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For those of you that are interested in a 180 degree t-stat I found another option after doing some reading on the lxforum.

The Autozone p/n 4128 fits perfectly. It is made by Motorad which is the same company that makes the Jet thermostats...so I'm told. Oh and it's only $15!

I swaped mine out this moring in about 15 mins. The coolant that I wasn't able to catch I replaced with a bottle of Water Wetter and a little bit of water. I'll be using 190 and 200 for the low/high speed fan settings. The Autozone 4128 t-state doesn't come with a new rubber o-ring so you need to reuse your stock one. That's about it. Pretty simple mod.
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Yup...that's the one I been running in my SRT8!
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i have the jet stat,wish i could install a catch can on my 08 qc somehow
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Do you need a tuner to run the 180? I know a lot of people change fan settings, obviously can't do it without a tuner? Just wondering!
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That's good info! Reps for you!
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You don't have to have a handheld to run the 180 stat. I installed mine but didn't change my fan settings yet because I haven't needed to. Still running the belt driven fan.
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Do you need a tuner to run the 180? I know a lot of people change fan settings, obviously can't do it without a tuner? Just wondering!
Putting in the T-stat without a tuner isn't going to hurt anything, but I don't think you're going to gain anything either. Not without adjusting your fans that is.

At least that's my understanding of it. ( I put one in my SRT8 also )
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My temps haven't been above 178 since my install and I didn't adjust my fans. Might also have something to do with it being winter.
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I run the autozone one too...
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