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Old 02-01-2017, 01:36 PM
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Pedal Commander

I'm curious if anyone is currently running a Pedal Commander Throttle Response? Super easy install but I was curious if there is a noticeable difference?

I'm about to order one with the Wranglerforum30, $30 off, that Lawerence extended to me.

It looks like a great product but definitely wanted some more insight.

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Crazy noticeable difference! I got mine because I tow an RPod and I really noticed the poor throttle response of my JK. The lag and generaly awkward feel of the gas pedal. I run 4.88's on 35's and I use the basic level, the City level on setting 1. I can honestly say that Sport and Sport+ makes my Jeep chirp the tires in 1st and 2nd. It is ridiculously noticeable toggling through the levels. I can only use Sport mode if I'm towing and it's a huge help with my anemic 198HP 3.8 motor. Best $260 I spent. I like it more than my FlashPaq as I'm back to OEM tune and running great on 87. FYI I bought direct from Pedal Commander and used code JEEPGARAGE40 and got $40 off.

It does not simply send more fuel. Some guys post that you can accomplish the same result by pushing the pedal deeper. That is not an accurate description for how this device works. It's exactly as described in the Extreme Terrain YouTube video, the dude is caught off guard from the surprise response.

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I would love to echo what DanoJKU said. I recently purchased a Pedal Commander and man what a delight. Easy to use, easy to install and a joy for 3.8 owners. This should be the first thing that anyone with a 3.8 JK or JKU should do for performance and drivability. Forget CAI's or throttle body spacers. I use mine on the Sport setting and I love it. Night and Day.

I've been chronicling this and other upgrades for the 3.8 the thread I'll link to below.
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/si...l-1927266.html
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Last night i met the owner for the pedal commander, very nice guy. I was skeptical about the product and he laughed at me. I agreed to let him put one in my new Recon to try it. He told me that if I didn't like it he would remove it. One that shows how easy it is to install this item. Well we went for a ride and the first thing was he told me to get to about 30 mph and hold the pedal steady. With a steady pedal he started to toggle through the different levels. The Jeep jumped and took off as each level was selected, light I was mashing the pedal down!! I was amazed, this thing was amazing. He then showed me the sport + on level 4, OMG I smoked the tires when I took off and I wasn't trying to. After just a couple of miles and being showed the different settings I told him that I only had one important question, did he accept credit cards tonight!!! I told him he wasn't getting the one back that he installed! On the way home I set it on city mode and the middle level and loved it. This makes you think you have a brand new Jeep!

I HIGHLY recommend this mod for every Jeep, it really is worth it and it will make you smile. It has a 2yr warranty and it doesn't void your factory warranty in any way.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:48 PM   #5
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Love it

I just received my Pedal Commander. I LOVE IT. I went for it after coming back from Mesquito Pass this weekend. I have a 2011 Jeep JK and my pedal was floored on the highway back and barley keeping up traffic. Time for change. Did a test run today, It's a new rig!!! Everyone should have one. I let you know how it runs in the mountains soon. Get the $40 off, moneyback offer. You won't regret it.
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I agree completely. I got mine last friday and wanted to give it a week to make up my mind. Im sold. It does what it says it would do, get rid of the throttle lag.

Its not a gimmick or snake oil or placebo. If I plugged in a donut if would not do what the PC does and does well.

The thing is, I know it doesnt add power, and apparently it doesnt make your jeep "faster". But I do know that it helps me pass on hills. Prior to the Pedal Commander, when Im on a hill and change lanes to pass, it takes a second for the throttle to kick in. That second (or less) is enough for the cars in the lane Im changing over to be right on my ass. With the PC, throttle kicks in much faster and Im able to pass a bit quicker, noticeably quicker.

I know everyone says just push down on the pedal. Wouldnt this still have a lag? Pushing down on the pedal will still be subject to the drive by wire and WOT would still take that extra second or so.

