Question about Throttle Dampening

Civic 2016+ 1.5 Turbo
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Question about Throttle Dampening

Post by Solarmute » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:58 am

I'm in a 2017 MT EX-T Civic Coupe using the stock Carb +6PSI map and I LOVE what it does to the 2000+rmp performance in the higher gears. I would like just a touch more power/smoother throttle response when starting from a stop and was wondering if unchecking the Throttle Dampening option might help in that regard?

I was also wondering if this was a "safe" adjustment to make when using the stock carb maps. In googling the issue I found a post from one of the Hondata people saying that playing with throttle settings can create "jerks" due to the ECU trying to learn and adjust with the fuel mappings, but I might have taken the comment out of context? (Relative newb car guy, so please forgive the ignorance.)

My wife also has a 2017 MT Civic, but she's got the Hatch. I've always noticed that her car has a bit more power in first gear than mine. It's not a night and day difference, but it's noticeable. This is the level of power from a stop that I'd like to achieve. Nothing crazy, just something a little less lethargic feeling. I'm wondering if the throttle dampening could help or if that is a different matter entirely.

I've also noticed a small "hitch" that often happens when engaging first gear. It almost feels like a tiny clutch slip towards the end of its engagement. I read that the throttle dampening can create a small hitch where the dampening is stopped and the throttle suddenly opens quicker. (Again, I might not be understanding the context of the statement I read.) Just wondering if unchecking the throttle dampening might smooth out the engagement in first gear?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts. Cheers all.

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Re: Question about Throttle Dampening

Post by Spunkster » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:14 am

You can try it and see if it gives you the desired results.

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Re: Question about Throttle Dampening

Post by Solarmute » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:04 pm

Thanks for the reply Spunkster. Quickly, any thoughts on the safety question? Is this risky beyond the norm or a relative safe variable to test? Cheers.

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Re: Question about Throttle Dampening

Post by Spunkster » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:52 pm

There is nothing unsafe about trying this.

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