Throttle response controller RAM 1500

RAM 1500 Throttle Response Controller

You likely are here because your gas pedal feels slow to respond in your Ram 1500?

Slow gas pedal is a common problem with these trucks. Modern manufactures slow down the response on purpose. Its a safety thing. 

But, a good quality throttle controllers can solve this. You will get a snappier throttle response or immediate throttle response.

The problem is what to buy and who to trust when upgrading your Ram 1500 gas pedal with a throttle response controller?

One simple way is to look at a companies warranty. The longer the warranty then the better the parts. They expect longer life.

For this reason, we recommend ShiftPower.

We think you will really enjoy this device and the team behind it. Oh, and it comes with a 3-year warranty with lots of good feedback.

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How can I accelerate faster with my Dodge Ram?

The throttle response control can be installed on most any modern vehicle. Really the problem is knowing which one to purchase.

Amazon and other sites will show in the reviews that there can be many problems. Take a look at the many negative reviews.

This is why we have carefully selected our recommendation after working directly with the ShiftPower team in 2021.

Just plug it in and Drive!

 Throttle Response Controller

What is ShiftPower Throttle Response Controller?

The ShiftPower is an electronic device that is mounted under the accelerator pedal of any vehicle. The unit allows for pedal speeds from 1-6 inches and can be calibrated to match your throttle system's response time.

The ShiftPower has been tested with all brands of vehicles, engines, transmissions, etc., and it does not require any computer interface or reprogramming.

 

ShiftPower throttle response controller ram 1500

The only way the ShiftPower can be used is if your vehicle has a drive-by-wire or electrical system. Most cars today are electronic, meaning there is not a cable connected to the throttle linkage.

If you have an electronic accelerator pedal, it must be converted to a cable-controlled pedal before using this product. The ShiftPower will not cause check engine lights or other drivability problems.

ShiftPower is easy to install and requires little space under your accelerator pedal, plus it can be easily removed if you sell your vehicle.

 

RAM 1500 Throttle Controller

How do you know if your electronic throttle control is bad?

Your Ram 1500 Truck electronic throttle control is likely ok. The reason for a mushy or slow acceleration response is from the manufacturer setting a slow response. This is from government regulations and safety for all driving conditions.

The stock throttle position sensor input voltage will usually be between 3.5 and 5 volts. There are 3 modes of operation: off, low (light carload), and high (heavy carload).

Throttle control devices can be installed to override the factory settings. However, without a throttle controller, you will not likely notice any significant change or feel for the problem until your acceleration is too slow.

  • For the best solution to your slow acceleration, install a Throttle Controller.
  • This is an easy bolt-in device that provides immediate results and will not cause check engine lights.
  • Instant throttle response can be felt and you will have a noticeable increase in power.
  • The gas pedal has a very limited range of travel, and the accelerator pedal position sensor is used to control the throttle. 

In an automatic transmission vehicle, when you push on the gas pedal it tells the throttle body how much gas to put into the engine (and this also varies by year model). The throttle body, in turn, controls idle/cruise rpm, acceleration rate, and engine speed.

 

Does ShiftPower add horsepower to your Ram 1500?

No, but you can access your horsepower faster by simply adding the ShiftPower unit.

  • The ShiftPower unit allows your throttle pedal to have a faster response time and feel.
  • It can also be used to ramp up the horsepower that you already have.
  • It is also a throttle controller that allows you to adjust the "feel" of your throttle pedal when it is installed.

The adjustable feel feature can be used to increase the responsiveness of the accelerator pedal to suit your driving style.

Electronic accelerator pedal modifications are also used to compensate for an aging throttle position sensor on the original equipment.

Is throttle controller useful for a Ram 1500?

Yes, it is. You can adjust the "feel" of your throttle pedal when it is installed.

The adjustable feel feature can be used to increase the responsiveness of the accelerator pedal to suit your own personal driving style.

Electronic accelerator pedal modules like the Shiftpower unit may be easily installed by simply plugging it into your vehicle's throttle position sensor with only 2 wires for power and ground.

The gas pedal has a very limited range of travel, and the accelerator pedal position sensor is used to control the throttle.

