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    turbo timer?

    What's the benefit to a turbo timer? Should all WRX's eventually have one installed? Or is it only beneficial after modifying the engine?
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    Being a boost noobie, I'm also interested about this. Subscribing.
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    Let me just say that I'm interested as well. Its my understanding that our turbos are water cooled and don't need turbo timers, but I've been fed alot of hooplah.

    And as for you non alliance. You're just lonely bc no one has the '08 yet. Soon as you accumulate a mass of '08s you'll slit our throats in our sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ofbluestar View Post
    And as for you non alliance. You're just lonely bc no one has the '08 yet. Soon as you accumulate a mass of '08s you'll slit our throats in our sleep.
    Preposterous! I wouldn't dream of it! Sorry for the mini Hi-Jack OP, but I couldn't let the dis on the non-alliance go unanswered. For the non-alliance!
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    no benifit, waste of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ofbluestar View Post
    And as for you non alliance. You're just lonely bc no one has the '08 yet. Soon as you accumulate a mass of '08s you'll slit our throats in our sleep.
    Hey now, I have an 08 and love it, first time Subie owner and I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcyb1029 View Post
    no benifit, waste of money.


    why is it a waste of money? I mean the only thing that I figure is you can just let the car run for 2 or 3 minutes before shutting it off and getting out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCsubie08 View Post


    why is it a waste of money? I mean the only thing that I figure is you can just let the car run for 2 or 3 minutes before shutting it off and getting out.
    If I'm right about the water cooling system for the turbo, you don't need the turbo timer bc the cooling method is sufficiently cooling your turbo the entire time your car is running. This eliminates the need to leave your car run at idle after driving. Its a more common tool for oil cooled turbos.

    Waste of money + fuel.
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    The turbo is oiled and water cooled. As long as you arent hammering the car prior to shutting it off it serves no purpose. I just take the last 5 mins of my trip at a casual pace to let it cool down some.

    You waste gas, add wear, and add electronics to an already complicated car.
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