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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 09-08-2010, 05:52 PM
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Can you tell me what this does for ya?
I would like to know as well. I feel really uneducated right now, but I have no idea what a 180* thermostat does.

I am assuming it keeps the engine running cooler, but how?

Also...correct me if Im wrong...but you have to replace the stock fan in order for this to work without programming the ECM?

Sorry for all the added questions...Im a new guy
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im from thelincoln roseville area n i was actually thinkn of goin on sunday it would b nice to meet some of u guys whats the cost though? the tstat keeps your engine cooler so thus avoiding heat soak which in turnrobs power basically u can utillize your power more consistently instead of having two good races per say then your engine and or engine bay geeting too hot n decrease performance
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:35 AM
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iv been in the lincoln/roseville area..bought a nitrous kit from another member there for my bro in laws dakota: here is info for sunday..

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you can install a 180 tstat without doing an efan... and you can install an efan with a fan controller, it's not necessary to change anything on the pcm either... been running this way for over 150k miles with no ill effects... the 180 tstat keeps the engine cooler an adds a little more fuel to the mixture. in any mod setup this is cheap insurance... an efan takes less load off the crank pulley and is one of the neccessary performance mods to do when considering any bolt on mods.
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here is what my truck looks like when in track trim in case you look for us.. il most likely be runnin the dr's instead of slicks tho...
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Thanks for the info I will definitely try to make it out there Works slow rt now but I have some side jobs lined up hopefully I'll get the cash n thanks for the info on the tstat that will definitely b my next mod
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also, on oct 10th is truck drags at sac...no cars, we usually get a ton of runs in..
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i hate you chef i wish i can lower my truck but ny alot snow level it out
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a side note regarding tstats..try to find one that has a blocker on it. this helps to warm up the vehicle quicker to operating temperature, in colder climates you will sometimes throw codes because of this. a stant 14168 is a good example of a tstat that has a blocker, the jet 180 doesn't (unless something new has come that i dont know of).
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i hate you chef i wish i can lower my truck but ny alot snow level it out
hehe...i'm thinkn about gettin a lift for it to so i can change my stance depending on mood...
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