Advantages / Disadvantages of installing lower temp themostat

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Asked by Nov 08, 2010 at 11:03 AM about the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

Have 2000 Ram 1500 4X4 160,xxx on her, Will be replacing thermostat this weekend and wondering of any advantages or disadvantages of doing this.
What Ive been told:
Allows heater to "engage" sooner
Will get less gas mileage due to engine temp.
What are your thoughts
Thanks

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yes it is true, plus it will cause more wear on your engine. Stick to OEM temperature themostat

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