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All, just wanted to share that recently I tried (unsuccessfully) to install the Sprint Booster on my 2015 MY Prestige. Wouldn't work, felt as if the SB plug on the accelerator pedal side wouldn't fit right. the harness side plugged in just fine. All I got for my trouble was the vehicle kicking into the "Disabled Mode".

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Sprint booster, it is an adjustable electronic module you connect in-line between the accel pedal module and the harness. It eliminates much of the built in hesitation/delay in today's drive by wire accel systems, simply replacing the stock accel circuit signal with a more aggressive signal. Has "Off", "Sport" and "Race" modes you can switch between with the push of a button. It does not change your ECU mapping/parameters other than to send an enhanced signal from the accel pedal circuit. I've used this successfully on several past vehicles and am really disappointed it doesn't work on my 2015 Evoque. To be clear, this module does not make your vehicle faster 0-60, but it makes a HUGE difference in daily drivability (your vehicle will become much more responsive to accel pedal input) and eliminates much of the hesitation inherent in today's drive by wire vehicles...of which I'm finding the Evoque is particularly prone to.

If anyone has successfully used the Sprint Booster on a 2015 MY Evoque, PLEASE ping me. thx!
 

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Funny, I like linear gas pedals and think ALL DBW systems are too sensitive. To me , nothing worse than a gas pedal that is basically WOT at half throttle. Any drivability issue I feel on my 2015 is related to poor tranny programming. Regular drive mode is unusable. Sport mode works fine except it still lets motor hold a gear below 1800 rpms. Dropping below 1800 rpms, IMHO, should mandate a downshift. Your lazy gas pedal feel is because at those low rpms, tranny either lugs, or if you depress gas too much drops down 2 gears instead of the 1 you probably need. I still refuse to back off with them on this. RR have some nerd test drivers whose feet have become calibrated to their flawed system. IT IS ONLY ISSUE I HAVE WITH THE VEHICLE.
 

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I just installed a Sprint Booster in my 2015 pure premium and it works great! I had one in my Porsche and the results were extraordinary. When I saw they made one for the Evoque I was so happy I actually ordered mine while I was on vacation from my hotel room.

I spoke to them directly to place my order. They needed my VIN number in order to get me the correct unit. They said there were a few different units for the Evoque. I was a little nervous about it since no one else seems to be having any luck with them but they assured me that it would work and if not they would take it back. The one they sent me plugged in correctly and worked properly.

Now the throttle response is awesome and the turbo lag is diminished greatly. Well worth the money.
 

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Yes. If anything when the Sprint Booster is in race mode it is a little too aggressive. The slightest tap of the throttle and it takes off. Sport mode is probably better for daily use especially if you sit in a lot of stop and go traffic.
 

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WOW, fantastic news...PLEASE, PLEASE PM me with the contact information for the folks you got yours from. The place I ordered from did not ask for my VIN and they sent me one that was for a 2011+ and had no experience with anyone successfully installing on on a 2015 Evoque!! This is GREAT news and thanks for sharing!! Funny, one of the cars I had a sprint booster on was my '09 997S, that application worked but the Porsche really didn't have much "accel hesitation delay".. I'll eagerly await your PM!!


I just installed a Sprint Booster in my 2015 pure premium and it works great! I had one in my Porsche and the results were extraordinary. When I saw they made one for the Evoque I was so happy I actually ordered mine while I was on vacation from my hotel room.

I spoke to them directly to place my order. They needed my VIN number in order to get me the correct unit. They said there were a few different units for the Evoque. I was a little nervous about it since no one else seems to be having any luck with them but they assured me that it would work and if not they would take it back. The one they sent me plugged in correctly and worked properly.

Now the throttle response is awesome and the turbo lag is diminished greatly. Well worth the money.
 

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I hear you and must add the greatest area of frustration for me is when I'm stopped and press the accel pedal - expecting to accelerate and nothing happens for about 1.5 seconds...then you get frustrated and apply more pedal then the vehicle takes off like a boy racer! Dangerous pulling out into traffic, I've had several drivers have to slow down as the Evoque is in "delay" mode and won't accelerate promptly. I'm not talking about it not being a 400hp V8, and I realize the tranny has it's own special hesitation programming, but the off-the-line hesitation is what really drives me nuts. So much so that I'm just about ready to get rid of the Evoque (which I otherwise really like) because the driving experience is so poor. I'm not a boy racer nor am I a Sunday driver with nowhere to go, I fall in the middle of the pack from a driving style perspective and expect results when I depress the accel pedal. You might want to consider getting a Sprint Booster for your Evoque as I've had them on 4 previous vehicles and it has always made significant difference in the acceleration by eliminating most of the factory "built in delay" that 99% of today's vehicles have.
Good luck on dealing with LR and please post if you ever get to the bottom of the trans ECU programming issue as, like you, I feel the 9-speed trans is way to clunky/slow to respond in it's programming. Frankly, my belief is that anything over a 7 speed trans is not desirable and only for manufacture's mileage averages.

