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FORD-G5 Product Details
TEMP:170° DIAM:54mm TYPE:Hot-side, Bypass
The Ford-G5 thermostat is modified by hand specifically for your GT500.  It also has the same size diaphragm and proper bypass control so you are guaranteed maximum efficiency from your cooling system.  100% made in USA.

Late model GT500 owners will notice a substantial drop in coolant temps over their stock 192° unit with the Ford-G5 installed.  This thermostat will provide the best possible heat dissipation from your setup and deliver better overall performance than any 180° unit currently available.  Reische believes the 170° opening temp is the ideal balance for high performance engines, providing high flow to your radiator by mid-180 temps while still providing good all season performance.  With proper fan settings your coolant temps in cool weather will be in the 170s and in hot weather the 180s, giving those running high levels of timing and/or boost added protection against engine-damaging detonation as well as maximum hp.

All Reische Performance thermostats ship with an OEM O-ring and are backed by a 5 YEAR WARRANTY.
COMMON APPLICATIONS
2007-2014 Shelby GT500 5.4/5.8L
HANDHELD PROGRAMMER RECOMMENDED FAN SETTINGS
DIABLOSPORT
SCT
Fan ECT1 High On: 188°
Low Fan Speed: 182° (shuts off @176°)
Fan ECT2 High On: 188°
High Fan Speed: 188°
Fan High Off: 182°
Fan Low Off: 180° (shuts off @178°)
Fan Low On: 182°
2011+ FAN SETTINGS
Ideally the fan settings in your tune should be lowered to see the best possible heat dissipation from your cooling system.  Otherwise a low temp thermostat will only be effective when the vehicle is moving because heat cannot be removed unless there is air passing through the radiator.  However, there is not a handheld programmer available at this time capable of modifying fan settings in most of the new Ford engine management systems.  The fan speed tables will need to be adjusted through a custom tune (available from most of our vendors) or via tuning software.  These new systems estimate coolant temps based on readings from a dry head temp sensor.  However these ‘inferred’ ECT values can be more volatile and may read as much as 8-10° hotter than actual coolant temps.  This means that a vehicle using our 170° thermostat could see ECT anywhere between 165-205°, depending upon conditions and fan settings.  We rely on your feedback, so please let us know if you become aware of any new developments in managing the fan settings for these applications.
PERFORMANCE DATA
Vehicle: 2007 Shelby GT500 - Ford-G5 - Pullied & full bolt-on mods - Test Date: Aug 31, 2009
Conditions: Engine @ operating temp, AC off, ambient temp 78°
Sustained idle: ECT 182°, IAT 160° (hood closed)
60mph cruise: ECT 174°
Highest logged: ECT 182°
Lowest logged: ECT 172°
Note: With recommended fan settings the cooling fan did not run at all at speeds above 55mph.
FORD-G5 PERFORMANCE RESULTS & DISCUSSION on TeamShelby.com
FORD-G5 INSTALLATION on SVTPerformance.com
LETHAL PERFORMANCE's Bolt-On 740rhwp 2013 Shelby GT500 in 5.0 Magazine
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