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Old 07-02-2018, 03:34 PM
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I really do feel like it is worth it for every car I own in the future as well as current. One thing I did notice is that it changes part and mid level throttle. If on the freeway to get full throttle you actual have to press the throttle all the way to the floor to get it to drop to lowest possible gear depending on what speed one is going. If you only press 80-90% of the way it wonít be considered full throttle. This is not noticeable around town but on the freeway it is. I falsely assumed in a previous post that about 1/2 throttle or 3/4 throttle it would be full throttle but again i think it only adjusts part and mid level throttle input. Still worth it though. Glad you like it.

I know for some reason some individuals hate feeling like one has to resort to this type of device to eliminate most of the lag but it is not a gimmick. Yes the dog tooth gears in the transmission from 5-4 or lower downshift sucks but if throttle input can be modulated effectively enough to keep you in 4th or lower around town driving like 55 and under then the ďlagĒ is not even present. Too bad Acura did not fix this for this model I really think they programmed the computer to be as efficient as possible and use as high a gear as possible for gas mileage. Even in sport + mode the computer will adjust and the rev hang and lowest possible gear programming goes away and it feels more like sport mode. I know that some do not believe this but after driving in sport + mode for 3+ years 90% of the time it only takes a few days for this adjustment to happen.

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Old 07-07-2018, 01:38 PM
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The manual says NOT to do what the following will contain.

i pressed the throttle a smidge while the booster was off then I turned it on while still pressing it. Yes it does shorten it even further but be careful if the ďzeroĒ is set too much you could let off the throttle and it will still accelerate which could be extremely dangerous.

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Old 07-08-2018, 03:01 PM
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Installed the V3 in my 2015 SH-AWD TLX last week, been driving it the past week, it has really changed how the car drives and feels. The car definitely should have came this way from the factory. I have mines set on Race 7.
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:22 PM
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Need help with install

I just got it today and had trouble with the installation. I removed the screws to the plastic piece to the right of the throttle but still canít reach the clip(hands too big)
Does anyone in here have any tips on how you got it on?
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:20 PM
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hey, my hands are pretty skinny i was able to get up there and remove the stock plug without removing any screws. If you have the base model it will have more room down there. the aspec has some extra wires that need to be pushed to the side.
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:40 PM
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hey, my hands are pretty skinny i was able to get up there and remove the stock plug without removing any screws. If you have the base model it will have more room down there. the aspec has some extra wires that need to be pushed to the side.
oh great lol I have the aspec and it feels impossible. Iím now trying to figure out how to get the throttle pedal out. That or ask my 8yr old daughter to get in there and hope she doesnít accidentally mess up the pins
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:52 PM
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I wasn't able to get the accelerator pedal out without removing some ducting. I didn't want to do all of that so just kept at it and finally got it.

Not going to lie. I am not looking forward to removing it when it goes back after lease end in 20 months.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:53 PM
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I wasn't able to get the accelerator pedal out without removing some ducting. I didn't want to do all of that so just kept at it and finally got it.

Not going to lie. I am not looking forward to removing it when it goes back after lease end in 20 months.
Is it worth it? Do you feel the difference
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:05 PM
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world of difference, I would have never kept the car without it. keep trying you will eventually get the connector off, I did it for a couple of people and takes me less than 5 min now on our cars if you are in NYC you're welcome to stop by i will put it in for you
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:20 PM
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I am actually. Iím gonna try it again but if I canít that would be awesome if you could lend a hand. Where are you located
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:35 PM
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I have big hands and I have done it twice between 2 cars. I had to hang upside down with my feet up over the headrest and my head down in the footwell. It was a pain in the ass to install but worth it. Donít give up. Also donít forget to pull off the white cap (cover) both times I installed it the two cars I couldnít press fit it together then I realized I had to pull the cover off (dunce). Also I had to remove the screws and plastic peace and even then my hand felt too big. Luckily I was able to complete it after about 20 minutes.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:15 AM
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I just tried that method and it helped a little but I still couldnít get a good grip to unclip it. Spent about 20min in that position. If anyoneís in the nyc area that can help Iím buying lunch
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by kkan1000 View Post


Is it worth it? Do you feel the difference
Yes, its a very noticeable difference. I was skeptical at first but now I don't think I could drive this car without it. It rockets out of a stoplight up to posted speed limits.

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Old 11-08-2018, 09:19 PM
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I just tried that method and it helped a little but I still couldnít get a good grip to unclip it. Spent about 20min in that position. If anyoneís in the nyc area that can help Iím buying lunch
im in Hollis queens, if you wanna come by Saturday morning can help you out. Pm me your cell number and i will txt you mine.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:37 AM
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Thanks again to kuzdu for helping out.. this thing really makes a difference. Especially once you get out on the highway. Def worth the money and once you get it installed lol
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:45 PM
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Anytime man, the red on red is really nice. Have fun with the sprint booster it’s def worth it
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:07 AM
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HELP! I’m trying to install my Sprint Booster. I can’t unplug the cable from my accelerator. The main problem is that the clip is on the right side and I can’t see what action I have to make to loosen it. Do I push the whole back of the clip, or am I pushing down from the top of the clip? I can’t see it, so can’t tell. Bonus forum points for a picture of the plug. 2018 TLX if it helps. UGH

Edit: I did it! Enclosed is a picture of the backside of the plug. I reached around with my left hand while lying under the steering wheel on my back. I pressed the top of the plug and used my left hand to start wiggling it off. I used a thin trim piece remover to push the plug off.



I’ve already test driven the car in Sport and Race mode. I hate any delay, so I am keeping it on Race mode 9. It really, really works! Minimal discernible throttle delay!!!! No more hang and delay when turning right. Were my transmission complaints actually throttle response complaints? The car should have come from the factory with this low a throttle response. I am a believer, so far.

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Old 03-18-2019, 11:12 AM
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SprintBooster is a game changer : ) I'm Glad everyone loves it, it will be going in the Type S when it does come out
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Old 03-22-2019, 02:17 PM
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I thought it was a gimmick at first but it just plain works!

Just got back from a 1600 mile vacation to Florida and back in my wife's 2016 Pilot. It has the same 3.5 V-6 although its 10 less horsepower, pulls more weight, and has a 6 speed trans vs 9 but getting back in my car was a real treat with the huge change in acceleration and shift speed.
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...No more hang and delay when turning right. Were my transmission complaints actually throttle response complaints? The car should have come from the factory with this low a throttle response. I am a believer, so far.
In a fresh, stock TLX, without Traction Control turned off, the power cut after you slow down then turn - it's CRAZY - Honda engineers took it too far, don't know what they were thinking!!! Happened to me turning left, going accross the path of oncoming traffic, if I was a particularly nervous person (I'm not) I imagine I might have pooed in my pants!
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Update after three months...after lots of experimenting, I have found that the best setting for me is Race (red) mode 7. Over that and the throttle is just too touchy, and below that, the throttle response is not enough. The Sport (green) modes are too close to stock to enjoy the car. I still have a rare moment when turning sharply right while in mid-throttle, where the throttle doesn't respond...but it tuns out to be a delay of less than a second, then the transmission downshifts. Overall, a major improvement in the driveability of the car. I wish I'd purchased the SprintBooster at the time of my leasing this car, it would have eliminated a lot of my complaining about the transmission. Better late than never, though, right?
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