Funny, I like linear gas pedals and think ALL DBW systems are too sensitive. To me , nothing worse than a gas pedal that is basically WOT at half throttle. Any drivability issue I feel on my 2015 is related to poor tranny programming. Regular drive mode is unusable. Sport mode works fine except it still lets motor hold a gear below 1800 rpms. Dropping below 1800 rpms, IMHO, should mandate a downshift. Your lazy gas pedal feel is because at those low rpms, tranny either lugs, or if you depress gas too much drops down 2 gears instead of the 1 you probably need. I still refuse to back off with them on this. RR have some nerd test drivers whose feet have become calibrated to their flawed system. IT IS ONLY ISSUE I HAVE WITH THE VEHICLE.
 

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Update on the Sprint Booster saga. jdc1023 shared contact information with me (Thanks John!!) and I found out I had been sent the incorrect unit. There are two Sprint Booster units for the Evoque the SBLR1022S and the SBLR1032S. The SBLR1022S is the correct unit for the (later built 2014's) and 2015 Evoque and the other is for earlier models. The physical connections are the same; however, the programming is different between the two units. It appears the revised programming started sometime during the 2014 model year and you will need to provide a VIN number to determine which unit you need if you have a 2014 model. This information should be accurate, but do your own research for sure as there appears to be a lot of confusion around the new Evoque applications.

Hope this helps and PM me if you would like the contact information.

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It's not really a hesitation we're referring to. It's the turbo lag. Any hesitation is probably more the 9speed transmission deciding on a gear. The Sprint Booster simply changes the ratio between the gas pedal position and the position of the butterfly in the throttle body. This improves acceleration and makes the low RPM range where the turbo lag is most prevalent almost disappear.
 

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No it's not the ECO Start as I generally disable that feature upon starting the vehicle. To me, it is a hesitation...simply put, when I press the accel pedal -nothing happens for one to two seconds. The turbo isn't even really spooled up at that point, so I'm not thinking it's turbo lag. I actually think the turbo kicks in pretty aggressively and the Evoque has decent pickup once you get it moving. My observations are also based on the other 4 vehicles I had the Sprint Booster installed on, only 1 of those was a turbo (535i twin turbo) that all benefitted significantly by installing the Sprint Booster. But, rather it's the "built in hesitation" from factory programming that manufactures seem to program into these vehicles, probably for some combination of reducing power train wear (warranty claims), mileage and emission considerations.

Whatever the reason for the initial hesitation, I'm happy to have found a company addressing it with the Sprint Booster, if they can program it and it's legal - why can't the factory seem to accomplish this?

John, thanks again for the Norm's contact information and I've been down sick all weekend, but will be installing today and report back here my experience with the SB on the Evoque!

Hmmm having no throttle hesitation on my 2013 Dynamic -- is this an "Eco-start" related issue?
 

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Update on the Sprint Booster saga. jdc1023 shared contact information with me (Thanks John!!) and I found out I had been sent the incorrect unit. There are two Sprint Booster units for the Evoque the SBLR1022S and the SBLR1032S. The SBLR1022S is the correct unit for the (later built 2014's) and 2015 Evoque and the other is for earlier models. The physical connections are the same; however, the programming is different between the two units. It appears the revised programming started sometime during the 2014 model year and you will need to provide a VIN number to determine which unit you need if you have a 2014 model. This information should be accurate, but do your own research for sure as there appears to be a lot of confusion around the new Evoque applications.

Hope this helps and PM me if you would like the contact information.

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Thanks for that info, based on your post I went ahead and grabbed a SBLR1022S for my 2015 Evoque- works great, throttle response is much improved!
 

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Have any of you guys had this problem ? I ordered one (Sprint Booster), and installed it..and nothing. The light on the controller module doesn't even come on. Instead I get a "restricted performance" warning, and no throttle whatsoever.
And yes, I got the right Sprint Booster, and yes it was plugged in all the way. I know they'll replace it, but it's just a pain in the ash.

Btw, mine is a 2015
 

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Sounds like you got the wrong one like some of the others on this thread. Sprint Booster makes two different ones for the Evoque, one works and one throws codes. My advice is to go directly to Sprint Boosters web site and call them directly. When you get the US office, ask for Norm. He will need your VIN number to get you the correct one. I also have a 2015 and it works fantastically well.
 

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That's the thing, I did call them directly at the US office and made sure I got the right one (although he didn't ask me for the VIN)...

Sounds like you got the wrong one like some of the others on this thread. Sprint Booster makes two different ones for the Evoque, one works and one throws codes. My advice is to go directly to Sprint Boosters web site and call them directly. When you get the US office, ask for Norm. He will need your VIN number to get you the correct one. I also have a 2015 and it works fantastically well.
 

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That's strange. I know Norm has helped a couple of guys in the past and mine works great. Call them back and ask for him. Maybe they screwed up the order or maybe they accidentally sent you the wrong one. I know it's a pain but trust me it's worth the trouble.
 

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Sprint boosters are a complete waste of money. It is truly nothing more than a cheap signal amplifier. All it does is boost DBW signal by 30%. It does absolutely nothing at all for reducing lag, just simulates you moving your pedal 30% more than you did. You also loose the last 30% of your throttle, because once your pedal is at 70%, it is already wide open. You can achieve the exact same results of a sprint booster, simply by driving with a slightly heavier foot. The sad part is that the op-amp can be built easily for less than $15 with some simple parts online, but they are marketing these things for hundreds.

Here is a technical white paper on it. Essentially summarized that, Sprint boosters are a complete sham and waste of money.
http://www.crosslake.net/~dbipes/sprintbooster/SprintBooster.pdf
 
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