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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 04-02-2013, 07:50 PM   #21
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That's the best way I can put it. Haha I know it's weird but the sprint booster makes the car rev alot faster and makes it so you get to wot alot faster. Your going to have to just find a car with it and drive it.
I don't have to drive a car with it because I know how it works. It says on the website how it works. It has no way of making the car rev faster.

But hey... if a $300 placebo works for you then that's awesome.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #22
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I don't have to drive a car with it because I know how it works. It says on the website how it works. It has no way of making the car rev faster.

But hey... if a $300 placebo works for you then that's awesome.
I think you have to just try it out. It's like asking a virgin about sex and having them say "I know what it's like, I read all about it". I know of countless guys that use it and they drive everything from Dodge Chargers to 911 GT3's and every one of them swear by it. I guess we all could be imagining things but I doubt it. Placebo??, hell....maybe.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:50 AM   #23
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I don't doubt that some people like the way the Sprint Booster FEELS. I'm only saying it can't MAKE MORE POWER like some people here are claiming.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:39 PM   #24
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I don't doubt that some people like the way the Sprint Booster FEELS. I'm only saying it can't MAKE MORE POWER like some people here are claiming.
It puts the power down faster with makes the car feel faster
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #25
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I don't doubt that some people like the way the Sprint Booster FEELS. I'm only saying it can't MAKE MORE POWER like some people here are claiming.
This is true, in no way what so ever does it make more power, but it does alter the way the power is delivered there for perceived. We do similar mods on sport bikes where a half or even a quarter turn of the throttle will give you WOT. All this does is alter the throttle position by giving more throttle than what is put in. This by no means makes the bike faster but it does make it a lot more enjoyable and easier to race. I might be comparing apples to oranges but what the hell.
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Like I said, if you're racing the sprint does nothing. WOT is WOT.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #27
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I don't think anyone agued that point but good job!
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Well if you actually go to the track you like to have different pedal to throttle ratios. So it depends what you do with the car also
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:19 PM   #29
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I picked up a Sprint Booster version II with the Mode button off ebay for $150. This thing makes the car feel the way it should of came from the factory. It does take the lag out and if you have a steptronic the tranny downshifts alot easier to pass. Well worth the money.
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Actually, '777eThOd*' said it made WAY MORE POWER! Lol.

And those of us who race hate shit like this. The worst thing to have is a throttle that isn't progressive - it's too hard to drive the car smoothly. 50% pedal should be 50% throttle, not 90%.
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Actually, '777eThOd*' said it made WAY MORE POWER! Lol.

And those of us who race hate shit like this. The worst thing to have is a throttle that isn't progressive - it's too hard to drive the car smoothly. 50% pedal should be 50% throttle, not 90%.
It actually makes the car easier to drive because you don't have to have your foot smashed all the way down to get WOT
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Actually, '777eThOd*' said it made WAY MORE POWER! Lol.

And those of us who race hate shit like this. The worst thing to have is a throttle that isn't progressive - it's too hard to drive the car smoothly. 50% pedal should be 50% throttle, not 90%.
Ok I think we all know what I meant lol... Not real HP but just quicker throttle response which comes really handy sometimes and puts out really good power.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:02 PM   #33
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It actually makes the car easier to drive because you don't have to have your foot smashed all the way down to get WOT
Not on the track it doesn't, where a (good) driver is more concerned with smooth application of power and modulation of that power at the limit of grip than getting his foot smashed all the way down as fast as possible.
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OP maybe you should change the Title of the thread to "Does the Sprint Booster work as advertised on Street driven BMW's".
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get a euro tune. cheaper, no hardware, oem, is built into the software.
Where does one get the e46 Euro tune?
Can someone link me please to the info and required equipment

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Old 05-05-2013, 12:27 AM   #36
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http://www.eurocharged.com/

Combine your tune with our BMW MYGenius Handheld Programmer for easy switching between files.

Now you have the capabilities of flashing and reflashing your car in the convenience of your own home, and you keep the flasher for future use!
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Dude. Don't bend over and get butt rammed by a $1000 tune unless you're getting forced induction. Anyways, Google up bmw e46 winkfp euro tune flash and do a lot of studying. I'm not going to explain it to you because it takes too much time. If you want more specific info, then I'll answer them. Just to let you know I studied it for over 6 months before i felt prepared for all scenarios.
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If you have ever driven a BMW with an actual throttle cable (E10 or an E30 for example) get a sprint booster for your E46. If not, don't bother.

I missed that "connection" to the car I feel the E46 lacks...
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The sprint booster doesn't fix the throttle lag. It just modifies the signal to the DME to make small throttle inputs appear larger. Makes the car feel faster and drive jumpier, but that's it. Total waste of money.
This. I had it, sent it back. Junk.
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