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Old 09-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Sprintbooster

Has anyone installed a sprintbooster on thier Camaro? I had one on my BMW135 Dinan and it was one of the best Mods I ever did to any car. I was just saw a test on TV they put one on a Jeep and picked up a 10th of a second on each pass I had not thought about putting it on the Camaro because it was not a Turbo but I had such luck with it I just checked it out and they do sell it for the SS so I will be buying one Monday.

People on the BMW forum used to think it was a waste and at every meet I would take it out of my car in 3 minutes and put it in theirs and they bought one that day it makes that kind of difference in throttle response. The new ones even have some kind of switch to go between normal, sport and race so I cannot wait to see what it is like. I will post a review when I get it and if anyone does have it on there SS let me know what you think. Thanks
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:52 AM   #2
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Has anyone installed a sprintbooster on thier Camaro? I had one on my BMW135 Dinan and it was one of the best Mods I ever did to any car. I was just saw a test on TV they put one on a Jeep and picked up a 10th of a second on each pass I had not thought about putting it on the Camaro because it was not a Turbo but I had such luck with it I just checked it out and they do sell it for the SS so I will be buying one Monday.

People on the BMW forum used to think it was a waste and at every meet I would take it out of my car in 3 minutes and put it in theirs and they bought one that day it makes that kind of difference in throttle response. The new ones even have some kind of switch to go between normal, sport and race so I cannot wait to see what it is like. I will post a review when I get it and if anyone does have it on there SS let me know what you think. Thanks
I personally would spend the same amount of money on a custom tune but thats just me. A better throttle response for $300+ rip off.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:02 PM   #3
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Complete waste of money. It doesn't make you any faster.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:20 PM   #4
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I have a tune and I had a Dinan tune on the BMW and it made a big difference in the way the car drove. I had the same reaction on the BMW forum until people tried it and they could not believe the difference.
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I have a tune and I had a Dinan tune on the BMW and it made a big difference in the way the car drove. I had the same reaction on the BMW forum until people tried it and they could not believe the difference.
Sorry man but this ain't no BMW. I had a 2007 BMW 335i and I loved it though performance parts were costly for them so I went the other route American Muscle more horsepower for less money. You said you have a tune on the Camaro? Is it a custom tune or a canned tune?
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:05 PM   #6
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I have a tune and I had a Dinan tune on the BMW and it made a big difference in the way the car drove. I had the same reaction on the BMW forum until people tried it and they could not believe the difference.
The car "feels" faster because it changes the throttle position in relation to the gas pedal position. It still doesn't make it any faster so IMO it's useless.
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I know what it does it takes away the hesitation of the car. I know I did not like driving my 135 without the sprintbooster in the car so it was well worth it in my eyes and I ran faster 1/4 miles with the sprintbooster in the auto 135 because the hesitation was not there the reaction times were better. Mark my words I will by it and after going to a few meets and putting it in other owners cars there will be quite a few converts.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:56 PM   #8
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Worked well in the Challenger before we tuned it. Chrysler fly by wire system leaves a bit to be desired, as does BMW's.
However on the Camaro I don't believe it's necessary at all.
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The car "feels" faster because it changes the throttle position in relation to the gas pedal position. It still doesn't make it any faster so IMO it's useless.
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youre basically buying an assumption of power...
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I know what it does it takes away the hesitation of the car. I know I did not like driving my 135 without the sprintbooster in the car so it was well worth it in my eyes and I ran faster 1/4 miles with the sprintbooster in the auto 135 because the hesitation was not there the reaction times were better. Mark my words I will by it and after going to a few meets and putting it in other owners cars there will be quite a few converts.
Go ahead don't listen to us on the forum and waste your money. Your not going to convert me and I'm pretty sure not many on this forum either
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:22 PM   #13
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youre basically buying an assumption of power...

Not really. It's not a power adder.
On some cars the signal between the accel pedal and the TB plate could stand to be 'tweaked" to make the plate respond faster to the input of the pedal. The fly by wire system in the BMW's and the Chryslers have a progressive feel to them, with a bit of delay. A good tuner with a Diablo can tune it out of the Chrysler, but I'm unaware of any such solution for the BMW.
The Sprint Booster intercepts the signal and advances it a bit, fooling the TB plate to open faster / further than the stock calibration, that's all. It does make those cars more "responsive" to accel pedal input, making them more enjoyable to drive.

As I originally stated though, the Camaro doesn't seem to need a recalibration in it's tps response.
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Just change the Throttle Position Scaler in your tune... Save $300
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:01 PM   #15
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Just change the Throttle Position Scaler in your tune... Save $300

Can't be done on the BMW, although you're correct you can on the Chrysler it can be done but IF you have your car tuned with the Diablo.
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$300 for a change in one aspect of your tune or...
$400 for a complete tune for your specific car
idk...youll never convert me either
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Can't be done on the BMW, although you're correct you can on the Chrysler it can be done but IF you have your car tuned with the Diablo.
Maybe not on a BMW...but were not dealing with a BMW here are we...
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Not really. It's not a power adder.
On some cars the signal between the accel pedal and the TB plate could stand to be 'tweaked" to make the plate respond faster to the input of the pedal. The fly by wire system in the BMW's and the Chryslers have a progressive feel to them, with a bit of delay. A good tuner with a Diablo can tune it out of the Chrysler, but I'm unaware of any such solution for the BMW.
The Sprint Booster intercepts the signal and advances it a bit, fooling the TB plate to open faster / further than the stock calibration, that's all. It does make those cars more "responsive" to accel pedal input, making them more enjoyable to drive.

As I originally stated though, the Camaro doesn't seem to need a recalibration in it's tps response.
you just agreed with me, then explained it...
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$300 for a change in one aspect of your tune or...
$400 for a complete tune for your specific car
idk...youll never convert me either

$400.00 for the cost of the tune PLUS $300 or so for the tuner.

Look, for the camaro it's a non option imo, but for any otherwise stock Challenger or BMW it's a very viable method to get better throttle response.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:13 PM   #20
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$400.00 for the cost of the tune PLUS $300 or so for the tuner.

Look, for the camaro it's a non option imo, but for any otherwise stock Challenger or BMW it's a very viable method to get better throttle response.
The $400 is for the tuner box. It will have the adjustment included.

Man, you're trying to explan something that no one cares about. Nobody here cares that the BMW or Challenger will get better throttle response with this. This is C5 and all we care about is mods to our Camaros. The OP asked if it would help and he got his answer from several people including yourself. Call it a day and let it go.
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I know what it does it takes away the hesitation of the car. Mark my words I will by it and after going to a few meets and putting it in other owners cars there will be quite a few converts.
JohnnyrSS, I understand what you are talking about. My sister-in-law has one in her BMW and loves it.

JohnnyrSS, you may need to do some data collecting to convince the camaro owners. A tune could/may void part of the warranty but not the SprintBooster.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:01 PM   #22
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It, been a while, has anyone put the Sprint Booster on a camaro?
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It, been a while, has anyone put the Sprint Booster on a camaro?
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I installed one yesterday. Do search on it for my review.
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