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Re: Sprint booster

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Slightly different then my install lol. I've got an older model but for me it was unhook the battery then install and hook it back up lol.
I went the simpler route - open the door, and install. I didn't wait at all. No issues.

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Keep the reviews coming please.
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Re: Sprint booster

Hello Everyone,

I joined the form as I've recently purchase a 75th anniversary edition, then stumbled across this forum and specifically this thread. Now before I state my concern, I want to say I have too experienced the throttle lag, to the extent of panicking when pulling out in front of traffic and experiencing the delay, wondering if I should slam on the brakes. Im getting used to it, but different from my last car where throttle response was immediate.

With the sprint booster (from what I've read) you are placing the adapter between the accelerator pedal and the sending cable. It manipulates the signal sent to the cars computer and creates a more aggressive/immediate throttle response.

Now I think about the logic- you are placing a foreign adapter between the accelerator and throttle sending cable- what happens if it fails, malfunctions or who knows what else.. You could be sitting in traffic, this device malfunctions and your jeep becomes a demolition derby champion! just kidding, but do have some concerns about the product, its quality and reliability considering the function.

Has anyone else thought about this and possibly done some homework on the reliability of these devices? Would be curious to better understand their reliability and failsafe features.
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Hello Everyone,

I joined the form as I've recently purchase a 75th anniversary edition, then stumbled across this forum and specifically this thread. Now before I state my concern, I want to say I have too experienced the throttle lag, to the extent of panicking when pulling out in front of traffic and experiencing the delay, wondering if I should slam on the brakes. Im getting used to it, but different from my last car where throttle response was immediate.

With the sprint booster (from what I've read) you are placing the adapter between the accelerator pedal and the sending cable. It manipulates the signal sent to the cars computer and creates a more aggressive/immediate throttle response.

Now I think about the logic- you are placing a foreign adapter between the accelerator and throttle sending cable- what happens if it fails, malfunctions or who knows what else.. You could be sitting in traffic, this device malfunctions and your jeep becomes a demolition derby champion! just kidding, but do have some concerns about the product, its quality and reliability considering the function.

Has anyone else thought about this and possibly done some homework on the reliability of these devices? Would be curious to better understand their reliability and failsafe features.
If it malfunctions it should act as if it's off as a fail safe. But it won't completely lose control as the jeep will simply go into limp mode allowing some throttle control
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:58 PM
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Its good to know there's some intelligence built into the communication link within the throttle sending cable. Thanks for the info!!
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Okay installed the Sprint Booster (very easy install) I had no idea what to expect, just took a short ride and here are my first impressions. Started in green mode.......OMG this thing works as advertised. NO lag at all from a dead stop nor from any speed up to 60mph (wasn't on hiway yet) When you step on the gas the vehicle responds instantly. What I like is that I drive pretty conservatively and take off moderately and can still do that but if you need to really take off just hit the gas a little more. It's kinda like getting kicked in the rear and this is with the V6. The red mode may be to much for me when you step on it the rpms shoot way up. I'll probably just stick to the green. Tried to duplicate it by turning it off and hitting the gas harder but wasnít able to get the same results the vehicle just responds better with the Sprint Booster!

DallasGC from what I noticed I like this much better then driving the Jeep in sport mode my observation is you have every bit of throttle response but much smoother shifts.

I ran the controller to the storage compartment so itís out of sight but very accessible.

Is it worth $300.00???? I'm looking forward to putting in some more driving time but from what I observed so far, That's a big HELL YEAH!

Can you give some more detail on how you ran the switch into the center compartment? Is there a hole already or did you make one? Like I mentioned I put mine out of sight under the steering column but mainly because I didn't see an easy way to run it where you did.
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Can you give some more detail on how you ran the switch into the center compartment? Is there a hole already or did you make one? Like I mentioned I put mine out of sight under the steering column but mainly because I didn't see an easy way to run it where you did.
It was very easy took about a minute. Yes, there is an opening inside the compartment (See photos below) Just open the plastic door about an inch from being completely open. Then with your other hand put your fingers in there and you can feel for the opening. It's on the top left side of compartment all the way in the back. I took a thin wire 28" and feed it through the opening. It came out under the dash above the gas pedal. Then I took the end of the wire and made a hook and wrapped it around the SP cable, the part that connects to the SP module. Be careful not to pull it to hard you don't want the plug end to come apart. Or you can get some tape and wrap the wire around the tape so there's no pressure on the connector when pulling it through. It didn't take much effort to pull it through and it didn't snag on anything.



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Re: Sprint booster

Hello Chicago Dan congratulations on your new Jeep and welcome to the forum.

You raised a good question. I emailed Sprint Booster Power Converter - www.SprintBoosterSales.com That is where I purchased mine from. Here is the email they sent me:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Heleker" <chuck@minimania.com>
To: "Wendy Bennett" <wendyb@minimania.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:58:46 PM
Subject: Fwd: Sprint Booster

Hi Paul,

I am looking into your concerns. I will say this, they have sold thousands of these Sprint Boosters and if it made your throttle all of a sudden rev and make the car crash I think they wouldn't be in business any longer. They have been around for a long time. But I have forwarded your concerns to our supplier, and I'll let you know what they have to say.

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Re: Sprint booster

Is anyone running this with a Hemi?? Sounds like it works great with the 3.6, but I want to hear from others with the 5.7.
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Is anyone running this with a Hemi?? Sounds like it works great with the 3.6, but I want to hear from others with the 5.7.
You're still undecided (LOL) (Came upon an old thread see link below)

Drove about 240 miles hiway/city this weekend performed excellent. For the heck of it I turned it off for a while, the Jeep felt like a dog....Been using it in race mode (red) Can still drive normal and I love the response but after an hour or so of driving my ankle started hurting a bit because you can't put much pressure on the gas pedal (it's very responsive) You have to hold your foot back barely pressing the pedal once you reach speed. Jeep wanted to keep accelerating it was hard to keep it with in the speed limit. Green mode is probably better for all around driving but I sure like red mode. Probably switch back and forth.

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I would like to try this; does anyone know if it will void the factory warranty? Thanks, Dave
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