How does the EliteDrive Throttle Master work?
The ELITEDRIVE intercepts the voltage signal sent by your fly-by-wire pedal system and modifies this in real-time. This allows you to personalize the response you get from your accelerator by either increasing response for a more sporty feel, or when off-road or in fuel-saving mode, it will decrease the response.
Most vehicles experience a certain amount of throttle delay or lag when you press the accelerator, and the ELITEDRIVE will greatly reduce this lag.
The ELITEDRIVE is setting new reference points for the throttle mapping, and supplying sharper, or more gradual throttle maps depending on the mode selected.
Does the EliteDrive Throttle Master increase the power output of the engine?
No, ELITEDRIVE throttle controllers do not increase or adjust power levels. They make the power you have more accessible but do not adjust timing, air-fuel ratio’s or engine mapping.
ELITEDRIVE drastically changes the way your car feels, with a faster response when you want it, or less response when you need it. Once installed, you will be surprised at the change in your vehicle for the better. It’s like giving your car Sport mode.
Does pushing the throttle down faster work in the same way?
ELITEDRIVE throttle controllers amplify the signal to the engine management upon the first application of the throttle.
This helps eliminate throttle lag which is when you put your foot down and there’s a minor delay. Most people think this is just one of their engine’s characteristics, but with an ELITEDRIVE installed, you’ll soon see your engine has far more responsive than before. Another way you’ll enjoy faster throttle response is through adjustment of the pedal stroke.
In Sport, Sport+, and Race you’ll have to use less throttle to get the same response as before. This allows you to gently feather the throttle on the motorway instead of holding it down to keep a constant speed. Great for towing and everyday driving.
Is the EliteDrive Throttle Master suitable for manual transmissions?
The ELITEDRIVE throttle controllers are equipped with Auto and Manual settings that are optimized for both Automatic and Manual transmissions. While the Automatic setting offers a slightly more responsive initial throttle application, it may be too much for vehicles with Manual transmissions or Automatic transmissions featuring 8 or more gears. Therefore, it is recommended that you experiment with the settings to find the one that suits your driving style and vehicle the best.
What warranty do I get with an EliteDrive Throttle Master?
ELITEDRIVE offers a comprehensive 5 year warranty. This protects you against any issues in performance, function, and defects in materials. This warranty applies to the original owner. This warranty does not apply to goods damaged during the installation process. If the product has been mistreated in such a way as to affect performance, or accidentally damaged, there will be no warranty given. Please contact us at email@example.com and discuss any issue. We will endeavour to solve your issue ASAP.
Will an EliteDrive Throttle Master affect my new car warranty?
Every New Car Warranty has limitations on what will be acceptable to modify. We know of some car manufacturers who will void a warranty because of aftermarket wheels. However, we also sell to many new and used car dealers who use ELITEDRIVE to help sell cars.
They often install an ELITEDRIVE into a slower vehicle to dramatically increase the throttle response or sell an ELITEDRIVE as an aftermarket accessory. ELITEDRIVE has been tested extensively and will not damage your vehicle if it has been installed correctly. If it develops any issues, simply change the mode back to NORMAL and the vehicle reverts to 100% standard settings.
ELITEDRIVE is covered by our fully comprehensive Product Liability Insurance against mechanical damage caused during normal operation.
Will an EliteDrive Throttle Master save fuel?
When in ECONOMY mode you can save fuel. In iAuto, Sport, Sport+, and Race you will likely see no change in economy.
You will feel a change in power delivery but the amount of fuel used to create that power doesn’t change with the installation of an ELITEDRIVE. You can use the settings to change to the ECONOMY mode if this is important to you. but if you are looking for better response and faster delivery of the power, then you’ll use the same amount of fuel as before, while drastically improving the power delivery from your vehicle.
If you are looking for a greater increase in fuel economy, try the EliteDrive Economy Module.
What is I have other modifications, ECU remap or performance chip?
AFTERMARKET CRUISE CONTROL – We have never had an issue with a cruise control system not working seamlessly with our ELITEDRIVE. This includes units that intercept signals and connect directly with the fly by wire system.
ECU TUNE / REFLASH – Yes, ELITEDRIVE throttle controllers work great when ECU’s have been reflashed or retuned because there‘s even more response difference when installed. Sometimes throttle parameters have been changed but the ELITEDRIVE still provides a useful performance difference.
PERFORMANCE CHIPS – Yes, Chips adjust air/fuel ratio’s, available boost and fuel rail pressure. Add an ELITEDRIVE and your performance gains can be felt sooner.