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thstone 05-14-2011 10:34 PM

Rennline Pedal Install Guide
 
I installed a set of Rennline aluminum pedals to allow me to adjust the height of the accelerator pedal to help me with my heel/toe technique on the track. Also, I thought that they looked pretty cool on a few other cars that I had seen.

Overall, the install was fairly easy and straightforward. Took me about 90 mins with no cussing (that might be a first!).

This is the set that I bought - brushed perforated aluminum 3-pedal set, red annodized accelerator extension, and adjustable accelerator lift plate.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/...dals/Parts.jpg

Here is the stock pedal setup. I've always had a problem reaching the accelerator while heel-and-toeing because it seems so much lower than the brake pedal. Of course, I've ridden/driven with others who have no problem at all with the stock pedal setup, but its been a struggle for me, and thus the desire for the accelerator lift plate.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/...dals/Start.jpg

The first step is to cut out and tape the template for the accelerator lift plate onto the accelerator:
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/...s/Template.jpg

Then drill the three big holes for the cover plate nuts and three holes to mount the lifter plate. Be careful to drill at exactly the correct spot for a good fit. If the holes are off, use the drill or a Dremel to customize the fit (I had to use the Dremel a bit myself):
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/...dals/Holes.jpg

Next install the lifter plate using three screws:
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/.../LiftPlate.jpg

The red accelerator extension plate mounts to the rear of the accelerator cover plate with three small screws/nuts and then uses the same screws to mount to the lifter plate. The height of the cover plate is adjusted using these same screws.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/...dals/Accel.jpg

With the accelerator finished, sit up and take a short break from being crunched up under the dash.

Next, the brake and clutch pedal install are identical. First, remove the existing rubber covers and line up the brake/clutch cover and mark and drill the first hole. Be sure to check for clearance for the nut behind the pedal before you drill.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/.../BrClHoles.jpg

Next, attach the brake/clutch cover using a screw/nut and then drill the second hole and install the second screw/nut to finish the installation:
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/...edals/Done.jpg

The final look is very nice and now the accelerator is up closer to the brake height which should improve my heel/toe technique (or at least I can't blame the car anymore!).
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/...s/Finished.jpg

Deserion 05-15-2011 01:11 AM

Thanks for the writeup. It looks great! :cheers:

Stroked & Blown 02-20-2012 09:03 AM

Long term feedback?

Would you get the perforated version again instead of the rubber grip?
Do the brake & clutch pedals offer better grip, or is it just for aesthetics?

thstone 06-09-2012 08:49 AM

*** Long Term Update ***

The pedal upgrade greatly improved my heel-and-toe technique and I can blip off downshifts at will and with ease.

The perforated pedals work great and look cool (at least to my eye) but can be a little slippery when your shoes are wet. If you live where it rains, then the rubber grip set might be a better choice.

Stroked & Blown 06-11-2012 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thstone (Post 293444)
*** Long Term Update ***

The pedal upgrade greatly improved my heel-and-toe technique and I can blip off downshifts at will and with ease.

The perforated pedals work great and look cool (at least to my eye) but can be a little slippery when your shoes are wet. If you live where it rains, then the rubber grip set might be a better choice.

Thank you, sir!

NoGaBiker 06-11-2012 12:50 PM

Nice looking setup. I did something similar with a different brand, back in 2005. Can't remember now where I got them. But included the dead pedal, for that completed dressed up look. This was sufficient to make h&t work an easy fit for me.
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1339447831.jpg


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