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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.




27 thoughts on “What is the Difference Between Throttle Response Controller Brands?”

  1. On my pedal commander the light doesn’t light up for the ECO option. Does this mean that I don’t have that sensitivity level available on my pedal commander. You response please???

    1. Hi Chatman,

      You activate ECO mode by pressing and holding the yellow program button for 3 seconds. This should have been listed on your instruction/install card.

      Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

      1. Okay thank you for that bit of information. I also want to know which sensitivity level should I put my pedal commander in to get the best acceleration, at the same time not compromising my fuel. It seems to burn faster when I am in my sport mode.

        1. Not compromising fuel is all going to be up to you. If you’re gunning it everywhere, your fuel economy will suffer no matter what mode its in. The trick is to press the pedal slowly and let the vehicle accelerate at a steady pace.

          Unless saving gas is your main concern, then ECO mode is the best option!

  2. Do you have the throttle controller available for the 2017 GMC 2500 HD 6.6 Duramax diesel ?

  3. I have a 2011 CTS-V Coupe, which you do have. My question is on the settings. Some newer sports cars have a Launch Mode, unfortunately my 2011 doesn’t. Is there a way to adjust the settings to mimic a Launch Mode? TY

    1. I also have a 2011 CTSV coupe, manual 6-speed.

      The Pedal Commander is only going to enhance the throttle. The only thing I’d suggest for our cars on helping the “launch” are really sticky tires, haha.

  4. I was wondering can someone help me find a pedal commander for my 2016 ram 1500 5.7 hemi please. A link would be great

  5. Will this disable the Eco Mode because it shifts in and out I want to disable it

  6. Hi there I just was given a PC30 as a gift but I drive a 2008 Ram, I notice that the model on here for a 2008 Ram is a PC31, would the PC30 still work as the 2008 Ram is essentially the same as the 2006 Ram covered by the PC30 or will it not?

  7. What’s the difference on pc49 and pc64 . Will pc49 work on 2015 chevy Camaro ls 3.6

    1. The 2015 Chevy Camaro takes part number PC64. Unfortunately the PC49 will not work, as it has a completely different plug and program.

  8. Are you able to use the pedal commander on a 2014 GMC Sierra 5.3 with a can tune from companies like edge, Diablo, and so on, or

    1. Hey Cam!

      A tuner/programmer changes multiple facets of your vehicle’s ECU: air/fuel ratios, timing, throttle, etc. It will also void your warranty.

      Pedal Commander just allows you to control the throttle response of your vehicle, but it wont void a warranty. Plus, it has a much wider range of customization ability than a programmer/tuner or anything similar because the only way to achieve these changes is by connecting directly to the throttle sensor, whereas programmers/tuners connect via the OBDII port.

      But they absolutely work very well together. I personally run a Diablosport programmer on my SRT8 Jeep with my Pedal Commander, and they make a great pair!

  9. I see that PC63 is for my Subaru Outback 6 cyl and noticed that the same item is for an Imprezza 4 cyl. or Crosstrek 4 cyl. Just curious how that works if it’s different engines with different types of transmissions, even though both are CVTs.

    1. Hello!

      The PC63 represents the OEM plug used on the Pedal Commander to connect to your vehicle’s throttle sensor. Many manufacturers use the same throttle plugs throughout many of their vehicle models. The difference is in the programming/throttle map that is loaded to the Pedal Commander before we ship it out to you, which is dependent on your year/make/model/engine size.

      Let me know if you have any additional questions!

      1. Ah, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification. Waiting on mine to arrive. Looking forward to it.

  10. Just got my PC for my Subaru Outback 3.6R. Plug and play in about 10 minutes and off for a joy ride. And joy was right. Works as advertised and so nice to have that lag removed. My Subaru is not a sports car by any means but it will still make it fun on my daily commute not having that lag. Can’t wait for the bluetooth version.

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