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Throttle Response Controllers ?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by MaschineRun4, Nov 20, 2021.

  1. Nov 23, 2021 at 9:25 PM
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    Deadmeat99

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    Consider the Banks Pedal Monster. I installed one and I like it better than the Pedal Commander (which I now have for sale for a good price in the classified section, BTW). It has 3 big advantages:

    1) Interface options: it is Bluetooth like the other units, but it can also be mated with a physical gauge with buttons
    2) OBD2 interface: instead of tapping the 5V signal on the pedal, it runs off the 12v OBD port. It can monitor for faults and will bypass everything to stock if it detects a problem.
    3) Reverse detection: no modified acceleration in reverse, which can be a bit disconcerting
     
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  2. Nov 23, 2021 at 10:09 PM
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    Interesting concept. If I understand this correctly they wanted to tap into the OBD port to attempt failure detection by reading the typical pedal failure codes. Sounds good. But the drawback is that the port is now dedicated to the throttle controller, you can’t concurrently use another OBD dongle in there. So they advertise it as an advantage stating that it draws power from the more reliable OBD +12V versus the +5V at the pedal connector. That pedal +5V comes from the ECM, it’s just as reliable as any other power source.

    That’s marketing for you.

    But it looks like a really well thought out product with a decent 1 year warranty. Keep us posted with your long term experience with it. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2021 at 11:28 PM
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    What's the main complaint of throttle-response units? A check engine light that results in "limp mode". If this unit can proactively prevent this condition then that's a huge plus. Having it occupy the OBD port is a non-issue from my perspective.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    MaschineRun4

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    Nice I’m definitely going to look into this. Thanks!
     
  5. Nov 28, 2021 at 11:04 AM
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    Trail Runnah

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    Was going to get the Hikeit on the sale price, but the website is sketchy. I kept getting a warning about a potential Security threat from accessing their website. Got in today without the warning, but it's not letting me choose vehicle.

    I think I'm going to go with the Industry9 one instead. It looks like the same exact thing, but at least the website works.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2021 at 6:13 AM
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    Pinstripes, lots of em.
    Love my Sprint Booster.
    I have it sitting between the steering wheel and the dash.

    When going off road, I turn it off. Visiting family in Grand Haven Michigan this last weekend, found it's best to turn it off in snow and ice as well.
     
  7. Nov 29, 2021 at 6:40 AM
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    I have them on my 4R and Tundra.

    I’ve been in the modified truck / car / toy scene for a few decades now, have spent many tens of thousands on various products that gave varying levels of improvement (including some that made things worse), and……

    Without a doubt the Pedal Commander is the best $300’ish product I have ever experienced in terms of real world daily driving improvement.

    NO, it doesn’t give you more power, but it delivers your existing power in a much improved and responsive customized manner that is not replicable by simply pressing your foot farther / faster.
     
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  8. Dec 4, 2021 at 9:25 AM
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    El Gavilan

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    The jerkiness of the throttle in the "sport" modes felt like it could add unnecessary strain on the transmission. The engagement felt rushed and clunky. I could be wrong but thought better be safe.
     

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