The Gimmick Motorsports Failsafe 170 Degree thermostat is a must have for 2002-2018 Subaru WRX and STI's, Fits ALL subaru Impreza's, Legacy's, Forester's, and outbacks . Everyone knows that heat is the enemy of power and performance. Now through Gimmick Motorsports you can fight power robbing heat by installing a colder thermostat in your Subaru Vehicle.
Some of you may be asking what is different about this thermostat? what sets it apart from the many other popular and well known brands already available? Thats simple! Lets look at the features of the Gimmick Motorsports thermostat. This thermostat is produced by one of the largest manufacturers of thermostats and cooling products in the world. It is unique in its design not only due to its ability to provide better cooling efficiency.
It also acts as a failsafe, unlike standard factory style thermostats the Gimmick Motorsports thermostat is designed with an extra stroke! so if something should happen where you car is in a overheating situation, the Gimmick Motorsports thermostat will lock in the open position. This allows coolant to keep flowing which can protect your engine from serious damage while the vehicle is driven to your nearest service station.
A benefit anyone can be happy to have considering that most OEM and aftermarket thermostats lock in the closed position which is the sure road to disaster. Aftermarket performance products are designed and sold for off road use only.
All Gimmick Motorsports products come with a one year factory warranty.
So yes this thermostat is a damn good product and did what it said it'll do. The failsafe popped open to keep the motor from overheating. I forgot to plug one fan wire back in and the temp came up and popped the failsafe. Much better then the oem that would stay shut if issues come up. I highly recommend this!