Are throttle controllers worth the money? And what are they?

ShiftPower iphone & andriod App for throttle controller

Are throttle controllers worth the money?

Yes, we think so and here is why. It's fun! :)

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Learn why Shiftpower makes for a superior driving experience and why this throttle controller is worth the money.

If you're looking to ...

  • Remove the lag and mushy gas pedal forever.
  • Make driving fun with easy to use app.
  • Personalize & control how much power you want, and when you want it!

... then ShiftPower is what you need in your life!

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 ShiftPower Throttle Response Booster

What is a throttle response controller?

A throttle response controller is a device that helps with a cars pedal engine response. By controlling your pedal sensitivity, you can customize the acceleration of your vehicle and get an immediate feel for how much power you want to use every time.

A throttle controller makes driving more fun while also helping to improve safety! You no longer have to worry about pedal sensitivity being too high or too low; just can set the throttle at your desired setting for a custom experience every time.

Greater control over horsepower, speed, and vehicle throttle sensitivity.
Think of it like a throttle booster that can be adjusted for city driving, bad weather, or to have fun decreasing the lag.

ShiftPower Throttle Response Controller Product Image

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What do throttle controllers do?

Throttle Response Controllers are a new product that improves your driving experience by making accelerator pedal sensitivity customizable. This gives you a quick accelerator response from pressing the gas pedal. Its easy installation into the throttle body makes it perfect for any car out there.
This will not give your more speed, but will allow you to adjust the lag or pedal throttle response. This will allow you to accelerate up to speed much faster.

What does increasing throttle response do?

Increasing your throttle response means you are able to feel the gas pedal input and activate your engine IMMEDIATELY. This allows you to get a custom gas pedal engine response by increasing the sensitivity.

This means that when you press gas pedal and then release the pedal, there is a delay in engine power before decelerating. Increasing the throttle response just puts you in more control and makes for a fun drive.

There is no such thing as too much throttle!

Click to see more information on response times here 

Throttle Controllers in a fast car

What causes slow throttle response?

The gas pedal, throttle and the controller are all linked through a vehicle's ECU (engine control unit). There are wires that are monitored by the throttle controller. The computer is constantly monitoring and adjusting the engine to ensure that it reaches an optimal temperature for performance. If you have ever driven up hills or in stop-and-go traffic, there may be times where your pedal feels like its "stuck".
This is because the throttle controller has detected a problem and sent an error message to the gas pedal.

  • The ECU monitors these wires, which control how fast the car's engine can idle while at rest, and if it needs more fuel or not.
  • If the controller detects a problem, it can tell this to the gas pedal and keep you from stepping on it too hard.
ShiftPower does not interfere with the cars electronics. It monitors these wires, in the throttle body, to send a different signal which helps you control the power output response for better results of your vehicle.

very fast car adjusting throttle response for acceleration

Does throttle response improve acceleration?

Short answer is Yes!

Using a throttle controller to increase RPM response results in a quicker throttle response in cars and trucks. Vehicle engines will respond from the new signals to the engine control unit. Plus this adjustment in the throttle response system results in a fun driving experience!

How do I increase my throttle response?

I notice when I press on the gas pedal, it takes a little while for my vehicle to actually accelerate. This is called throttle response time and there are ways you can increase this function in your vehicle’s control system. First off, let me explain what throttle response does: it helps get up to speed faster when getting onto the road, highway, or streets.

  • The best way to increase your throttle response is by using a ShiftPower throttle response controller. This product will tune your throttle control to have a faster reaction time and is easy for you to install in less than an 10 min!
  • Next, simply adjust the car response settings using a smart phone app. That is if you have a throttle controller that comes with a smart phone app. The good news is that ShiftPower does!
  • After the 5 min install there is an easy to use smart phone app that lets you control the settings of you car of vehicles throttle pedal input.

Updating throttle controllers response with mobile app

How do I reduce throttle response?

