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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-13-2019, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Pedal Commander

Has anyone had any experience with a pedal Commander unit? I see it’s available for the 3.0 PS now. As I understand with vehicles today using fly by wire it’s probably just changing the signal that the ECU is receiving from the pedal. I would like to adjust how the pedal reacts to input while driving in Normal mode.
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I met a guy with a Ram Eco-Diesel that said it made a big difference on his truck, so Iím curious as well.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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I’m going to be the Ginny Pig on this one. I ordered a Pedal Commander this morning. Being Bluetooth it can be mounted where it can’t be seen and controlled by phone.
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I have a Pedal Commander on my Ram Ecodiesel. It makes it more fun to drive, and safer to drive in very slippery/icy conditions! Tune it back to "Eco Mode" for really bad conditions! I normally run "Sport +2" for everyday driving. More than that is too much for me, and my rear tires for that matter. My Ram is tuned and deleted, so already much better response than stock. BTW, you guys are going to love GDE once they perfect the tune for Powerstroke! My Ram put down 240 RWHP/ 418 RWTQ on a Mustang Dyno after the tune! Was only 202 rwhp stock! My Ram with 3:92's and the tune was already quicker off the line than my buddy's Ram hemi with 3:21's, with Pedal Commander, it's awesome. Pedal Commander had no effect on mpgs. Currently averaging between 33 and 34 mpgs! I drove a 150 Powerstroke, immediately thought, man, this baby needs GDE or somebody to tune it!

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Hydrex, question for you. I have read that it stores your last setting and turns off when the vehicle is shut down, however do you have to turn it on every time you start the vehicle or does it turn on because “ON” was its last setting as well?
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I have heard of issues with it, but it's easy to uninstall. It is always on my standard setting when I start up (sport +2) . Like I said, only go to Eco mode when roads are really bad in winter. I think it's a bit overpriced, but, honestly, I love it. People that drive my Ram are really impressed, even hemi owners. My brother has a F250 Powerstroke and was blown away. So to me the Pedal Commander was the cherry on the sundae, the GDE tune was the whipped cream. The Eco mode does not change mpgs, nor does Sport mode. The GDE Tune, however adds another 2-4 mpgs! I filled up yesterday, drove on a relatively flat stretch of road at 55 mph granny driving, EVIC was showing 45 mpg! By the time I got home, it was back to a normal 34 mpg, still pretty darned good for a 6,000 lb Crew Cab 4x4 truck. You guys will be happy campers when GDE comes out with tuning!

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I remember when these things first came out.
I put one on my wife's 335, and it cost a WHOPPING $35.
Granted it simply upped the progression of the pedal(electronically), and the newer boxes may do more, but $300?!
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Update: I received the Pedal Commander today and it installed in minutes. Had it out for about a 20 minute road test. I didn’t have much time to try many settings. But its pretty impressive. Completely changes how the truck accelerates from a stop just under normal driving. It just gets up and moves. Night and day difference.
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RBaker, you know that your rear tires will hate you! Noticed my fronts were almost mint at 37,000 miles, and rears are nearly gone. My own fault, let a young Canadian friend drive it and he had to go for a giant burn out!

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I have a couple questions... Will the pedal commander void my warranty? Is it detectable once its removed from the truck? How does it differ from a fuel programmer or what are the advantages on this vs. a programmer? I had EGR valve issue and there is still a loose screw in my engine somewhere and I would hate to run into warranty issues. However, I recently installed a small lift and 33" tires. Mileage dropped from 22MPG down to 18MPG, I should would like to find a way to get some of that back.
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