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Old 08-25-12, 12:25 PM   #1
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It really bothered me that there was such a lag in trottle response. I'm used to instant response so I went ahead and ordered the Apexi Smart Accel.

You need PN# 410-A001 and 417-A021 (specific for 2013 GS350).

Here is a pic of the components:
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Here is a close-up of the switch:


Installation was quite easy. The hardest part for me was getting the wire harness off of the accelerator pedal. You need some strong fingers to get the latch open. Essentially, this goes inline with the pedal. OEM wire harness - Apexi box - accelerator pedal. Anyways, here is a pic of the pedal harness:
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I ran the switch over to the left hand side of the dash. You need to take the bottom bezel and radio bezel to order to get the upper cover off. I hope that makes sense but here is a pic of where the Apexi switch will live:
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After everything is put back together there is an initial setup step where you need to program the Apexi with closed and WOT position. Very easy to setup.

Here is a pic of the switch lit up:
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There are 7 modes to this controller ECO, Boost and Low-High throttle. I played with all modes and ultimately I'm sticking with Boost mode 2. I dont think I'll ever use the ECO modes. When you hit the pedal now there is instant response which I'm used to experiencing. I recommend this to anyone who wants quicker throttle response!.

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How does it feel? Big difference?
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How does it feel? Big difference?
Yes! I have a slow IS250 and really perked it up. I enjoy driving my car so much more after installing this. I run in red mode or hi throttle mode all the time. One of my best mods to date.
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post vid on red mode??
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I have this on my 14 IS350 and it makes it feel more responsive. the best comparison I can think of is driving a FWD car where the response is much better compared to a RWD vehicle.
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had this installed recently, not really that easy for me, the setup to me was confusing too...

question, does it matter if u have it on hi-throttle(red) mode and have the lexus modes in eco? or do u have it on red and s+?
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had this installed recently, not really that easy for me, the setup to me was confusing too...

question, does it matter if u have it on hi-throttle(red) mode and have the lexus modes in eco? or do u have it on red and s+?
You'll get more ooomf from red plus S+. But you can run it in eco mode plus red..try the differences..you'll feel it.
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Guys... Do you think it will screw up tranny in long term usage?
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Guys... Do you think it will screw up tranny in long term usage?
I would be more concerned that the electronic throttle controller would fail to over voltage over time. This device works by providing higher voltage to the throttle controller to create a faster response.
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Great product! A must have to remove pedal lag
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More fun to drive ?
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More fun to drive ?
Definitely
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I love mine. Great investment and completely reversible if you don't like. I found the red mode is a bit too sensitive for my liking. I use the purple mode (one step down from red) and that's perfect for me.
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how do u take out the dash?
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