Winter jobs - pedal spacing...

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Winter jobs - pedal spacing...

As Scotland is now wall to wall mud / salt or both I'm tinkering on my 7 in the garage. Its an S3 and having only driven it 100 miles since picking it up from the chap that built it I've had some problems with pedal spacing.

I had driven a 310R, 420R and R300 SLR (all s3) prior to purchase and although the pedal box was snug I had no issues with the pedal spacing with the trainers I had on. My car seems to have the throttle and brake so close together that I had to dig out my old race boots to be able to press the brake independently of the throttle...

I have had an initial fiddle, lowering the throttle position position which has improved matters somewhat but compared to the other cars I have driven the spacing seems too close.

I wonder if anyone had a photo of their pedals for reference so I can see if I need to bend the brake pedal or throttle to make it useable. I'm not sure if its a lateral clearance issue or depth issue so would appreciate some images prior to adjustment again.

Thanks.

David.

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I'll take one for you.

I have no issues as I have size 6 feet (but in wide fittings) and can and do drive the car with walking boots on if needs be.

Stephen Hubbard

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Thanks - that's very different to my setup - will go back to the car tomorrow and compare...

David.

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Do you need a copy with a shoe in place?

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David,

try and post up a picture so we can input before you go bending anything. Also photograph from above with the pedal box lid off.

Ian

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‘98 dedion chassis...sorry its upside down

 

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I have the same problem. I think my brake pedal is in the wrong position ie too close to the throttle. My feet are touching the sides on that photo. 

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I’m 6’1” and have size 11 feet and find I can only drive it in slim, close fitting shoes.

I also have a lowered floor primarily to get my swede lower, but has the bonus of making more room in the footwell (I can rest my clutch foot now) and there is more clearance between my knees and the 290mm momo.

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Steve: do you catch the throttle pedal when you apply the brake and vice versa?

Those shoes have quite a wide rubber outsole...

Jonathan