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This is a discussion on Turbo Timer? within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; So the first mod i want is a turbo timer. So my question is.....whats a good turbo timer for a ...

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    Turbo Timer?

    So the first mod i want is a turbo timer. So my question is.....whats a good turbo timer for a good price? Help please.

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    HKS Turbo timer $92.07
    RallySportDirect.com - HKS 35th Anniversary Turbo Timer Type 0

    the cheaper the better. They're all the same. I got an old hks from a friend for 40$ and I just bought the harness from rallysport direct. I mounted it so it would show up when I put my coin tray down.

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    thank you sir, I have a friend saying he can get me a basic for 50$ and yeah def want to get a harness for it. I can't remember what brand he said.

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    before you invest in this.. there is no reason to actually have one. our turbos are liquid/oil cooled and can sufficiently cool themselves off even after shutting down the car.

    i think that 100$ can be spent elsewhere

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    A turbo timer is totally pointless for any reason other than to leave your car running so the windows can defrost without you freezing to death waiting inside the car.

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    wow good thing i saw this thread i thought all turbo cars needed turbo timer so it can cool down..

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    Quote Originally Posted by myzubie View Post
    wow good thing i saw this thread i thought all turbo cars needed turbo timer so it can cool down..
    If it needed one it would have come with one. No car since the early 90s has used a turbo that would benefit from a turbo timer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myzubie View Post
    wow good thing i saw this thread i thought all turbo cars needed turbo timer so it can cool down..
    Not the WRX.

    If I have been on the highway for a half hour or more and come to a stop I will let it idle a minute or two and / or drive a short distance on some side streets to help equalize the temps and let things cool down before turning off the ignition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    If I have been on the highway for a half hour or more and come to a stop I will let it idle a minute or two and / or drive a short distance on some side streets to help equalize the temps and let things cool down before turning off the ignition.
    You're wasting timee and gas by doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    You're wasting timee and gas by doing that.
    Maybe, maybe not. It takes very little of both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    Maybe, maybe not. It takes very little of both.
    It depends on the intercooler you have.
    Top mounts are prone to heat sink and the turbos need longer to cool off. FMIC's keep your turbo much cooler and need minimal time settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    It depends on the intercooler you have.
    Top mounts are prone to heat sink and the turbos need longer to cool off. FMIC's keep your turbo much cooler and need minimal time settings.
    Heat soak you mean? A heat sink is something you would use to possibly get rid of heat soak..."an environment or object that absorbs and dissipates heat from another object using thermal contact"

    The intercooler doesn't really cool your turbo, oil & coolant do. The IC cools the intake air that's fed into your engine and burned with the fuel. The EGTs on a TMIC vs FMIC are negligible at best, air intake temps are another story but not really relevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    It depends on the intercooler you have.
    Top mounts are prone to heat sink and the turbos need longer to cool off. FMIC's keep your turbo much cooler and need minimal time settings.
    Huh?

    What does the intercooler have to do with the turbo itself physically cooling?

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    i dont wanna thread jack but last question.. so its ok to go for long drive like 5hr and just turn of the car?

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