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Since I went to the track for the first time, now I see the need for some decent pedals. One thing I don't like about my R is when I wear larger thick soled shoes (I'm size 10-10.5) I ocassionally can feel the tip of my right shoe hit the underside of the lower dash area (I guess Swedish people are not known for having large feet). Part of it may be my seat position, it rarely happens, but it irritates me.<p>So here I'm getting ready to order these pedals and thinking, I've seen threads talking about just screwing them on top of the rubber pedals? Gee if I did that and the pedals have the rubber inserts, I'm reducing my foot clearance even more!<p>So then I see you can remove the plastic pedals (is this the 'proper' way) and drill new holes to mount the pedals. Maybe the metal is actually thinner than the stock rubber so I'll be gaining a 1/4" of clearance (wishful thinking).<p>The real thing I'm wondering is will I be more happy with slotted pedals with or without the inserts? Granted I'm taking the car to the track maybe only 3 times a year so it's how the pedals perform in everyday driving that counts. But if people aren't having slippage/comfort proplems without the inserts using the slotted pedals, seems like I should go without the inserts to maximize my foot clearance.<p>I take it most people who have mounted these try to line them up the same as the stock pedals but possibly moving the brake and accelerator a little closer to allow for heel and toe driving at the track?? Heck, I thought the pedals were already too close (for everyday driving) as, again with my larger shoes), ocassionally my foot was not exactly centered on the accelerator and I accidentally depressed the brake at the same time as the accelerator - very irritating. Never had this problem in any other car. Luckily it is very infrequent.<br>
 

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Re: Pedals, with or without inserts? (jazee)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jazee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Since I went to the track for the first time, now I see the need for some decent pedals. One thing I don't like about my R is when I wear larger thick soled shoes (I'm size 10-10.5) I ocassionally can feel the tip of my right shoe hit the underside of the lower dash area (I guess Swedish people are not known for having large feet). Part of it may be my seat position, it rarely happens, but it irritates me.<p>So here I'm getting ready to order these pedals and thinking, I've seen threads talking about just screwing them on top of the rubber pedals? Gee if I did that and the pedals have the rubber inserts, I'm reducing my foot clearance even more!<p>So then I see you can remove the plastic pedals (is this the 'proper' way) and drill new holes to mount the pedals. Maybe the metal is actually thinner than the stock rubber so I'll be gaining a 1/4" of clearance (wishful thinking).<p>The real thing I'm wondering is will I be more happy with slotted pedals with or without the inserts? Granted I'm taking the car to the track maybe only 3 times a year so it's how the pedals perform in everyday driving that counts. But if people aren't having slippage/comfort proplems without the inserts using the slotted pedals, seems like I should go without the inserts to maximize my foot clearance.<p>I take it most people who have mounted these try to line them up the same as the stock pedals but possibly moving the brake and accelerator a little closer to allow for heel and toe driving at the track?? Heck, I thought the pedals were already too close (for everyday driving) as, again with my larger shoes), ocassionally my foot was not exactly centered on the accelerator and I accidentally depressed the brake at the same time as the accelerator - very irritating. Never had this problem in any other car. Luckily it is very infrequent.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Racing shoes.
 

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Re: Pedals, with or without inserts? (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Racing shoes. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I find the combination of slotted pedals without grips and piloti's to be an excellent combination.
 

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But what about everyday driving getting in the car with wet dress shoes on. Will I be wanting or not wanting inserts in that situation?<p>Oh heck, when do I every wear 'dress' shoes - never. I always have rubber soled shoes up. But still, for everyday driving is inserts versus no inserts going make a big difference?
 

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I wouldn't trust any pedal cover or insert in any car, they go through too much stress. <p>Many times on the track, I smash the brakes and even use my steering wheel to pull my body towards the peddle to get more stomp. I've had stuff come loose and fall off. <p>What I found really helps is shoes. I suggest getting a decent pair, they make footwork much easier. OMP makes fine shoes. <p><IMG SRC="http://www.motorspot.com/Misanophoto1.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I suppose, for regular everyday driving, wet slotted metal pedals without inserts are no more slippery than wet stock rubber pedals? So the answer is starting to seem like a no-brainer unless someone has a compelling reason to get them with inserts in for everyday driving.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jazee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I suppose, for regular everyday driving, wet slotted metal pedals without inserts are no more slippery than wet stock rubber pedals? So the answer is starting to seem like a no-brainer unless someone has a compelling reason to get them with inserts in for everyday driving.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wet metal pedals are definitely going to be more slippery than ones with inserts or stock rubber pedals. <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jazee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I suppose, for regular everyday driving, wet slotted metal pedals without inserts are no more slippery than wet stock rubber pedals? So the answer is starting to seem like a no-brainer unless someone has a compelling reason to get them with inserts in for everyday driving.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wear dress shoes on slotted metal pedals, and have had no problems with slipping.
 

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If you want something with near-racing shoe performance that you don't have to be embarrased to be seen in off the track:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autosportcatalog.com/file_center/product_images/piloti_spyder_sv/2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Special swedespeed/R-gauge color combo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Pedals, with or without inserts? (jazee)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jazee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I take it most people who have mounted these try to line them up the same as the stock pedals but possibly moving the brake and accelerator a little closer to allow for heel and toe driving at the track?? Heck, I thought the pedals were already too close (for everyday driving) as, again with my larger shoes), ocassionally my foot was not exactly centered on the accelerator and I accidentally depressed the brake at the same time as the accelerator - very irritating. Never had this problem in any other car. Luckily it is very infrequent.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Takspeed can do custom size pedals if you want something different. On my own R I have a 1" extension on the left side of the gas pedal that makes heel 'n toe a snap. Contact takspeed on the website or IM me for more info:<p><A HREF="http://www.takspeed.com//shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46&products_id=15" TARGET="_blank">http://www.takspeed.com//shop/...id=15</A><p>You can see the extension in this picture:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.takspeed.com/shop/images/large/products/100-601_LRG.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Pedals, with or without inserts? (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Racing shoes. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Why don't you be like me, driving bare-footed? I do this each day after long day of work. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Pedals, with or without inserts? (stevectsai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Why don't you be like me, driving bare-footed? I do this each day after long day of work. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Illegal in some places.
 

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Re: Pedals, with or without inserts? (vizwiz)

I bought the Takspeed pedals with the flat rubber inserts. If you get rubber inserts, get the round ones, the flat ones ended up popping out a few per day until I removed all of them (and yes, the flanges were properly seated on the inserts).<p>The round ones are smaller, and look like they won't pop out as easily - and I am very happy with the pedals themselves, just not with the flat inserts.
 

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Re: Pedals, with or without inserts? (e1618978)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>e1618978</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I bought the Takspeed pedals with the flat rubber inserts. If you get rubber inserts, get the round ones, the flat ones ended up popping out a few per day until I removed all of them (and yes, the flanges were properly seated on the inserts).<p>The round ones are smaller, and look like they won't pop out as easily - and I am very happy with the pedals themselves, just not with the flat inserts.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>e,<p>our manufacturer has come out with a new lower profile insert in both flat and round formats. we're expecting them in a week or two. shoot me an email or IM and I can set you up with some replacements.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vizwiz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I wear dress shoes on slotted metal pedals, and have had no problems with slipping. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The slotting looks pretty agressive on these pedals so I'd say smooth metal pedals would be a problem but I guess you could also order the inserts later if you had problems. <p>
 
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