what everyone needs to realize is there is a nice operating range the motor can sit in and be completely fine. theres a reason why most automakers set the temp gauge to not move as long as the motor temps were within approx a 50 degree range. the srt8 jeep doesnt have that style, instead the temp gauge is real time. this causes the general public to auto assume the motor is running hot.I've got the 180 in the garage ready to go in this weekend. 233 running 80mph is too high.
No, Basically-you can adjust your fans anytime you want, But you won't get the added advantages of having the 180* stat. all the 180* stat does is let the water/coolant circulate earlier/sooner then the 203* that comes with our rig. there is deffinately a difference between the 2. you always want a cooler running motor, always. even in Calgary where it's cooler I suppose.So whats the deal, do you need a 180* stat if you adjust your fans ? I'm in Calgary and even in summer average temps at 15*C with the exception of a few hot weeks. Is there any point in my changing the stat ?