One quick question to anyone who owns a 1st gen. Intrepid- I know this is going to sound stupid (dont call me stupid), Im a manager at a autoparts store and I know the the function of thermostat, that the computer is programmed to work with our 195 temp. thermostats, BUT has anyone got curious on how are cars would run with lower stat? yes, we'd be running richer on gas, would an intake make a better air/fuel ratio? We all know that a cooler motor would produce more hp. I'v tried to match one up (a 192 or 180) with the 195 temp at work and cant find anything close. while looking up thermostats I noticed that the 99' 300M have a 180 degree stat! I'm pretty sure this has to be a little mod that helps that car out with its hp. If anyones pulled this off, post me what stat, and how your car runs. Did it pass smog (damn strict CA. laws) or did you replace before your appoinment?