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One - your car will most definitely run cooler on the stock tune/fan settings with a 180 t-stat compared to stock, in fact there's only a few situations where it will get up into the stock temperature range. Try it for yourself and see

Also, in your engine building and tuning work at Modern Muscle, has you ever seen evidence that the stock tune will not give you full timing advance when the coolant temp is below 200 degrees?

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You have completely removed your thermostat and have no CEL and no leak? I find that hard to believe.
I had a temp code once with a 180 deg stat in my IE 392.
I am impressed. You must live in a very warm climate. How did you keep it from leaking?
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Lol. I must of not read the last part. My bad. I'd not recommend pulling the stat completely. Yeah, if you live where it gets really cold in winter, you'll probably get a CEL. Most people just swap the stat during winter.


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This is my first muscle car in nearly 30 years. My first was a built 75 Corvette that ran hot. At one point I just pulled the stat but engines weren't quite as tech as they are today. So that sounds like a bad idea for my challenger. Thanks to all who responded.
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