Throttle Controllers - Tune your throttle response depending on your driving style
Tired of lack-lustre throttle response or just want to tailor your throttle inputs to the type of driving you do? With a throttle controller you can do just that! Modern vehicles with fly-by-wire throttle systems often suffer from throttle lag and delay as a result of no physical connection between the throttle pedal and the throttle body. Throttle controllers work to tune throttle response to make it slower, softer, faster, more aggressive or anything in between to suit a range of driving styles and applications including towing, 4 wheel driving or even just on the daily commute. At Repco, we have a huge range of Ultimate 9 (previously known as iDrive) Throttle Controllers to suit a huge range of over 80 vehicles. Throttle controllers are easy to install and don't require any mechanical or electrical wizardry to get your throttle controller installed in your vehicle. Throttle controllers like the Ultimate 9 range plug in between your existing throttle assembly and the factory plug, the wiring can then be tucked away and the display mounted in a suitable location.
Most throttle controllers have a range of settings ranging from sedate 'economy' settings up to aggressive 'power' settings with a range of options to choose in between. Economy modes are best suited to softer throttle response and low speed driving situations such as a technical descent or incline when four wheel driving and is also great for low-speed towing situations when trying to hook up the trailer, reverse into a tricky park spot or find the perfect flat spot for the caravan. Power settings are ideal for sharper throttle response and instant power delivery. These settings should be used when 100% throttle is required instantly for situations like every day driving, towing, four wheel driving through sand or mud and even spirited drives through the twisties. Some throttle controllers like the one's from Ultimate 9 (formerly EVC Throttle Controllers) feature an automatic driving setting. This mode automatically selects the best mode depending on your current driving style. This mode changes on the fly to ensure that you are always driving with the most appropriate setting.
Throttle controllers work by adjusting the torque request sent to the ECU and introduce a sharper, softer or more linear throttle curve depending on the setting. This is just how professional ECU tuners tune cars however at the fraction of the price and with the ability to switch between different maps and even remove the unit all together, it makes much more sense to go with a throttle controller. To shop the full range of throttle controllers as well as a range of other great driver assistance technology like dash cams, reversing cameras and more, shop online or in-store at your local Repco today.