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Old 07-01-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Pedal Medal

I've had a set of inexpensive pedals for a couple of months and didn't have much desire to install them. Well, finally this weekend I gave it a go. I also sanded and painted the fuse cover panel. It looked like the original owner wore golf spikes and scraped the panel when entering and exiting the car.

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Old 07-03-2007, 03:49 AM   #2
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Man those look great, nice job! Was the drilling for install hard? Your Boxster keeps looking awesome!
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Inexpensive to you is expensive to me , those are nice pedals!
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Thanks guys.

I had read about how difficult it would be to drill through the brake pedal, so I was prepared. My cordless drill isn't that powerful, so I didn't even try to use it. I just broke out my seldom used old electric drill. On top of that, I bought a new set of drill bits. I then took advice I read here or on another site and started with a very small pilot hole, and enlarged the hole with different drill bits until reaching the desired diameter. Lastly, I removed the plastic owner's manual holder under the steering wheel in order to get a better angle with my drill. After taking these steps, it was rather easy to drill the holes. I made marks on my rubber brake and clutch covers and drilled through rubber before going through the substrate. I believe the rubber acted as a guide and prevented the drill bit from sliding around on the metal or plastic.

I hope these tips will be helpful to the next guy.

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Edit - I forgot to say that I didn't use the rubber brake and clutch covers in the final install. I used them as guides and removed them before attaching the metal covers.

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Do you mind me asking where you got them and how much they cost?
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No problem. I bought them on eBay for $69.99. Shipping was rather high at $25.00. The seller's name is orangehuang531.

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gas pedal question

i poped my gas pedal off and now I can't get the ball back in the cup on the back of the gas pedal, do you know how to get it reconnected/
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:41 PM   #8
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Sorry gpminow, no experience reconnecting the gas pedal. I'm sure someone with knowledge will chime in.

Good luck, and post some pics when you're done.
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Very nice, ddb. The new pedals are a much-needed improvement over the stock ones. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the set? I assume the set of three came with the dead pedal, too?
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Very nice!
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Very nice, ddb. The new pedals are a much-needed improvement over the stock ones. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the set? I assume the set of three came with the dead pedal, too?

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No problem. I bought them on eBay for $69.99. Shipping was rather high at $25.00. The seller's name is orangehuang531.

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Thanks guys. The dead pedal was included.

Here's a set listed from the same seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-Pedals-Boxster-Carrera-GT2-GT3-C4S-996-986-TT-S_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33700QQihZ015QQitemZ2 50138819753QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

They are more expensive than my set ($99.99 versus $69.99), but are slightly different. I actually like these better than the pedals I bought. Shipping is the same, $25,which seems high to me.

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Pedals

Looks great! Can I ask, did the aluminium pedals raise the pedal height? I am ~ 5'10" and was wondering if I did this would it feel to high? Thanks
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Hi kelsey,

Thanks. I drove the car for the first time since installing the pedals 3 days ago. I'm about 6 hours away from home and didn't notice anything odd about the pedal height on the drive. I removed the brake and clutch stock rubber covers which probably offset any net gain in pedal height.

On longer distances I like to drive with my shoes off (socks on). The only thing I noticed is the nice feeling of the raised pieces on my feet when depressing the pedals.

Post pics if you decide to add the pedals.

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What did you like better on the other set. The only thing I noticed was Porsche written a it bigger. Is there a slight different in finish?
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Hi SC986,

Two things: The raised pieces appear to be cylindrical and made out of rubber on the set in the link. Mine are plastic and domed shaped. I think the cylindrical set looks better.

Also, mine are attached with just 2 screws per pedal, versus 3 on the set in the link.

Did you get your top? How do you like it? Pics!

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Yeah got the top painted and on last Thursday. I like it, it really gives the car a different look. I need to do some adjustments, have alot of windnoise on the drivers side.

I tried for 45 minutes today and could not get the plug for the defroster clipped in..Grrrr.

Yeah, I haven't taken a pic yet. You know the area, no great scenery around. I need to though!
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Thanks guys. The dead pedal was included.

Here's a set listed from the same seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-Pedals-Boxster-Carrera-GT2-GT3-C4S-996-986-TT-S_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33700QQihZ015QQitemZ2 50138819753QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

They are more expensive than my set ($99.99 versus $69.99), but are slightly different. I actually like these better than the pedals I bought. Shipping is the same, $25,which seems high to me.

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Hmm, I like it - might have to look into a set for me.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:19 PM   #20
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SC986:

It's a bear to get your hand contorted enough to plug in the defroster cable. Keep trying and you will get it in. Looking forward to seeing the hardtop.

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For the money I think those pedals offer a great bang for the buck! Post some pics if you decide to install a set.

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