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Old 04-11-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Turbo Timers Do I need or not?

I was informed by a friend that I should install a Turbo Timer as this will greatly increase my turbo life span. I do push the STi a little hard at times but nothing like track driving or constant boost for long periods of time. Thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated including pros, cons, general pricing and places of install...Car in question, 2006 STi...

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Old 04-11-2006, 09:11 PM   #2
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Not required with the stock WRX turbo, so I guess the same is true with the Sti. You could always let your engine idle for a minute after some particularly hard driving - if you're concerned...
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:36 PM   #3
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Not required as long as you have the stock turbo with water cooling. The design of the water cooling system actually continues to circulate well enough that a timer isn't required. If you've gone to an aftermarket turbo that is oil cooled only, then it would be a good idea.
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:36 PM   #4
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my idea of a turbo timer... drive like a grandma for the few blocks just before you get home.
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:13 PM   #5
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^ Always a good idea, turbo or not!
"Never poop on your own doorstep" (English expression )
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Old 04-12-2006, 04:07 PM   #6
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my idea of a turbo timer... drive like a grandma for the few blocks just before you get home.
What's up, homie? Long time no see.

How's the Foocus?
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:41 PM   #7
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Water cooled....cool! Sorry, I'm a newb when it comes to mechanical...as the saying goes, more money then brains!
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:00 PM   #8
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To be honest though, turbo timers aren't all that expensive, and even if it isn't technically needed, it wouldn't harm the car anyway. And it IS added insurance in my opinion...if you're able to get a timer for really cheap then why not?
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:21 PM   #9
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my idea of a turbo timer... drive like a grandma for the few blocks just before you get home.
Words of wisdom. The use of a turbo timer still has your car sitting stationary haveing airflow over your radiator is FAR better.
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:02 PM   #10
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To be honest though, turbo timers aren't all that expensive, and even if it isn't technically needed, it wouldn't harm the car anyway. And it IS added insurance in my opinion...if you're able to get a timer for really cheap then why not?


Unless you are like my wife who locked her keys in the old WRX twice because she was not used to the TT!!!!
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:23 PM   #11
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What's up, homie? Long time no see.

How's the Foocus?

Dude! It's definetly been a while!

The Focus is good... Intercooler and BOV should be going in next week!

We just traded the gf's old chevy in for a new 06 Impreza!
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:30 PM   #12
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I like my turbo timer.

But the turbo timer just almost fcuked up my ECU while pitpipe and I were trying to reflash my ECU with AP yesterday.
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^ slight exaggeration, but yeah, I recommend anyone with a turbo-timer ensure it's switched off before changing your base map!
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