Banks PedalMonster

jimmyb

Founding Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2020
Messages
3
Reaction Points
1
Location
Navarre, FL
Military
USMC (Ret)
Current Ride
2012 F-150 XLT
For those of you that installed the PedalMonster, is the standalone the way to go?

Did anyone add one of the iDash gauges? And if so, where did you install the gauge?

I am trying to decide if getting the iDash 1.8 DataMonster is worth it?
 

Dthiss

Tremor Buff
Joined
Dec 31, 2020
Messages
84
Reaction Points
136
Location
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Current Ride
2021 F250 XLT Tremor
I have the stand-alone version. Easy enough to program with phone, but once moving you can’t make adjustments. I’m not sure if you can with the iDash ether. It would be nice to have stock around town and while merging on the highway tweak it for extra throttle response. I do love it though.
 

Rich Pune

Founding Member
TOTM Winner
Joined
Jan 18, 2020
Messages
498
Reaction Points
720
Location
Montana USA
Current Ride
F250 Lariat Tremor
For those of you that installed the PedalMonster, is the standalone the way to go?

Did anyone add one of the iDash gauges? And if so, where did you install the gauge?

I am trying to decide if getting the iDash 1.8 DataMonster is worth it?
I got the stand alone unit. I have another device that shows all kinds of data. I’ve haven’t looked at since the first day I got it so the iDash didn’t seem useful to me.
 

Krupp6.7

Tremor Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2020
Messages
7
Reaction Points
24
Location
Pennsylvania
Current Ride
2020 F250 6.7 Tremor
I have the standalone. Didn't see the need for the iDash and once I got my settings down with how I wanted it I rarely look at app. I love it though. Completely changes how the truck drives.
 

Grabber

Tremoraholic
Joined
May 28, 2020
Messages
722
Reaction Points
720
Location
New Jersey
Current Ride
2020 F250 Tremor
Current Ride #2
2009 GT500 & 2018 E350
I have the standalone. Works awesome and I still love it. Really changes the truck.
 

Worley

Founding Member
TOTM Winner
Joined
Jan 29, 2020
Messages
347
Reaction Points
652
Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Current Ride
2020 F-350 6.7 Rapid Red
Current Ride #2
2012 Harley Davidson Road Glide
I got the standalone version so it can be easily removed for dealer visits. The idash would have been a red flag for any warranty issues.
 

TremStar

Tremor Buff
Joined
Sep 28, 2020
Messages
51
Reaction Points
68
Location
Baltimore
Current Ride
2020 Ford F250 Lariat Tremor 7.3 Gas
I origianlly bought the stand alone but didnt really like using my phone and sometimes it would go back to stock mode and I would have to get the phone out and reset it where I wanted it. I got the idash and it was pretty cool. I also got the little mount thing that has the suction cup that allows you to stick it somewhere. I neatly rolled the wires and placed the mount with idash right below the trailer brake controlls. Looked pretty cool and was easy to remove before I went to the dealer for service. I dont have the trailer assist knob and where I put it was very smooth plastic so that may not work for some. Yoy can also view codes and a bunch of other stuff. Plus everytime you turn your truck on you can see where the pedal monster is set. Easy to adjust with just the click of a button.
 

bmille05

Tremor Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2020
Messages
19
Reaction Points
38
Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Military
Army
Current Ride
2020 F250 Super Duty 7.3 Tremor
Stand alone is all you need unless you have extra cash to throw!
 

TrailBlazin

Tremor Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2020
Messages
18
Reaction Points
55
Location
DFW, Texas
Current Ride
F250 Tremor (7.3L)
I origianlly bought the stand alone but didnt really like using my phone and sometimes it would go back to stock mode and I would have to get the phone out and reset it where I wanted it. I got the idash and it was pretty cool. I also got the little mount thing that has the suction cup that allows you to stick it somewhere. I neatly rolled the wires and placed the mount with idash right below the trailer brake controlls. Looked pretty cool and was easy to remove before I went to the dealer for service. I dont have the trailer assist knob and where I put it was very smooth plastic so that may not work for some. Yoy can also view codes and a bunch of other stuff. Plus everytime you turn your truck on you can see where the pedal monster is set. Easy to adjust with just the click of a button.
TremStar, do you have a picture of it you can share? My setup will go back to stock at random times and I can't figure out why. The phone app gives me crap from time to time as well saying that it can't see the Pedal Monster.
I think I'll be buying the iDash but I'm not sure where to mount it. I like your idea and would love to see what it looks like, if you are willing to share.
Thanks.
 

TremStar

Tremor Buff
Joined
Sep 28, 2020
Messages
51
Reaction Points
68
Location
Baltimore
Current Ride
2020 Ford F250 Lariat Tremor 7.3 Gas
TremStar, do you have a picture of it you can share? My setup will go back to stock at random times and I can't figure out why. The phone app gives me crap from time to time as well saying that it can't see the Pedal Monster.
I think I'll be buying the iDash but I'm not sure where to mount it. I like your idea and would love to see what it looks like, if you are willing to share.
Thanks.
Well, I just got the truck back from being serviced and I removed the pedal monster/idash setup while they had it. I did a quick reinstall but plan to make it a bit more neat and a bit more tucked under when I get a chance but I think you'll get the general concept. I did it like this so that it could be easily removed when needed and the wires are not so noticeable. I really didn't want it sticking on my window either. I have to tell you its an absolute night and day difference between stock and with the pedal monster. You are selling yourself short if you don't have one. Anyway, pics are attached:
20210304_141159.jpg
20210304_141252.jpg
20210304_141307.jpg
 

pkrexer

Tremor Fanatic
Joined
Jul 22, 2020
Messages
103
Reaction Points
110
Location
49685
So I was having issues with my stand alone reverting back to stock and pedal monster support told me to run the calibration again within the App. After I did that, it hasn't reset since.
 

