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Old 09-18-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
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Throttle Remappers (are they bad for the car?)

hey guys,

i have a 2005 330ci and was looking at getting a throttle remapper either a Sprint Booster or a Remus Responder. I have a question however.

Will any of these do damage to my engine/transmission or car overall? I have about 140k on the car (if that matters)

Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:38 PM   #2
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No, but some feel they are pointless, all they do is tell the computer you are asking for more throttle than you are actually asking for.

It does not make your car any faster, you are just tricked into thinking it is more 'responsive'...
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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I thought about doing the flash on my mz3 to get sport mode, but when i got my e46 i found the car to be undriveable in sport. IMO its not worth it get a tune for a little more $ and enjoy more power (most tunes also do come with the option of a more even throttle map)
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:34 PM   #4
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It just gives you less pedal modulation, which honestly can be super annoying.
Taking off from the lights and city driving gets jerkier.

The only possible gain from doing this mod, is easier rev-matched downshifts with the air conditioning on.
On my M3, I don't really feel the AC, but on my 325i it really bogs down.

Similar to the sport button on the M3s, except we now have proof that button actually does more than alter the throttle sensitivity.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:04 PM   #5
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No, but some feel they are pointless, all they do is tell the computer you are asking for more throttle than you are actually asking for.

It does not make your car any faster, you are just tricked into thinking it is more 'responsive'...
^took the words right out of my mouth. If you spend a lot of time in rush hour traffic, I wouldn't recommend it especially if its manual trans because you'll be looking for a new clutch within 3 months.
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