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For those that have driven the US Spec. STi...

Any bad things you've found associated with the electronic throttle? What I'm specifically looking for is whether it will allow the brakes and the throttle to be applied at the same time (left foot braking & heal-and-toe applications).

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Hey there Mikhal. The answer to your question is YES. The electronic throttle, or "Drive-by-Wire" technology as it is called is an electric way of controling the throttle position. The same technology is used in Airforce fighters. The benefit that you get is two fold. The first is that you now have a way of allowing the ECU to monitor, and if necessary control, the throttle position. Second is the fact that you can actually increase the throttle speeds response by milliseconds that actually will make a difference. It's pretty cool technology! 8)
 

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Well, there really isn't much to go wrong. You would have more of a problem with a wired throttle if the cabel broke or corroded. The sensors in the wireless system have fail-safe things to.
 

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boost controller for the 2004 sti.

murley - Thanks for the reply, but I'm afraid we've misunderstood each other. I know what, and how a drive-by-wire system works... what I was wondering is for those that have driven the STi, whether the electronic throttle is intrusive.

Audi drive-by-wire systems are known not to do too well under left-foot braking and heal-to-toe situations, as the ECU does not allow throttle operation while brakes are applied. And the Lexus IS300 has a really "laggy" electronic throttle. I sure hope our STi's electronic throttle works just like a conventional throttle.

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