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Old 04-12-2007, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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turbo timer

well my car is stock and i mean stock soo i was looking to spend some money hopefully nothing that will void warranty i was wondering if i should get a turbo timer?(does any one use one ) or maybe the gauges from mitsubishi to know boost prresure? any one know how much is to get those in my car ?
and warralton i see you reccomend k&n filter can i get a link or part #
hmm and last newbie question whats MBC ? thanks guys
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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mbc=manual boost controller.
turbo timers arent needed but i have one. swapped it over from my old car. just dont boost into you parking spot and youl be fine.

theres not much you can do to your car without voiding your warentee. if you go to autozone they can get you the correct filter.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a turbo timer for peace of mind. Some do some don't.
You should know boost pressure. You can get used stock gauges, but they are small and only read upto 21 psi. Maybe consider a -30Hg to 30psi gauge.
Air filter;
http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...x?Prod=33-2105



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Old 04-13-2007, 07:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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1) No need for the turbo timer. Just don't act a fool by boosting sideways into your parking spot like Jackie Chan.

2) No, I don't really recommend bothering with the filter. The stocker filters dirt better.

3) You now know what an MBC is, but that's a definitey warranty-voider.

4) Pretty much any performance mod will get you in trouble if Mitsu finds it except for a cat-back and drop-in filter.

5) No, do NOT purchase the OEM gauge package. Just purchase your own Stewart Warner boost gauge and steering column pod, imo.





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Old 04-13-2007, 11:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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As bad as this may sound, technically a turbo timer can void your warranty if the dealership you go to feels like it as it is a non-oen modification. I had a turbo timer before that kept causing a random misfire code to appear and ended up ditching it to have code never reappear again. I actually could not tell you if it was actually causing a misfire, but it definitely caused the code.
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Stewart Warner boost gauge and steering column pod, imo.

do you guys have a good website where i can order this from ??
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quick question regarding the TT. I had one on my eclipse for peace of mind also, but now with the evo should I bother getting another one? The reason is because if anything happenes to the car isnt it covered under waranty anyways? Not that I run the evo hard before parking but just wondering.
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quick question regarding the TT. I had one on my eclipse for peace of mind also, but now with the evo should I bother getting another one? The reason is because if anything happenes to the car isnt it covered under waranty anyways? Not that I run the evo hard before parking but just wondering.
I think we already answered the question about whether you need a TT or not.

As for the warranty...no way. You can't expect your warranty to be honored if you do something dumb to blow the engine. The warranty is for manufacturer defects - not driver defects.





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I have a TT in my EVO, but that is only because I purchased and intalled it before I was on these boards. I bought it for piece of mind.

It does come in handy though when you want to run into a store for a minute or two. You don't have to stop and start your car within a few minutes time.

Mine is basically for novelty now though. You can spend the 100+ on some go fast parts IMO.
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I just bought evo ix on saturday and they told me that if I do anything to it I should put a turbo timer in. I already have a greddy turbo timer that my girlfriend bought me but i haven't decided to put it in yet. But after reading I guess i wont waste the time.
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I have all my regular maintenance completed at the dealership (Mainly because it's free) and they know I have a Turbo Timer, Know how to use it, and are very cool with it. In fact the service manager was asking me where he could get the best deal on one.

I don't necessarily think that all dealerships are going to attempt to void warranties just b/c of small stuff, but some do. I must go to the few dealerships that are cool about mods.
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the dealership i bought mine from told me to put one in too.
they wont void a warentee for a part you were told to add.
technically to void your warentee they have to prove that the modification directly caused the failure of the part.
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No, they don't have to prove anything. They deny warranty claims all the time for no reason. The burden is on the customer to make the dealer follow the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act, but most people give up after a few years of legal battles.





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Old 04-21-2007, 03:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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yea you have to persue it of course warrenty work does not benefit the dealer at all but if its something big like a t-case or the transmission and they wont warentee it due to a turbo timer thats when you start to wonder.
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