Can't imagine New Mexico being any hotter than Texas and certainly not as humid as Deep East Texas. 20K cst AND a properly serviced and working cooling SYSTEM works fine for me. I could see 30K in parts of Arizona or other climates that see summertime temps consistently in the 110°F + range, but sounds a little much for most folks other places.
Agreed. Prior to my engine rebuild, I didn't have any temperature issues, and the PO said he never had temp issues. I did throw a RD radiator in during my rebuild, but that is just because I am a fan of RD, and I prefer the all aluminum construction. My fan setup is completely stock and original. I have zero problems with cooling. 100 degree weather, pulling mountain passes, slow crawling, interstate travel - you name it - I don't have any over-heating issues.