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Accelerator Function


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Past experience with performance cars has shown me that a quick and light accelerator spring pressure will allow one to finesse the car much better during track conditions as well as normal spirited driving. Blipping the throttle quickly can be a real asset at times. My 98, 2.5L Boxster with a Tiptronic transmission has what I would call very stiff accelerator function. To me, it takes too much pressure to make the accelerator move downwards quickly. This results in sluggish performance. Granted that there is no clutching required and therefore speed matching needed but it would be advantageous in downshifting to be a little quicker when you push the throttle down to grab the next lower gear.

So my question is, do we have any type of adjustability on the foot pressure required to push the accelerator down ? How about pedal return time?



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You and I have a 98 Box which still has a cable throttle. It does have a heavier feel than a modern Egas (fly by wire) throttle. Since the car is 9yrs old it may be time for a new cable if frayed or just some good old fashioned lubrication on all the moving parts. My lube of choice is Triflow teflon lube. Hit all the swivel points and shoot some into the cable. A throttle body cleaning may also be in order. Good luck! Hope this helps.

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