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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 02-09-2008, 08:50 AM
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Sprint Booster...MY Thoughts and Review

I received the Sprint Booster from a friend of mine who sells them and was asked to check it out and give him feedback on it. After reading many post about it from various boards with all the +/- about it, I started with the install.

All joking aside, it took me less then 5 minutes for the install. Remove the hex screw from the pedal base then pull up/foward. Unplug harness from pedal box and plug in Booster. That's it!! Really Fast.

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The car is now actually more responsive with this unit. NOT faster but more responsive. As we all know, BMW's are not 1/4 mile cars or stop light to stop light monsters but now off the line it does come to life. The lag that was there is not anymore. I am def. pulling from the stop light much stronger and leaving many cars behind w/o mashing the pedal down.

Push the sport button and this car really becomes fun and sporty. The pedal is sensitive in the sport mode but I really like it...not for everyday driving but for when I want to have FUN.

I can tell you right now that this unit is def. not for everyone. The car does come alive and many may not like the quicker response from it.

As for getting use to it, I already have. After a couple of days cruising with it, I forgot about it UNTIL I needed to pass a slower car so I wouldn't miss my exit and then it hit me, that the BOOSTER helped me out.

If I can help you w/your decision on this unit or answer any questions, please feel free to ask away.

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Old 02-10-2008, 12:13 PM
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Totally agree with your opinion and feedback
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:23 PM
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I live in the center of the Universe.....Omaha.

Can anyone provide a link to a online retailer so I can read up on this and possibly order one?

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Old 02-11-2008, 01:25 AM
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Totally agree with your opinion and feedback
Available in the UAE?
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:11 AM
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Available in the UAE?
Yup, Power Curve has them.
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:39 PM
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so wheres the cheapest place to get one of these guys in the states?
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:25 PM
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Bear in mind fellas, that the sprintbooster does not increase HP. It works as an electronic assistance to increase pedal travel with reduced effort from the driver. Just so that nobody loses their head after looking at the post dyno results.
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:08 PM
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Received mine in the mail today. 5 minutes and I was up and roaring. Like 2MODFAST says, a big difference. It's the way it should have come from the factory.
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but do you think it would affect gas milage? so when its in Sport mode and DS, wont it be tooooooo sensitive?
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:41 AM
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but do you think it would affect gas milage? so when its in Sport mode and DS, wont it be tooooooo sensitive?
once you get used to it, your feet will be able to control the sensitivity.
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:37 AM
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:26 AM
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I bought mine on EBay. Just search Sprint Booster. They are made in Greece and come out of Hong Kong. Just took 3/4 days from when I ordered. You might find them cheaper if you shop around. Have fun.
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:15 PM
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I bought mine on EBay. Just search Sprint Booster. They are made in Greece and come out of Hong Kong. Just took 3/4 days from when I ordered. You might find them cheaper if you shop around. Have fun.
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anyone else do this mod?
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:31 PM
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anyone else do this mod?
Do it, tbal. In my opinion, it's the best mod for your money.

It doesn't give you any extra HP but the power delivery is quick. I wish I've done it sooner.
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Hows its with sport and ds engaged? I just dont want it to be tooo touchy lol
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:28 PM
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Hows its with sport and ds engaged? I just dont want it to be tooo touchy lol
Only when you push it hard. That was also my concern before I bought it since I don't want to rear end somebody. However, if your commute involves a lot of bumper to bumper traffic then don't do it. The difference between sprint booster and DS mode: DS mode changes the shift point and holds the gear longer, sprint booster removes the throttle lag. It's especially useful in passing situation.

I installed it two weeks ago and have a biggest grin every time I get to open up the throttle, feels like I'm driving a new car
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:52 PM
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Are you guys finding this a solution for the Auto transmission only. I personally found that the manual 650i is more responsive than the auto. Does the booster really only help automatic transmissions?
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I think its available for both manual and auto, thus must help both. It basically makes the digital signal cleaner/better, thus throttle response is quicker...

I do mostly city driving, which is stop and go... Maybe not a good solution? I do hate the lag sometimes I have... somebody on e60 or m5board said that if you have big wheels its a must... Whys that? :S confused.. guess i shouldve read the wholeeeeee thread lol
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I think its available for both manual and auto, thus must help both. It basically makes the digital signal cleaner/better, thus throttle response is quicker...

I do mostly city driving, which is stop and go... Maybe not a good solution? I do hate the lag sometimes I have... somebody on e60 or m5board said that if you have big wheels its a must... Whys that? :S confused.. guess i shouldve read the wholeeeeee thread lol
Tbal, do you have Auto or manual tranny?
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Sprint Booster Uninstall

Anyone brought their BMW in for scheduled maintenance with the Sprint Booster installed, and if so, did the mechanics comment on it? In the same vein, how easy is it to UNinstall, so I can take it off if need be?
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