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post #1 of 37 Old 05-29-2009, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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im about to order the skip shift eliminator from slp and thinking about ordering their 160 degree thermostat along with it since its only an extra $30... any opinions? good? bad? wouldnt make a difference either way?

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It'll help keep your engine cooler, which technically means you'll make a lil more power, every bit helps. put some Water Wetter in your coolant too.
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It'll help keep your engine cooler, which technically means you'll make a lil more power, every bit helps. put some Water Wetter in your coolant too.
whats water wetter?

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im about to order the skip shift eliminator from slp and thinking about ordering their 160 degree thermostat along with it since its only an extra $30... any opinions? good? bad? wouldnt make a difference either way?

If you're keeping everything stock and not planning on getting a PCM tune or you will be driving it in cold weather...I'd leave the stock t-stat. And if you are getting a tune, you don't need the skip-shift elim because you can have it disabled.

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since when do you need a PCM tune by putting in a 160 t stat? That makes absolutely no sense what so ever.
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have you used it?

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have you used it?

I've used it...dropped a couple degrees...but not a huge difference. No where near the "up to 30deg" that they advertise. It's a good idea to use it if you run straight water (or small amount of anti-freeze) for the extra corrosion protection.

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since when do you need a PCM tune by putting in a 160 t stat? That makes absolutely no sense what so ever.

you don't NEED a tune (didn't say you did)...but a good tuner will REQUIRE you to change the stat so they don't have to be conservative with the way they tune it. If you want to make more power that's the way to do it. On a stock, every day car...(unless you're in a real hot climate) you really not gonna gain anything by swapping t-stats, other than the time it takes to reach normal temp.

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have you used it?
Yes, it helped a little. On my car I was running a supercharger with an air to water aftercooler so I needed every little bit of heat transfer I could get to make the most power.

Since I live in Florida most of us down here use distilled water and Water Wetter or Purple Ice which is the same kind of product to help keep our temps down. Combine with that kicking on the fans a little lower with the t stat and you had a cool running mofo in the hot summer heat which we have down here.
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