(approx) 15 Minutes
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Hey, guys. Today, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Pedal Commander Bluetooth throttle response controller for all 2011 to 2018 Mustangs. You're gonna wanna be checking this out if you're looking for a way to improve your drive-by-wire throttle response in your car, without having to purchase a custom tune or go with a tuner. It plugs right in behind your accelerator pedal and it's gonna improve your throttle response. The install will be a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and this costs about $330.So with drive-by-wire, there's a little bit of delay between the time that you hit the pedal and the time that the car actually moves. This is just because of the way that drive-by-wire works. It's not something that you can change by the way you drive. Basically what happens is you hit the accelerator, a signal is then sent to the ECU, which then sends another signal up to the actuator that's controlling the throttle body which opens and closes the throttle body and that's the delay that you guys sometimes notice. The Pedal Commander here eliminates that delay. It plugs right in behind the accelerator and it gives you a crisp and clean throttle response. It's a great way to change your throttle response and the driving characteristics of the car without having to purchase a tune or go with a custom tune. The Pedal Commander will change that for you. It's gonna give you a nice clean and crisp throttle response. It's a good option if you guys aren't ready for a tuner or a custom tune yet. It doesn't actually add any horsepower, torque, or change anything in the ECU. It's just gonna change your throttle response and the driving characteristics of the car.All right, guys, we're ready to get the install started. So the most difficult part if you wanna call it difficult is probably gonna be reaching the connection behind the accelerator pedal. It's just a matter of getting your arm in that tight space. What I'm gonna do is I'm actually gonna run the wire down right here between the steering column and the dashboard. You guys can do it any way that you'd like to. One thing I will say is just make sure that you don't have a whole lot of wire hanging. You wanna make sure that it's zip-tied up nice and clean and stays in place. All right so we're actually gonna squeeze this down through here. All right so now what we're gonna do is we're gonna reach up behind the accelerator, actually at the very top of the pedal. We are going to release this clip up here and we'll plug our Pedal Commander in. So there is a locking red tab on here. We'll pop the red tab off, and then disconnect the connection. All right, now we'll plug the Pedal Commander in. And make sure we clip the red tab down.All right guys, now we will plug in the other end of the Pedal Commander harness to the harness that we unplugged from behind the accelerator. Once again, locking tab. Make sure we lock that tab. Now that we have this thing plugged in, it's time to mount it. You can mount it anywhere you like. We're gonna mount it right here on the dash. Just know that there is a little backing on the backside of this velcro to peel off. So we'll mount it to the dashboard once we do that. And if you guys ever wanna remove the Pedal Commander, you guys can see how the velcro works here. So we can remove it, do what we need to with it, and then put it right back on the velcro and it'll stay in place. Once again, you do wanna make sure that you zip tie this wire up and out of the way.All right, so now that we have the Pedal Commander all installed, let's talk about some of the features and how this actually works. So you guys can see that you have four modes here. You have eco, city, sport, and sport plus. So city is gonna be the default for the Pedal Commander and that's great for everyday driving. Your sport mode is gonna be for more spirited driving. And then sport plus for race and track situations. Eco is really gonna be for things like bad weather conditions, when you need traction, maybe offroading, or if you're really concerned about fuel economy.So within these four settings, you also have sensitivity settings as well. You guys can increase or decrease the sensitivity. So we're gonna go ahead and turn this on. You can see right now we're in eco. All we have to do is press this button here and we'll switch over to city. You guys can see by the light which mode we're in. Now we're in sport. Now we're in sport plus. If we press and hold this button, all of the lights are gonna go off and this means that you're in stock mode. If you wanna turn it back on, just hit the power button back on. If you guys wanna increase the sensitivity of the throttle in the eco mode or any mode that you happen to be in, you're just gonna hit the plus button. Once again, you have lights down here so you can see where you're at. If you guys wanna decrease, you'll hit the decrease button.One cool new thing about the Pedal Commander is that this is Bluetooth compatible and that's gonna make it even easier to access for you. And just so you guys know, you can stack this with a tune or another programmer, which means that if you're ever looking to get a custom tune or use a programmer in the future, you don't have to uninstall the Pedal Commander. All right, guys, that's gonna wrap up this review and install. Keep in mind that you can always check this out more online, right here at americanmuscle.com.
