After talking to Stamatis over the phone, I've decided to finally give in and buy sprint booster for my car.
I know that it doesnt give any more power to the car. From what he tells me, and after reading alot of forum members experiences, it makes your gas pedal alot more crisp and responsive. He explained it would eliminate the pedal lag and make the car feel more like a peppy sportscar.
What it does is it relays the gas pedal signal much quicker than the stock setting, giving you a much more sensitive and immediate pedal responce.
I'll post my experiences with it after I receive it, which should be in a couple of weeks.
If anybody already has experience with this product, please post here for us all to know.
Hi tech tune,
I read with interest their website (cos I wos curious as to how it could work)… interesting to see them waffle on about digital signals from potentiometers! (a Pot. Is about as analogue as it gets) Anyway, from reading what they say, the only thing that it can do is alter the “transfer function” between your foot and the pot’s output voltage (that is fed to the electronic accelerator ECU….. it might even be a simple gain cct!)
This is only ever going to make the car feel quicker by psychology. It won’t make the car any quicker / more powerful, as it’s not changing anything other than the control input to the engine. You’ll “think” it feels quicker ‘cos your foot has moved less than it used to for a given “push in the back” feeling.
Of course…. you’ll start complaining about the lousy gas mileage you’re now getting ‘cos the engine’s being driven with lead boots on!!
Think of this as a brake servo…. but for the throttle!
Hmm it seems an interesting mod for our car but at what price ?
It all depends. There have been times in my life where I've paid thousands on mods and have been very disapointed. On the other hand, I've spent hundreds on some mods and still, to this day, think they're priceless. So I'm hoping this one will be one of those "brag about" mods rather than a "waste of money" mod.
I'm always gonna post my honest opinions here. I'm not going to let any of us get jipped by someone selling worthless doohikies. I'd rather take the fall and save others time, money and aggravation by posting my honest experiences. I can only hope that all members will do the same.
Vehicle: 2000 Obsidian Black Metallic Mercedes SL 320 V6
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Hi Tech-Tune I probably misespressed myself but I wasn't turning down your suggestion or so but when I said at what price I only meant it in asking how much the Sprint Booster thing costs lol.
I read in the site too and from what I understand it seems useful since sometimes the gas pedal in our electronically controlled ones is not as responsive as it should be or as I would like it to be if you prefer.
I know you are always being honest about the feel or the performances your mods do and you alwys give us your straight point of view so sorry for misexpressing myself.
There is no need to appologize, I understood what you meant. As far as price goes, it costs $300 US.
Guys, let me share MY theory on performance mods:
Performance is a word which is interpreted differently from person to person.
Some people purchase K&N filters and a $20 exhaust and think "it sounds louder, so it GOT to be faster."
Others, need a mod to be "dyno proven," otherwise, it means nothing to them and is simply a waste of time and money.
Call me different, but I look at it like this:
Everything has its own place and purpose. If a decently priced mod makes my car feel better than it did before, without hurting the car in any way, than its money well spent.
I'm not going to dwell on dyno charts and 1/4 mile times on every single mod I decide to purchase. Sometimes, its just a matter of making the car look or feel different, which is what we "modders" should expect in the first place. Whether its an upgraded steering wheel, new wheels, or even an exhaust system, if the mod satisfies the purchaser, then it is a mod worth while. This is how I feel about it.
With that said, all I can realy do is just report about what it feels like, and let you guys decide if you would buy it for yourselves. I just like sharing my experiences with others who share the same interests as myself.
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