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You Know What They Say About TC Drivers With Big Feet...
DrPhang Offline
Senior Member
#1
They cant drive Turbocoupes! I wear a size 13 shoe and it seems to me the pedals in my TC are to close together. When I goto hit the gas my foot is in between the right side of the pedal or the carpet, or it is in between the gas and the brake pedal. Anyone have this same prob? I am having trouble at the track getting my damn foot on the gas LOL. I still managed a 15.51 thow [Image: smile.gif]
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Have you considered bre..., I mean, foot reduction surgery [Image: biggrin.gif] At size 9-1/2 I don't have that problem but I have oftened wondered what the guys with larger shoe sizes did?

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revamp Offline
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#3
Yea I've actually had the same problem too, also a size 13. I replaced the pedals and there was a major difference. I don't know why they made them so close. O well. Just replace the pedals with either offset ones or just smaller ones. It worked for me. Try it out.

-Andrew
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DrPhang Offline
Senior Member
#4
revamp: Can you give me more info on where/what kind of pedals to go with? Also how hard are they to replace?

Thanks
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revamp Offline
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#5
Sure thing. I think there's a website that your can order off of. Let me look it up.

Andrew
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revamp Offline
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#6
Hrmm I had no luck in finding it. I do have a spare brake pedal that is exactly as the one I've got. It is one of those easy clamp pedals, but removed the back "clamps" and created an actual metal backing. It actually worked out great. Just make sure you rip off the original brake pedal padding and replace it with this one. I've got a spare one if you want it for like $5 bucks, w/ the shipping. Here's a picture of what my setup looks like.
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Hybridbird Offline
Posting Freak
#7
Yeah, you mean like punching the clutch to the floor when you are speed shifting,and jaming the brakes at the same time????Oh yeah,13's SUCK!!

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Dan E Offline
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#8
I agree and I only wear a size 12 shoe ! On long distances I have taken to wearing water shoes to drive in since they aren't as big. Tennis Shoes are terrible to drive in with big feet !

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revamp Offline
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#9
Yea at first it really was a pain in the ass. That was the very first thing I did when I got the car... replaced the pedals.
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BJL Offline
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#10
I wera 10 1/2 and sometime hit the gas while im on the brake, its a pain in the ass and my feet are to long and hit the underneath of the dahs, grr i hate it.

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