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April 03, 2020
USE EXTREME CAUTION!! this unit works as advertised. The pedal feel extremely sensitive. I've had it installed for several weeks now and I'm still getting used to it. Huge difference.Helpful (0)
March 01, 2020
this is the real deal, exactly the performance the reviews are saying crazy fun!!!!Helpful (0)
February 26, 2020
Perfect for automatic transmissions!
The throttle response is amazing! makes driving an automatic more fun! the car also feels much quicker with no horsepower added by this controller.Great buy!Helpful (0)
February 20, 2020
Perfect first Mod
I installed this on my 2107 V6 Mustang and couldn't be happier with the improved throttle response. Much more enjoyable car to drive now. Getting under the dash to connect the Pedal Commander is a bit difficult, but worth it in the end.Helpful (0)
January 12, 2020
Throttle extremely sensitive i literally run it on city 2. Sometimes still to touchy!!!Helpful (0)
October 17, 2019
Very Responsive throttle...
My Shelby GT350 seemed to have a slight "pedal pause" when you give it throttle. It really wasn't a huge deal but I felt it should be more responsive. I installed the pedal commander and really did it with a open mind not expecting a huge difference. Well this is amazing!! Its so responsive and has a crisp throttle response that I am extremely happy with this purchase. note: Its not going to give you more power but it will enhance your existing power. Buy one! I have no regrets.Helpful (2)
September 15, 2019
Does not remove lag
If you are looking for something that will remove the response lag in your pedal, this is not your puppy. If however you are looking for something that will make your pedal respond quicker after the initial lag this works very well. You can adjust it so the power comes on a little at a time or all at once. Many different ways to make adjustments to make your pedal feel differently. I tested this device on a tree at the drag strip just to see if it would reduce the lag at the first movement of the pedal, it doesnt. That being said, after that first bit of delay, it makes a Huge difference. Unfortunately this is not a delay box and will not remove the lag out of the pedal.Helpful (0)
September 10, 2019
easy install and great performance
i installed the pedal commander on my 2011 5.0. took me about 5 minutes. saw an instant performance change. just be careful the first couple of times when you increase the throttle response and put it in sport mode. it is something to get used to/Helpful (2)
September 07, 2019
Performs much better than expected. Great response and no pedal lag!Helpful (1)
September 01, 2019
No longer a skeptic.
This helps with the throttle much more than I imagined, more noticable than a throttlebody. No HP gains but you lose the lag on WOT which can help in a race and possibly on your 60' for the 1/4. Good product.Helpful (1)
If i have a tune that improved throttle response already, would I still benefit from this?
We would not recommend using both a tune and throttle response controller as they would essentially be doing the same thing, although, the tuner with a custom tune would be more beneficial.
I have a 2015 mustang GT and recently installed the Ford Performance Power Pack 2. Will the pedal commander benefit the car in any way?
From my understanding, it will not. Both will help increase the overall throttle response of the vehicle.
In the video you guys say it can be stacked with a custom tuner but in the description for the pedal commander it says not recommended with other tunes. So is it safe or not is my only question? Thank you guys!
The Pedal Commander Bluetooth Throttle Response Controller can be used in conjunction with a custom tune on your Mustang.
Does it come on automatically upon ignition to my preferred setting? Or do I have to turn it on manually everytime I want to use the controller?
The Pedal Commander Bluetooth Throttle Response Controller will always retain and store the most recently used setting. In terms, when you turn the vehicle on, it will still be on the last selected throttle mode you had it on.
I have a tune already and it's great. There is still such a delay in acceleration and throttle response because of the drive by wire. Can I use the pedal commander with the tune to fix the issue?
The Pedal Commander Bluetooth Throttle Response Controller can be paired with your existing tune as this device is connected directly to your accelerator which will give it direct power.
This controller will allow for tuning of the car throttle response to best suit your needs.
This will not increase the speed limiter.
This can be used with most tunes. However, both improve throttle response so if you already have a tune, you may not see much benefit from this.
The Pedal Commander Bluetooth Throttle Response Controller will help with throttle response going up inclines at higher altitudes.
You can change settings on the fly, and adjust as you see necessary.
The ECO mode will help with fuel economy.
This will be CARB legal yes.
Yes, this will work with the Boss models.
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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