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Hey guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com and today we're taking a quick look at and installing the Injen X-Pedal Pro Throttle Controller available for the 2011 and newer Challenger. Now we've got our 2013 Challenger right behind me and we're gonna be taking this into action to see how this gets installed. But first off, you should be checking this out if you're looking to reduce or even completely eliminate that delay between the time you hit the pedal to the time that throttle body opens and your car gets going. Now from the factory, that's known as the drive by wire delay. What essentially that means is there is a pre-configured delay from the factory from the time that you hit that pedal to the time the throttle body opens and your car starts to get going. This throttle controller has a ton of different and pre-configured modes into this little device here that plugs into your OBD2 and plugs into your pedal control sensor right behind that factory throttle pedal. That drive by wire delay is going to affect your reaction time on the strip and honestly, it can make driving on a regular daily basis a little bit of a drag. I will say that this is gonna get a very simple one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. It will take 5 to 10 minutes at the most. There is a bit of a specific process you're going to follow and if you don't get it right the first time, it will take some trial and error but you follow these steps in this video, you'll get it done with no problem. Well, this control box that's gonna be underneath of your driver side dash by the OBD2 has two optional wires to splice in. I say optional because they are not required. You can take full advantage of all of the features here with the exception of these two and everything would be fine and dandy. Some of you guys might want to use this, some guys might not. It's completely up to you. The green wire here is gonna be your reverse signal wire. You can optionally splice this into your reverse wire underneath of that dashboard which essentially is gonna make sure that when you're in reverse going backward, that throttle response isn't increased because who the hell wants to floor it backwards? That's not something you want to take advantage of with this so you can just be careful if you're in reverse or if you really want to make sure that that's rendered and effective in reverse, you can splice this green wire in. Blue wire is the brake light signal wire. That, of course, is optional. You can simply take advantage of all of those other features without having to do any splicing. Injen does recommend that if you are gonna take advantage of these two wires that you do some soldering underneath the dashboard just because it can be really risky to short-circuit some wiring down there if it's not done properly. Soldering and making sure there's heat-shrink over top of that would guarantee that you don't have any short-circuiting happening in the future. If you're taking advantage of this, use extreme caution. We're not gonna be showing you guys these two since they are optional. I want to show you guys how to take advantage of everything else without having to take that extra step. This would bump the difficulty up here to I'd say about two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. You can tackle it in I'd say about an hour from start to finish because that can be a little bit difficult under the dashboard there if you don't have experience. Before we get into that, guys, if you want to pick that Injen throttle controller up, it's only about 225 bucks. Significantly cheaper than a tuner but it obviously does not have the same effect as a tuner. Now before we go into the car, I want to assemble all of this and it's really just matching your shapes up kind of game. So we're gonna put the OBD2 first, that's that really small connector plugin right to the back. You'll hear a click, the controller, doing the same thing, and then finally, the harness. Pretty easy stuff. Pretty much plug and play. Now we can take this into the vehicle and start plugging stuff in. All right, guys. Now we're under the driver side dashboard. What we're gonna do is unplug the sensor on the back of our throttle pedal. So we have to pull back this interior trim underneath of the driver's side dashboard, pull that back, just get that out of the way and this is the sensor right here. You're really just gonna pinch and pull back to unplug that. Now we can grab the wiring on the back of our harness and plug that into this harness here. That plugs into the factory harness. The other end of that is gonna plug into that factory location on the back of the pedal. That snaps into place. You can tuck this wiring up and out of the way. We can put that trim back into place. That folds right back in. Our harness is out of the way. What I would like to do is tuck this harness up to the top end and now we can go back to the OBD2. The next step here is to grab your OBD2 plug and get right under the dashboard and plug that in. That's just as simple as pushing right into that location. Now that's plugged in and good to go. You'll see red blinking light on this receiver that'll let you know things are good to go. Now for this end, we're just gonna unwrap that controller. Now, all of this excess comes with 3M tape separately that you can put on the back of this and 3M out of the way. Now this we're not gonna worry about but this we're just gonna pull up to our driver side. Pry into your center, tuck that out of the way. From here, you can grab that 3M and just secure all that back zip ties work as well. Or if you're gonna do some splicing, now is the time to do that. Since we're not doing the splicing, we're not gonna worry about that right now. Guys, now that we have that excess wiring tucked away, you can just put that right up underneath of that trim we removed. This little display here, this controller that's gonna send and receive those signals has a display on the front. As you can see, we already saw that blinking red light. Well, I think this is a pretty good spot for it. We're gonna tuck it right above our throttle pedal just to make sure all the wiring is out of the way and it's not gonna interfere with you actually pressing on the pedal, that can be pretty dangerous. We had that set back. What we're gonna do is put our 3M tape on the back of this and just peel off the backing of that red. Set that into place on top here and stick it up out of the way in a corner. I think that's a good