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Fitted a Dte pedal box today and what a transformation it has made to the car, no more hesitation from throttle inputs, it's more like a Gt car now!
No need for an expensive remap, just get one of these! I can't recommend it highly enough, it only took 10 mins to fit -what more can I say.
 

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Fitted a Dte pedal box today and what a transformation it has made to the car, no more hesitation from throttle inputs, it's more like a Gt car now!
No need for an expensive remap, just get one of these! I can't recommend it highly enough, it only took 10 mins to fit -what more can I say.
You can say a heck of a lot more, actually -- particularly as a first-time poster. We don't even know what car you put this on ...

Describe what this product is, please. If you don't, this thread will be subject to deletion. Thank you.
 
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What's a first time poster got to do with anything ?
I fitted a Dte product to my 718 today and I thought I would share my experience of it!
Great welcome to the club I must say!
 

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What's a first time poster got to do with anything ?
I fitted a Dte product to my 718 today and I thought I would share my experience of it!
Great welcome to the club I must say!


Actually, you are more than welcome to this forum and we are always very happy to have more subscribers that could share there knowledge and experience. We learn alot from the input of everyone.


You surely got my attention with this product that seems to straighten the character of the car and apparently it's not expensive and easy to install.
Can you describe this product? How it works, the cost, etc.


I am getting my CGTS in few days (my first Porsche) and I am very curious to learn more about the Dte product if its going to enhance the driving.
I looked on the net and this is what I found:


https://www.chiptuning.com/en/company/news/porsche-718-chiptuning.html


Is this what you are referring to? Is it a tuning chip?


It seems to fit the 718. Is it also available for the S and GTS models?


Did you install it long time after you purchased your car or just after you got it?


Many thanks!!!
 

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What's a first time poster got to do with anything ?
I fitted a Dte product to my 718 today and I thought I would share my experience of it!
Great welcome to the club I must say!
As a member and with information and opinions to share you are most welcome.

Unfortunately some take advantage and become a member only to advertise for free.

I Googled the pedal--does it make any significant difference in Sport mode? I haven't experienced any perceptible lag in response. What model 718--base, S, or GTS?
 

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Actually, you are more than welcome to this forum and we are always very happy to have more subscribers that could share there knowledge and experience. We learn alot from the input of everyone.


You surely got my attention with this product that seems to straighten the character of the car and apparently it's not expensive and easy to install.
Can you describe this product? How it works, the cost, etc.


I am getting my CGTS in few days (my first Porsche) and I am very curious to learn more about the Dte product if its going to enhance the driving.
I looked on the net and this is what I found:


https://www.chiptuning.com/en/company/news/porsche-718-chiptuning.html



Is this what you are referring to? Is it a tuning chip?


It seems to fit the 718. Is it also available for the S and GTS models?


Did you install it long time after you purchased your car or just after you got it?


Many thanks!!!
Hey Fisc, I just looked at your link. I don't think he's referring to the ECU box tune, that same site shows something called a pedal box, exactly as the OP stated. It seems to be some type of software that increases throttle response, but does not increase power. If I had to guess (I've been involved with aftermarket parts on performance cars for several years), this is a mild steroid version of pressing the Sport button on our cars. Not exactly of course, as it seems to only make the throttle more sensitive (a hand held device thats adjustable from a mild increase in sensitivity to a more aggressive setting to throttle response), and nothing else. Their claim is that there's no lag from the time you press the accelerator to the time you actually receive the desired acceleration. It's showing pricing between £200-£220 Euros. It seems like a nice yet inexpensive upgrade. For me, I'd rather save that money for a proper ECU tune, but that's of course just an opinion. I'd be curious, if the OP comes back, to hear if the change was noticeable, and also if It makes it too sensitive for daily driving.
 
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What's a first time poster got to do with anything ?
I fitted a Dte product to my 718 today and I thought I would share my experience of it!
Great welcome to the club I must say!
Because your post read so much like a spam post, it was reported by more than one member.

Please keep this in mind in future posts. Thank you, and welcome to the forum.
 
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Thanks for your interest I,ve had my 718S PDK for just over a new now from new. I drive the car in automatic a lot and found the throttle responsive quite lazy in comfort and sport mode. I came across the company DTE pedal box online and did some research on the product. I decided to purchase the box from a UK company for £200 . It was very easy to install, all you have to do is remove the torx screw from the accelerator pedal and then lift the unit out which makes it easier to unplug. One end of the pedal box plugs into the acceraltor pedal and the other end goes into the other plug. The handset is routed round to the central consort and rests in a cradle. The controller has 4 settings, city, sport and sport plus and back to original setting. You can fine tune the settings to your preference using the plus and minus buttons. I took the car out yesterday in sport mode and it was like driving a different car! The laziness of the throttle has dramatically changed and brings the car on boost quicker . I have been amazed what a difference the pedal box has made to the performance of the car. I can't recommend it highly enough.
 

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Thanks for your interest I,ve had my 718S PDK for just over a new now from new. I drive the car in automatic a lot and found the throttle responsive quite lazy in comfort and sport mode. I came across the company DTE pedal box online and did some research on the product. I decided to purchase the box from a UK company for £200 . It was very easy to install, all you have to do is remove the torx screw from the accelerator pedal and then lift the unit out which makes it easier to unplug. One end of the pedal box plugs into the acceraltor pedal and the other end goes into the other plug. The handset is routed round to the central consort and rests in a cradle. The controller has 4 settings, city, sport and sport plus and back to original setting. You can fine tune the settings to your preference using the plus and minus buttons. I took the car out yesterday in sport mode and it was like driving a different car! The laziness of the throttle has dramatically changed and brings the car on boost quicker . I have been amazed what a difference the pedal box has made to the performance of the car. I can't recommend it highly enough.


