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    Hello everyone, I just got a 05 WRX and I love it!!!

    What exactly is this? It seems to be a turbo timer but while driving it displays some other numbers almost like a wideband. Is it a boost controller also?

    What all can it do? And what button does what? Is it factory?


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    Yeah definitely not stock. Maybe take some pics with it on, with some info on what it does when, and what range of numbers it moves through. Or a video with it on while driving. Could possibly be some type of turbo timer though. Any data (brand, model number, etc) visible? I see what looks like a data sticker on the bottom maybe. In fact, I'm going to google turbo timer and see if anything looks similar.
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    Hmm, this looks familiar.....


    HKS 4101-EX001 Turbo Timer Type-1 Black
    Even some video:


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    Identified as a turbo timer. Now take it off, and start poking around for what else the previous owner may have done incorrectly.
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    I don't understand how people can decide, buy, and install things like that. A quick search on any subaru forum would have told them not to install it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    I don't understand how people can decide, buy, and install things like that. A quick search on any subaru forum would have told them not to install it lol.
    BUT IT MAKES MY CAR RUN WITH NO KEY IT HAS TO BE THE COOLEST?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    Identified as a turbo timer. Now take it off, and start poking around for what else the previous owner may have done incorrectly.
    definitely a +1.

    no need for a turbo timer on our cars. Remove it and start poking around to see what the p.o. has done to it.
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    Might want to post some engine bay/exhaust pics so we can help you out.
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    What exactly is so bad about a turbo timer? While driving it displays numbers from 14.32 - 16 something and changes with throttle response

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooban00b View Post
    What exactly is so bad about a turbo timer? While driving it displays numbers from 14.32 - 16 something and changes with throttle response
    A timer in itself is not bad. However, our cars have absolutely no need for one. Therefore, usually, you can conclude that the previous owner did not do a good job researching their modifications.

    As far as the numbers go...not sure what that particular model also monitors. Those almost sound like a/f numbers, but i don't know.
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    I guess someone could look at the product features and see what all it is capable of monitoring....hmm..


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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    I guess someone could look at the product features and see what all it is capable of monitoring....hmm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    I guess someone could look at the product features and see what all it is capable of monitoring....hmm..

    You're right, I was driving at the time.

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    Looks like "the numbers" are battery voltage... fairly useless.
    Last edited by Ingo; 10-29-2013 at 01:09 PM.
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