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    Hi Guys

    I am currently testing a throttle controller.

    Any specific questions you have or things to test?
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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    What brand?

    Is it in a manual transmission vehicle?
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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    Hi Kobus

    The box shows Electronic Throttle Controller.

    It is a manual vehicle, but it can be used on a Auto as well. Just a cable you plug in at the throttle.
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    I installed a Power Plus Throttle Controller in my ISUZU MUX 2 weeks ago. Probably the best 2 grand I have ever spend. It changed the vehicle from a driveability perspective to an extend that is hard to believe.
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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    It is the same one yes (same supplier).

    What settings are you using? There is quite a few to choose from...
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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    What is the controller supposed to di? Better throttle response? Better on feul?
    Asking because i dont know it...but nuuskierig to know....

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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    This one seems to work well
    https://youtu.be/9p6EDEjjImU

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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogaards View Post
    Hi Kobus

    The box shows Electronic Throttle Controller.

    It is a manual vehicle, but it can be used on a Auto as well. Just a cable you plug in at the throttle.
    Thank you.

    I have the Power Plus installed in my manual.

    The reason I ask about manual/auto is to see if you will use different settings. I'm at A1.5. Anything more and it just gets stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris dippenaar View Post
    What is the controller supposed to di? Better throttle response? Better on feul?
    Asking because i dont know it...but nuuskierig to know....
    With a cable operated throttle, the action is immediate. You press the throttle and the vehicle reacts. With drive by wire (electronic) throttles, there is for some reason a delay/laziness.

    The controller changes the signal between the pedal and the ECU. It gets plugged in behind the throttle pedal. There are settings to make it more responsive or even less responsive. It eliminates the delay between the pedal and the action (or increase if you wish).

    It does not save fuel
    It does not make more power.
    It does not reduce turbo lag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogaards View Post
    It is the same one yes (same supplier).

    What settings are you using? There is quite a few to choose from...
    Many settings to choose from thats true.

    I have settled flicking between A3. 2 / A3. 3 / A3. 4

    Anything above A3. 4 becomes too much. I have also used it to slow response way down in 4L - works a charm.
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    it would nice to have a genuine test and feedback. Especially on manual..

    The problem I found on YT with these controllers, is that they are sponsored and you are inclined/forced to promote this for sales.

    I have been interested in one for my Navara d40 manual for some time now. The YT reviews are all to theatrical and sponsored.

    One that has stood out so far was Dash Offroad - Y62 patrol and Navara oke from Aus. He starts video well with saying he still thinks it is a waste of time and money and after using it a bit finds that it actually does what it says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne P View Post
    it would nice to have a genuine test and feedback. Especially on manual..

    The problem I found on YT with these controllers, is that they are sponsored and you are inclined/forced to promote this for sales.

    I have been interested in one for my Navara d40 manual for some time now. The YT reviews are all to theatrical and sponsored.

    One that has stood out so far was Dash Offroad - Y62 patrol and Navara oke from Aus. He starts video well with saying he still thinks it is a waste of time and money and after using it a bit finds that it actually does what it says.
    You're never going to be satisfied until you actually test one for yourself...what have you got to lose?
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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne P View Post
    it would nice to have a genuine test and feedback. Especially on manual..

    The problem I found on YT with these controllers, is that they are sponsored and you are inclined/forced to promote this for sales.

    I have been interested in one for my Navara d40 manual for some time now. The YT reviews are all to theatrical and sponsored.

    One that has stood out so far was Dash Offroad - Y62 patrol and Navara oke from Aus. He starts video well with saying he still thinks it is a waste of time and money and after using it a bit finds that it actually does what it says.
    I think the benefits of such a device shines through on an autobox, the effect on a manual will not be as tangible.

    I installed it to kill two Achilles Heels on the MUX, both because it is an auto

    The "delay" when you start moving from standstill &

    The lazy kickdown.

    It did that and then some. It "hunts" a lot less in auto in hilly terrain and when on cruise control. Whereas previously I would often be in tiptronic, I now control proceedings easily with my right foot.

    But the biggest benefit, the MUX feels "springlewendig".

    The function of the unit should not at all be confused with a "chip" . I played around with those when I was a bit younger, not the same effect. The Throttle Controller is a simple piece of tech that has a huge impact on driving pleasure.

    I have done more than 2000 km's now, highway, city, dirt & 4 L. It has no influence on fuel consumption.

    It would seem that it keeps the gears more "locked-up", because it will change down quicker rather than incur slip. I know it does not talk to the gearbox, I believe it is just a function of the throttle "lying" to the gearbox. Anyhow, I prefer that to a slipping box.

    As mentioned, the only way of knowing is to install one, I am sure if you are not impressed you will find another buyer in no time. Once these things become more known, every second turbodiesel driver will want one anyway. Or maybe every single turbodiesel driver.
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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by waynegrey View Post
    This exact video is what I am referring to as too sponsored to go by.

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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne P View Post
    This exact video is what I am referring to as too sponsored to go by.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie View Post
    You're never going to be satisfied until you actually test one for yourself...what have you got to lose?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris dippenaar View Post
    What is the controller supposed to di? Better throttle response? Better on feul?
    Asking because i dont know it...but nuuskierig to know....
    It gives you better control over the throttle.

    Basically you can make it more or less responsive. Does help you to access power "quicker", so less of a delay.

    Still testing out all the settings...

    There are 32...

    Will try and do a thorough review on it.
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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    I drove my brother in law's Ford 3.2 auto with one of these gadgets in.

    Makes a HUGE difference in throttle response.

    I changed it from A3.1 (delay) to A3.9 (no delay at all).

    In normal city driving anything from A3.6 and up might make you nauseous as every single touch on the throttle makes the vehicle react. So that little bit you want to accelerate to just get moving makes your head jerk back (in relation to how much throttle you apply).

    Long and short of it - It makes the vehicle much more reactive and feels faster. I am definitely getting one.
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    Default Re: Throttle Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne P View Post
    This exact video is what I am referring to as too sponsored to go by.
    Maybe sponsored but the conclusions are 100% accurate as far as my experience go.

    What I DID NOT know however, a decent human sprinter gets to 100 meters quicker than a D4D Hilux and V8 Cruiser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew123 View Post
    I drove my brother in law's Ford 3.2 auto with one of these gadgets in.

    Makes a HUGE difference in throttle response.

    I changed it from A3.1 (delay) to A3.9 (no delay at all).

    In normal city driving anything from A3.6 and up might make you nauseous as every single touch on the throttle makes the vehicle react. So that little bit you want to accelerate to just get moving makes your head jerk back (in relation to how much throttle you apply).

    Long and short of it - It makes the vehicle much more reactive and feels faster. I am definitely getting one.
    Was this a 4x4 auto Ford?
    Reason I ask.
    The 4x4 terrain selections changes the engine throttle response as well. Thus selecting the "Snow/Grass/Slippery" mode makes the Ford respond very slow and lazy to throttle input, this is to prevent wheel spin on slippery surfaces by slowly increasing engine output.
    How does the throttle controller influence these terrain modes?
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