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Sprint Booster

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jlemaster4, May 24, 2017.

  1. Aug 10, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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    ADVBedouin

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    Well it's Mr. Pissing contest himself re-stating the totally obvious & trying not to look like a troll...Gainman, you've F'd up this thread creating pointless squabbles & three previous pages of immature bickering that nobody needed to read & was of no help to anyone...what are you like 10 yrs old?? Let's all see if you're big enough to just drop it, because I'm dropping it. Over & out, gentlemen.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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    Had this on my Tundra, major improvement. No more lag and a lot more responsive. Faster? Probably not and if by any. Funner to drive yes. When pulling out to pass and stepping on the gas, zero delay.
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2017 at 12:23 AM
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    What squabble? Correcting someone that wrote wrong information? What is wrong with you people? So soft and sensitive? PMS? Your skin is paper thin. Why do you get so mad when someone corrects you? You are the only one causing a commotion in here. The rest of us adults are having a discussion. Go sit at the kid table where you belong.
     
  4. May 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    I wonder what would happen if you used a Sprint Booster AND the ECT Button. Whoaaa mind blown
     
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  5. Nov 2, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    What's the difference between this and ect power?
     
  6. Nov 4, 2018 at 12:19 PM
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    From what I've read ECT will hold the gears longer; i.e., not necessarily shift into 6th going 45mph. (Yes, some sarcasm there but the 3rd Gen seem to be so quick to get to 6th for fuel economy.) Using ECT should not change the "pedal feel". At least I don't notice any.

    What this and the Pedal Commander claim to do is fool the ECU into thinking you have pressed the accelerator further than you actually have. The theory is the throttle body will open more because the ECU thinks you have smashed the pedal down. And because of this you may have better pedal response to get the truck going.

    I've been reading about these 2 products as well as the Shift Sense Pro. I cannot stand the fact that I have to really smash the pedal to get a downshift at times so I'm researching some options.
     
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  7. Nov 4, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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    Lies it's junk
     
  8. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    ^ Very helpful to the discussion. :frusty:
     
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  9. Dec 5, 2018 at 12:53 PM
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    mine is showing up this afternoon :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  10. Dec 5, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    Wow! Setting 4 of 9 makes it pretty punchy.
    If only the transmission can keep up
     
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  11. Dec 5, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    Cool. So then definitely a recommendation?
     
  12. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:18 AM
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    I like it.

    these trucks (2nd gen) have never "pinned you to your seat" without mashing the pedal to the floor....then if you are between gears it lurches to a lower gear...(i hate these transmissions).

    with the sprintbooster, it feels like a "sprint booster".
    you def feel that the truck is quicker only by the fact that it can accelerate so much faster.

    there is no HP improvement whatsoever, just lighting throttle response.
     
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  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 6:30 AM
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    Some of us are old enough to remember a time when cars had carburetors and mechanical throttle linkage.
    If this booster replicates that... Im all for it.
    These lazy electric throttles suck.
     
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  14. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:05 PM
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    Funny, I went through this same pissing match on the Audi forum. Seems every forum has an armchair engineer trying to tell people how things are supposed to work.

    I had this in my Audi S3. Despite all the engineering theories, all it does in the real world is pretty simple. Step on the gas, and the engine reacts faster. It gets rid of the built-in throttle delay from the factory drive-by-wire programming.
     
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  15. Dec 6, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    Understood completely. I gather information from people with actual real world use of the product and what their opinion is of it.
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  16. Dec 6, 2018 at 4:50 PM
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    Thats why I just ordered a pedal commander on sale...I thought it was a nicer package. Bluetooth now so you can just hide it under the dash. I hate the LAG on the factory setup! Not installed yet!
     
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  17. Dec 7, 2018 at 4:21 AM
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    after glancing through the manual.....(you always do that after you install and review it, right?!?! :rofl:)

    the 3 modes are:

    Off (factory)
    sport (30% improvement in response) setting 1-9
    race (60% improvement in response) setting 1-9
    18 diff settings :thumbsup:

    they have a throttle lock as well....freaky feeling to push down and nothing happens.

    it rained yesterday and you def do not want this on in the rain :anonymous:
     
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  18. Dec 16, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    I've had the Sprint Booster for a few months and it does make a HUGE difference in throttle response! It doesn't add to the power, but you get to what power is there much quicker. You have to keep adjusting it until you find what you like.

    Because of my job, it looks like I am going to have to get a bigger truck. This, along with an almost new set of Wet Okole seat covers, will likely be hitting the "For Sale" thread soon. :(
     
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  19. Aug 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    What a good way to spend your morning. Reading through over a hundred responses about the Sprint Booster. Most of them between two guys that want to argue about what the thing actually does to your trucks throttle (They both like the thing by the way).

    I bought my 2017 Tacoma earlier this year and I am really disappointed in the way the throttle responds to the gas pedal. If I want to overtake someone I literally stomp the pedal to the floor, wait almost a second, then maneuver around them. I think I stomp the pedal more from frustration than necessity. This has been such a disappointment that I considered trading it in already.

    I believe the SB will actually do what they advertise (Allow the throttle to respond faster). Not just increase the output from the APP (Acceleration Pedal Sensor). I can't say I understand how they do it, but I saw enough positive feedback about it and watched several videos. They have me convinced to buy one. I'll be getting it soon and responding back with my thoughts.

    I'm not a racing enthusiast, but I'd be embarrassed if I couldn't tell the difference between faster throttle response and increased output from the pedal.

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    Stevotivo12
    I never saw the results from when you took your truck to the track. I'm curios to know how that turned out.
     
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  20. Aug 12, 2019 at 4:12 PM
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    Good luck Dwntyme229. I too had the same thoughts re the throttle and in general, the transmission, but I stopped trying to cure something that was maybe just my truck.

    Please post your experience.

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