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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 01-26-2014, 12:57 AM
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Is this considered a legit performance upgrade?

Hey guys I just searched the forum for past topics on the Sprint Booster, but it showed no results. Is it really that bad that no one even mentions it? Or what lol. I've heard from a couple friends that they really lover theirs. I rode with my best friend in his full-size gmc pickup, and I have to say with the sprint booster connected, it was noticeably "quicker". Now I know it doesn't add HP which kinda sucks, but it eliminates that "lag time" when you press down on the gas pedal. Its a fairly cheap mod as well, so I guess if I do end up purchasing it and it doesn't work like I was hoping, I'm not losing a ton of money.

Amyways, thanks for reading guys, if you have any knowledge, first hand or second hand lol on the sprint booster give me your opinion and/or experience with it.

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Old 01-26-2014, 04:52 AM
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The fact that you didn't find any threads about this should answer your question. Program your M settings correctly and you won't need this...............Phil
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:07 AM
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:24 PM
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The fact that you didn't find any threads about this should answer your question. Program your M settings correctly and you won't need this...............Phil
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From the factory, the M3 is already tuned to near the limit without considering an x-pipe and/or FI. The stage 1 ECU upgrades (from Dinan, BPM, Evolve, ESS, etc) will change the throttle response, rev limit and sometimes steering response. Stage 2 will provide more power due to the removal of the primary and/or secondary cats. Search on this topic to find out more.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:51 AM
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From the factory, the M3 is already tuned to near the limit without considering an x-pipe and/or FI. The stage 1 ECU upgrades (from Dinan, BPM, Evolve, ESS, etc) will change the throttle response, rev limit and sometimes steering response. Stage 2 will provide more power due to the removal of the primary and/or secondary cats. Search on this topic to find out more.
Thanks for the info! Sorry if that sounded like a stupid question, it was just something that caught my eye while browsing one day. I'll def look into those ECU upgrades, thanks!
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:26 AM
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Thanks for the info! Sorry if that sounded like a stupid question, it was just something that caught my eye while browsing one day. I'll def look into those ECU upgrades, thanks!
Drive logic: D5 or S6
EDC: cant remember the name but max that out
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:23 AM
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Hey guys I just searched the forum for past topics on the Sprint Booster, but it showed no results. Is it really that bad that no one even mentions it? Or what lol. I've heard from a couple friends that they really lover theirs. I rode with my best friend in his full-size gmc pickup, and I have to say with the sprint booster connected, it was noticeably "quicker". Now I know it doesn't add HP which kinda sucks, but it eliminates that "lag time" when you press down on the gas pedal. Its a fairly cheap mod as well, so I guess if I do end up purchasing it and it doesn't work like I was hoping, I'm not losing a ton of money.

Amyways, thanks for reading guys, if you have any knowledge, first hand or second hand lol on the sprint booster give me your opinion and/or experience with it.

Thanks
There are threads about this, but I'm not sure what appears in the title. You may also want to search under "Pedalbox," which is a rival product to the sprint booster. I know there are threads on that.

That bottom line is that lots of people think these devices are nonsense, but everyone who has one thinks they're one of the best modifications around. I have a pedalbox, and I'm delighted with it. It's not the same as simply slamming your foot quickly onto the accelerator, as some claim. It's quite different, and it makes the car far more responsive to the accelerator pedal.
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It's not the same as simply slamming your foot quickly onto the accelerator, as some claim. It's quite different, and it makes the car far more responsive to the accelerator pedal.
I can see how this is "fun", since when I'm between track events, I set my MDrive to max throttle response. More fun to zip around that way, and I don't need to be smooth because I'm nowhere near the limits. For actual fast driving - specifically on the track - I have my throttle response set as gradual as possible. Precise control is the goal; there's no problem getting to max ASAP - my foot moves plenty fast.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:13 PM
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I can see how this is "fun", since when I'm between track events, I set my MDrive to max throttle response. More fun to zip around that way, and I don't need to be smooth because I'm nowhere near the limits. For actual fast driving - specifically on the track - I have my throttle response set as gradual as possible. Precise control is the goal; there's no problem getting to max ASAP - my foot moves plenty fast.
This makes sense. I wouldn't think this sort of device would be helpful under track conditions; it's more of a daily driver modification, I guess.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:36 PM
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There are threads about this, but I'm not sure what appears in the title. You may also want to search under "Pedalbox," which is a rival product to the sprint booster. I know there are threads on that.

That bottom line is that lots of people think these devices are nonsense, but everyone who has one thinks they're one of the best modifications around. I have a pedalbox, and I'm delighted with it. It's not the same as simply slamming your foot quickly onto the accelerator, as some claim. It's quite different, and it makes the car far more responsive to the accelerator pedal.
^^^This is what I was talking about. I've never heard from anyone who actually owned a sprint booster/ Pedalbox say they were disappointed that they bought it....I think as long as you go in with the right expectations, the Pedalbox/Sprint Booster could be fun little upgrades.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:44 AM
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^^^This is what I was talking about. I've never heard from anyone who actually owned a sprint booster/ Pedalbox say they were disappointed that they bought it....I think as long as you go in with the right expectations, the Pedalbox/Sprint Booster could be fun little upgrades.
I had a mechanic install my pedalbox for $50, though you can do it yourself if you're at all handy. (There may be you tube videos on this; I can't remember.) If you decide to go for this, I recommend the Pedalbox over the Sprint Booster. The sprint booster has three settings: sport, racing, and off. The pedalbox has four -main- settings (eco, sport, sport plus, and off), and then another set of buttons that allow you to fine tune the setting among seven other settings ranging from --- to +++. As near as I can tell, the main buttons determine how much the engine revs up, while the seven other settings determine how quickly it does, but don't hold me to that. Anyway, the two devices cost the same, so I went with the one that has more choices.

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BMW M3 come with a Factory "Sprint Booster" called the "Power" Button. It does the same thing as what the sprint booster does.
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