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Old 04-02-2016, 10:03 AM   #1
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Pedal extension!

Hello guys!

After more than a year behind the wheel of a 986... I still struggle sometime with rev-matching downshifts...
I looked at pedal extensions, and, well, Porsche prices :/

So, I made mine:


It's just a plastic prototype, and I used the screws I had laying around... And I had to cut a piece off it... so it looks terrible from behind!


I haven't tested yet (I did a test with piece of wood taped to the pedal... and it worked great).

I'll work on it a little to make it easier to install, with the right screws...

This one is made the same way I made the plenum, but can be made out of stainless steel and steel for not much (around 30$) while a plastic one should be around 10.

Tell me what you think! (except if you say that the fixation I used looks ghetto, I already know ^^)

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Old 04-03-2016, 07:00 PM   #2
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Hey, whatever gets the job done!

I have the Rennline set but your solution looks pretty good. Well done.
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Can you do it in aluminum?
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:35 PM   #4
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Thank you

I wasn't able to test it fully on my daily commute, but should be good!

It is possible to do in aluminum, but it's too exepensive to justify it.
I really think the nylon one is strong enough!
I'll make it available at the end of the week, just to make sure there's no problem that I haven't seen yet

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Old 04-07-2016, 12:02 PM   #5
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Hi!

After a few days of use... it seems that the problem doesn't come from the pedal being too narrow but me being a worse pilot than I thought

I'll check the position of the pedal, I think it's not completely seated under the carpet.

Though, it might be good for some of you!

So I made some modifications, and it is available for you!

The first one will pay the cost price because I updated the file, and it is now a "beta" product.
Don't worry, it is 100% printable!

here is the link: Pedal Extension (SLZEAQCA2) by Ben006

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Old 05-17-2016, 03:27 PM   #6
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Hi guys!

It's been more than a month, and the extension has performed pretty good so far, I've gotten use to it and I like it now

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