Here's a Great Way to Get Better Performance From Your Bronco or Bronco Sport
Despite taking decidedly different paths to their current undeniable success, both the Bronco and Bronco Sport have proven to represent resounding victories for Ford, drawing consistent praise from the automotive world and enjoying outstanding sales figures.
A key aspect to the success of both models has been the surprisingly strong level of performance that Ford built into both the Bronco and the Bronco Sport while still in factory trim.
But, as we know, automotive enthusiasts are rarely satisfied with leaving well enough alone where performance is concerned and for those intrepid souls, few financially accessible upgrades can match the exhilarating results that can be achieved by the addition of a throttle sensitivity booster.
Let's take a look at what a throttle sensitivity booster can do for your Ford Bronco or Bronco Sport.
Here's What a Throttle Sensitivity Booster Does
Unlike several other aftermarket performance upgrades, a throttle sensitivity booster doesn't actually add horsepower, but rather gives you access to that performance in a noticeably quicker fashion.
It does this by amplifying the signal that runs from the pedal to the vehicle's ECM, in the process bringing engine response time to its absolute quickest when your foot hits that pedal.
We’re all familiar with those performance curve graphs that show where a vehicle hits maximum torque and maximum horsepower when it’s put on a dynamometer. Just picture the peak of that curve arriving noticeably sooner.
We have throttle sensitivity booster options for both the Bronco and Bronco Sport. Let's have a look at them, starting with the Ford Bronco.
The Ford Bronco Offers Plenty of Performance to Begin With. Here's How To Bring Out Its Best
Automotive technology has come a long way in countless areas, including exactly how your throttle pedal operates. Of course, the days when a cable ran directly from your accelerator to carburetor and "stepping on it" merely sent more air and fuel down into your intake manifold.
For that matter, even electronic fuel injection has made some big strides over the years and today's modern ETC (Electronic Throttle Control) system has played a big part in that.
But, even as advanced as this technology has become, there's still room for improvement as far as throttle response is concerned, especially in situations like uphill starts and initiating those quick gear changes that often become necessary in modern driving situations, like ascending a freeway onramp into traffic that's often less than accommodating.
The sixth generation Bronco is, of course, far better equipped to provide rapid acceleration when called upon, but the aFe Power Sprint Throttle Booster can optimize its already impressive abilities.
Many performance boosters involve a fairly involved installation, but this isn't one of them. It's features a fairly simple, plug-and-play installation, which means there's no appreciable downtime or retracing of steps should you decide to add this component to your Bronco's arsenal.
In the process, you'll not only equip your Bronco with a better level of drivability, but will also have the opportunity to customize just how it responds -- the aFe Power Sprint Throttle Booster features no fewer than three acceleration modes and a total of 18 distinct acceleration programs, all of which include a level of throttle response that you'll notice right away.
Here's another throttle sensitivity booster option for your Ford Bronco. The Banks Power PedalMonster not only features a nice, easy installation process, but takes the convenience level factor one step further by being controlled not only via Banks' proprietary iDash, which can be easily mounted inside your Bronco's cabin within easy viewing range, but also via a mobile app.
In addition to the tangible improvement it will make on your Bronco's acceleration abilities, Banks Power built some very well-thought out safety elements into the PedalMonster, such as its Active Safety feature, which will automatically return your pedal's operating parameters to stock in the event of an internal or external circuit failure.
By contrast, with some other throttle sensitivity boosters, such a failure could conceivably put your ride in a very compromising position where safety is concerned.
And, should you be concerned that the addition of the Banks Power PedalMonster might cause you to needlessly spin your tires at low speeds, there's the Adjustable Low-Speed Trim feature has you covered there, too. It allows you to control the rate at which the PedalMonster adds sensitivity via 5 different settings.
The Bronco Sport is a Strong Performer in Its Own Right. Here's One Way to Make it Even Better
Despite its compact size, Ford’s 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine that powers the Bronco Sport packs a pretty substantial punch — 250 horses worth, to be exact. That’s pretty darned impressive when you think about it — 2.0 liters translates to just 122 cubic inches and there was a time when exceeding one horsepower per cubic inch put an engine in pretty strong company.
Better still, the Bronco Sport’s power has been proven to translate well into real-world acceleration. When Motor Trend put a Bronco Sport Badlands through its paces about nine months ago, the Sport took only 6.5 seconds to get from 0-60. That figure compares favorably to many sport sedans.
But if you’re like most performance-minded off-roading enthusiasts, you want to extract every bit of performance potential out of your Bronco Sport. The BD Diesel Throttle Sensitivity Booster will help with this quest,
Since that aforementioned Motor Trend review also noted that there was room for improvement in the Sport’s already impressive acceleration if its turbo lag could be reduced, the addition of the BD Diesel Throttle Sensitivity Booster gets right to the heart of the matter when it comes to bringing out the best in your Bronco Sport’s performance.
Just to reiterate, your Bronco Sport’s 2.0-liter powerplant doesn’t actually gain more horses in the process — there are certainly other products that can help with that — but you get access to all that power substantially quicker than you would with the throttle response left in its factory state.
The net result is a Bronco Sport that responds right away when you step into it, pushing you back in your seat and no doubt putting a smile on your face.
While many performance modifications you might consider have negative consequences as far as voiding your warranty or messing with your emissions output to such an extent that passing a smog test down the line could be challenging at the very least (both are worth thinking about long and hard when considering performance upgrades), you won’t run into these roadblocks with the addition of the BD Diesel Throttle Sensitivity Booster. Your warranty will be left completely intact and that smog test tailpipe sensor will be none the wiser.
The benefits of the BD Diesel Throttle Sensitivity Booster don’t stop there. Because it features connections that are compatible with your factory wiring right out of the box, installing it is a very simple proposition. And, once it’s in place and standing by to give you no fewer than six acceleration levels, there will be no complicated programming needed. It employs sophisticated A.I. technology to learn the optimum settings for your applications.
The prospect of bringing your throttle response time down to its absolute lowest is a compelling one and that’s just what this affordable and easy to install upgrade can give you. As far as pure driving exhilaration goes, the addition of a throttle sensitivity booster offers an awful lot of bang for the buck.