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Has anyone installed the Pedal Commander on the 2018, 2019 or 2020 2.0 Touring? What was you experience and was it worth the price? I do not want to mod the ECU with Ktuner or Hondata but want to add some fun to the car.

If you have installed it what have your long term results from the reliability and fun perspectives?

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Try the search function. This has been discussed before. I believe the consensus was not favorable.
 

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Try the search function. This has been discussed before. I believe the consensus was not favorable.
Thanks. I used the search function and found information on the 8th and 9th gen Accord only. I am trying to get some recent information.
 

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Search sprint booster as well. They do absolutely nothing in terms of performance. Simply open the throttle plate more.
 

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My recollection when I read about this device is it just changes the throttle pedal position relative to the amount of throttle being applied. E.g. if stock was a 50% peddle position equals 25% throttle, the device might make it more linear such that 50% pedal position equals 50% throttle. Really just a mind game in my opinion rather than adding any real performance.

But I’ve never had one and I’m sure some folks that spend good money on these can convenience themselves it was a good purchase.
 

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My recollection when I read about this device is it just changes the throttle pedal position relative to the amount of throttle being applied. E.g. if stock was a 50% peddle position equals 25% throttle, the device might make it more linear such that 50% pedal position equals 50% throttle. Really just a mind game in my opinion rather than adding any real performance.

But I’ve never had one and I’m sure some folks that spend good money on these can convenience themselves it was a good purchase.
Yes they will defend their purchase to the grave then backstep when they realize they are wrong.

 

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Has anyone installed the Pedal Commander on the 2018, 2019 or 2020 2.0 Touring? What was you experience and was it worth the price? I do not want to mod the ECU with Ktuner or Hondata but want to add some fun to the car.

If you have installed it what have your long term results from the reliability and fun perspectives?

Thanks!
I am not a fan or fond of companies that are new to market when it comes to this kind of stuff. People underestimate just how bad you can mess up a car with ECU modifications. Heck, even my 1986 SAAB 9000T had an ECU that screwed up on-board computer, I can't even imagine the importance 35 years later. "This tester was graciously provided to us in a time when these cars are still fairly hard to find. It is a 2108 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T model, fitted with a six speed manual transmission, with 2,000 miles on the clock." - This is info on Ktuner website about 2.0T. This has been on their website for 3 years. So for 3 years they've had a typo where it says "2108" instead of 2018. Might seem trivial but imagine just one parameter of the ECU tune being entered wrong and havoc it would create on your car. And then not fix it 3 years later (I've hinted this at them so many times already). If I ever decide to tune, I would use something like Hondata that's been around for decades. Their interface is outdated but their track record exists. I'm not advocating of any of them, just stating my opinion. That being said, I wouldn't even think of getting that "pedal commander".
 

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I have to admit that I'm a little tempted. I'm not looking for or expecting more performance, I would just like a more 1:1 feel or response in ECO and/or when the A/C is on. Right now, as I'm smoothly applying pressure to the gas pedal, it often feels like nothing nothing nothing then finally something or a little too much all at once. Sport mode feels more linear and I would like more of that feeling on the other modes - I don't if I'm getting lesser HP in ECO or normal, I would just like to have the HP come on earlier and less abruptly. About a week or so ago, I was stuck in stop and go on the freeway and was at a complete stop. I saw a gap develop in the lane next to me and when I went for it, it was nothing nothing nothing and then the power hit and the tires spun like crazy, probably prompting WTFs from everyone around. I made the gap but it wasn't smooth... I'm wondering if the pedal commander will help...
 

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Pedal Commander is $400 when Hondata/K-Tuner cost ~$700 and can do everything that it can (throttle mapping) and far, far more. Also, they don't need to be permanently connected.

Seems worth the extra cost to me.
 

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I have to admit that I'm a little tempted. I'm not looking for or expecting more performance, I would just like a more 1:1 feel or response in ECO and/or when the A/C is on. Right now, as I'm smoothly applying pressure to the gas pedal, it often feels like nothing nothing nothing then finally something or a little too much all at once. Sport mode feels more linear and I would like more of that feeling on the other modes - I don't if I'm getting lesser HP in ECO or normal, I would just like to have the HP come on earlier and less abruptly. About a week or so ago, I was stuck in stop and go on the freeway and was at a complete stop. I saw a gap develop in the lane next to me and when I went for it, it was nothing nothing nothing and then the power hit and the tires spun like crazy, probably prompting WTFs from everyone around. I made the gap but it wasn't smooth... I'm wondering if the pedal commander will help...
There would be no point in running the Pedal Commander (or Sprint Booster) in ECO mode, as they'd simply be cancelling each other out. Most of what ECO mode does is to delay and smooth out throttle pedal inputs. Most of what the PC and SB do is to exaggerate and speed up throttle pedal inputs, which is what Sport mode does. You'd be better off just running in Sport mode all the time.

