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2011-2019 F150 Sprint Booster Power Converter Review & Install

2011-2019 F150 Sprint Booster Power Converter Review & Install

Hey, guys. It’s Joe from AmericanTrucks and today, we’re
gonna be taking a closer look at the Sprint Booster Power Converter, fitting all ’11 and
newer F-150s. Now, this is gonna be the perfect little mod
for you if you’re unhappy with the way the throttle pedal in your truck responds and
you’re looking for an easy fix. Now, in order for us to understand the Sprint
Booster, we need to go back in time a little bit and talk about how throttle bodies used
to work versus how they work in the modern day. Now, in the olden days, it used to be a true,
hard connection between the throttle pedal and the throttle body. As soon as you pressed the pedal down, there
was either a linkage or a cable that told the butterfly valve to open up immediately. There’s no slack or lag in between the two
because it’s a hard connection. Nowadays though, pretty much everything is
driven by computers. So when you press the throttle pedal down,
that sends a voltage to a computer which then sends another one to the throttle body, telling
it to open up according to how far you pressed. That’s all well and good. However, it does introduce a little bit of
lag. Electricity travels fast, but you can definitely
tell that lag in a drive-by-wire car, a modern day car. Basically it takes time for the computer to
send that signal to the throttle body and it could feel like the throttle is a little
bit disconnected from the throttle body itself. Something like this is basically going to
install in line with the harness that plugs into your throttle pedal. It’s gonna up the voltage a little bit, and
that’s gonna trick the computer into sending a higher voltage to the throttle body. And it’s gonna open up a little bit faster
for you and help eliminate that drive-by-wire lag that is so common with modern-day trucks. And this one really allows you to dial-in
how your throttle pedal is going to feel once installed. It has three modes, off which it’s basically
going to be your stock pedal response. And then we have the green light which is
sport, and then we have the red light which is going to be basically as snappy as you
can make the throttle pedal on your truck. Each of those modes has nine micro adjustments
as well, allowing you to turn the response up or down and, like I said earlier, you can
really dial this thing in exactly how you think a throttle pedal should respond. There’s also a valet mode and a pedal lock. The valet isn’t going to allow your truck
to rev out to red line and the pedal lock, that’s not going to allow your truck to come
off vital, which are two great tools to have on something like this. Now, one thing I do want to touch on is something
like this, it’s not gonna make horsepower, right? Once the throttle body is open 90 degrees,
it’s not gonna open any further. It’s not going to allow any more air into
your engine, but if you’re unhappy with the way the throttle pedal feels, this is gonna
be a great mod, even though it might not show up on a dyno. Pricing for this is gonna drop in right around
the $300 mark. And, again, this isn’t gonna make any power,
but you’re gonna know if you need something like this. It’s gonna be for the guy that’s just completely
unhappy with the way the truck feels and they’re looking for it to feel snappier, even though
it might not necessarily be snappier. If this is something you need, I think 300
bucks is a great price to pay. And it can go a long way if this is an issue
that you’re having with you F-150. The install is gonna be really, really easy. No modification, no wiring knowledge necessary
to get this hooked up. We’re gonna be installing this harness in
before our throttle pedal and then the switch just connects to that. We’re gonna mount it up with the double-sided
tape included in the kit, and then we’re gonna do a little bit of wire management, definitely
a one out of three on the difficulty meter. Should take you no longer than 10, 15 minutes
to get hooked up. So, without any further ado, let’s hop down
to the footwell on our F-150 and get this guy installed. So, up at the top of the throttle pedal, you’re
gonna see this electrical connector. All we’re gonna do to disconnect that is pull
up on the red release tab. You could see it popped up a little bit there. Then, press in, and that should pop right
off, just like so. Then, what we’re gonna do is grab that Sprint
Booster plug that comes in the kit here. And we’re basically just gonna loop that in
before this harness gets onto our throttle pedal. So, that should work just like so. Now, we’re just gonna take the other end of
that and plug it onto the throttle pedal, just like so, and close down that red tab. Then, we’re gonna grab that harness and then,
on the back of that, you can see that white plug right there. We’re just gonna take the wire on the end
of the switch and plug that in. Now, we just need to mount up this little
control button panel here. And the kit does come with some double-sided
tape, so all we’re gonna do, peel off this side, tape that on the back, peel off the
other side, and you can stick that in place wherever you want. We’re gonna go right there, next to the cluster
dimmer switch. That’s usually a great spot. All that’s left for us to do is wire-manage
this. You wanna make sure this wire stays out of
the way of your pedals. The kit even includes some zip ties for you
to do that. That’s gonna be it for the install. There is one last thing though. You wanna make sure that that cable is nice
and neatly tucked away. You don’t want that getting tangled up in
your pedals. And the kit even includes some zip ties for
you to do that. But that’s gonna do it for me. It’s also gonna do it for the Sprint Booster
Power Converter, fitting all ’11 and newer F-150s. Thank you, guys, for watching. Subscribe for more like this one. Keep it right here at AmericanTrucks for all
things F-150.

3 thoughts on “2011-2019 F150 Sprint Booster Power Converter Review & Install”

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  2. You know your explanation makes no sense right? By your explanation, the computer is still the middle man considering additional inputs, other then the accelerator. Sending a higher voltage would just be the same as pushing the pedal further. Lag would not be effected. You would get more acceleration for less pedal though.

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