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Well, this actually someting I put together while waiting for a larger interior mod to come together. It may make more sense later, but, I was trying to do something that would mimic the gauges and compliment my Nordkap interior.<p>In preperation for my MB garage sale I am posting on another site this weekend <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> , I started to weed through my many parts to see what was saleable. I ran across several parts and pieces for pedals, which got me thinking ... and tinkering .... again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> . This is parts and pieces from maybe 4 different pedal sets with a set on Nokya anodised blue pedals as a base.<p>Anyway, I am kinda on the fence about these. Be assured, the blue matches the gauge faces ... I just hope they didn't turn out too ricey or "boy racer". They are "clip on" and totally reversable if I hate 'em. It will be tough to get a shot of the blue/black kevlar I used to accent the openings once installed. So tell me, would you rock 'em, or trash 'em???<p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0VAAAAK8XhtG!hrzjS*I2NjdVxiQcMoWw!lvpt*XPKuicaVQ!AuEulCO3Y0B6LKPnbGomedPtcn9qK89q6k!nIR6gWwsft7yRx0mgGBQEEPK3bz3*vTC!LiBWkkAbsrxy/IMG_1831.JPG?dc=4675569942961679923" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0WAAAAIkYsjK!hrzjS*I2NgwXDqv0FZoNzhk9LrJ9NTcn7o0DyE!7kP7yn6b!6vNXucq6KyKNAUo9ZNlu5Iqav7tgSjWb90t8jcSBWG8n6HhzLmPRS01j53wPVUwvTsvIAAAAAAAAAAA/IMG_1832.JPG?dc=4675569943052049217" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (Quick Brick)

I think the idea is good, but after a week or so, you won't see the fiber cloth through the holes and they would be just filled with dirt/grass/whatever......<p>For a show car or the like, yes, it would be a nice finishing touch, but for most daily drives the intent would be wasted. <p>Kevin
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (Quick Brick)

I voted rock 'em.<p>Actually, even better...try them out, if you like them, keep 'em. To hell what others think about 'em.<p>...and I have used aftermarket pedals before, the ones on my old '94 Honda Prelude wore down quite a bit. It was a big help with heel/toe shifting. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tekk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think pedals are meant to be brushed aluminum or black...but thats just me</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I compeletely agree! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (Quick Brick)

Have you seen the new Takspeed ones? <p><IMG SRC="http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/6527/100_5218Small.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (Quick Brick)

This is one of those mods that may go either way. Installed, they will either be totally awesome or fully disgusting. <p>Use some double sided tape and place them over the existing pedal covers & snap a pic or two so we can see the full monte before deciding...
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not ("R" Kelly)

The first thing you want to consider with pedals is why you want them or how you intend to drive. If you're just looking for glitz, you only need to consider the appearance and and the obvious slippery foot issue. If you are thinking about tracking your car or any technical driving, you want to consider the size, shape, placement, and foot slippage. <p>For track type pedals you may find they get looking somewhat industrial. I used these OMP Rally ones and while they are functional, some find them to be ugly.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.r-series.org/omp2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (JimLill)

Jim, this maybe a dumb question, but as far as mounting those, do you just screw them on top of the current pedals?<p>The price of those are very reasonable, and I don't mind the industrial look at all. I would much rather have them feel right than be pretty.
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (Quick Brick)

Unless they used some seriously high quality anodizing (Type III milspec hardcoat comes to mind), I'm guessing the color layer will wear through and look like crud pretty quickly.
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (Quick Brick)

Thanx for the input everyone ... like I said, I wasn't overly pleased with the way they turned out. Like KVB-R said, the "idea" was good, but I wanted something more sophisticated looking in the end.<p>I would have (and still could) used either raw aluminum (silver) or gunmetal as a base instead of the blue, but it's what I had and like I said, it seems to match the gauge faces well.<p>"R" Kelly, I have seen the takspeed ones and like them quite a bit ... and I have really wanted to throw some biz thier way with all they contribute to the forum. I am just not keen on drilling into the pedals on my lease car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> . One of the reasons I used the blue pedals as a base is because they were a completely clamp on design.<p>Jim Lill, while they have to function, I am more about the style than autocrossing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> . I am sure yours are functional, and I think an aesthetic improvement over the stockies contrary to what ppl might have said to you.<p>... and yes Partridge, I considered the durability too ... maybe not the best, but hey, for a free mod I found in my parts bin, not all that much lost. I think I will abandon these and see if I can either build up the courage to install the Takspeed ones, or begin to tinker with another design <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Jim, this maybe a dumb question, but as far as mounting those, do you just screw them on top of the current pedals?<p>The price of those are very reasonable, and I don't mind the industrial look at all. I would much rather have them feel right than be pretty.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, they screw on... I have "jacks" on the brake to level it with the gas under threshold braking.<p>
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (Quick Brick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quick Brick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am just not keen on drilling into the pedals on my lease car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dont stress - when you are ready to return the car at the end of the lease, just put back the stock rubber covers on the pedals - no one will know you ever drilled. (at least that is my plan, shhhhh!)
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (bschurr)

Haha, yes, fine for the brake, but what about the plastic gas pedal with no factory cover <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> ??? As long as the guy only gives your car a few whacks with his red and white stick, you should be fine <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quick Brick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Haha, yes, fine for the brake, but what about the plastic gas pedal with no factory cover <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> ??? As long as the guy only gives your car a few whacks with his red and white stick, you should be fine <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If the inspector is gonna ding you for a pair of screw holes in the accelerator pedal I'm guessing you have bigger issues before you turn her in... (worst case scenario, fill the hole with some black silicone)<p>You are already busted for a new slash in the front grill anyway (oops, sorry - cat's out of the bag now....) I am betting that the screw holes (like your updated slash) arent noticed either - they are looking for major defects not minor flaws. My daughter stuffed her ice skate though the speaker grill on the rear passenger door of my S80 the week before my lease termination inspection. It was noted on the report along with other "minor" wear & tear issues & I never received a bill for it.<p>Valets are always intrigued with the R and I always get comments on the pedals... GO FOR IT!!!
 

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Re: From the spare parts bin ... pedals ... or not (Quick Brick)

Two options: <p>1) drill through the rubber to mount pedals, then glue rubber nib over the top of screw to perfect the look. Remove and replace the rubber covers when your lease is up, and no one will ever know you drilled. Use 3M double sided adhesive for the foot rest. <p>2J) super epoxy cement the pedals to the rubber covers, cut off and replace the rubber covers when your lease is up.
 
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