In all the forums for all the different vehicles out there that Ive checked out, there is a very common theme. Those who bought it, love it. Those who havent, don't. It makes the driving experience that much better, at the end of the day, isnt the experience what mattters?
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We all have jeeps for the fun, this makes it more fun!!
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For everybody that has the commander, if you want to be surprised and have fun try this;

While driving along a flat area keep your gas pedal level and go the same speed. Then push the pedal commander and change the setting from eco to city. after a few seconds change it to sport, then a few seconds later change it to sport +. Its amazing that while keeping the gas pedal the same all the way through how much the Jeep jumps and speeds up! That is what really sold me on it.
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I may have to get one of these, I can't stand the lag in my 15's pedal. It's so bad sometimes you can hear the engine lugging like it wants to shift but it doesn't until you really push down. Doing the re calibrate helps for about a day then it slowly reverts back.
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How do I get in eco mode?
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Ordered one today. Tired of all the pre planning to change lanes on the freeway and not get rear ended when I do. A friend has one and had nothing but good things to say about it. And PS that JEEPGARAGE40 coupon code still works for 40 bucks off on their website.
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How do I get in eco mode?
Eco mode is where it is without anything being lit up. On my unit the Eco part doesn't actually light up like the other modes do. You will know when your in Eco because your Jeep will be the most sluggish and non-responsive compared to the others. I keep mine on City level2.
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Eco mode is where it is without anything being lit up. On my unit the Eco part doesn't actually light up like the other modes do. You will know when your in Eco because your Jeep will be the most sluggish and non-responsive compared to the others. I keep mine on City level2.
Thanks, haven't found the right mode for me yet, I kinda like sport 1 or 2- I going to try city 2 for driving around town.
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I have it in mine with 3.73 gear and love it. I'm on #3 and city mode and I'm happy with it. Can't wait to see how it responds after installing 4.88 gears.
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Is it a good upgrade for the 3.6 or just the 3.8?
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How's your MPGs on this?
I would assume you would see the same effect as mashing the go pedal?
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How's your MPGs on this?
I would assume you would see the same effect as mashing the go pedal?
Its not too bad. I went from about 15 to 14.8 (per the dial). I have it set at City 4..which is about 1/3 up the dial. It feels to me like it just eliminates the initial lag at the moment you accelerate, so its not the equivalent of mashing the pedal continously..if that makes any sense. I might be wrong, thats just what it feels like to me.
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Installed mine today. It really is a big difference. No joke this thing will make merging and changing lanes on the freeway much safer. Honestly, I don't see me ever using sport plus so, for now, I am in sport 1 or 2. Going to give city 1-3 a try.

I tried to do the install by fishing the wire from under the dash but my big meat hooks could not get the right angle to get it plugged back in. So I removed the plastic panel from under the steering column and fed the wires in through there and it slid right in. It made the connector come in at a far easier angle. Just my 2 cents.
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Yep...squeezing in and trying to give me hands enough room to work was a pain, literally.
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Is it a good upgrade for the 3.6 or just the 3.8?
Mine is on a 2017 Recon, its great on either engine.
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I installed mine today after using the JEEPGARAGE40 coupon code. The install was not too hard, it is best to remove the plastic panel under the steering wheel and use a flashlight to look through the right hand side and you can see the connector that needs to be disconnected and connected to the Pedal Commander. The throttle response is amazing, even in City +2 the Jeep gets up to speed faster. I know this is not a tuner but it makes great improvement in overall drivability. Accelerating while at cruising speed is a lot better, no more pressing the accelerator then waiting for something to happen. Great product if you want better throttle response, especially if you are used to a more sporty vehicle (I had a 13 WRX before the 15 JKU Sahara and current 17 JKU Recon).
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. I like it more than my FlashPaq as I'm back to OEM tune and running great on 87.
I see you posted this back in February and was wondering if you still feel the same way? For instance, do you still think it's worth the money because it performs that much better than the throttle response calibration on the Flashpaq?

