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Pedal Commander vs RaceChip XLR

Rahmi Doğucan Ertane
September 21, 2022

We at Pedal Commander promote our device as the industry's most cutting-edge throttle response controller. However, these assertions are made by all products and businesses. It is only understandable. If our rivals didn’t think they could do it better, they wouldn't produce their goods. We benefit from competition because it keeps us sharp. You can also benefit from competition. Automobile fans all across the world benefit from improved products because of competition. Today, we'll make an honest comparison between our product and RaceChip XLR, one of our rivals.

Pedal Commander vs. RaceChip XLR: What They Do? 

This is how your car's electronic throttle system is wired.

In essence, the goals of Pedal Commander and RaceChip XLR are the same. They improve the throttle control for gearheads and nature lovers. Drive-by-wire, ETC technologies are used in automobiles today. Due to processing, safety precautions, and numerous other factors, these systems, which are entirely electronic, have an inherent delay and lag.

This is where Pedal Commander sits

Our products connect your car's ECU and your accelerator pedal. Depending on your mode, the electronic signal generated when you push the accelerator pedal is either boosted or lowered. They both connect through the Engine Control Unit and the Throttle Pedal Sensor. The throttle pedal sensor sends signals that are either amplified or reduced according to the tuning stage of the devices. 

Pedal Commander vs RaceChip XLR: Which One Is Better

In terms of comfort, more simplistic users or professional tuner heads choose to hide away as many “cables” as they can to optimize their visual space. One of the first things to notice about Pedal Commander vs RaceChip XLR is that Pedal Commander is a single compact device with an all-in-one 2.7×1.9×0.6 design. At the same time, RaceChip XLR is made of two physical units, one of them is the controller, and the other is the “Brainbox” responsible for the actual optimization.

A second thing to notice would be that Pedal Commander offers complete access to mobile apps and Bluetooth optimization through a single purchase. RaceChip XLR has seven modes compared to the 36 modes that Pedal Commander offers. Pedal Commander also adds by providing OTA Upgrades to prepare specified programming for your needs. Pedal Commander vs RaceChip XLR has a massive gap between their ECO modes. Pedal Commander offers a 20 percent increase in fuel economy, while there are no numbers on RaceChip XLR’s website. 

RaceChip XLR vs Pedal Commander: What Does RaceChip XLR Offer?

RaceChip XLR offers what a throttle response controller offer. And adds to this offer a 30-day return guarantee, a two-year product warranty, and free shipping in Europe. Two Sport (S, S+) and two Race (R, R+) settings quicken the engine's response times by sharpening the throttle response. Two Eco settings (E, E+) reduce the engine's reaction to throttle adjustments. This can assist you in lowering your fuel use during long trips and in congested city traffic. If you don't need or want to use XLR, you can choose N, which returns your car to its stock tuning.

Pedal Commander vs RaceChip XLR: What Does Pedal Commander Offer?

  • Pedal Commander has four modes; ECO, City, Sport, and Sport+.
  • Each mode can be dialed up and down with nine different presets, with 36 different settings.
  • ECO mode slows the acceleration for a smoother and safer experience and can help you get up to 20% better fuel economy. ECO mode can also be used as a Valet or Teenager mode.
  • Pedal Commander physically takes less space than RaceChip XLR due to being a single compact device, coming in at 2.7×1.9×0.6 in. RaceChip XLR consists of 2 separate units to function.
  • Additionally, Pedal Commander has won numerous SEMA Awards for Packaging Design and Data Excellence. Further, CARB, CE, ISO 9001, and TUV Austria certifications are held by Pedal Commander!
  • Pedal Commander’s command module can be tucked away as it has Bluetooth capabilities. 
  • Pedal Commander has a great app that you can use for its Bluetooth capabilities. 

Effects of Pedal Commander shown here!

Pedal Commander vs RaceChip XLR: Live Life Full Throttle! 

  • Pedal Commander has many awards and certifications, including CARB certification, which makes it legal for use in California. Pedal Commander also has multiple SEMA Awards for Data Excellence and Packaging Design. Pedal Commander also has CE, ISO 9001, and TUV Austria certifications!
  • RaceChip XLR does not have the CARB certification, so technically, it is illegal in California. 
  • Pedal Commander has a great two years of product warranty.  Pedal Commander also has a 30-days-no-questions-asked money-back guarantee!
  • Pedal Commander is made in Türkiye, but its headquarters are in Camarillo, California. This means you will have a much better after-sales and service experience! 
  •  Pedal Commander also has one of the best customer services in the automotive aftermarket industry with a team of highly skilled experts. You can reach our customer service via live chat, phone, mail, website, and our application! While RaceChip XLR only accepts phone calls and emails, there is no live chat!
  • Thanks to Pedal Commander’s Bluetooth capabilities and the great app, you can also receive OTA upgrades, and better yet, we can push a custom throttle mapping if none of our 36 modes satisfy you. 
  • There are some complaints about wrong socket shipments for specific makes and models with RaceChip XLR. Pedal Commander is specifically designed to work with your vehicle’s engine, transmission, and ECU, so you’ll get peace of mind by buying a product that’s made for your car! 
  • Pedal Commander is recommended by professional drifters Odi Bakchis, Evan Bogovich, Matt Field, UFC legend Tony Ferguson, off-road racer Cadence Cowan, and influencers such as Destin Cantre, Blake Wilkey, Kill Bambi, Ari and Cars, and Ruckus Company. 
  • Pedal Commander also supports sports and motorsports events all around the globe, including sponsorships at UFC, NASCAR, and Formula Drift. Currently, Pedal Commander sponsors Formula Drift, Odi Bakchis, and Evan Bogovich. 
  • Pedal Commander is battle tested! If you are a Formula Drift fan, you probably saw the Pedal Commander Nissan S14.9 win Prospec ST. Louis at the hands of Evan Bogovich. 

Evan Bogovich's Pedal Commander S14.9 ripping it on track

It’s sweet to have a throttle response controller, but it sweeter to actually be able to use it. Considering the terms that both devices provide, Pedal Commander gives you the chance of support after you buy their aftermarket part. RaceChip XLR doesn’t have a live chat, their engine warranty only applies to their engine tuners, when you try to contact them and send an email, you also have to go into your mailbox and send a second email specifying when you’ll be available if you expect an actual help. You can’t use it in California because it’s illegal, you don’t get free shipping if you’re out of the EU, so the shipping costs are substantial. Objectively speaking, Pedal Commander doesn’t even need objectiveness in here, it is significantly better than the RaceChip XLR! 

Pedal Commander vs RaceChip XLR