TimmyTheKid17

Founding Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2021
Messages
136
Reaction Points
149
Location
Opelika, AL
Current Ride
Awaiting: ‘21 F250 Lariat Tremor 7.3L
So this thing is the real deal, huh? Seems like a serious ROI considering the percieved performance improvement. Assuming calibration is a one time setup and setting selection will persist in between drives (unless of course i choose to change it)?

Is the pedal lag that bad? Dont have my beast yet so just curious
 

zeke2020

Founding Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2020
Messages
69
Reaction Points
110
Location
Central New York
Current Ride
2020 F350 lariat, 7.3L Tremor
So this thing is the real deal, huh? Seems like a serious ROI considering the percieved performance improvement. Assuming calibration is a one time setup and setting selection will persist in between drives (unless of course i choose to change it)?

Is the pedal lag that bad? Dont have my beast yet so just curious
For what its worth, Ford’s DBW system was always a weak point for me. My first ford truck was a ‘93 F150 and havent looked back since. With the Banks, the pedal lag is gone- the acceleration is how it should be- almost the same as my camaros! 😏
 

Attachments

  • 3484D553-17FF-494A-91ED-1A4DAC854A77.jpeg
    3484D553-17FF-494A-91ED-1A4DAC854A77.jpeg
    487.7 KB · Views: 2
  • 54D03F73-8DB9-4952-B2E3-EF0E37F19C5B.jpeg
    54D03F73-8DB9-4952-B2E3-EF0E37F19C5B.jpeg
    613.9 KB · Views: 2

mink

Founding Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2021
Messages
54
Reaction Points
64
Location
Oregon
To the people running the Banks PedalMonster stand alone, any updates with it staying connected, how's it's working? Once you have it set to your liking does your phone need to be in the rig for it to work? Will it work if somebody else uses the rig and your phone is not in the rig? Once it's setup to your liking can it be tucked away under the dash and forgot about? Thanks
 

DezertTr3mor

Tremor Fan
Joined
Feb 4, 2021
Messages
32
Reaction Points
30
Location
The Desert
Current Ride
2021 F350 Tr3mor
also what is the setting you guys are all running. Have had mine sitting on my desk for the last 3 weeks....waiting to install it.
 

Rich Pune

Founding Member
TOTM Winner
Joined
Jan 18, 2020
Messages
498
Reaction Points
720
Location
Montana USA
Current Ride
F250 Lariat Tremor
To the people running the Banks PedalMonster stand alone, any updates with it staying connected, how's it's working? Once you have it set to your liking does your phone need to be in the rig for it to work? Will it work if somebody else uses the rig and your phone is not in the rig? Once it's setup to your liking can it be tucked away under the dash and forgot about? Thanks
I've been running the Pedal Monster since last fall. It makes a noticeable difference with throttle responsiveness and shifting. The difference is more noticeable at slower speeds or starting from a stop. At highway speeds, I've felt the difference, just not to the same extent as at lower speeds.

It is set-it and forget about it for the most part. No connection issues. The only function the phone provides is adjusting the settings. Once it is set-up, you don't need to connect the device to your phone each time you start your truck. You don't even need your phone in the truck for it to work.

I started in Sport Mode, 7 of 10. Since then, I have slowly backed off. I'm now on Sport Mode, 2 of 10. But I'm going to drop to City Mode on my next drive. In Sport Mode, I've found starting from a stop to be too jolting.

Tucking away the cables is no problem.

After having it for months, I think it is worth it, but just barely, at full price. The group buy price is more in alignment with how I value it.
 

zeke2020

Founding Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2020
Messages
69
Reaction Points
110
Location
Central New York
Current Ride
2020 F350 lariat, 7.3L Tremor
I've had mine installed a couple weeks now. I went with the iDash setup which is very convenient. I suction-cupped it to the lower dash so I can monitor/make changes easy. What's unfortunate is that twice now when I get into the truck to head to work, the damn thing resorts back to "stock" setting. It's not every time, but I wouldn't have thought that it would do twice in the last +/- 14 days!! It only takes a few seconds to set it back to previous selection, but still unfortunate! *sigh, technology!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Grabber

Tremoraholic
Joined
May 28, 2020
Messages
722
Reaction Points
720
Location
New Jersey
Current Ride
2020 F250 Tremor
Current Ride #2
2009 GT500 & 2018 E350
I've had mine installed a couple weeks now. I went with the iDash setup which is very convenient. I suction-cupped it to the lower dash so I can monitor/make changes easy. What's unfortunate is that twice now when I get into the truck to head to work, the damn thing resorts back to "stock" setting. It's not every time, but I wouldn't have thought that it would do twice in the last +/- 14 days!! It only takes a few seconds to set it back to previous selection, but still unfortunate! *sigh, technology!!!!!!!!!!!zI
I would contact Banks, mine does not do this. Never had a problem.
 

Alabamacoastie

Founding Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2021
Messages
78
Reaction Points
220
Location
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Military
Ex Coast Guard
Current Ride
2021 F250 Tremor 7.3l
Current Ride #2
2020 Yamaha Kodiak 700cc
First Responder
Ex Combat Medic
I'm thinking about jumping on the group buy, but I have a question...

I've got a 7.3l 2021 Tremor and I love it... But, maybe I do need a little more aggressive pedal.

My question is, does the gas mileage get worse when using the Banks Pedal Monster? Maybe I do want a little more pedal response, but I definitely don't want to lose any more fuel mileage...
 
Ford Tremor Supporting Member Badge
Top