Nothing is exclusive anymore. Create a product and there are a hundred companies jumping at the chance to make it better. While competition keeps us honest, how does the average consumer tell the difference between all their options?
When it comes to throttle response controllers, I’ve got you covered. I researched the top 3 brands in the market right now and I’m here to educate you on the differences among each one. Now I know this is posted on a Pedal Commander site so I’m going to keep my report completely opinion-free and only report the facts on each brand. Everyone is different, and so are their preferences, so I’ll let you decide for yourselves which one gives you the most bang for your buck!
Let’s start with Sprint Booster. Manufactured in Greece, the price point is $299.99 and includes a 3-year warranty. They advertise to have 3 different modes to choose from, but one of them is “factory/off,” which is the response your vehicle comes with from the factory. I’d hardly call this an additional “mode,” so I’ll sum it up to 2 different options: sport & race. Installation seems to be simple at an estimated 10 minutes as the unit is a complete plug & play system.
Next on the list is Pedal Max. I wasn’t able to locate where exactly its being made, but the price is listed at $338.00, and their website lists that there is NO WARRANTY for their product. The unit only has one mode, kind of like a “plug in and go” setup, but this doesn’t give you any adjustability if your preferences change while driving.
The Vitesse controller. They are the lowest priced option on our list at $179.00. They are manufactured in China, but I wasn’t able to locate any kind of warranty guarantee. Instead of having separate modes, they have an adjustable dial to turn the responsiveness up and down. The Vitesse unit also needs to be programmed after you receive it so it is compatible with your vehicle. You have to manually adjust the voltage readings on the unit by playing with the gas pedal after plugging it in. As a result of this, the installation is a little more complex but I don’t think it would be too difficult for someone who is mechanically inclined.
Finally, there is Pedal Commander. Priced at $299.99, made in Turkey and a 2-year product warranty, you’re getting a total of 4 driving modes with 9 sensitivity levels for each mode. That’s 36 different options for you to choose from. Also plug & play, installs take about 10 minutes and require no tools for most applications. The unit comes pre-programmed specifically for your vehicle, so all you have to do is plug it in and you’re ready to play.
Jax has been a lover of all things automotive for over 10 years and has built multiple platforms of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Her stable currently consists of a 2011 Cadillac CTSV, 2012 Yamaha R6, and a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.