spot for it. There's a couple of strips of that 3M so this is a good way to get that out of the way and it'll secure it for the long term. Now we can get started on the setup. All right, guys. Now we can go through the setup process. You want to turn your car into accessory mode. Do not actually start your engine. See, display actually comes up here on our controller. Wait for that to stop beeping and we'll continue. From here, what we're gonna do is hold our mode button that counts down from seven to zero. You're gonna hold this, and once it gets down to zero, we'll let go. Zero. Release. The letter L will come up. It will start blinking. That's the first throttle position indicating light. With the L blinking, we do not want to step on the throttle pedal whatsoever. Right now it's learning the 0% throttle position. If we stepped on the pedal, it would mess that up, it wouldn't know what zero was, so keep that in mind. So as you can see, the first arrow down here is blinking as well. That's the first throttle position. That is letting us know it's at the 0% throttle. It learned that positioning. Now at this point, we can use the up and down arrows to go forward, so up. Now this is high. All of the arrows are lit. That is the absolute most it could be at. This is the highest position on the controller. At this point, with the H blinking, we want to completely basically match your throttle pedal. We're gonna push that all the way down. As you can see, all the arrows light up to the completion. That lets you know this is the highest throttle position that you can have on the pedal. So that way it runs 100%. From here press on the up arrow. All the lights are blinking. Full throttle position indicating lights are at 100. We can release the throttle pedal and it should go back down to 0%. Now we can release that accelerator, syncing is complete. You can confirm if the X-pedal is synched correctly by pressing the mode button to change modes. If it does select different modes, it's complete. So you can see eco-mode. We can flip through those positions. In eco-mode, you'll go from one to seven. Those are your different eco-modes. Hit-mode again, your normal. If you press mode again, you're in sport-mode. You can go from one to nine, seven through nine being those track recommended modes. Keep that in mind, nine is the absolute most reduction on the throttle delay. Absolute 100% elimination of that delay. Essentially, this is essentially your track. Go to normal, eco, normal, sport, perfect. Now the setup is complete, you can actually hit the road at this point. Now, guys, there's two other features, anti-skid mode for the snow and wet weather conditions and anti-theft mode. I want to show you guys how to activate both of those. Our engine is still off so when you're in accessory mode, if you want to put this in anti-skid mode, what you're gonna do is in any mode, double-click both the up and down arrows together. One-two, snowflake comes up on the right-hand side. That lets you know you're in the anti-skid mode. This will help in those wet weather conditions. And if you wanted to turn on your anti-theft mode or if you wanted to get out of the anti-skid mode, just hit your mode button and you'll be right back to the menu and you can start flipping through again. If you want to go into anti-theft mode, click into eco-mode and hold the mode button for about two to three seconds. Your entire display shuts off and this is anti-theft mode which is rendering that throttle essentially completely useless. It deactivates that and your car can't be accelerated. So this is perfect for anti-theft. Now if you wanted to turn off anti-theft mode and put it back to normal, you're just gonna hold that mode button again. Comes right back on, back to where you started. You can flip through the modes again. And that's really how you activate the Injen X-Pedal Pro Throttle Controller. It's pretty simple. If you don't want to do all that splicing, you don't have to. But if you wanted to take that one step further, you could, of course, solder and heat-shrink all that together to prevent any short-circuiting. We, of course, didn't go through that today but as far as this goes, it's pretty simple and now you can tuck this behind in a trim panel. You can place this anywhere within reach of your driver seat so that with a number of different locations, that is completely personal preference. I just wanted to take you guys through the setup. Well, guys, that's gonna wrap up my review and install walkthrough of the Injen X-Pedal Pro Throttle Controller available for the 2011 and newer Challenger. If you want to pick this up, you can do so right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Impressive Throttle Response. Drive with greater ease no matter where you’re driving with the Injen X-Pedal Pro Throttle Controller. It delivers impressively quick throttle response with its cutting-edge technology at the push of a button. Whether you’re cruising around the city or conquering the race tracks, the X-Pedal Pro has got the right driving mode for you and your Dodge Challenger.
Simplicity at the Press of a Button. Adjust the performance of your Challenger on the fly with the X-Pedal Pro’s push buttons. It comes with 9 performance levels for Sport Mode, which includes an anti-skid function to help you launch faster and accelerate faster on smooth roads. Meanwhile, its Eco Mode lets you choose between 7 performance levels to help you adjust your driving on city roads and to allow for improved fuel economy. And with its Memory Mode, you can simply choose from the preset performance to quickly go back to your preferred driving mode on certain roads.
Plug-and-Play Installation. It’s so easy to set up the X-Pedal Pro on your car. It attaches to its onboard computer (ECU) in less than 10 minutes without the need for any modifications. It also installs without interfering with your car’s electronics.
Guaranteed by a 1-Year Warranty. The X-Pedal Pro Throttle Controller carries Injen’s 1-Year warranty against materials or manufacturing defects. Please note that some limitations may apply.
Not CARB Certified. Please note that the X-Pedal Pro Throttle Controller is not CARB certified at this time. It is not legal to be used on pollution-controlled cars and may not be used in California or in other states adopting California’s emission laws.
Application. The Injen X-Pedal Pro Throttle Controller is designed for all 2011-2020 Dodge Challengers.
Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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