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GEN 2 Tune plus Pedal Commander

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Engine Discussion and Performance Mods' started by JustDennis, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. JustDennis

    JustDennis Full Access Member

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    I had been reading about the Pedal Commander and began to do some research. I was interested in the ability to change the throttle response as I felt like my truck had too much lag from the pedal input. While I am pleased with the Dyno tune on my truck and the power it makes when I really press the pedal, for everyday driving the lag was bothersome.

    Instead of having it redynoed and trying to explain to the tuner what I wanted, I decided to try a pedal commander. I read all the posts here and then watched videos and read other information about it. Pedal Commander themselves said it was capable with tunes and tuners so I decided to give it a try. I looked around for a good price and got one under retail.

    After using it for about a week, I can say that I am very pleased with the result. I tried different modes and settled on City +1 for everyday driving. I don't see myself changing the settings a lot but for me to be able to dial in the throttle response like I wanted it was worth it and costs quite a bit less than having the dyno done again.

    No issues so far and I am very pleased with the product. My truck is a 2017 with Stainless Works Catted downpipes, Magnaflow full exhaust, Whipple Large Mega Cooler and CAI with dyno tune. I highly recommend this if you want to tweak the throttle response. I'm much happier with the drivability of the truck as a daily driver.
     
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    I had it too, give it time you’ll have to take it off. Left my truck in limp mode while driving. I thought something major went south. Googled the code took off the pedal commander and it was back to normal. If you want that just get the Cobb with goose tuned. It has a permanent software “pedal commander”.
     
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    RDFTS aka Rick Supporting Member

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    Cannot say on a GEN2 but I ran a pedal commander on my GEN1 for over 4 years without a single problem. I couldn’t of been happier with its performance.
     
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    Hi.
    New gen2 owner

    I have the 5star tunning with the pedal commander,

    takes off like a jet, no more lag.
     
  5. Guy

    Guy FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Pedal commander is an illusion. It just shortens the throw of your throttle. Like going with a quarter twist on your Motorcyle...

    I can get you a pedal commander for free. Slam your foot to the floor and it’ll do the same thing.
     
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    I like it, but it doesn’t mean I am going to keep it for my gen2 raptor. I ordered the Cobb accessport I had gen 1 with pc. No problems for 6 years. Until I sold it and trans Broke down. Let’s see what’s all the hype about with the access port.
     
  7. smurfslayer

    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    I’ve been running a P/C on Lucille (2017) for 3 years now without an issue. Some of the newer trucks didn’t care for the pedal commander, I’m wondering if that was due to running race +4. I only got as far as sport +2 and it was too binary for use on the street. If you stick to something close to linear throttle, it works as advertised.

    It is like a quarter twist m/c throttle cam, but electronic. It’s not an illusion though, it’s very real. Not every situation calls for WFO throttle and this is where P/C works well.
    Like wanting lower than 3rd gear when you make a sharp turn and gas it, but without full throttle. In eco normal mode the truck, doesn’t want to downshift, it wants to stick in the current gear almost like it’s stuck in manual mode with too high a gear selected.

    On a stock truck you can easily find yourself not able to pass because the truck refuses to downshift. You can do this by tipping in slowly, then floor it. Watch the boost max out and transmission stay right where it is. Tuned trucks don’t have this problem; or... maybe I should say trucks that have both engine and transmission tune?

    The stock normal drive mode on the Rap stinks.

    P/C is really simple and simplistic, it’s just altering the TPS signal out, telling the truck it’s getting more throttle than you’re actually giving. In Normal mode that works out well because normal has an abysmally non-linear throttle input to output relationship.
     
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    Update - As I mentioned in the first post, my truck has been dyno tuned and has tons of power but I'm not happy with the drivability. I added the pedal commander and it did help as I could adjust as I wanted. My biggest problem remained the shifting. I read and read and during black Friday sale ordered the Cobb accessport with goosetune. I'm in the process of tuning now with @wgr73 and couldn't be happier. Shifting with the Cobb OEM+ TCM tune and the custom tune is very smooth and the truck is much better as a daily driver. I may have lost a little power (although I can't tell it) but it is way more fun to drive.
     
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    Power only takes you so far if the drivability isn’t there.
     
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    I have been using the PC since buying the truck new last December. I run a Goosetuned e50 file on the AP and Calibrated Power Ecoboost tunes on the Ezlynk. Also used it on a 2016 Ram Cummins and have it on my 2017 Jeep Wrangler. No issues and I recommend.
     

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