no way 165....listen to TJ or go at least 180+, dude! ....and upgrade your water pump while you are at it - much better for your engine than the stock crap - better turbine, larger volume, higher performance rating to match up to the 195 thermo and upgrade your rad hoses too.
also....consider running synthetic oil and use a high performance/higher capacity oil filter (e.g. fram fr-hp1 or mopar performance) - more oil to keep your engine cooler
and...hope you are not using the stock, bulky motor fan and the useless electric fan?!?....get rid of both and instead use dual 16" electric fans - a lot less load on your engine and it will run more efficiently, plus you can automatically/manually run them individually/together...
hey TJ, what's up? ...my 96 stock was 165??? and i replaced it with 190....does stock 2000 come with 195? wow!
...and where are you at up there in MN?...i used to go to BSU up in berrrrmidji back in 82-84, my uncle used to own the Chief Motel in town.
Last edited by kbad; 05-26-2010 at 04:32 PM.