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Hey, guys. It's Joe from AmericanMuscle. Today, we're gonna be taking a closer look at the K&N Throttle Control Module, fitting all '15 to '18 EcoBoost and GTs. This is gonna be the perfect option for you if you're unhappy with the way the throttle pedal feels, you're looking to make adjustments on the fly, and you don't want to go with a full tune.Now, in order for us to understand what this is gonna do for your Mustang, we have to go back in time a little bit and understand how the throttle pedal converses with the throttle body. Now, back in the good old days, it used to be a hard connection. Whether it was a wire or a linkage, as soon as you press the pedal down that butterfly valve in the throttle body is gonna open, no lag whatsoever because it's a hard connection. Nowadays, not so much. With the advent of computers we've, sort of, moved away from hard connections and into the area of electronics.So what happens now when you press the throttle pedal down is that's gonna send a voltage off to the computer, corresponding with how far you press. The computer is then gonna interpret that and send a signal off to the butterfly valve in the throttle body telling it to open, corresponding with how far you press. Now, that does take a little bit of time for that signal to go to the computer, then back off to the throttle body, and that is going to introduce a little, tiny bit of lag. Now, that's where this little guy comes in. And what this is gonna do is up the voltage coming out of your throttle pedal before it goes off to the computer and basically give you the illusion of better throttle response.Now the K&N does have some other things going for it as well. You could see this little knob right here on your left. This is going to allow you to make adjustments to the throttle response on the fly as you could spin that to dial in how much you want exactly. This is also not going to require any special software or ECU retuning in order to run on your Mustang.Now, there are a couple of good things about that. One, this is completely reversible as this is gonna plug right into the throttle pedal. We're gonna show you how that works in just a second. Now, the main benefit of this plugging right into the pedal, is it's going to leave your OBD-2 port open. Now, you don't need a tune to run something like this, but if you do want to run this in conjunction with the tune, you absolutely can. Most tunes do do a good job with the throttle response already, but the option is there if you do want to run the two in conjunction.Now, one thing I do want to mention before we wrap things up here, and this is going to apply to all throttle controllers, not the K&N specifically, is that something like this is not going to make any horsepower. Once that throttle body is open 90 degrees, that is pretty much gonna be it. If you're looking to make numbers, this is not gonna be the mod for you. However, if you're unhappy with the way that throttle pedal feels, then something like this is great to consider.So the price is gonna fall right around 275 bucks. Also included in that will be a 90-day limited warranty. The install is gonna be really, really easy. Again, this is gonna plug right in. I'm gonna give it a one out of three wrenches. It should take you at most 15, 30 minutes, depending on whether or not you want to hard mount this. So without any further ado, let me show you what tools you'll need and how it's done.The only tools you'll really need for this install will include a ratchet, and a 1/4-inch socket. If you want to hard mount the switch, you will need a 1/16th inch Allen key, 13-millimeter wrench, a drill, and drill bits. Now, if you do not want to go that route, the kit does include some zip ties for you as well.So, out of the box, you're gonna get the K&N in three pieces. Over here, we have our wiring harness. This is what's gonna plug in between our pedal and the wiring harness on the car. Secondly, in the middle here, this is gonna be the control box. This is what is actually gonna do the throttle adjustment. And over here, we have our switch. We're gonna connect these three together before we head over there. So, first things first, we're gonna plug the box into the new harness. And that's gonna slide in like so.You do get a bolt on this side here. We're gonna tighten that down with a 1/4-inch socket. And then what we're gonna do next is we're gonna grab our switch, that's gonna go into the other wire coming out of the control box and it's gonna click in just like so. So, now we're all set. We can go back to our S550 and get this hooked up. Now, I do want to warn you guys. It is a little bit tight in there. And we're gonna use a GoPro to show you exactly what is going on. So here we are and we're gonna reach way up the driver pedal here. And, at the top, you'll see this plug right here. Now, we're gonna have to disconnect that and, in order to do so, we're gonna push up on that release tab and then push down. And that should pop right off just like so.Now, what we can do is come in with that wiring harness that we bolted down to the control box and that is gonna plug in on one side to the harness, just like that. Then you can push that tab back down to lock it in. And this other side here is gonna go to our panel. You'll hear that click in and then you can press that lock tab down to lock it in place.So now, we're pretty much installed at this point. This is completely functional. And now you have the choice of whether or not you want to hard mount this or you go with a less permanent option. If you do want to hard mount this, here's how you do it. You'd take a 1/16th-inch Allen key. You can pop that set screw out there, take the knob off, at which point you could drill a hole in your dash, push this in from behind, and then you can use this 13-millimeter nut right here to lock it in place.Of course, you do have two holes on the control box here, if you do want to mount that up, hard mount as well, or you could just zip tie it with those zip ties.Okay guys, that is gonna do it for me. It's also gonna do it for the K&N Throttle Control Module, fitting all '15 to '18 EcoBoost and GTs. As always, thank you for watching. Keep it right here at AmericanMuscle for all things Mustang.
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Better Driving Performance. Unleash your Mustang’s real driving capabilities by equipping it with this K&N Throttle Control Module. This throttle control module eliminates any delay as you push on your pedal since it directly sends a modified signal to your car’s throttle body. By bypassing the factory signal, you’re able to experience an improved throttle response and achieve greater acceleration action.
Premium Construction. This K&N Throttle Control Module is crafted using premium-grade materials to deliver long-lasting durability. It also comes equipped with an aluminum control dial, giving you direct control over the unit. Furthermore, K&N designed this module to be adjustable on-the-go, so that you can fine-tune it depending on your car’s driving needs.
Easy Plug-and-Play Installation. For your convenience, K&N made this throttle control module with a plug-and-play design. Using the supplied wiring harness, you can directly replace your original throttle controller without performing any modifications.
Includes a 90-Day Warranty. To cover any factory flaws, this throttle control module includes a 90-day warranty. Depending on the nature of damage, K&N will repair or replace the defective item based on their sole discretion. For more warranty information, please visit the official K&N website.
Application. The K&N Throttle Control Module is tailored to fit 2015-2018 Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost models.
Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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