Hand Throttle Kit On A Budget - Average Joe JeepPosted in How To: Engine on December 19, 2014
If you have ever wheeled a rig with a manual transmission, then there’s a good chance you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing one of those seat creasing, technical climbs requiring footwork reminiscent of Riverdance—being fat, middle-aged, and having dance moves that consist of head bobbing and feet that are firmly planted on the floor. In this installment of Average Joe’s, I’ve done what we do best and solved a legitimate problem with duct tape and bailing wire.
I’ve been toying with the idea of installing a hand throttle in my rig for a while now. After almost ending up on our lid one too many times on the trail, it was time to pull the trigger. If you look online, there are a few different companies offering hand-throttle kits for $40 to $50. Having a budget consisting mostly of pocket lint and wadded up straw wrappers, I decided to put my MacGyver skills to the test and just make my own. However, this will only work on Jeeps that have old-school cable-actuated throttles. Got something with a fly-by-wire system? Yeah, you’re most likely out of luck.