Again, this is very interesting and I thank you for sharing your discovery/experience. Can you forward the website from which you ordered? I Will definetely read about it and possibly order one. Thanks again!!!
 

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these things remap the gas pedal. that's basically all they do. they take the input from the pedal, change it, and send the changed signal to the ECU.

you can do this yourself by pushing the pedal more or less than you normally do.
 

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Hey Fisc, I just looked at your link. I don't think he's referring to the ECU box tune, that same site shows something called a pedal box, exactly as the OP stated. It seems to be some type of software that increases throttle response, but does not increase power. If I had to guess (I've been involved with aftermarket parts on performance cars for several years), this is a mild steroid version of pressing the Sport button on our cars. Not exactly of course, as it seems to only make the throttle more sensitive (a hand held device thats adjustable from a mild increase in sensitivity to a more aggressive setting to throttle response), and nothing else. Their claim is that there's no lag from the time you press the accelerator to the time you actually receive the desired acceleration. It's showing pricing between £200-£220 Euros. It seems like a nice yet inexpensive upgrade. For me, I'd rather save that money for a proper ECU tune, but that's of course just an opinion. I'd be curious, if the OP comes back, to hear if the change was noticeable, and also if It makes it too sensitive for daily driving.


Hi Test, I like your comment and I am wondering what is better. The Ecu would void the warranty (yes, if its discovered... but the risque is real) and my understanding (correct me if I am wrong) is that this product would not since the power of the car remains the same. I also wonder if more power is needed for me since it will be the most powerful and lightest car I ever had. However, a change in the throttle response could make a nice difference even when not using all the power available. But I will wait until I get my car (this Friday... yes! yes! yes!) and get used to it and see if the various existing modes (post chrono) are suffisant or if I need more Throttle response (this product) or more power (ECU tune).
 

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this doesn't provide any more throttle response. it simply changes what signal the pedal sends the ECU. The only "extra response" you get is sending an input higher than the actual position of the foot on the throttle. The car "feels" livelier because it's sending a higher throttle signal than before or changing the "curve" of what pedal position sends what throttle signal.

The pedal doesn't deal with any of the throttle input mapping, that's handled by the ECU, so ACTUAL "throttle response" is only something that can be dealt with on the ECU level.

These things are, in my opinion, the automotive equivalent of snake oil.

They're also churned out by the thousands in chinese factories and paying more than $20 is overpaying.
 

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If this is a first time poster, I highly suspect it's a spammer. If not, I challenge them to post pictures of their car that are somehow uniquely identifiable with their username on a piece of paper in the photo.
 

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these things remap the gas pedal. that's basically all they do. they take the input from the pedal, change it, and send the changed signal to the ECU.

you can do this yourself by pushing the pedal more or less than you normally do.
Exactly! Here’s my experience. I put one on my 2002 996 and returned it very soon after. All it does is create a sensation of better throttle response because it takes less pedal travel create the same throttle activation. For example by pushing down down the pedal 25%, the box tells the ECU the pedal is pushed 50%. I didn’t like it and don’t want one even for free, hence why I returned it. That was several years ago, so maybe (not likely) this product is different.
 

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Exactly! Here’s my experience. I put one on my 2002 996 and returned it very soon after. All it does is create a sensation of better throttle response because it takes less pedal travel create the same throttle activation. For example by pushing down down the pedal 25%, the box tells the ECU the pedal is pushed 50%. I didn’t like it and don’t want one even for free, hence why I returned it. That was several years ago, so maybe (not likely) this product is different.
That's interesting! So some of you have heard of this... This is a first for me. My throttle in Sport mode is fine, it's a bit more ponies I'm after >:D>:D>:D
 
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Exactly! Here’s my experience. I put one on my 2002 996 and returned it very soon after. All it does is create a sensation of better throttle response because it takes less pedal travel create the same throttle activation. For example by pushing down down the pedal 25%, the box tells the ECU the pedal is pushed 50%. I didn’t like it and don’t want one even for free, hence why I returned it. That was several years ago, so maybe (not likely) this product is different.
That's interesting! So some of you have heard of this... This is a first for me. My throttle in Sport mode is fine, it's a bit more ponies I'm after /forum/images/718forum/smilies/tango_face_devil.png/forum/images/718forum/smilies/tango_face_devil.png/forum/images/718forum/smilies/tango_face_devil.png
Yes me too. Once Cobb has OBD tuning for our 718s, then that will be interesting. Pair that with the Fabspeed catted turbo back, and I think our cars will be extremely quick. I’ll be waiting until close to warranty expiration, so I have just over 2 years.
 

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Tuning boxes are more legit, but once again you're relying on capturing, manipulating, and sending different signals between sensors/actuators and the ECU. They technically work, but not optimal at all for tuning a car like ours. Also there's always the question of safety and issues over time. Remapping the ECU is waaaaay better than a piggyback or tuning box type situation.

To me, you buy a nice car, you should be doing it properly, that's just my opinion, though.
 

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Hi to everyone and especially Viff

I knew Viff from BMW forum.

Recently I picked up a 718 cayman s. I dont want to wait for cobb and plan to put dte (both pedal box and chip) on my car.

Regarding the pedal box, I hope the shortening of travel range might somehow give a better driving experience. I wasnt a fan of pedal box before. Just wanna give it a try before judging it. So let me get back to you guys when I have one installed.
 
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