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Old 12-03-2011, 07:00 PM
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Angry Sprint booster flexible version Jk. 2011

I followed all the instructions provided but still can't make it work on my wrangler 2011. Each time I start the vehicule I get a check engine light and a lightning bolt on my dash. I plugged the oem wire to booster and hear a snap but not when I put the booster to the gas pedal. Is that normal ? Anybody have images showing the right installation ? And yes I left the driver door opened for. 5 minutes. Moreover, The rpm seems to go crazy so I had to cut the engine off and but back oem part. Please help

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please . Somebody must had these issues.

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As far as the 11 the pigtail is different, that's it. A little harder to install.

I never had an issue. I removed it once before service and installed with 0 problems.

If the the connection is bad it won't work. You will get the light, same as if you left the throttle disconnected. Start over. Leave the door open for 15 min, that's what I did to be sure. I have no idea what that does.

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BTW I love the Sprintbooster. Not a lot of folks on here use it.
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Sorry. Newbie. What is it?
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Sorry. Newbie. What is it?
Boost pedal (throttle) response in the jeep.
Sprint booster is made for other vehicles also. 07-11 though, I see you have a 12? assuming it will do no good anyhow.

I also read that superchips has a throttle response setting, Only for 07-09. Chrysler apparently made a change in 10. Not sure what/how true that is. Maybe that's why most of the complaints come from early 07-08's, and why the 10-11 guys don't know wtf we are talking about/experiencing ??
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mine was a pain as well. make sure none of the pins in the plugs are bent, and wait for the click when connecting.
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And be careful removing it. Instructions
make it clear to not pull in the wire. Well.. I did not think I was pulling that hard at all, but it came apart and would not work. Called Sprintbooster and they were willing to swap the unit. Absolutely hated driving without it and kept at it. I had everything backwards finally got it right and everything worked like a charm. Well except I somehow lost the cord. Now it's stuck on the (red) performance setting.
Oh well I'm not complaining
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Is the SprintBooster only for auto trannies?
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Boost pedal (throttle) response in the jeep.
Sprint booster is made for other vehicles also. 07-11 though, I see you have a 12? assuming it will do no good anyhow.

I also read that superchips has a throttle response setting, Only for 07-09. Chrysler apparently made a change in 10. Not sure what/how true that is. Maybe that's why most of the complaints come from early 07-08's, and why the 10-11 guys don't know wtf we are talking about/experiencing ??
You really didn't explain what it really does ? Like throttle response as In you push the gas pedal 20% to go x amount of speed and with this booster you only need to push 5% ?
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You really didn't explain what it really does ? Like throttle response as In you push the gas pedal 20% to go x amount of speed and with this booster you only need to push 5% ?
Exactly. Go to the site and check it out.
I posted about it awhile back.
Nothing's changed
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It simply changes the throttle pedal output.

The accelerator in the JK's is a full drive by wire, ie, no throttle cable anymore. So all control is electronic. The sprint booster simply changes the output for any given pedal position, resulting in full throttle at 3/4 pedal position.

Does nothing for speed, acceleration or economy, simply makes the engine think you pushed the loud pedal further, which given the very long travel of the JK's pedal does make it feel a lot sportier.

Despite my pretty poor comments about them in the past, I actually like the idea as it suits the JK quite well given the stupidly low and long travel pedal, thats of course if they were $49.99 retail like they are worth, and not the well over $300 that is charged.
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It simply changes the throttle pedal output.

The accelerator in the JK's is a full drive by wire, ie, no throttle cable anymore. So all control is electronic. The sprint booster simply changes the output for any given pedal position, resulting in full throttle at 3/4 pedal position.

Does nothing for speed, acceleration or economy, simply makes the engine think you pushed the loud pedal further, which given the very long travel of the JK's pedal does make it feel a lot sportier.

