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    Hi guys, has anyone used this in their FBW BMW? It claims to improve response and think this would be a good option on my 2001 E46 330 Auto?

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    Mate, you are opening a can of worms!

    I think these do work, but it's whether it does something that a driver could do themselves that's the question.

    I believe it amplifies the signal of the drive by wire so that less pedal travel equates to more throttle. In theory, this should make your car more responsive but you can just push down more in a non sprintbooster equipped car....

    I think it's a nice feeling to have that respnsive feeling but I don't know if it's worth the money....

    edit - think of it like a drive by wire adaptation reset, but I guess a much stronger effect. try a reset while holding down the pedal during the first phase when you turn the key in the ignition to the 2 position. Then release the pedal for the second part. I did this, and maybe it's just placebo, but it defintely felt sharper than after a normal reset. I find the car very responsive after a reset, so if you haven't tried this, I suggest you give it a go. To be honest, I wouldnt want it any more than it is after a full reset..
     
     

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    search "throttle Reset" on here mate, i dont see the point of sprint boosters but can understand why people use them.
     
     

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    From all accounts it makes the car much more fun to drive. I'd probably look to see if there was a cheaper alternative. Not so sure if it would be a bit much in traffic.

    Before anyone starts knocking them, BMW use the same principle themselves with the M3 sport button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    From all accounts it makes the car much more fun to drive. I'd probably look to see if there was a cheaper alternative. Not so sure if it would be a bit much in traffic.

    Before anyone starts knocking them, BMW use the same principle themselves with the M3 sport button.

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    The sprintbooster is a funny one - everyone who has one loves it, so you have to say it's a good product! We all know it doesn't add any power and a lot of us can't get our head around someone spending that much money on something that only replicates a driver flooring the throttle, but at the end of the day, if it improves the feel of the car, then it seems it works...I do always wish my car stayed as responsive as it is just after a throttle reset, and I guess that's exactly what the sprintbooster does...I have to admit, i think I would get one if it were about a third of the price...especially if it was adjustable like some are.
     
     

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    i love my sport button, it does wonders for the car and really sets you up, its exciting so if this product does the same then great
     
     

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    Hmmmmm okay so this module basically removes the delay you sometimes feel when you press the accelerator and is the same thing as the reset procedure...

    I think I will try the reset procedure first and see how that goes as it is a lot cheaper. Once you do the reset will it need to be re-done every so often or is once generally enough?
     
     

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    I have had a lot of dealing with these as I have been approached to sell them.

    All they do is change the throttle sensitivity making it seem better..... when it fact they can make it feel worse!

    From a tuners view mate - leave it and put your money to something else

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    say you put your foot down on the gas pedal 20% the sprint booster will tell your ecu you have your foot down say 35%

    you will still have the same power but the drivers wish will change

    you would be better off getting the car remapped as this is some of the things adjusted to improve the throttle responce as well as the other map tables
     
     

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