Frequently Asked Questions: PedalMonster

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What does the PedalMonster do?

PedalMonster is the first OBD-II connected throttle sensitivity controller for gas and diesel vehicles. In basic terms, it changes the pedal position in relation to the throttle to get rid of that mushy feel. In many of today’s cars and trucks, auto manufacturers have implemented what’s known as “throttle enrichment delay.” This is a fancy term for sponge pedal. Why would manufacturers want your car or truck to have a pedal that feels like your stepping on a wet sponge? If manufacturers gave you the immediate response you wanted, you’d likely use more fuel launching at green lights and squirting around town. In theory, by making the pedal input slower to react, it saves fuel. But the byproduct is a boring driving experience.

What’s the difference between the PedalMonster and the Derringer?

The Pedal Monster is a throttle sensitivity controller for gas and diesel vehicles. The Pedal Monster, in basic terms, it changes the pedal position in relation to the throttle to get rid of that mushy feel. The Derringer is an OBD-II connected inline tuner that connects to the FRP and MAP sensors to increase boost and fuel to provide more horsepower and torque.

PedalMonster Overview, what is the difference between the kits?

Install Guide – PedalMonster owners manual

> PedalMonster Install <

> PedalMonster Uninstall <

How does PedalMonster effect fuel economy?

The PedalMonster was designed to deliver throttle boost when you need it. It was not designed to increase fuel economy. Therefore, we do not advertise fuel economy gains. Fuel economy will depend on many variables including how you drive, how hard you mash the throttle, or PedalMonster level/environment you drive in.

How much power does the Pedal Monster add?

PedalMonster doesn’t increase horsepower or torque, but it does give you complete control over the gas pedal’s responsiveness. PedalMonster is a throttle sensitivity controller. It removes response delays on your electronic accelerator pedal. In other words, it gets rid of the dreaded “sponge pedal” found in so many of today’s cars and trucks.

Does the Pedal Monster void my warranty?

The PedalMonster intercepts signals from your pedal and alters them before sending them to the vehicle’s computer. The vehicle’s computer has no clue it’s receiving altered signals. PedalMonster does not alter the vehicle’s ECM (computer) in any way. Treat the PedalMonster as you would with altering the truck’s wheels or suspension. While most dealerships understand most aftermarket accessories are harmless, some dealers are not as forgiving. Always check with your service advisor prior to dropping off your truck. When in doubt, simply remove the PedalMonster and its harness. It takes less than 10 minutes. After removal its presence is undetectable; it does not leave a footprint in your ECM.

What iDash firmware do I need in order to use the PedalMonster?

iDash version 1.19 or higher is required to view and control PedalMonster. However, an iDash is not required to control a PedalMonster. You can also monitor and control it with the free iPhone or Android apps.

Where do I download the PedalMonster App?

> Banks Mobile App Download & Tutorial <

> PedalMonster for Apple devices <

> PedalMonster for Andriod Devices <

Can I adjust power levels with the PedalMonster standalone (mobile app) while vehicle is in motion?

No, PedalMonster with mobile app will not allow a user to change power levels unless the vehicle is at a complete stop. In order to change power levels on the fly, you must pair the PedalMonster with our iDash 1.8. Apple and Google have strict vehicle safety and liability policies for mobile apps that prevent us from allowing this feature. It will not be implemented.

What happens if I forget my phone and I am using the standalone PedalMonster?

The PedalMonster will revert to the last setting you left it on.

I want to order the PedalMonster. I already have a Derringer with iDash. It says an OBD splitter is required. Is this included.

An OBD splitter is only required when adding PedalMonster to existing Derringer with 3-position Switch. Derringer with switch is different than Derringer with iDash. See the owner’s manual for a simple wiring diagram.

What safety features does the PedalMonster offer over everyone else?

Currently, no other throttle sensitivity controller has any safety features of any kind, at least any that will actually protect your vehicle from going into limp mode in the event of a failure.

  • ActiveSafety failsafe circuitry
  • Reverse Safety returns pedal to stock in reverse gear
  • Adjustable Low-Speed Trim controls how fast sensitivity is added at slow speeds
  • Module powered by +12v via OBD, not low-overhead pedal circuit like Pedal Commander and others.

How do I update the firmware?

You can update the Pedal Monster through the mobile app (iOS and Andriod) or iDash using a microSD card. Instructions can be found in the owner’s manual.

Do I have to use an iDash or can I use another monitor that is currently installed, like my Edge CTS?

Although the experience and user-interface are far better with an iDash, you can use the PedalMonster with another monitor like an Edge CTS. An OBD splitter can be used to run a PedalMonster stand-alone system with a third-party monitor. In this scenario, you will control the PedalMonster via the free iPhone or Android mobile app.

If I buy the PedalMonster stand-alone, can I add the iDash later?

Yes indeed.

How do I check the firmware version?

> menu > system info > PedalMonster >
> menu > system info > iDash >
> menu > system info > Derringer >

Can the Derringer tuner and the Pedal Monster work together?

Not only can they work together, they’re designed to work as a team, increasing horsepower, torque and pedal sensitivity. The combination dramatically changes the driving experience.

What sets the PedalMonster apart from all the other throttle sensitivity boosters on the market?

PedalMonster vs. Pedal Commander and everyone else