160*, 180*, or Stock Thermostat? - CamaroZ28.Com Message Board


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-21-2003, 05:48 PM   #1
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 640
160*, 180*, or Stock Thermostat?

I don't know wether to go for a low temp thermostat or not.

From what I've read, LS1's really don't give that much extra at lower temps being that it's all aluminum.......am I right?

If I do go lower, I'm leaning towards the 180*, but considering the stock is 195* (I think) would it really be worth the extra $50?

And yes, I WOULD either use a fan switch or programmer to turn my fans on earlier.

What do you guys think?
Ron78Z&01SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2003, 06:03 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: FTW, TX
Posts: 4,509
You can mod your stock thermostat to open earlier.
Greed4Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Eastman, Ga
Posts: 40
How do you mod the stock thermostat to come on earlier?
2K2-Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2003, 10:19 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: FTW, TX
Posts: 4,509
Place a spacer in the housing between the piston and the wax motor (a plastic pellet).
Greed4Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2003, 10:27 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 340
do you have anymore detail on this procedure, like a link to a tutorial?
zoomjrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2003, 10:37 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: eatontown nj united states
Posts: 737
GMHTP just did this mod.a 160 with the fans turned on earlier is good for about 3-5 hp.i still think tuning is a good idea though.
ULTIMTEORANGESS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2003, 11:25 AM   #7
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 640
Which month,s issue of GMHTP has this? I'm looking for some "real"numbers and would like to read the whole article.
Ron78Z&01SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2003, 11:47 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: mesquite,TX
Posts: 77
I did the SLP 160* thermo and fan switch.I also had the fans come on earlier by way of LS1 edit.Fan comes in real useful at the track in the staging lanes.I did not see any gains,but it is nice to know she is runnin cool.
stew w/00&92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2003, 08:30 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: eatontown nj united states
Posts: 737
Quote:
Originally posted by Ron78Z&01SS
Which month,s issue of GMHTP has this? I'm looking for some "real"numbers and would like to read the whole article.

newest edition.jan. 04.
ULTIMTEORANGESS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OEM 94-LT1 cam 45K nice cond make offer canbaufo Parts For Sale 7 05-25-2015 01:01 PM
Idle surging grgguy Computer Diagnostics and Tuning 17 02-23-2015 08:57 PM
Stock LT1 Valvetrain MyShibbyZ28 Parts For Sale 0 02-14-2015 01:05 PM
Few questions about my 97 WS6 Firebird. cmdeshon LT1 Based Engine Tech 16 12-27-2014 11:06 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 AM.


Copyright © 1996-2013 CamaroZ28.Com. All rights reserved.