Shawn Leiataua: General Manager
S&S Diesel Repair in Montebello California works on just about anything with wheels, but they specialize in Ford Power Strokes. Thinking a bit outside of the box, General Manager Shawn Leiataua had an idea—Install the Banks PedalMonster on his 2010 F-150 Super Crew Cab with a 5.4 liter V8-powered personal truck and use it to demo the product to customers.
“It’s a great way to gauge feedback of a product,” says Shawn. “It helps us better understand how it affects the customer. My truck isn’t a diesel, but the process and effect is the same on gas or diesel. I’ll give you an example: Shortly after I installed it we had a customer waiting for work to be done on his truck, so I asked him if he wanted to help me test out something in my truck rather than just sitting there. The look on his face told the whole story. As he drove and I made changes to the different levels on my phone with the app. You could totally see his wheels turning. He was loving it.”
How does Shawn feel about it? “I love it”, said Shawn excitedly. “It definitely removes the sponge-pedal feeling from the truck, through just about any of its settings. It really brings it to life, and since this is my own truck I know exactly what it’s doing to it. And I love that it has all of the safety features, too!”
“I’m not a mechanic, but all I had to do was shoot the QR code on the registration sheet that came with the PedalMonster and it took me right to the installation video. All I had to do was follow the video and 10 minutes later I was up and running. It’s that simple.”
The new PedalMonster is available for hundreds of cars and truck. It’s the only OBD-II connected throttle booster on the market. Why OBD? Being in the vehicle’s data-stream allows the module to know speed, gear, and so much more. Learn more here.