Braided Stainless Steel Throttle Cable w/Bracket & Return Spring
Braided Stainless Steel Throttle Cable w/Bracket & Return Spring
Go-Kart Throttle Cable Assembly Kit, 1.2mm x 2000mm
Braided Stainless Steel Throttle Cable, Polished, 24 Or 36 Inch
Speedway Universal Throttle Cable, 96 Inch
Speedway Universal Throttle Cable, 48 Inch
Speedway Universal Throttle Cable, 60 Inch
Lokar Hi-Tech 36" SS Throttle Cable and Carb Bracket/Spring
Lokar 36 Inch Universal Throttle Cable & Carb Bracket w/Spring
Speedway Universal Throttle Cable, 72 Inch
Speedway Universal Throttle Cable, 84 Inch
Speedway 48 Inch Throttle Cable
Lokar TC1000 HT Hi-Tech Stainless Throttle Cable Kit
Lokar Universal Black Throttle Cable Kit
Lokar TC-1000LS1U48 Universal GM LS1 Throttle Cable Kit, 48in Blk
Lokar TC-1000LS148 Universal LS1 / 350 Ramjet Throttle Cable, 48 Inch
Mr Gasket 5657 Throttle Cable Kit, Stainless Steel Braided
Lokar S-1041 36 Inch Throttle Cable Inner Wire
Lokar XTC-1000HT36 36 Inch Black Stainless Hi-Tech Throttle Cable
Lokar XTC-1000HT Midnight Series Hi-Tech Throttle Cable, 24 Inch
Lokar DP-1000U Duo-Pak Universal Black Throttle Cable w/Bracket
Lokar TC-1000LS1 Universal LS1 / 350 Ramjet Throttle Cable, 36 Inch
Lokar TC-1000LS1U Universal 36 Inch LS1 Throttle Cable, 350 Ramjet
EMi Stallard® Micro Sprint SST Throttle Cable
Lokar DP-1000HT 24 Inch Duo-Pak Hi-Tech SS Throttle Cable Kit
Margay 097120 Throttle Cable, 1.2MM x 2000MM
Lokar XDP-1000HT Midnight Series Duo-Pak Hi-Tech Throttle Cable Kit
Lokar XTC-1000EFI Midnight Series EFI Hi-Tech Throttle Cable
Lokar XTC-1000LS1 Midnight Series 36 Inch Hi-Tech LS1 Throttle Cable
Lokar TC-1000U48 Universal Hi-Tech Throttle Cable Kit, 48 Inch, Black
Lokar XTC-1000LS148 Midnight Series Hi-Tech LS1 Throttle Cable, 48 In.
Lokar S-1042 48 Inch Throttle Cable Inner Wire
Lokar TC-1000TP36 GM TPI Throttle Cable, 36 Inch
EMi Henchcraft® Mini Sprint 47 Inch Throttle Cable
United Pacific C475301 1947-53 Truck Throttle Cable
Lokar TC-1000HT60 Hi-Tech Throttle Cable Kit, 60 Inch, Stainless
EMi Stallard® Micro Sprint Racing Throttle Cable
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In today’s modern vehicles, throttle cables are obsolete with the widespread use of drive-by-wire throttle pedal assemblies. In the past, throttle cables played a big part in letting the driver become one with the vehicle. Cars started utilizing an accelerator cable in the late 1960s, while previously the throttle was controlled by a mechanical connection. Both designs helped in giving the driver that exhilarating feeling of being in total control. Unfortunately, that sensation cannot be replicated by modern technology, no matter how hard engineers try. If you possess or have previously owned a vehicle utilizing a throttle linkage, you will no doubt be conscious of the potential problems that it comes with. Concerns such as binding, and pivot failures are common, especially as horsepower and chassis twist increases. Upgrading to a cable-style throttle will solve these problems for your street or race car. Our universal throttle cable offerings fit most any application or engine type and mounting location. We offer mounting kits, return springs, and other accessories to compliment and help complete your universal throttle cable kit conversion/upgrade as well. A popular upgrade is a complete replacement throttle pedal with cable throttle to replace the mechanical linkage found in classic muscle cars. This will make finishing your project that much easier.
