Originally Posted by CORUPTWJ
I would only suggest this if you are using it on a track only/off road vehicle. Baiscally this will cause your vehicle to run rich because it is not getting up to the correct opperating tempature (computer sees the engine as being too cold). So you are going to see more wear on your engine and lower mpg. I know a lot of people that run cooler temp t-stats in there vehicle, but it is not worth it for me.
Not necessarily true. Just because you run a 180 stat doesn't mean it's only going to run at 180. And even if it did, a/f will be adjusted for via the o2 sensors. The higher temp stat is for emissions purposes. Once you're to 165 you should be fine.
More importantly...$30?! That's insane for a stat!! It should be easily less than $15 and more likely less than $10!