I ask because I was just getting ready to mess with that function on my flashpaq when I came across this thread. There's mixed reviews from flashpaq owners about the throttle calibration meeting their expectations. I have no problem spending some coin to reap the most rewarding benefits but would rather not if my $300 programmer does pretty much the same thing. So I wanted to pick your brain a little on the subject, thanks.
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You can try the pedal commander and if you dont like it just return within their given timeframe. You'll be out the shipping though.
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reading this thread this Pedal Commander sounds like the second coming.. which our jeeps need..
my question is..

does it only improve the speed of the electrons moving through the wires for a faster pedal response time or does it change the fuel curve.
I have seen where the thing to try is hold the pedal steady and then change modes... you will get acceleration or change without moving the pedal.. that says more fuel being added.. which means changing the fuel curve.. which is good..
but does this alter the computer / leave a foot print on the computer / flash the computer / or function as a switch inline to the computer..

not much information on their web site as to how this really does its thing..
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reading this thread this Pedal Commander sounds like the second coming.. which our jeeps need..
my question is..

does it only improve the speed of the electrons moving through the wires for a faster pedal response time or does it change the fuel curve.
It just changes the throttle position at the intake relative to the position of the pedal. No change to the fuel map or spark.

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I have seen where the thing to try is hold the pedal steady and then change modes... you will get acceleration or change without moving the pedal.. that says more fuel being added.. which means changing the fuel curve.. which is good..
Changing the mode while driving is the same as changing the pushing the pedal in or out. More fuel is being added because the throttle has been opened, but that is not a function of the PC.

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but does this alter the computer / leave a foot print on the computer / flash the computer / or function as a switch inline to the computer..
It should not because the only thing that you are altering is the curve of the throttle application. Moving the dials up just opens the throttle faster relative to the pedal application.

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not much information on their web site as to how this really does its thing..
That being said, I have a Flashpaq and had noticed a "flat spot" in certain circumstances when I upshifted and the RPM landed under 2500 in some of the higher gears. Didn't expect a push in the back but also didn't expect it to feel like a flat spot you might get on a bike when trying to dial in a carb jet kit. This appeared when using the Superchips value for the throttle curve when installing the 93 tune. Also did the ignition on throttle calibration that has been mentioned here and on other forums and that seemed to clear the issue for a while and now it reappears occasionally.
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I had the competitor (Sprint Booster) installed on my BMW X1 it made a huge difference in pedal response time - since most new cars are equipped with fly by wire pedals now - the pedal responnse curve is nerfed down which for most drivers is a good thing. for a competent driver in tune with his vehicle it sucks -- just ordered the pedal commander for my 14' jk
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Anyone have this with a standard transmission?
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Got one for my 17 JKU, one of my favorite mods. It definitely makes the Jeep feel better. Even though it is just simulating you mashing the gas pedal down further, your brain thinks you are going faster. I keep it at sport +4, I like the light touch. It helps with getting thru some of the dead zones in the pedal travel which drove me nuts and made the Jeep feel like a slug.

There is still some throttle delay, you just don't notice it as much. I've heard something like Flashpaq will get rid of that, will have to try it out once my warranty is up. For now, the Pedal Commander has me happy.

Also a note on the install. Ya its simple in that you are just doing a plug in, but that area above the gas pedal is hard to see and is cramped. Had trouble getting my hands in there
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I have the sprint booster installed on my JKURHR, huge difference, how is pedal commander different, if it is?
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I have the sprint booster installed on my JKURHR, huge difference, how is pedal commander different, if it is?
It appears that the PC is more versatile in a way. Where the SB only has 2 settings, the PC has like 12 or so. Seems like you'd be able to fine tune the sensitivity of the pedal more to your liking.

I ordered one with the 40 bucks off code and should be arriving tomorrow. I just want to see what all the hype is about and if I don't feel it's worth the $ then it's going back for a refund. Sure I'll be out the shipping but at least I'll know

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