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: 180 T-Stat installed


AT'sGCSRT8
03-31-2007, 01:27 AM
Did my first performance mod tonight with the help of my brother (thanks again) and it is working as designed after first having air in the system. I was acctually worried I had just screwed up my Jeep, but after getting the air out the temp now stays around 187*-195*. I must say the pedal did feel like it had a little more behind it but I guess it will be track times that proves it.

Goldengreek5
03-31-2007, 09:01 AM
I finally had mine installed yesterday. Took a while to get used to seeing the temps so low!! I love it.

MNBob
04-01-2007, 08:30 PM
What brand and part number did each of you use?

I want to go to a 180 this summer.

Goldengreek5
04-02-2007, 08:11 AM
What brand and part number did each of you use?

I want to go to a 180 this summer.
I went with the stant. Cant remember the part number off hand. I'll get back to you. But with the tstat, and fan mod, I ran my best times at the track yesterday. 13.22 @ 103.05. My highest trap speed before was 101.56, and my best time was 13.4. Definately made a difference.

pjvreede
04-02-2007, 03:22 PM
What brand and part number did each of you use?

I want to go to a 180 this summer.

At autozone, the "4128" is the 180 degree motorad/valuecraft thermostat that they sell. It's 63.5 mm diameter (stock is 63 mm), so you'll need to grind down the edges a bit to have it fit without cutting up the rubber gasket.