Despite my pretty poor comments about them in the past, I actually like the idea as it suits the JK quite well given the stupidly low and long travel pedal, thats of course if they were $49.99 retail like they are worth, and not the well over $300 that is charged.
Make shifting easier which I like
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And be careful removing it. Instructions
make it clear to not pull in the wire. Well.. I did not think I was pulling that hard at all, but it came apart and would not work. Called Sprintbooster and they were willing to swap the unit. Absolutely hated driving without it and kept at it. I had everything backwards finally got it right and everything worked like a charm. Well except I somehow lost the cord. Now it's stuck on the (red) performance setting.
Oh well I'm not complaining
lol the same thing happened to me. i did not pull that hard and the wire came out of the black plug. I just put it back in and i don't see any reason for it not to work. Did you manage to make the old part work ? i think it qualifies as a poor product.
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lol the same thing happened to me. i did not pull that hard and the wire came out of the black plug. I just put it back in and i don't see any reason for it not to work. Did you manage to make the old part work ?
Yes, I had right but could not get the connector to snap in. Mine had a sticky foam piece that still had the film on it. I took it apart again, but pealed back the film .then I stuck it in-but backwards
Was ready to give up when I realized what I did. Put it together correctly only to find my wire missing
I remembered seeing the red light so I plugged it back in like it was. Been good since
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Yes, I had right but could not get the connector to snap in. Mine had a sticky foam piece that still had the film on it. I took it apart again, but pealed back the film .then I stuck it in-but backwards
Was ready to give up when I realized what I did. Put it together correctly only to find my wire missing
I remembered seeing the red light so I plugged it back in like it was. Been good since
you pealed the blue film on the wire ? what you mean by backwards ? maybe this is what i did wrong ? its the small black connector that is not snapping.
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you pealed the blue film on the wire ? what you mean by backwards ? maybe this is what i did wrong ?
No... You have the plastic piece that the pins push through and then the clip part. That small piece had like two sided tape. It was thick but one side still had the film covering the adhesive. Figured that was why it came apart on me. (wasn't stuck together)
I peeled it off... and pushed it back into the clip, but the wrong way.

Those pins were tiny. I was afraid Of bending the pins within the gas pedal. First time i tried putting back my throttle light was blinking and of coarse nothing happened. Same thing if you just disconnect the throttle harness. I knew at that point the Sprintbooster itself wasn't connected properly.
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No... You have the plastic piece that the pins push through and then the clip part. That small piece had like two sided tape. It was thick but one side still had the film covering the adhesive. Figured that was why it came apart on me. (wasn't stuck together)
I peeled it off... and pushed it back into the clip, but the wrong way.

Those pins were tiny. I was afraid Of bending the pins within the gas pedal. First time i tried putting back my throttle light was blinking and of coarse nothing happened. Same thing if you just disconnect the throttle harness. I knew at that point the Sprintbooster itself wasn't connected properly.
yeah but how do i know i did not put that little black plastic with the 6 pin holes backwards ? does the side with the film covering the adhesive that you pealed off should be closer to the clip ?
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yeah but how do i know i did not put that little black plastic with the 6 pin holes backwards ? does the side with the film covering the adhesive that you pealed off should be closer to the clip ?
I couldn't tell you. Wait... Are you having a problem?

All the pins came out on me. They looked twisted. Looked like 3 pins overlapped the other 3 and were set into the pin block. That's why I called to ask ... To see if they were strait across or overlapped each other. He told me the pigtail was only there to extend the clip for the 2011 and they were straight. I don't think it mattered which way the pins went through that small block.
I had the whole thing upside down/backwards. It only goes in one way.
If its wrong when you go to connect to the throttle connector. The pins in the booster won't touch. If the clips itself is backwards
it won't line connect at all. There is like 3 ways it could go together. When its works you know it's right
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Nm your the op

I thought you were another poster.

Sh*t maybe you do have it wrong.
Like I said. There is like 3 ways it can go together. Only one will work.
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This is the pic I looked at. Notice the clip part on the pedal side is in relation to the booster itself. I had that the wrong way.

http://www.jrponline.com/cs/blogs/sp...1-jk-jeep.aspx
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thanks i ll try again and let you know.
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Good luck..

Can't wait to see what you think.
Hard to explain to folks who don't have it.
Night and day IMO
yo . got it working. This piece of plastic is magic and acceleration was significantly improved. Best 300 $ mod out there for the 3.8 L.

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ok. I must take the time to say how great this product is. It is essential for the 3.8 L engine. Please do yourself a favor and buy this shit now.Before i purshased the sprint booster, I wanted to trade my jk 2011 for a 2012 but now i don't feel the need at all. It is that much impressive.Only bad thing is that it decreases gas mileage a bit but it is nothing compared to the benefits.

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