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Have you managed to fit your Sprint-Booster: and test-drive it yet @Ben ?

 

Don't leave us all hanging......😁

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On 24/12/2019 at 13:16, sevenfourate said:

Have you managed to fit your Sprint-Booster: and test-drive it yet @Ben ?

 

Don't leave us all hanging......😁

Not yet, too much eating, drinking and rubbish weather! Hoping to get it fitted this weekend, will keep you posted 

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OK. so Sprint Booster successfully installed and tested over the Xmas period....  and I have to say I am massively impressed.  To me, as with the lowered suspension, I think this is the way the car should have been setup straight out of the factory.  I'm running it on the standard middle setting - Sport 5 - and it seems to be just the right balance between immediacy of throttle response without being so sensitive that it's difficult to drive smoothly, and most importantly, the annoying 'lag' of the fly by wire is gone.  It feels like the car has an extra 50bhp off the line - which of course it doesn't - but the way the power is delivered so quickly now is amazing.   I've installed the little remote on the dash as I wanted to be able to change the settings back to normal so I could remind myself what a difference it makes!  :) 

 

Its a relatively easy install, which took about 45 mins for me, mostly due to trying to figure out how to remove the throttle cable connector.  This is a great guide to give a general overview of the process:

https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/997/196447-installed-sprint-booster-my-997-c2-instructions-w-pics.html

 

Only a couple of issues I found which may be of help to others, to add to Syers advice:

  1. when removing the throttle pedal assembly, after removing the single screw, you have to pull the whole unit up and back, towards the bulkhead - I was trying to pull straight up and wondering why it was so difficult to shift (I was being a bit dim!)
  2. as others have mentioned, releasing the electrical connector is the biggest PIA - I found a suggestion else where to use adjustable pliers to prise the grey clip down, which worked perfectly for me - see here: https://www.planet-9.com/threads/accelerator-pedal-electronics-connector.231162/
  3. as previously mentioned, the included cable tie is far too small, so have a bigger one available to tie the unit out of the way behind the throttle pedal
  4. the wire for the remote can be easily threaded under the steering column to enable the controller to be installed next to the steering wheel, if you so desire!

For £150ish and less than an hour to fit I think this is an excellent mod!

 

 

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2 hours ago, Ben said:

OK. so Sprint Booster successfully installed and tested over the Xmas period....  and I have to say I am massively impressed.  To me, as with the lowered suspension, I think this is the way the car should have been setup straight out of the factory.  I'm running it on the standard middle setting - Sport 5 - and it seems to be just the right balance between immediacy of throttle response without being so sensitive that it's difficult to drive smoothly, and most importantly, the annoying 'lag' of the fly by wire is gone.  It feels like the car has an extra 50bhp off the line - which of course it doesn't - but the way the power is delivered so quickly now is amazing.   I've installed the little remote on the dash as I wanted to be able to change the settings back to normal so I could remind myself what a difference it makes!  :) 

 

Its a relatively easy install, which took about 45 mins for me, mostly due to trying to figure out how to remove the throttle cable connector.  This is a great guide to give a general overview of the process:

https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/997/196447-installed-sprint-booster-my-997-c2-instructions-w-pics.html

 

Only a couple of issues I found which may be of help to others, to add to Syers advice:

  1. when removing the throttle pedal assembly, after removing the single screw, you have to pull the whole unit up and back, towards the bulkhead - I was trying to pull straight up and wondering why it was so difficult to shift (I was being a bit dim!)
  2. as others have mentioned, releasing the electrical connector is the biggest PIA - I found a suggestion else where to use adjustable pliers to prise the grey clip down, which worked perfectly for me - see here: https://www.planet-9.com/threads/accelerator-pedal-electronics-connector.231162/
  3. as previously mentioned, the included cable tie is far too small, so have a bigger one available to tie the unit out of the way behind the throttle pedal
  4. the wire for the remote can be easily threaded under the steering column to enable the controller to be installed next to the steering wheel, if you so desire!

For £150ish and less than an hour to fit I think this is an excellent mod!

 

 

IMG_20191228_154449.jpg

IMG_20191228_164958.jpg


 

So pleased to hear you love it @Ben Thats great news. Brilliant aren’t they ! I ended up in Race 1 setting. About the Max I felt I could push it without getting all jerky - lol. Maybe I just don’t get on the gas as early as you 😂

 

Ha ! On getting the pedal out. Been there ! And to quote from my ‘Members cars’ thread:

 

”....then completely unbolted my throttle pedal (One single large phillips set-screw). Not sure you'd even be able to get to the wiring connector otherwise. And it pulls upward to remove it from the car......”

 

Do all us men never read instructions..... 😉

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