.
Great info on this thread. Looks like I'll be looking for some insulation and another cooler. Not sure how long it will be before my wallet recovers...