DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8


Notices

Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 Discuss modifying your Dodge Ram with Performance Parts and Accessories!
Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-27-2014, 07:00 PM
HULK's Avatar
HULK HULK is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Age: 30
Posts: 95
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge 4X4 (HULK SMASH)
Trim Level: SLT Lone Star 4x4
Color: Gun Metal Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
HULK is on a distinguished road
Default 180 T-stat

Is the 180 T-stat mod really worth doing? Im looking into it.

Anybody have a write up about it and some pictures So I can get a better understanding of how it is better for my truck/engine.

Thanks
__________________
2.8 level, Train horn, bed cover, headlight brows, blackout grill fins, side steps, reverse work lights, Cameo neoprene seat covers, catchalls, onboard air system.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 06-27-2014, 07:59 PM
kevster's Avatar
kevster kevster is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wash, State
Age: 53
Posts: 74
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 RAM 1500 4x4 HEMI CREW
Trim Level: LARAMIE
Color: Mineral grey metallic
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
kevster is on a distinguished road
Default

Save your time and money, not practical for everyday driving. Racing on a track is it's best capability.
__________________
2013 RAM 1500 CREW 4X4 LARAMIE. HEMI.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-28-2014, 06:41 PM
USAF Long's Avatar
USAF Long USAF Long is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 32
Posts: 374
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 RCSB
Color: Red
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:69
USAF Long will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to USAF Long
Default

Love mine. I tow with it, and my temps are way lower. Plus I don't get heat soaked and lose power anymore. The truck runs like a raped ape. I say go for it, but you'll here from the guys who don't run a 180 why you shouldn't. I decided to try it for myself. Kept my stock 203 t-stat, and can change it back in 10 minutes if I have to.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....=t-stat+review
__________________
-Scott Long-
2013 Ram Express RCSB: 5% tint, de-badged doors, muffler delete y-pipe, K&N panel filter.
Best Run: 14.60@96mph with 2.4 60' at Kil-Kare Raceway in Ohio
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-28-2014, 07:06 PM
HULK's Avatar
HULK HULK is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Age: 30
Posts: 95
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge 4X4 (HULK SMASH)
Trim Level: SLT Lone Star 4x4
Color: Gun Metal Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
HULK is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by USAF Long View Post
Love mine. I tow with it, and my temps are way lower. Plus I don't get heat soaked and lose power anymore. The truck runs like a raped ape. I say go for it, but you'll here from the guys who don't run a 180 why you shouldn't. I decided to try it for myself. Kept my stock 203 t-stat, and can change it back in 10 minutes if I have to.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....=t-stat+review
USAF LONG:

did you notice any mpg gains? Do you have any negatives about this mod? BTW nice boat, truck and pup.
__________________
2.8 level, Train horn, bed cover, headlight brows, blackout grill fins, side steps, reverse work lights, Cameo neoprene seat covers, catchalls, onboard air system.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-28-2014, 07:16 PM
USAF Long's Avatar
USAF Long USAF Long is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 32
Posts: 374
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 RCSB
Color: Red
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:69
USAF Long will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to USAF Long
Default

Haven't done much driving with the truck not towing yet so I can't say if I gained or lost mileage. It seems about the same. I'll track a couple tanks of fuel and report back in this post.

That's my girlfriends new german shepherd pup. It's 11 weeks old now. We had to take it up to the lake with us. I have a pitbull but we left him with a friend for the weekend.

I have no negatives about this mod. I love how much cooler my truck runs.
__________________
-Scott Long-
2013 Ram Express RCSB: 5% tint, de-badged doors, muffler delete y-pipe, K&N panel filter.
Best Run: 14.60@96mph with 2.4 60' at Kil-Kare Raceway in Ohio
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-28-2014, 11:52 PM
chefred112's Avatar
chefred112 chefred112 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NorCal
Posts: 5,849
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: white
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 9
Rep:656
chefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to behold
Default

o cooler motor is a safer motor..less worry of detonation...I didn't install it for mileage, i installed it to keep my motor reliable with less fear of overheating...
__________________
-fast freddie- one quick 05 hemi qc...with over 250k miles on odo... on the 5.7, stoker 6.4 now...Inertia Motorsports 392 stroker
5.7 e.t.'s: 1/8 - 7.85@93.20, 1/4 - 12.10@113.96 juice - 12.96 NA... 6.4 e.t. 12.54@107 NA
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 QC SLT: 12.107 @ 113.960 MPH
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-28-2014, 11:52 PM
chefred112's Avatar
chefred112 chefred112 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NorCal
Posts: 5,849
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: white
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 9
Rep:656
chefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to behold
Default

then again, I'm a track guy who does a ton of daily driving...
__________________
-fast freddie- one quick 05 hemi qc...with over 250k miles on odo... on the 5.7, stoker 6.4 now...Inertia Motorsports 392 stroker
5.7 e.t.'s: 1/8 - 7.85@93.20, 1/4 - 12.10@113.96 juice - 12.96 NA... 6.4 e.t. 12.54@107 NA
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 QC SLT: 12.107 @ 113.960 MPH
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-29-2014, 12:11 AM
TheSatinPumpkin's Avatar
TheSatinPumpkin TheSatinPumpkin is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Robles Junction/Three Points, AZ
Posts: 3,742
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Satin Orange
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:597
TheSatinPumpkin is a name known to allTheSatinPumpkin is a name known to allTheSatinPumpkin is a name known to allTheSatinPumpkin is a name known to allTheSatinPumpkin is a name known to allTheSatinPumpkin is a name known to all
Default

love mine long time.
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-29-2014, 09:04 AM
ncgatorram's Avatar
ncgatorram ncgatorram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indian Trail, NC
Age: 45
Posts: 52
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Sport 4x4
Color: Brilliant Black
Rep Power: 0
Rep:69
ncgatorram will become famous soon enough
Default

I have had mine in for almost a year. I have tracked my gas mileage calculated by hand not the evic. I average about 14mpg with primarily in town driving some highway driving. This is about what I averaged with the stock 203 t-stat.

Temps stay around 182-186 but during the hot days of summer in stop and go driving it can get into the low 190's.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-02-2014, 12:22 AM
nolimits76's Avatar
nolimits76 nolimits76 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 32
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 Ram Sport 4x4
Color: GCM
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
nolimits76 is on a distinguished road
Default

You can get the Duralast brand thermostat and save a few bucks over the Jet. Install instructions below. FYI, you may want to use a different coolant (instead of the cheap AutoZone brand) on the newer Rams as they switched to a new type.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=92023
__________________
2014 Ram Sport QC 4x4, 8-speed
2013 Charger SXT, 8-speed
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:16 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum