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post #1 of 7 Old 03-05-2018, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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So, itís been awhile since Iíve posted anything but here goes. Just installed a Pedal Commander in my 2013 2 door. Holy Cow! What a difference. She now accelerates like a Hot Rod. I was very shocked that it was that noticeable. I set mine at Sport 2, which is very manageable. I find it hard to believe that Chrysler could dumb down our Jeeps with a clear consciousness. Itís very cool and actually works. My 2 Cents. By the way, if you have steep gears, hang on if you go up to Sport Plus.


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post #2 of 7 Old 03-05-2018, 07:42 PM
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She now accelerates like a Hot Rod.
I find it hard to believe that Chrysler could dumb down our Jeeps with a clear consciousness.
Maybe they figured there's no need to "accelerate like a hot rod" on public streets, (or on the trail, for that matter).

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Maybe a Dodge Challenger would have been a better choice.

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Maybe so, but as sluggish as a stock JK is, it is nice to be able to accelerate without worrying about getting run over. Changing the acceleration curve is pretty handy when you need it. Take or leave it.

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I think it's the settings on the drive by wire throttle, which SUCK. The response is far too slow for a manual trans, you need to be able to actually adjust the throttle by using the pedal, which is on a calendar delay.
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I think it's the settings on the drive by wire throttle, which SUCK. The response is far too slow for a manual trans, you need to be able to actually adjust the throttle by using the pedal, which is on a calendar delay.
I agree wholeheartedly on that. Thatís why I bought the Pedal Commander. A friend at work got one and liked it so much, I decided to try it. What a difference. You can go back and forth between stock or whatever setting suits you. All it adjusts is the acceleration curve. Itís not a tuner or anything like it, but it feels that way. No planning way ahead when passing etc. Not the end all for everything but definitely an improvement.

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-12-2018, 01:03 PM
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Your acceleration curve will always be the same given the same throttle POSITION. However-

Throttle RATE. that is, the speed with which the throttle plate goes from one position to another. yep VERY weak on the JK - not to deprive us of instant response - but to:
A) reduce fuel consumption (throttle transition is the hardest part to map - slowing transition speed allows less "enrichment" without over lean - in carburetors that was the accelerator pump circuit). Done across the fleet this is a great place to absorb BSFC increases and get the fleet to higher economy (read that as CAFE BS).
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B) smooth the response out and avoid over-throttleing due to high bump and pitch (typical off road use)

thanks for the input! I have been wanting to increase my throttle rate for a while - but don't really trust the previous products (cant think of the name - cyclone or something like that). I can drive 30 and pump on my gas like I'm trying to start an old Buick - and all I get is a twitch of the tach - no real speed increase. If I do that in my Caddy I'm hopping the nose (the caddy is dual mode - in sport its VERY responsive - in tour its not as - but with less turbo spoolup time it almost feels the same - I sometimes overshoot my target though - that's hard on transmission detorqueing!!)

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