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Cooling Temps / Lowering temps

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I’m curious if anyone has been doing any modifications to keep the coolant temp down. Seeing it around 217-221 just seems a bit high even if it is normal. Granted the fans always turn on and cool it down but I feel like it’s happening more often now I’d love to hear what you guys have been doing or if anything is even necessary. I know about the killer chiller system but idk if all that is really necessary of if there is other stuff.
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That's normal but if you want to lower it, you need a 180 thermostat and a PCM tune.
 

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Summertime use the 180 and change back to the 204 when the weather cools down no need for a tune and it’s easy to swap the tstat out I tested this when mine was stock no fault codes
 

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Summertime use the 180 and change back to the 204 when the weather cools down no need for a tune and it’s easy to swap the tstat out I tested this when mine was stock no fault codes
Without a tune it wont keep the temps at 180 unless you're traveling at highway speeds. The fans have to be reprogrammed to turn on earlier.
 

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Without a tune it wont keep the temps at 180 unless you're traveling at highway speeds. The fans have to be reprogrammed to turn on earlier.
True but unless your stuck in traffic
But overall it will run cooler mine did and I didn’t have a tune at that time I was also able to cool it down at the track with the burnbox
 
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I had the same feelings as you about temps in my 2017 Charger. I did the 180 degree thermostat swap last year, without doing any retuning, and my car threw the P0128 code and the check engine light almost immediately. This code relates to the car "not warming up fast enough." I swapped the original thermostat back in that same day.
 

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Sorry to hear that but mine never did that but mines a 16
 
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My 2015 model rolls down the road at 185 like clockwork. Doesn't matter if it's 80° or 100° outside.... if I'm moving it stays at 185. Get into some traffic and it starts to go up some, but just depends on how long you're in traffic. I have to be in bumper to bumper traffic for quite a while for it to go over 210 to 215°
 

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Only time I have ever seen mine that high is when I let it sit and idle waiting for the fans to come on. Mine is in the low 200's
 

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