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Want to by used go pedal $175.00 will Pick up, Pay, Install and Drive away.
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I have a Thunderbolt Performance Chip/Plug in box with instructions that I would sell you for a mere fraction of what you said you are willing to pay. The Go-Pedal didn't do what it was suppose to do. I tried them all and the Thunderbolt Chip was the only one that did what it stated. I paid something like ~$260+ for it and I'll sell it to you for $30.

I am trying to send you a photo, but for some reason I can't - "?"

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As I read up on this chip tell me what it did for your Smart (the good) and also if it did any thing to your Smart (the bad). For the community.... Can a Smart have both? The plug and play and unplug and return to stock aspect of the go pedal is a huge draw. I love the security feature of the new Blue tooth Go pedal but I am more subject to lose my phone then lose my keys. But on my next days off a drive to Philly would be cool so I surely will give this a strong look this week. Design 6 rear wheels are also on my target list, Some on in San Diego has a set on here, that is a bit far lol. What happened with your Smart.
 

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It made the car peppier and took away that occasional drive by wire lag. Made the shifts sharper which I've always believed is best on any car to reduce premature clutch wear. This chip is suppose to fashion your car to your driving habits. You leave it in for about four weeks and then take it out.
Like I said, I started with a Go-Pedal, then some other "chips" (some even generic), and lastly was this Thunderbolt which made the real differences that were claimed and that I was seeking from the get go. I even spoke to the manufacturer and they said each unit is fashioned for a specific car make and that each one is tested on the make of car.
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Those thunderbolt performance chips do absolutely nothing but light up! lol Anyone saying you gain performance from them one of them is trying to deceive you sorry. Look up all reviews because there are literally hundreds upon hundreds all saying they did nothing. The chips all have the same tiny memory in them with a very very tiny amount of storage. The only thing each chip has the memory to hold is to the light sequence so it can pretend to show you it is doing something once plugged in.

https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/performancechipsdirect.com

attached is the link to all reviews from people who pretty much state what I said. Look up reviews on youtube or google from real people.

Some companies do however make real ecu flashing obd chips. They are typically programmed for your car. Stick with the gopedal or hell even though I dont care much for smartmadness get their ecu auto flash but I assure you the thunderbolt does nothing but give you pretty lights.
 

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Thanks "lordpaige" I have been looking up and searching various forums on the subject and am drawing my conclusion. Mean time have you tried this unit in a Smart first hand. Or have you first hand experience with the go pedal in a Smart?
 

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I have personally been in smarts with the go pedal, with the ecu flash, and one smart that had both of them. People all around the community love the gopedal and I say for the price it is a great start as it takes away momentary lag if used in sports settings. The flash to me is a great choice but 500 is a little out of budget for a lot of people buying an economy car. The flash allows a lot smoother transitions when shifting and even re-calibrates the rev limiter and what not like a full ecu tune. Lastly the gopedal will definitely feel great, but if you search up the ecu auto flash you will see people getting top speeds over 100mph. Now if you aren't a speed demon like myself the most important thing you'll get from the ecu flash is the fact that at freeway cruising speeds your car will remain at lower rpms with more to go if you please.
 

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Now that was informative. Thank you so much. I am to cheap (poor lol) to be racking up tickets, I'm a 10 over the limit highway cruiser. when I get a couple of rabbits making high speed runs I latch on and run with them making sure I am not the first or fastest to pass the Troopers, I have had the speedo pointed to 100 a couple of times. Mostly I'm 60 to 75 mph on the highways. High speed is cool but the fun I am having is on the twisty curvy back roads. I imagine (hope) it is on these roads the go pedal will add to the zippy feel I desire getting on and off the throttle. Right Now I have to get the summer Yoko s-drive tire set off and a set of Winter tires on so I suppose the go pedal at full price on my X-mas list is the target unless one pops up for the sock drawer money I have. Thanks again.
 

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Yep yep, the GOPedal is a great tool to sharpen throttle response and to make shifts feel better/faster.

Back in the day, the SprintBooster and the MDC Cruise Control were the undisputed kings of pedal remappers for the smart. They were essentially the predecessors to the GOPedal, with the GOPedal improving on them by having more settings, integration with smartphones, and more current development.

At rallies people with the Booster would go up against stock cars and cars with mods. Sure enough, the cars with the Boosters were no faster than a stock car and lost to cars with mods. Any company claiming more power out of a remapper is selling snake oil.

Shoot, some years back we had a guy who gave SCoA members free "voltage stabilizers" which promised to unlock engine power by stabilizing the car's electrical system. I volunteered to test one and ran it in the Kia I had back then (no smart). It did absolutely nothing aside from being a cool looking voltimeter.

That's where that ECU flash comes in. The flash not only gives you the benefits of the GOPedal, but it also gives you more power and a removal of the speed limiter.

That said, I've driven a few smarts with these pedal mappers and can say that while you may not go any faster in the quarter mile, your "Butt Dyno" will certainly think you just gained another 100hp. Hoooooly smokes. :D
 

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You are like me then in terms of speed haha I don't mind driving fast as long as someone faster is in front to take the heat lol and Like Miss Mercedes said there are no actual power gains but your "butt dyno" would definitely feel it. Keep it in sports setting for the fun or if you're running low on gas I believe the gopedal plus has something like an eco mode. I know smartmadness has the standard but I love smart phone integration so the gopedal plus is awesome for that feature.
 

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You are like me then in terms of speed haha I don't mind driving fast as long as someone faster is in front to take the heat lol and Like Miss Mercedes said there are no actual power gains but your "butt dyno" would definitely feel it. Keep it in sports setting for the fun or if you're running low on gas I believe the gopedal plus has something like an eco mode. I know smartmadness has the standard but I love smart phone integration so the gopedal plus is awesome for that feature.
Both models of GOPedal have an Eco mode.

The Plus model takes what the regular GOPedal does and makes it an invisible install. Since it uses Bluetooth to change settings there is no handheld controller and everything is hidden under the dash. The Plus model also adds three new modes; Protect, Kids, and Valet. Kids and Valet are very similar and allow you to limit the throttle all the way down to 10% for people just learning to drive and overzealous valet drivers. Protect mode will completely disable the throttle pedal. So even if someone gets into and starts your smart the throttle will not respond and they will be unable to move at all. The last thing added by the Plus model is the ability to create and save your own custom input maps.

The regular GOPedal has a Sport, Sport+, and Eco mode with six input curves within each mode. Allowing you to pick the mode you like and then adjust it up or down to suit your driving style.
 

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$190.00 dollars and a birthday less than 2 months away. Whoooo Whoooo!
:bouncies: May not belong now.... hmmmm but do I need it in the winter :shrug:?
 
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