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DIY Throttle Response Mod

Hey everyone, I was looking around on another mustang forum, mustanforums.com, and I saw this old thread from 2007 about a DIY Throttle Response mod. DIY Throttle Response. Basically, what he did was take the wire brushes inside the pedal assembly and bend them to remove the deadspace that our stangs have. I'm curious to know, has anyone tried this :?: It could be a very important performance mod and could really improve acceleration.



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This has been discussed alot, its not really a performance mod, just a repair, and wont probably change your acceleration.

Some people just think there is a dead spot at the tip in of the pedal. A milimeter or two that doesnt seem to rev the engine untill you go past that point on the pedal. It really just takes a little to get used to then you dont really notice anymore.
But to some others it can be very unusual.

There are also some simpler ways to accomplish the same thing. Such as putting a little spacer on the pedal shaft to take that little bit of slack up. Some just put a couple small peices of double sided 3m tape down there.

There was also info somwhere I think that the 2010 pedal is an upgraded unit that doesnt have the same problems and is a direct swap out for the 05-09's.


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idk, sounds nice, but im chicken sh*t when comes to messing with the gas pedal, don't feel like random testing of my 0-100 speed in rush hour traffic, BUT if it really works, i'll have to try it

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sounds like i could do it but i could also break it no thanks ill just mash the pedal

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I really noticed it while my car was stock. Seems to have disappeared since a tune was installed.

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Don't touch that thing Gaurav.

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I really noticed it while my car was stock. Seems to have disappeared since a tune was installed.

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Some say the dead space in the pedal, isnt even in the pedal, Its in the tune. And Im using the tape mod now and the dead space still seems about the same. Like some lag on take off unless i push the pedal a little more. But after a while its really a non issue, doesnt even bother me.

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