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Old 02-14-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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Check out these pedals on ebay

A mod I always wanted to do but couldn't bare to spend $250 on something that's just going to get all scuffed up.

$140 delivered 20 available.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8038438423&ssPageName=MERC_VI_ReBay_Pr4_PcY_BID_Stores_IT


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Why did u have to show me????There goes another $140.......
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LOL, well you could have paid $250!

btw, check his other listings they come in just drilled (no nubs).
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Thanks a lot...

You also cost me some more money.. had to go bid on one of those... sweet pedals....

I truly apologize for the next question, as its been a long winter and I haven't seen my car in a while (insert crying), but will the gas pedal fit the box? I don't remember how big the gas pedal is?

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Old 02-14-2006, 06:51 PM   #5
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Those are probably the only aftermarket pedals I've liked on these cars so far--they look nice. Totally just a dress-up item and arguably detrimental to driving but what the hey, eh?
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:56 AM   #6
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yes purely bling but looks great in the car. as far as function I peeked into a GT3 and noticed the pedals had the same old rubber covers as our Boxster.
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i have those pedals and i love them. the wider bottom of the accelerator pedal makes for a nice heel / toe feel. the mounting hardware does suck, though. I wound up drilling through the factory pedals, shimming, and fastening with rivets.
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Old 02-21-2006, 01:14 PM   #8
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ok this guy takes the cake for speedy delivery.

I paid for the pedals on Saturday and they arrived today (from Canada!).

Quality looks good. I'm debating whether I should get my local speed shop to do this. I don't have a power drill and can't forsee the need for one in the future.
Hmmm... do I buy a power drill and do it myself or farm out this little mod.
I guess it depends on how much the shop will charge. $40 tops?
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Mine are in transit Can't wait...

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Old 02-21-2006, 02:08 PM   #10
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Me Likey!

Happy Birthday to ME! Happy Birthday to ME!
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:30 PM   #11
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here are some alum. pedals to whet your apetitie

by the way, these dudes paid like $300 for the RUF and Carnewal pedals.








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apparently you remove the rubber cover for the brake and clutch and you'll need extra shims/washers for the brake since the surface is rouned while the back of the aluminum pedal is flat. The ebay set comes with three wood screws for screwing the dead pedal over the existing dead pedal cover. There are 9 screws and bolts for the other three pedals. You should tighten the pedals by turning from behind and hold the philips screw in place from the front so you don't scratch the pedal with the screwdriver. Also you'll need a good drill bit cuz the brake is metal.

here's a great how-to link (spring loaded clamps!)
http://www.somniplex.com/gallery/1stmods
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Okay, I just took a look on EBAY and there are tons of "custom" pedals out there. After looking closely at these, and others, I can see why. These things would be a piece of cake to design and make. Plus, all of these require drilling - I don't see why they couldn't be designed as a direct replacement.

So....

Anyone have a set of "extra pedals"? They wouldn't have to be the nice aluminum ones but maybe the ones you took off when replacing with the new ones? I'd like to use them as a template for designing some pedals (I'd use mine but they're kinda of attached to my Porsche right now).

After designing, I'll get them quoted and post what it would cost on this board. I'm thinking these things are easily under $100.00 even for a completely custom design. I'll also see about posting the "solid model" of the design.

Please PM me if you'd be willing to donate some pedals to this experiment - I'll ship them back if requested.
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:42 AM   #13
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These pedals go over the existing pedal (minus the rubber cover).
The black nubs have a rubber backing that sits between the bare metal/plastic pedal and the aluminum pedal.
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I just installed a set of these in a 996C2 the other day, and the pedals are very very nice. So impressed we ordered a set for Stephen's car. They are not approved by Porsche IIRC, but as long as they can get away with it........ I would highly recommend them. The only issue i had, was i had to get different mounting hardware for some of the holes. I used a few of the screws they send, but got some longer ones from the hardware store for a few places.
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Yea for less than $150 its a big improvement. Can't believe people spend $200 just on the dead pedal alone.

did you use shims/washer to get the aluminum brake to sit flush with the brake?
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These pedals go over the existing pedal (minus the rubber cover).
The black nubs have a rubber backing that sits between the bare metal/plastic pedal and the aluminum pedal.
Gotcha! That makes sense. I guess I was just hoping for the rubber then. I need something to "caliper". Still, I suppose I could do this over the weekend with my own.
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:43 PM   #17
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well you bring up a good point. If the aluminum pedal was made with a rubber backing that you could just "wrap around" the existing (uncovered) pedal, installation would be as easy as getting out the flat head screwdriver.
A very good adhesive woudln't hurt either.

remeber me when you patent this and make $10 million.
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well you bring up a good point. If the aluminum pedal was made with a rubber backing that you could just "wrap around" the existing (uncovered) pedal, installation would be as easy as getting out the flat head screwdriver.
A very good adhesive woudln't hurt either.

remeber me when you patent this and make $10 million.
Oh absolutely! When I get the "Oscar" of Porsche Pedal Design - you'll be the first person I thank. I've actually already written my acceptance speach. I cried writing it.

Of course, I figure I'd only have to sell around 100,000 of these.... Hmm, so how many friends do you have? They make GREAT stocking stuffers!

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