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    Default Low temp thermostat

    Does anyone have a low temp thermostat? Ive been thinking about getting one for my 05 silverado, how much do they actually help, and any good choices on one?
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    I dont know about using one i a silverado yet, but i had a 180 in my s10 blazer and the only problem i had was it failed emissions so i had to take it out.

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    When I had the intake manifold done I had a 195 put in cause that is what was listed but the truck would get up to 210 before opening and that was too hot compared to my old one.
    I went looking and found Mr. Gasket makes a 180 stat that is a high flow model for about $10 it has worked good so far.
    The Yukon I was going to get another but when I was talking to the guy behind the counter about how the others said they didnt carry standard thermostats that were 180 he says sure we do and went got one down for me.
    $3 for 180 standard stat LOL that is more like it .

    So here are the part numbers for the different temps if you want to try them

    Stant part #
    13009 195 degree
    13008 180 degree
    13006 160 degree
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    I have always run a 180* in my vehicles with at least one 1/8in hole drilled in it(old-school trick to always have flow). A cooler engine generally makes more power. My truck throws an engine code when it's cold out but it does not harm performance. I wouldn't go colder than 180

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    Any good brands for the 180 thermostat?
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    Failsafe is an awesome brand.

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    Going to a colder T-Stat can hurt your MPG and in the wrong environment may not let the heater blow hot air to its fullest, just a few tips to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    Going to a colder T-Stat can hurt your MPG and in the wrong environment may not let the heater blow hot air to its fullest, just a few tips to consider.
    The heater is a good point! My wife did not like the cooling system getting fixed since she was used to truck running warm LOL also the 180 stat didnt help matters any either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1CMason View Post
    Any good brands for the 180 thermostat?
    Stant makes good all around thermostat

    Mr gasket makes a high flo model
    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...4&autoview=sku

    Robert Shaw makes a good one also
    http://flowkoolerwaterpumps.com/cata...ba331d548a1084

    Here is some info on stats

    http://www.are.com.au/feat/techt/thermostat.htm
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    we use stant at our shop and have had very few returns like 5 of 100 come back for and issue that may or may not be related to the tstat

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