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Thread: Low temp thermostat
04-25-2009, 05:02 PM #1
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?SrA Mason
2011 Victory Red Chevy Silverado Crew Cab LT Z71
1000Watt Sony amp
2-10inch subs in custom box
04-25-2009, 05:19 PM #2
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.
04-25-2009, 06:09 PM #3
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 degreeMy trucks!
1996 GMC Suburban SLT
1997 GMC Yukon SLT
04-27-2009, 10:34 PM #4
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
- '07 Silverado Classic - 4.3, 5spd, reg. cab, short bed, 2wd, silver....Magnaflow, K&N 63series kit, Hypertech Max Energy, CFM Tech tb, 180* tstat, McGaughys 2/4 drop, 275/55-17 tires(stock painted rims), billet grill, Pioneer cd, Sony Xplod speakers/sub, 1000w Crunch amp. Jba headers and Wynjammer s/c coming soon!
- '98 Grand Prix GTP - modded - *SOLD*
04-28-2009, 04:18 AM #5
Any good brands for the 180 thermostat?
04-28-2009, 05:58 AM #6
04-28-2009, 07:30 AM #7
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.99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
Hypertech III, K&N, true dual
04-28-2009, 08:37 AM #8
04-28-2009, 09:01 AM #9
Mr gasket makes a high flo model
Robert Shaw makes a good one also
Here is some info on stats
04-28-2009, 10:34 AM #10
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
2003 Z71 Silverado LS
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Billet Grill insert
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Waiting to be installed
Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)
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