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Anyone here have experience with the Sprint Booster?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PA452, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Apr 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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  2. Apr 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    :popcorn: its URD so its gotta be good?
     
  3. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    ^^ 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
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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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.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    I like the idea too but... 3 bills? Seems a bit much...
     
  8. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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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.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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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."
     
  11. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    Yeah, it's on the Sprint Booster website.

    http://www.sprintboostersales.com/sprint-booster.cfm?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:

    I've replied again with some follow-up questions. I'll post the results when I get them.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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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 :rolleyes:
     
  13. Apr 27, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    X2 I'm getting a new tuned maf cal and I might just pick one of these up too
     
  14. Apr 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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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.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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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...
     
  16. Apr 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    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.
     
  17. Apr 27, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Sounds like that would do a good job of killing gas mileage...
     
  18. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    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.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    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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