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nadracer 02-05-2012 09:37 PM

AVO DBW Throttle Controller
I picked up the AVO throttle controller about a month ago and have been testing it pretty thoroughly so here goes.

It has three mods; standard (normal), off-road (3 settings), and power (9 settings). Looking around the webber-nets it "appears" like the same product is rebranded many times for various makes/models/vendors. When I got the controller, I had to call in to get a different cable since the one provided was too big to plug into the pedal;probably for the older Subarus. These products are still being marketed only to the older roos are be wary if you order it, you may get the wrong cable for the accelerator.

Now for the good part. It does work on a fifth gen and it did increase the throttle response which is what it billed for. What you have to be careful about is while the response is better the shift points are still going to be the same. Doesn't seem like much but if your goal is like mine for smooth power delivery, it can get a little disruptive when the car shifts too early. I find myself playing with the settings moving between 1 to 4 on the power settings.

Another thing to note is while the module will retain the setting you last had it since its plugged into a 12volt source (OBD connector in my case) it does not turn the settings on when you start the car, you have to turn it back on manually.


faded-a-fool 02-05-2012 11:46 PM

Do u have a part # for the replacement cable? Did you order from Avoturboworld?

CL21376 02-06-2012 05:47 AM

Do the 5EAT's have a "sport" setting that raises shift points?

nadracer 02-06-2012 06:31 AM

[MENTION=38046]faded-a-fool[/MENTION] - sorry but no part number, I just knew what it looked like from the connector on the pedal and received a loose cable in the mail. I ordered it from Infamous and Mike took handled the issue with AVO directly.

[MENTION=36936]CL21376[/MENTION] - nope, no sport mode to raise shift points; i wish. Just the flappy paddles in manual mode which will run up to the limiter if you do nothing and shift for you to the next gear automatically.

CHUCKmfnNORRIS 02-06-2012 10:07 PM

how much of a throttle response increase did you get with it.

nadracer 02-07-2012 06:28 AM


Originally Posted by CHUCKmfnNORRIS (Post 3739838)
how much of a throttle response increase did you get with it.

I'm not sure how to answer that without sounding like I'm trying to sell it. But simply it does what it says it does over 9 settings progressively increasing the throttle response. I don't go higher than 4 since drivability gets awkward in my opinion.

CHUCKmfnNORRIS 02-07-2012 11:52 AM

i'm just used to the throttle response in my wrangler, it had a very fast response to the throttle, my legacy is much much much slower, would be nice to improve the response.

nadracer 02-07-2012 03:56 PM

It won't remove all the delay from the DBW but it does help. For me, on those rainy days it seemed like the computer makes more delay and this little gizmo made it that much more bearable.

Damn I miss cable driven throttles.

satkye 09-02-2012 07:10 PM

Are you able to remove it after and go back to factory?

nadracer 09-02-2012 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by satkye (Post 4053701)
Are you able to remove it after and go back to factory?

Don't need to. I can turn it off but its simple to unplug.

satkye 09-02-2012 07:35 PM

Hmm already have a cobb so probally wont help me but my freind has a 3.6r

nstg8r 09-02-2012 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by satkye (Post 4053728)
Hmm already have a cobb so probally wont help me but my freind has a 3.6r

yeah, it's definitely more for us 3.6ers

mosthated 09-02-2012 10:17 PM

so no work on cvt?

nstg8r 09-03-2012 06:05 AM


Originally Posted by mosthated (Post 4053896)
so no work on cvt?

it'll work

mosthated 09-03-2012 08:36 AM


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