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Pedal Commander for throttle response

A friend sent me a link to Pedal Commander throttle controller which claims to improve drive by wire throttle response.
Has anyone tried this or something similar? The FJ throttle response is awful and is especially noticeable on the 6MT when attempting to blip the throttle on a downshift.
Maybe there's another hack for this?

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Re: Pedal Commander for throttle response

Cheers - already saw those. Maybe I should modify my question - Has anyone tried this type of thing on a '10+ 6MT?
I like the fact that it's selectable - offroad I'm quite happy with the throttle response - just downshifts for engine braking on the road is where I get annoyed.

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Cheers - already saw those. Maybe I should modify my question - Has anyone tried this type of thing on a '10+ 6MT?
I like the fact that it's selectable - offroad I'm quite happy with the throttle response - just downshifts for engine braking on the road is where I get annoyed.
i have found that if you shift quickly, the slow throttle response almost acts like a rev matcher.
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i have found that if you shift quickly, the slow throttle response almost acts like a rev matcher.
haha - when I'm running out of torque climbing a dune I don't bother lifting the right foot - just clutch in, mash it into first & clutch out in about a nanosecond (unless I screw it up, then it's usually clutch in, clutch out, mash, chrunch... or clutch in, miss first, miss first again, stop, curse, select reverse....)
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I just installed the Pedal Commander. I had been considering a supercharger. I cannot believe the difference it makes! I am 100% satisfied with it. It literally drives like a different vehicle. It unlocks the true power of this engine!
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Re: Pedal Commander for throttle response

I have an 08 6mt and I tried one at the FJ Summit a couple of years back. The vendor was there and was allowing test drives. I drove it back to camp that night without problems but the next morning as I was heading out on a run the FJ threw some codes and went into limp home mode. Not good as I was the trail leader. Had to turn my group over to the group behind me.

The code was something like throttle instruction out of range. I uninstalled and returned it. The vendor could not have been nicer and they may have updated their software since then so I donít want to bash them just sharing my experience.


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Re: Pedal Commander for throttle response

I just installed mine last week, 2010 auto, and love it. Been running it on Sport 5, haven't really tried other setting yet, and it makes a world of difference, feels like a different vehicle. I do have to watch myself, as I tend to go a bit faster, since the throttle is more sensitive.
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Re: Pedal Commander for throttle response

I'm using the "Sprint Booster". Same technology different brand name. Huge difference! When I first installed it I of-course set it to Race Mode but discovered that setting to be to aggressive and dialed it down to Sport Mode. When in stop and go traffic I can switch if off to save fuel. For me, it has been a good bang for the buck modification.
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Just got Pedal Commander for my 08 TT Its Fantastic best thing ive done in a long time I run it in sport +1.I had a super charger in mt Tacoma and this little device makes my TT feel like its SC. I recommend it to everyone no codes or any issues at all.

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