When you push on the gas pedal it tells the throttle body how much gas to put into the engine. The throttle body, in turn, controls idle/cruise rpm, acceleration rate, and engine speed.

Throttle control devices can be installed to override the factory settings. However, without a throttle controller, you will not likely notice any significant change or feel for the problem until your acceleration is too slow.

For the best solution to your slow acceleration, install a Throttle Controller. This is an easy bolt-in device that provides immediate results and will not cause check engine lights.

What does a throttle response controller do?

Increases acceleration response by increasing acceleration pedal ratio.

This allows the use of a smaller throttle opening, given greater pedal travel. The result is more control and increased power at the wheels.

  • Instant response can be felt and you will have a noticeable increase in power.
  • A Throttle Response Controller is a motorized potentiometer that makes your accelerator pedal travel in direct proportion to the amount of throttle opening (vehicle speed).
  • The fuel economy is increased when you are able to keep the revs under 2000 rpm.
  • By reducing the throttle opening (and keeping it there), you will maximize the torque available at the wheels to get you going.
  • You will have a smoother idle and improved acceleration performance.

In addition, since there is no torque converter slip, the shift points at the transmission will be better defined.

Your vehicle will run cooler since a throttle controller provides an increase in the throttle opening by keeping it at a minimum value.

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Do throttle controllers improve performance for Dodge Ram?

Yes, there is an immediate improvement because the throttle opening is reduced and will stay at a minimum. This helps when merging with fast moving traffic.

The result is more control and increased power at the wheels.

The throttle controller can be installed to override the factory settings.

However, without a throttle controller, you will not likely notice any significant change or feel for the problem until your acceleration is too slow.

For the best solution to your slow acceleration, install a Throttle Response Controller. This is an easy bolt-in device that provides immediate results and will not cause check engine lights.

An OEM style plug and play throttle controller can be the best solution for your vehicle.

It will work with any factory engine or aftermarket system, and it does not require the purchase of any additional modules or parts.

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Does a throttle controller use more fuel?

No, the throttle controller doesn't use more fuel, but it can use up more fuel if you drive more aggressively. This depends on the driving style of the driver.

Keeping your engine revs below 2000 rpm enables better fuel economy.

A drive-by-wire system provides instant response all the time.

The electronic throttle control system responds within 20 milliseconds to acceleration pedal input.

It is designed to mimic the throttle system of a manual transmission vehicle.

You will have an immediate response in the delivery of power from your engine.

The throttle controller will provide you with smoother performance and improved throttle response.

Do throttle controllers damage your engine?

No, throttle controllers are perfectly safe to install and operate with no risk of engine damage.

They have been designed with safety in mind.

The commander throttle response controller comes with a no-tamper guarantee that ensures the security of your vehicle.

At this point, the throttle controller will allow more air into the engine, but not enough to damage it.

This device is a user-friendly product that will require no installation or removal from the vehicle.

How much does it cost to fix a throttle control?

The prices range from cheap $100 and up to $300. We highly recommend you find one that offers a 3-year warranty because you don't want a throttle controller to stop working while you drive. Typically products with a longer warranty use better parts.

The shipping method for a throttle controller? We recommend you choose UPS instead of USPS or any other carrier.

This is because the product will need to have proper documentation and the carrier must be able to sign for it.

This is very important because you don't want your package lost or stolen.

For international shipping, please contact us and we will get with you to figure out the best shipping plan.

Are throttle response controllers good?

Yes, they are perfectly safe.

They do not interfere with any sensors of your vehicle. They are compatible with all types of cars and vehicles without causing check engine lights.

They have been designed to seamlessly fit into your vehicle. It is not difficult to install and use a throttle controller. A drive by wire system provides constant, instant response.

Research to see if other throttle control devices on the market are as effective. We recommend looking at Amazon reviews for example. Its a great place to review the 1 star reviews to see customer complaints and customer support responses. 

Delayed response can cause you to feel like you have no control. 

Slow throttle response can make it difficult to use cruise control or on some models, the automatic gearbox won't shift up properly. You will notice increased acceleration after installing a drive by wire throttle response controller.

The engine will be producing more power because it's getting the right amount of air for combustion when using a throttle controller.