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GEE-OTTO 10-19-2009 11:45 AM

Official Test for NTD Throttle Control Unit
 
As many of you may have read about this product in this thread:
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120341

Well, I have a throttle position modifier from the company NTD. This unit will allow the driver to select from three different modes: Normal, Sport and Eco. Unlike the factory installed SI Drive, this units has added levels of adjustment within each throttle position category.


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There are 7 levels of adjustment in Sport Mode and 5 levels of adjustment in Eco mode. The normal mode has no level of adjustment. I will say that the components supplied are very good quality and the instructions have nicely sized diagrams and numbered steps for installation. :)

The hardware can only be plugged in one way so there should be little room for mistakes when installing this unit. The one technical part of the install may be wiring in the optional reverse circuit which monitors throttle position while in reverse. This is an optional step and is not required for proper functioning of the unit.

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!

Installed the unit today took 11 minutes!!!!! This included the learning process the unit requires before you start your car. Took it out for a spin Eco mode is really great it delays the throttle motor so that you never get a burst of acceleration and power rolls on smooth.

Even if you switch during operation you can feel the throttle decrease to the programmed level. You can have it on the sporty end of economy or the really really conservative side.

Sport Mode has 7 levels and each one is noticeably more aggressive. Level 7 causes the throttle to come open 100 percent at the touch of the pedal. My car seemed like it had a turbo on it!!! Another added perk is that level 7 in sport is that hills are no longer a roll zone when taking off from a stand still. I am a veteran manual transmission operator and the way it alters the throttle pattern, the power is there as soon as you disengage the clutch.


An added benefit from this unit for the driver is the output of how much the throttle is open. It helps you understand just how much you need to press the pedal to make your car do what you want.


UPDATED 11/20/2009 VIDEO::
Video is of the unit in action in Sport mode because you can't video ECO in action just know that ECO delays the throttle so you don't get a guzzler effect. HERE you go:




cybonic 10-19-2009 08:08 PM

+1 for this item. works really well for our na cars. espcially in sports 7.

Pawlwawl06 10-19-2009 10:59 PM

wow interesting...let us know how it goes.

burnout8488 10-20-2009 05:00 AM

I will be thoroughly impressed if this really works.

cybonic 10-20-2009 06:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burnout8488 (Post 2669313)
I will be thoroughly impressed if this really works.

from frens who have installed this in their legacys & other makes. it improve the slow lag response.

so far only heard abt good impressions on these.

pivot, blitz or ntd.

eco def will saves u fuel.

GEE-OTTO 10-20-2009 06:55 AM

Hello forum friends and interested others. I haven't installed it yet b/c I left the office later than I wanted to yesterday. But the instruction call for the pedal assembly to be removed which after looking may not be needed because the connector can be removed while it is still attached it would make things easier but it isn't totally necessary.

spongemonster 10-20-2009 05:53 PM

Well I'm very curious as to how this turns out. I've often thought my manual would be less of a dog if it would just open the throttle like my foot politely asks.

jvento 10-20-2009 07:08 PM

oh it will help the 5eat's out alot to...

ronnieb55 10-20-2009 07:40 PM

will this work with the cvt ?

GEE-OTTO 10-20-2009 08:03 PM

Update*******

Pawlwawl06 10-20-2009 08:57 PM

Awesome! So with the good review you are giving here, hopefully its just a matter of time before this will be available to the masses? From what you are saying, count me in.

flander 10-20-2009 11:39 PM

I'm interested in seeing the economy improvements this will give us. Any idea on what the final price this little gem will cost us?

socallegacy 10-21-2009 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flander (Post 2670681)
I'm interested in seeing the economy improvements this will give us. Any idea on what the final price this little gem will cost us?

there are selling it on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NTD-3...Q5fAccessories

GEE-OTTO 10-21-2009 06:50 AM

Yeah I should clarify that this evaluation is for the Legacy specifically. BUT it is being sold for an array of vehicles and the DBW and OBDII ports and plugs are somewhat standard.

This thing puts the power on tap

jvento 10-21-2009 09:28 AM

I don't think any vendor can beat ebay's price.. www.sprintboosterusa.com and just like this one. But not tuneable always on.


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