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Old 03-25-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
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Looking to add a 180 stat to my '05 SLE and was wondering if there'* a specific brand I should get. Seems afterarket places advertise their thermostats as "heavy duty"?
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You won't do any better than the one they sell at http://www.intense-racing.com/
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Difference between the thermostats is indeed the diameter of the opening when it reaches temperature. The INTENSE thermostat should flow just shy of 10% more than the Stant I had in there.
The difference? Look carefully:

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.............STANT................................ .................................................. ........INTENSE............
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In addition, the INTENSE also opens FARTHER.




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Rough measurements on my screen show the larger thermostat to be a 16.7 percent increase in diameter. That'* better than a 30% increase in area (flow) assuming both thermostats open the same distance.
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that looks just like a heavy duty Robertshaw you get at the local part store? Also, does the Intense one come pre drilled?
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Ignore the holes you see above. I get a little nutz in my drilling due to an odd duck component in my system.

Check the INTENSE site for information on the drilling. I don't recall if they do or not, but it'* a very simple process.
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They are not pre drilled nor do we really recommend it (although we don't recommend against it either) but it is personal preference.
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Whatever you do, don't buy a Fail Safe. They're junk.
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