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Sprint Booster question

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Gamma Ray, May 20, 2020.

  1. May 20, 2020 at 2:54 PM
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    Gamma Ray

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    I saw these videos and thought they looked interesting. The lag from the throttle to the valve really gets reduced, and the response in race mode is pretty much a direct reflection of where the pedal is at.

    Are the effects shown in the videos legitimate?

    Video 1

    Video 2
     
  2. May 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    The people who have them generally seem to think they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. I don't think I've heard a single negative comment about them.

    If it sounds like something you'd want, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.
     
  3. May 20, 2020 at 3:24 PM
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    I don't eat much sliced bread.... but I do enjoy my Sprint Booster. It works as advertised
     
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    I bought one and after a month or so I thought wow this was a sham. So I turned it off, well lets say it was money well spent. After a few stop and go starts on my way to work it stays at sport 7.
     
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    ^this, best mod I've purchased even over the TRD intake and TRD exhaust, they just make noise.
     
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    I put mine in a week ago and it does exactly what it is supposed to do. Merging on to the highway was difficult before it due to the pitiful throttle response. Even at "sport 5" setting it kicks down much faster.
     
  8. May 21, 2020 at 5:22 AM
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    I have a question concerning these boosters. When I played with Chevys, there was a guy in Canada who would tune an ecm, you could swap it out and enjoy modest power and torque gains. Also, the downside to that was you had to use premium gas, or you'd suffer the dreaded knock. Had to never let the dealer flash it, or you'd have to spend 99 bucks plus duty to have it re-done. Do these boosters see that much gain, or is it comparable to using Sport mode to pass and merge? (Too bad Toyota didn't use the powertrain setup we have in our '16 Avalon, that beast is a rocket ship on 4 wheels...)
     
  9. May 21, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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    There is zero hp or toque gain. This is not a remapped ECM. This plugs in line between the throttle pedal and the connector for the throttle pedal. It’s single only function to amplify the your throttle input signal to tell the ECM your asking for more throttle faster. This only modifies that one single input signal to trick the engine into applying more throttle sooner. You’ll also find quite a few people who have had issues with these controllers causing throttle faults and putting the vehicle into limp mode until it can be cleared.
     
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  10. May 21, 2020 at 6:03 AM
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    As @Agent_Outside said, no power gain.
     
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