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Old 04-25-2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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Anyone here have experience with the Sprint Booster?

http://www.urdusa.com/product_info.p..._id=1260518991

I would specifically like to know if this really helps do away with the significant delay between the time you hit the accelerator and the time the computer decides to "fulfill your request" and speed up the engine.

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its URD so its gotta be good?
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^^ i agree, if its a URD product its prolly good. But is it worth the 300+ for just a smidgen faster response? that seems like a lot for what it does. Just my $.02
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When they have them available for the manual transmissions it might help with the problems that have been talked about here:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...available.html
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Yeah, I was milling around with the idea of getting one of these a couple months ago... I just coulnd't justify the $300 pricetag.
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I like the idea too but... 3 bills? Seems a bit much...
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When they have them available for the manual transmissions it might help with the problems that have been talked about here:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...available.html
Yep, that's what I'm hoping for.
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I see they are available for the manual transmission equipped Tacomas from '09-'10. Mine is an '07 though.

I sent them a message via their website asking if we can expect them for the '05-'08 models and what exactly the difference was.
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I see they are available for the manual transmission equipped Tacomas from '09-'10. Mine is an '07 though.
Where do you see that? All I see in regards to the manual is:
"Manual transmission versions and other applications are in testing and will be available soon."
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Where do you see that? All I see in regards to the manual is:
"Manual transmission versions and other applications are in testing and will be available soon."
Yeah, it's on the Sprint Booster website.

http://www.sprintboostersales.com/sp...fm?make=Toyota

I emailed them through their site asking if they were going to have a version available for '05-'08 models. This was the response so far:

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Thanks for the inquiry, the problem is , if I remember correctly that the parking break handle is just in the way of the harness where the SB needs to go. There for when you apply or release the hand break it would break off the SB.
I've replied again with some follow-up questions. I'll post the results when I get them.
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I might just nut up and get one... Just so we can end all this speculation here about them. And to think that I'm gonna take out of my lift fund for this
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X2 I'm getting a new tuned maf cal and I might just pick one of these up too
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I think I'd be there with you guys if they offered one for my Tacoma. Hopefully they'll get back to me with positive news.
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So if I understand it right, if I put my foot in the throttle 25%, my butterfly will probably be open 50% right? I think that it makes the throttle super touchy really. To more of a drive by wire type of throttle, and less of a suggestion box as it sits now...
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So if I understand it right, if I put my foot in the throttle 25%, my butterfly will probably be open 50% right? I think that it makes the throttle super touchy really. To more of a drive by wire type of throttle, and less of a suggestion box as it sits now...
That's what the 13-page write-up that guy made suggests. If that is the case, it may not really do what I want. But the SB website suggests it removes the delay and sluggish response. The guy doing the write-up suggests it does nothing the user can't do by simply pressing the pedal faster.

In my last email to the SB guy, I asked about this. He hasn't replied yet.

ETA: Sorry, this write up: http://www.peony888.com/VS/SprintBooster.pdf Though this guy's experiment was with a '99 Mercedes, not a Tacoma.
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So if I understand it right, if I put my foot in the throttle 25%, my butterfly will probably be open 50% right? I think that it makes the throttle super touchy really. To more of a drive by wire type of throttle, and less of a suggestion box as it sits now...
Sounds like that would do a good job of killing gas mileage...
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Sounds like that would do a good job of killing gas mileage...
x2 if you drive it like that, tire scratching gas burning fun
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After reading about this device I took my truck out today and paid close attention to its acceleration. I didn't notice a bit of lag between my pressing the gas pedal and acceleration response, not to mention the 1 second lag the website claims.
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After reading about this device I took my truck out today and paid close attention to its acceleration. I didn't notice a bit of lag between my pressing the gas pedal and acceleration response, not to mention the 1 second lag the website claims.
What is your truck specifically?

Mine definitely has a serious lag. If you hit the accelerator pedal, there's a very noticeable and significant delay before the engine reacts. If you tap it fast and immediately release it, the engine won't even react at all in many cases.
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