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What is up with the throttle off the line. Push the pedal and wait, and wait and wait and then it takes off!

I read on this forum that seems to be normal? Ok?

So I hope that this Sprint Booster helps?

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Welcome to MA and glad to see you personalizing/modding your MINI. You definitely fit right in around here. Nice R56.

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What is up with the throttle off the line. Push the pedal and wait, and wait and wait and then it takes off!

The nature of a turbo, only one way to fix that, R53!
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The nature of a turbo, only one way to fix that, R53!
^^^^^
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The Sprint Booster was a pleasant installation. I only got my knees dirty and a sore neck from getting under the dash to tie up the harness out of harms way.

After a short test drive, well 45 minutes you know how it is when hills are close by with lots of turns and you are behind the wheel of a MINI, I found it having an acceptable throttle improvement.

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I may tell the wife the Red light means really good gas mileage.
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Very nice looking second generation S. Enjoy your mod fever and Welcome to Motoring Alliance the onlyest MINI Forum you'll ever need !!
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I felt like this was a Mini photo moment this morning. A Mini is like having your own personal "Top model", every picture looks good with a Mini in it.

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I never realized until this picture but perhaps the stock wheels are really "fugly" looking?
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So after driving around a day and trying out all 3 settings on the Sprint Booster back and forth on and off I am not sure that I would tell a friend to run out and get one. It did help when I had to stop on a hill and also gave me the sense I had more power even though I am aware it only changed the throttle body position % greater with less foot manipulation.

I did like the LED light colors though.

I think I was maybe expecting a little more. It was fun installing it and testing it on the new MINI, right!
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^^^^^
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The Sprint Booster was a pleasant installation. I only got my knees dirty and a sore neck from getting under the dash to tie up the harness out of harms way.

After a short test drive, well 45 minutes you know how it is when hills are close by with lots of turns and you are behind the wheel of a MINI, I found it having an acceptable throttle improvement.

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I may tell the wife the Red light means really good gas mileage.

Don't mind the R53 SC guys, most of them are friendly and understanding of personal preference. I have an '08 MCS/JCW also. You might look me/MINI Margi up to see the mods that I did. Just a suggestion.

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Welcome aboard! Looks like you jumped right in with making some mods to personalize your new car right away. Great, that's what you're supposed to do! MINIs are a little quirky and a tremendous amount of fun. The MA community is fantastic. You'll get help and advice not an admonition to use the search function. Just like the MINI is what a small car is supposed to be, MA is what a car forum is supposed to be.

BTW, I'm one of those R53 guys Jason warned you about. I ordered and bought my car new, drove it daily for three years, and realized that they don't make 'em like this anymore. So I did the insane thing and bought a soul crushing POS as a work car and have done my best to put the MINI into semi-retirement so it'll last as long as I do.

Have fun, and don't forget to take the long way home!
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This year I have been more aware then normal about creepers, drivers that will continue to move up on you at a stop light even when you are trying to make clearance with them behind you. And the all to familiar cell phone use that starts before they come to a complete stop at a controlled intersection.
Personally I really do not want to be in a fender bender rear end collision because of either of these primary examples of poor driving skills and lack of common sense and reasoning. I seem to be more alert now more than ever with this situation while driving the MINI.

Hmm? So what can I do?





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