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    help installing a turbo timer?

    sorry if this is in the wrong fourm, i recently got given a turnbo timer i dont see a brand on it or anything, it has a earth wire, brown wire and a plug, is there somewhere in my car this should simply plug into and be earthd? i have a 96 wrx

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    you will first need a wiring harness for that specific year, if its a hks or apexi the hks wiring harness that sells on e-bay for like 20 $ will work fine, is it a pen style turbo timer(small and slender) or kinda a box looking one?

    Now in all reality we dont need them on our turbo's but some have other specifications as well as batt level and a/f ratio depending on brand so they arent totally useless

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    yeh its pen style and does have the battery stuff on it, ill go down to the shop and see about getting a harness once i do would it be a easy diy?

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    Yes, much easier with the harness.

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    Turbo timers aren't necessary on our cars. Better off not even putting it in and selling it to use the cash elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Turbo timers aren't necessary on our cars. Better off not even putting it in and selling it to use the cash elsewhere.
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    Do not put a worthless mod on your car. Sell that to someone who has a car that will actually benefit from it. You will be adding a small amount of weight to your car and futzing with the electrical system for no reason what-so-ever other than wanting to feel like you have made a worthwhile change to your vehicle. This feeling would be false and you would be looked down upon by your fellow Subaru bretheren.

    Furthermore - at worst Turbo Timers are either a waste of money, or a half assed mod at best. For any car that could legitimately use a Turbo Timer, a Remote Start or alarm with Remote Start is a better purchase.

    Proper procedure would be to engage the parking brake in Park or out of gear with a MT, turn on the remote start (typically both buttons on an alarm system), and remove the key from the ignition while the car is still running. Then exit the car, lock the vehicle/arm the alarm, and use the remote to turn off the engine by killing the remote start. Reverse the procedure for warming the car up in Winter. If you go this route make sure you trust your parking brake, and your friends. Only takes a few people to lift the rear of a car and walk it across a parking lot into the woods. I learned all of this about 10 years ago when I had a 5-speed Cherokee and worked at Circuit City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    Do not put a worthless mod on your car. Sell that to someone who has a car that will actually benefit from it. You will be adding a small amount of weight to your car and futzing with the electrical system for no reason what-so-ever other than wanting to feel like you have made a worthwhile change to your vehicle. This feeling would be false and you would be looked down upon by your fellow Subaru bretheren.

    Furthermore - at worst Turbo Timers are either a waste of money, or a half assed mod at best. For any car that could legitimately use a Turbo Timer, a Remote Start or alarm with Remote Start is a better purchase.

    Proper procedure would be to engage the parking brake in Park or out of gear with a MT, turn on the remote start (typically both buttons on an alarm system), and remove the key from the ignition while the car is still running. Then exit the car, lock the vehicle/arm the alarm, and use the remote to turn off the engine by killing the remote start. Reverse the procedure for warming the car up in Winter. If you go this route make sure you trust your parking brake, and your friends. Only takes a few people to lift the rear of a car and walk it across a parking lot into the woods. I learned all of this about 10 years ago when I had a 5-speed Cherokee and worked at Circuit City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
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