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Old 05-22-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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New SLP parts - 160* thermostat and a skip shift eliminato

SLP has made a 160* thermostat ($30) and a skip shift eliminator ($30) available for the Camaro.

Sorry, forgot to post the link. http://www.slponline.com/car.asp?C=2010%20Camaro

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Old 05-22-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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You don't really need the thermostat unless you're doing hot laps, or running high rpm's constantly, right? Otherwise, wouldn't it hurt your engine? Just a ? don't quote me on that.
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Did you find it on there web site?
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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You don't really need the thermostat unless you're doing hot laps, or running high rpm's constantly, right? Otherwise, wouldn't it hurt your engine? Just a ? don't quote me on that.
I'm not sure about the LS motors,but on a tuned port L98 it should richen up the mixture a bit.Dont quote me on this because its been a while.I remember reading insider tips from TPI Specialties,and it said thats how GM got them to pass emissions.It was a leaner mix at 220 than at 160.
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Did you find it on there web site?
I have also posted this is the Vendor area.
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You don't really need the thermostat unless you're doing hot laps, or running high rpm's constantly, right? Otherwise, wouldn't it hurt your engine? Just a ? don't quote me on that.
It allows your engine to run cooler and produce more power. I think it might hurt emissions and economy slightly. Very common/simple mod. I don't have first hand experience with running one, but I am sure others could elaborate more.
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It does affect emissions, but not in a way that it will throw any codes or anything. Engines tend to run a little cleaner around 210*. Running at 160* will not harm the engine in anyway. It will allow it to run cooler, which is always easier on things that move.

The two theories I've always heard that allowed this to make more power were

1) The engine ran cooler, therefore the intake charge was cooler and denser, making more power.
2) The metal doesn't expand quite as much, allowing the engine to run a little "looser" and freeing up power by reducing friction.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:30 PM   #8
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Back in my 3rd gen Days ,the first thing to do to the car was a 160 thermostat and bump the fuel pressure to around 43 PSI
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Thumbs up SLP skip-shift eliminator

on my journey to update the performance threads I found a skip-shift eliminator for the Camaro for all you M6 owners
http://www.slponline.com/browse_list.asp

go to browse by vehicles and click on the 2010 Camaro. The click on either the electronics or drivetrain section
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Sorry couldn't resist, I don't get in trouble cause your a MOD do i?
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Let me see if I can find it, i promise its a repost the skip shift and thermo had been posted before and together.
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...160+thermostat

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cool thanks.

but have you seen the new LT headers videos?
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just so everyone knows.... the thermostat really does nothing if the fans don't kick on earlier to keep the temps down... it will just open earlier and stay open.. just like the one in the car, but it opens later.
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You don't really need the thermostat unless you're doing hot laps, or running high rpm's constantly, right? Otherwise, wouldn't it hurt your engine? Just a ? don't quote me on that.
yes and no.

you dont need a 160 t-stat even if you are running hot laps, however it does not hurt your engine to run cooler (to an extent, there is a point of running too cold, but ive never gotten to that point and I run nothing but distilled water and Royal Purple's Purple Ice in my car).

running a lower temp t-stat opens it up at a lower temperature which can (and most often does) affect emissions. but it also allows the motor to run cooler allowing the air intake charge to not be as heatsoaked (which allows more air into the engine) and run more fuel and timing and thus making more power. not much, but more.


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just so everyone knows.... the thermostat really does nothing if the fans don't kick on earlier to keep the temps down... it will just open earlier and stay open.. just like the one in the car, but it opens later.

sort of. when you are sitting still with no air being forced over the radiator, yes you are right that its not doing much if the fans arent programmed to come on sooner. however, if you are in motion, it will keep the temps lower.
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