It is not uncommon for most drivers to want a softer throttle response. This can be due to vehicle safety in bad weather. The gas pedal can often feel too sensitive or it when and only need to accelerate slightly. Its simple to reduce the rpm and throttle lag in cars using our apps.
It's also common that people have different preferences in how they like their gas throttle control, whether it be more responsive (race mode) or less so with less of a throttle response (valet mode).

How can I improve my throttle response?

With ShiftPower it's pretty simple for most all cars and trucks to improve throttle response with a 10 min install. You can use the remote to simply click to adjust the modes. Or you can use the Smart Phone app to adjust the cars throttle pedal lag.

The modes or levels include:

  • Off
  • Valet Mode
  • Dynamic
  • Sport
  • Super Sport
  • Race.
ShiftPower takes away the mushy Gas Pedal using these various levels but all can be customized. Race mode gives 100% throttle use with reduced delays. Most people prefer Sport mode for their cars or trucks.

How to change modes on app:
ShiftPower Throttle Response App

The throttle is controlled through an accompanying phone application which makes it easy to adjust. There are several modes below that can be set with mounted button or phone app. 

Not all throttle controls have apps and its not easy to adjust quickly. For the best control and results we recommend placing your phone on a phone mount in your car.
Easy to mount button:

ShiftPower Throttle Response Button Position Diagram

ShiftPower Throttle Response Modes

Curious about the different response or how to install a throttle response controller? 

Click to see how to install and remove pedal lag

Do throttle controllers really work?

Yes, throttle controllers work! But not all are equal.

Many people are skeptical about these types of products. And rightly so! There is a lot of BS out there that make outrageous claims and don't deliver on their promises. Many people have found them to be quite ineffective, especially when they were already at the top levels for throttle. The issue comes from poorly built components that don't handle the signals correctly.

ShiftPower is the next generation of Throttle Response Controllers that truly make a difference you can feel. The company was founded by race car drivers and engineers who understand how important throttle control is for a driver's success on track, so they designed their product with the idea of "not just making it better - but perfecting it. Not only do they work, but people love them.


fast cars using throttle response systems

Are throttle controllers worth it?

Yes, being able to adjust the throttle sensitivity means you can drive optimally for all conditions.

You may have experience lag when trying to accelerate? Most car manufactures try to find a throttle mode that allows for all weather and traffic conditions. This can mean a pedal that doesn't feel as responsive, but does much better on roads covered by snow and ice depending on the level or amount setting.
Some people might ask if throttle response are really are worth the buy. But they're not just for car enthusiasts and racers! We all use gas pedals on a daily basis; we need them to drive safely in our cars, but we also want control.

A throttle response controller can be adjusted from a simple and easy to use button on the dash or smart phone app. This puts you in direct control of the amount of throttle response.

Are throttle controllers bad for your car?

NO! They are not bad for your car. ShiftPower is perfectly safe.

They are not directly connected to any modules in the car or vehicle. It simply reads the electrical signal between a couple wires. The module then reads the signal and updates very quickly based on the programming in ShiftPower. This means there is no harm to the vehicle components.

Car doing burnouts using throttle controllers

Are throttle controllers worth the money?

Yes, in our experience we think throttle response controllers are well worth the money. It will make for a really fun and exciting ride with more control.

ShiftPower is much safer than gas pedal mods or other aftermarket products because we connect pedal directly and not to other modules or electronics. If any questions about shipping, reviews, the harness, warranty then please reach out to our customer service.


How much does a throttle control cost?

ShiftPower is currently being sold for less than $200. There are other boxier versions in the market, but ShiftPower is the next generation that covers many models. Email us if any questions.

It's simple, clean and discreet design makes it easy to install in many different models of cars. Control all ShiftPower features from your smartphone with 6 different modes including Off, Valet Mode, Dynamic, Sport, Super Sport and Race. You can take away that mushy feel of your gas pedal with this product! 

Want to be able to accelerate faster than ever before? Get ShiftPower today! 

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