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Hey, guys. It's Joe from AmericanTrucks and today, we're gonna be talking about the Amp'd Throttle Booster with Switch fitting all '09 and newer F150s. Now, this little guy right here, this is gonna be the perfect option for any F150 owner out there that's just unhappy with the way their throttle pedal feels and they're looking to make some adjustments on the fly. So, in order for us to understand what the Amp'd throttle booster is gonna do for your truck, we have to go back in time a little bit, talk about how things used to be done versus how they're done today in the modern age.Now, in the olden days, it used to be a hard connection between the throttle pedal and the throttle body butterfly valve, whether it was with a cable or a linkage, basically as soon as you press that throttle pedal down, that butterfly valve is gonna open with no lag whatsoever. However, today things have changed around a little bit and we now use what is called drive-by-wire, at least on most modern cars. Now, what that means is when you press your throttle pedal down, it's gonna send a voltage off to a computer, and that computer is going to interpret that and tell the throttle body how far to open up. That is all well and good, it's a perfect system, it makes cars a little bit easier to design as you're not designing around the linkage. However, there is a little bit of lag introduced. When the voltage goes off to the computer, that computer has to then send that off to the throttle body. It's not as snappy as that hard connection. And this is where our Amp'd throttle booster comes into play.What this is gonna do is up the voltage going to the computer system. And given the same input, what that would do is basically trick the computer in opening the throttle body further, giving the illusion of more throttle response. Now, one thing I wanna stress, this is not a tuner. In fact, this isn't going to plug into the OBD2 port all, but more in line with the throttle pedal harness and throttle pedal itself. This offers you six settings of throttle response. You have extreme which is the most response, high, medium, low, stock, if you don't wanna change the characteristics whatsoever, and there's even a valet mode which is gonna dull that voltage going off to the computer and that's gonna make sure that any kids or valets out there don't pull the old Ferris Bueller trick with your F150.Now, like I said earlier, this is not a tuner. This is just going to install before our harness gets to our throttle pedal and basically change the voltage around. Now, that means this can be run without a tune. However, if you're truck is tuned, you can run this along side of it, but that makes this great because if you ever wanna go back to stock completely, all you have to do is unplug this harness here and you're basically going to go right back to the factory settings. So, completely reversible, no mods required. However, you can hard mount this if you're looking for a more permanent solution.Another thing I wanna stress about something like this, and this isn't going to apply to the Amp'd specifically, but more throttle boosters in general. This is not going to grant you any horsepower. Once your throttle body is open all the way, that's it, once it opens 90 degrees, you're letting the most amount of air through possible. And that's all your engine can take advantage of. This is gonna be more for the guy that's unhappy with the way their power delivery feels when they press the pedal down, they're looking to get a little bit more snappier of response. Again, this isn't going to give you horsepower, but if you're in the camp that needs a little bit more throttle response out of your F150, this is gonna be a great buy.Coming in right around 300 bucks, this is going to be a relatively easy way to fix a throttle response issue rather than going into aftermarket intake manifolds, throttle bodies, stuff like that. Again, you're gonna know if you're in the camp that needs something like this. If you're just unhappy with that throttle pedal again, this is gonna be a great option. And it even includes a one-year limited warranty. The install for this is going to be really, really simple. Again, just plugs in right before the throttle pedal. I'm gonna give it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Should take you 30 to 60 minutes depending on whether or not you wanna zip tie things together or you wanna actually go and hard mount this thing, but that is gonna be up to you. So, without any further ado, let me show you what tools you'll need and how it's done.If you do wanna hard mount this, the only tools you'll need for this install will include a ratchet, 8-millimeter socket and a drill and some drill bits. However, if you don't wanna go that route, you could always use the zip ties and 3M double-sided tape that come in the kit.All right. So, here we are in the footwell of our F150. And right on top of the throttle pedal, you can see this plug that I've been talking about. I'm just gonna press that red tab up. That's just the safety catch. And then you can press in and that should pull right off like so. Now, once we have that done, we can go and grab this end of our Amp'd wiring harness. Just gonna grab this male end and that's gonna plug into the truck's harness. Then I could press that red tab back there to secure it. And then this female end, this is gonna go right back on top of our throttle pedal. And then we can press that red tab down to secure it as well.Now, we can go ahead and plug in our switch. We're gonna grab this little mounting bracket as well as that throttle sensitivity ring. And that is just gonna slide in like so. And then once we have that on, you just come around here to the back, it's get a plug right into the wiring harness we just installed. And we could put that aside because the next thing we're gonna work with is this control box right here. First thing we're gonna do, we're gonna take it out of its casing. There's a release tab on either side. And that pulls up like so. We're just gonna hold onto the sides of the PCV here, plug that in just like that.So, now that we have everything hooked up, we're just gonna turn the key on. And sorry for the chime, guys. And, we're just gonna turn that to the accessories. Now, we see level blinking right there. And when we see that, we're just gonna go ahead and press "Learn pedal." You should see the rest of the lights come on and all we're gonna do over the next 15 seconds is we're gonna slowly depress and release the throttle pedal while this thing learns what kind of voltage it can expect out of the pedal. Now, once the status light begins to flash like that, our pedal is learned and we can go ahead and slide this back into the case.So, now our throttle pedal is learned, we have this case slid back on, we have power to our switch. This is functional, however, it's up to you whether or not you wanna hard mount these things. This switch does include some self-tapping screws for the bracket, you get some holes on the side here. You can zip tie this up however you want. One thing I would recommend is making sure any wires are out of the way of the pedals. You definitely don't want those two things to get tangled up in each other. But again, this is really up to you however you wanna mount this box, hard mount, zip ties, whatever you wanna do.Guys, that is gonna do it for me. It's also gonna do it for the Amp'd Throttle Booster with Switch fitting all '09 and newer F150s. As always, thank you so much for watching. Subscribe for more like this one. Keep it right here at AmericanTrucks for all things F150.
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Effective Throttle Response Optimization. While your Ford F-150’s drive-by-wire throttle response system holds a number of advantages over traditional throttle systems, fly-by-wire throttles often feel a bit on the slow side. The Amp'd Throttle Booster with Switch changes all of this. This throttle booster takes your stock accelerator signal and re-configures it for your ECU. The result is a throttle response that’s optimized from 50% to an incredible 400%. This wide throttle response range translates to faster acceleration for a wide variety of driving situations, from run-of-the-mill to racetrack level.
Six Practical Driving Settings. The Amp'd Throttle Booster with Switch offers 6 practical driving settings: valet, stock, low, medium, high, and extreme. Your Ford’s factory settings are maintained when in stock. In the low and medium settings, throttle response is raised by 50% and 75% boosts, respectively. A 100% response is achieved when in the setting at high, while the extreme setting gives your truck a throttle response of 400%, the latter of which is best used on the track. Finally, the valet setting diminishes throttle response by 50% and helps prevent unauthorized individuals from abusing your truck.
Hassle-Free Plug-And-Play Installation. Installing the Amp'd Throttle Booster with Switch is a relatively hassle-free procedure since this component installs on your gas pedal’s throttle sensor. The included switch allows quick navigation between driving settings. Please note that 2 small holes have to be drilled on a location of your choice for the installation of the included switch mounting bracket. Other than this, no other modification is required.
Backed by a 1-Year Limited Warranty. The Amp'd Throttle Booster with Switch is backed a 1-year limited warranty covering workmanship defects. Please visit the manufacturer’s website for more details.
Application. The Amp'd Throttle Booster with Switch fits all 2009-2020 Ford F-150 models.
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