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Turbo Timers

Getting rid of my edge and i still need the turbo timer feature. Who has the best timer out there?...i like to set regular cool down for 1-2 mins and once and a while 10min if im running into a store...anyone have any ideas? should i get a import type timer or is there something else...Thanks

PS. also thinking about putting a compustar alarm into my truck...how easy is it to set diffirent times on the on the remote for shut down? Thanks again
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Isspro has a nice turbo timer, I dont have one but I hear there nice!

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The ISSPRO Turbo Temp Monitor is temperature based. If you already have a pyrometer (which of course you should), you can just tap into the thermocouple wiring to the Pyro (you don't need another thermocouple). Post-turbo is the best place to measure for cool-down (since it is likely warmer than pre-turbo during the cooldown), but plenty of people use them pre-turbo and set a lower shutdown temp to compensate.

I'd link you to the official ISSPRO webpage for the product, but the website is being worked on right now. Here is a distributor's page:

I always manually cool down my truck (haven't taken the time to install a Turbo Temp Monitor yet), and I have seen a wide variety of cool down times, depending on ambient conditions and how hard it was just driven.

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You will not need one if you go the alarm route. They have one built in. If you want to run into the store, just activate the auto start before shutting down. Set the alarm and walk away.

I use mine all the time out here in the summer months when it is hotter than hell.
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Agree with NFA... A remote starter has that timer feature (although I've NEVER felt the need to use it... even in the summer in Texus )

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Yep, my compustar has a nice one. It's always active, to engage, I simply push the e-brake before getting out. The e-brake literally acts as a switch. I turn the key off w/o pushing it in, it's totally normal, I want to have the truck idle for a minute after I park it, I just pop down the e-brake and then turn the key off and get out and all good. I don't have to engage the alarm either.

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Ok im gonna go compustar for sure...so lets say i want to leave it running for 10 mins..how do i program so the truck will run for 10 mins and have the alarm armed...is it just a couple buttons to switch from 1min to 10mins and back? Thanks
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The the guy that is installing the alarm to set the turbo timer for a given period of time,mine is two minutes...and set the auto start for 10 to 20 minutes. Then you have the luxury of using both.

If you want to leave you truck running for the longer time, activate the auto start BEFORE shutting off the truck, remove key, arm alarm, and walk away. The alarm by default will turn off the shock sensor while the truck is running. If the door is opened, brake depressed, or an increase in the rpm's the truck will shut down and sound the alarm.

the compustar is nice with it page feature as well. If you leave your kids or wife in the car and they need you, they can tap the windshield and it will page you. Cool feature.

I have the Clifford on mine and have been happy with it.

One more thing...one the turbo time is done and the engine shuts down, the shock sensor will be activated
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