Choosing the right throttle cable length is a crucial piece of information needed to have a proper connection to your throttle body or carburetor. Ordering the incorrect size could result in potential issues with routing and pedal feel.
If the throttle cable is too short, it could affect base idle speed of the engine, and reduce pedal travel along with decreased throttle response. Alternatively, a throttle cable that is too long will make the car feel underpowered and sluggish, regardless of how far the pedal is pushed. Determining routing and measuring for overall length is germane to a solid installation. Most cables are cut to fit, but you still must know your length requirements to order the correct overall length cable.
Getting the properly sized cable can be easily attained. When replacing a factory accelerator cable, often the worn out or broken one can be used as a reference. If that is not an option, measuring from your pedal assembly to the engine’s throttle linkage, or entering the car’s make and model in our configurator will help you find the correct parts to keep your project moving forward.
Knowing which end is best suited for the job is essential for years of trouble-free service. Something as simple as having the wrong throttle cable end may end up leaving you stranded on the side of a highway or end up costing you the race. Here are the top three throttle cable ends and what applications are best suited for them:
Quick-release ends: Quick-release throttle cable ends are ideal for use in vehicles where constant removal of engine components is a factor. If disassembling the engine regularly, a quick-release throttle cable end will prove to be essential.
Ball joint style ends: These ends are very similar to suspension ball joints, just on a much smaller scale. They are meant to allow the cable plenty of “wiggle room” without giving up too much slack. Ball joint ends provide a higher working angle than mechanical linkage. They are mostly used on fuel injected engines when precision is required but have also been used in carbureted applications as retrofits.
Heim joint ends: Heim joints, be it open end or captured stud, are often used for mechanical throttle linkage kits, but aftermarket throttle cables with threaded ends can utilize these as well if you need something for a custom fabricated throttle setup.
Running a custom throttle cable is beneficial in that it provides the user with added flexibility over a traditional mechanical rod linkage. Once the flexible throttle cable came into existence, automobile manufacturers all but ceased using a mechanical rod linkage to save costs and help prevent future reliability issues.
Custom throttle cables offer a more convenient and less problematic way to connect the engine and throttle pedal, especially in engine swap situations where the stock linkage is no longer a viable solution. Running a universal throttle cable provides a multitude of options when it comes to routing. Unlike the mechanical rod linkage, a cable can be easily made to go around potential obstructions or even allow non-stock carburetor or throttle body mounting positioning. That the main reason why automakers quickly deemed rod linkages as obsolete technology.
Regardless of the build, throttle cables can become a visually appealing part or be kept subtle like a factory part. It is a small touch but coordinating your throttle cable to your engine bay color/style will certainly get noticed when the hood goes up on the show field. We offer a universal throttle cable kit in three distinct finishes and in a multitude of lengths and end fittings:
Black Vinyl: The black vinyl covered throttle cables are the most common. While a black vinyl finish may not look as stylish as a braided stainless-steel finish, it does serve a functional purpose. Having a protective vinyl outer coating will help guard the cable from potential abrasion damage with other components in the engine compartment. Furthermore, the finish will help maintain the stock appearance that some seek to keep their throttle cable conversion discreet.
Braided Stainless Steel: Braided stainless-steel lines have been forever immortalized in the automotive culture as a far superior upgrade to stock lines or hoses. They have become a common sight on most aftermarket builds for years, thanks in part to their strength. A throttle cable assembly that is finished in braided stainless steel will no doubt be more abrasion resistant while still offering a great bend radius and routing options, even in extreme conditions. On top of that, it does complement the look of the engine bay when used in conjunction with other stainless hoses/lines.
Cloth: A woven cotton cloth-covered throttle cable gives a builder the option to maintain a period-correct look for early hot rods. Underneath the clear coated cloth finish, the same quality construction can be found in our other throttle cables. We carry a great selection of cloth throttle cables from Lokar that come in varying lengths and are available in a total of 6 color variations. The Lokar throttle cable is a great little touch for a period-matching throttle cable to help bring a build together.
Updated by Mark Houlahan