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Old 12-18-2014, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Vehicles in the 21st century have replaced the more conventional throttle cable technology for an ECM(Electronic Control Module) that translates pedal travel into electronic signals in order to provide power to the wheels.

The ETC system (Electronic Throttle Control) – also known as drive-by-wire –has the unfortunate downside of delayed throttle response and subdued acceleration, creating problems in certain circumstances such as up-hill starts, quick gear changes, overtaking, etc. The Sprint Booster aims to over come this throttle response delay for ETC-equipped vehicles, providing crisp on-tap acceleration at the driver’s disposal.

Sprint Booster might very well be the “smartest” gadget on your car.
It is a device that improves acceleration by continuously measuring and converting the digital signal provided by the ETC’s potentiometer, and providing the ECM with a new and altered signal.

The design of the SprintBooster allows for its easy installation in all models, without the need to cut any wires (plug n’ play) or intervene in the automobile’s electronics (it does not affect other systems such as electronic injection, ABS, etc.).

Sprint Booster connects on the accelerator pedal connector. All you need to do is disconnect the OEM connector from the accelerator pedal and connect Sprint Booster in between (one side connects to the pedal and one side on the OEM connector).
And they back their unicorn parts with a return policy that shows how confident they are in their product:
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All returns have to be authorized by Sprint Booster USA Customer service. Please do not send any merchandise back without contacting us and geting a Return Authorization (RA) number. For RA number please contact Customer service at (877) 225-5577 or through e-mail: info@sprintboosterusa.com

Returned items can be exchanged for anything from our catalogue within 30 days of the day of original purchase. Customer is responsible for shipping order back to our warehouse.

Returned merchandise must not be damaged or altered, and must be returned in the original packaging.

AUTHORIZED RETURNS
All authorized returns may be subject to a 20% restocking charge and all customs/brokerage charges incurred during shipping back to warehouse will be withheld from refund amount. Once the return has been approved by our customer service department, the customer will be credited via the payment method originally chosen to purchase with (5) business days. Shipping charges will not be refunded.

UNAUTHORIZED RETURNS
Will be rejected at the time of arrival to our location. We accept no responsibility if the item is lost by the carrier when being returned.

DEFECTIVE MERCHANDISE
Merchandise considered defective must be authorized by our customer service. All defective returns must be prepaid in order to be accepted by Sprint Booster USA Inc. Sprint Booster USA Inc. in its sole discretion, will determine whether the returned defective products are in fact defective. Sprint Booster USA Inc. is not responsible for any products deemed mistreated or worn out. All merchandise deemed not defective, Purchaser will be responsible for shipping costs back to them.

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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 12-18-2014, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think they do exist and have an effect on perceived responsiveness. Basically they briefly overshoot the requested throttle setting I imagine. I drove a fit that felt like it had something like that going on, too twitchy, prefer the slower response of my Prius for easier fine tuning of the throttle.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My last car did it from the factory. What I read was that the first 5% of pedal movement got you the first 15% of throttle. I'm not a fan of games like that.
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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 12-18-2014, 02:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dont insight owners have a similar gadget?
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Insight gadget does the opposite

It takes the "twitchy" out of the pedal to theoretically make it easier to stay in lean burn.
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wasn't that unintended effect developed by TOYOTA back a couple years ago, ie: sudden acceleration...(wink,wink)?
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just wait til the VTEC kicks in on my Honda and be all like.....

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Old 12-18-2014, 09:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Can't say that I've had too many problems with a linkage or cable between pedal and throttle plate.
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The old school Sprint Booster kit is mousetrap based. You've got to try it.
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 12-19-2014, 10:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It's all a sham. I've seen these things, and all they do is send false throttle pedal position data to the ECU to get it to open the electronic throttle faster.

The car feels faster, but it's a waste of money. Personally, if you want more power... just move your foot a little more.

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