There's no magic in these products. They just amplify the voltage sent to the throttle actuator to make it seem like you've pushed harder on the pedal than you actually have.

They're perhaps somewhat useful in applications where you want to counteract a factory throttle response that's slow and/or dull. Sometimes that's on purpose, as in my 4Runner where the throttle response is deliberately dull so as to smooth out inputs when rock crawling, etc. That's not the case in the Accord.
 

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I installed a HikeIt and it does make the throttle respond faster. You can not push the pedal down fast enough to make a difference compared to the HikeIt controller. It installed in 2 minutes and makes car more fun to drive.

I used some credit card points for the purchase so the cost was low for me.
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Yea I had one on my Q50, Santa Fe sport, 2017 Accord Touring, and liked it on all those cars. It wont make it faster. But does require a lot less throttle to go and some of these cars the stock throttle curve is real dead from 0 to 30 or 40%. So if you like getting going with a lot less throttle input it does just that. When I used a scan tool or my K-Tuner on my 2017 you could see that the pedal was always pushed farther than what was being applied at the engine. Sometimes you had to go 50% before the engine would be at 50%. My Santa fe I would be at 20% on the pedal and get like 8 or 10% on the engine. Seems a lot of manufactures are dialing in some throttle padding to try and get better fuel economy. But I like a car that is 1 to 1. 20% on the throttle 20% on the engine. On the 2017 in K-Tuner you had to set up 7 different tables to try and get it better. Each gear had its on throttle table. On the 10th gen you can just select 2 different more aggressive settings but even at max the engine still lags behind the pedal sometimes so I might do power commander or sprint booster both worked great for me. Sport mode with the setting at max on 10th gen stays 1 to 1 but I dont drive all the time in sport because it caries to high of a gear and stays in 8th gear on the highway never going to 10th gear. So I might add it to this car so normal mode is 1 to 1. I personally hate electric throttles. I wish good old cable operated was still used. I have several cars that have a cable throttle and throttle just feels to me so much better.
 
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Yoo did you get any help? I got a Roar Pedal & can tell you about it.

I have to admit that I'm a little tempted. I'm not looking for or expecting more performance, I would just like a more 1:1 feel or response in ECO and/or when the A/C is on. Right now, as I'm smoothly applying pressure to the gas pedal, it often feels like nothing nothing nothing then finally something or a little too much all at once. Sport mode feels more linear and I would like more of that feeling on the other modes - I don't if I'm getting lesser HP in ECO or normal, I would just like to have the HP come on earlier and less abruptly. About a week or so ago, I was stuck in stop and go on the freeway and was at a complete stop. I saw a gap develop in the lane next to me and when I went for it, it was nothing nothing nothing and then the power hit and the tires spun like crazy, probably prompting WTFs from everyone around. I made the gap but it wasn't smooth... I'm wondering if the pedal commander will help...
 

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I debated buying one for my 2002 CLK430. Read a lot of post on that car and basically everyoine agreed it didn't make the car "faster" but did make it a lot more fun to drive. It was 280 hp but felt like a boat if you floored it, the guys who added it said after they had to be careful not to spin the tires leaving a red light :)
But was expensive which kept me form buying one
 

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Haven't gotten one yet, will check out Roar, thanks!
I have a 2018 Accord 2.0t 10 Speed & yes, I know exactly what you mean about the acceleration lag in this car. It’s like the car has to think for 1 second before taking off when you floor it. Extremely annoying.

However, I can confirm that Roar Pedal will definitely eliminate that. It’s the same thing as Pedal Commander and Sprint Booster. It’s just way more affordable. You can even pay it off in 4 installments of $37.

No, it doesn’t add any horsepower but does indeed add more acceleration and quickness at take off points. It makes the throttle more sensitive. This is all I was missing with this car, now I take off on anybody on demand and since it’s a 2.0t they can never catch up 😝

I debated buying one for my 2002 CLK430. Read a lot of post on that car and basically everyoine agreed it didn't make the car "faster" but did make it a lot more fun to drive. It was 280 hp but felt like a boat if you floored it, the guys who added it said after they had to be careful not to spin the tires leaving a red light :)
But was expensive which kept me form buying one
Buy a Roar Pedal, easy to install and you can even pay it off in 4 installments of like $37. Does the same exact thing as Pedal Commander. Worth every penny. You will fall back in love with your car bro lol
 
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