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Old 07-07-2012, 04:18 AM
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Accelerator Booster question

Hello all,

I am considering buying an accelerator booster (i.e. the Sprint Booster). I am talking about the gadget that hooks up to your gas pedal that helps remove the delay that is often felt when accelerating. I have two questions:

1) does anyone know of any downsides or drawbacks to using one of these, and in particular, will this void the warranty in any way?

2) i am aware of the "Sprint Booster" which seems to be fairly common on many i-net sites. But i seems to recall seeing a more recent generation one that i now cannot find. Anybody know the name and best location to get the "latest" model?

2009 650 Convertible

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:12 PM
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Here is large thread on the Sprint Booster.

According to the manufacturer it does not affect your warranty, but knowing BMW they would probably try to blame a SprintBooster to attempt to void warranty work. To be safe you could pull it out before bringing in the car for service. I can't see it causing any harm, it just remaps your throttle.

I prefer a linear throttle so I am not a fan personally but many people like the Sprint Booster.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:21 PM
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sprint booster accelerator booster

Thanks Yorgi,

Any info on the newest generation version? Or where a good place to order is from.?
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