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Old 08-31-2006, 02:30 AM   #1
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OMGHi2U Adjusting Brake Pedal

When I am braking and downshifting, i have noticed that the brake pedal travels a tad further than the gas pedal, approx about .5 or .75 further. When braking hard, my foot tends to hit the gas pedal also, causing an unwanted over rev, and then f#cking up my downshift. I have taken a look at the brake pedal and it is adjustable. Anyone else done this? Just interested to see if anyone else is as irritated by this as i am.
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Old 08-31-2006, 06:21 AM   #2
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
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nice writeup, nick.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:24 AM   #4
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copy+paste from an old post I made
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:08 AM   #5
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Thanks Nick!

This should be in a threads of note somewhere... *adds*
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:26 PM   #6
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thanks for posting that writeup. i just want my brake pedal so that under threshold braking, the pedal doesn't travel past the throttle's closed height.
i would like it so i can just roll my foot over to blip the throttle.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:49 AM   #7
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Old 04-14-2007, 10:47 PM   #8
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Is there a way to adjust the gas and clutch pedals as well?
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:44 AM   #9
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The clutch pedal can be adjusted similarly, but be careful as misadjusting this will not just decrease feel but could also cause your clutch to slip, leading to an expensive early failure of the part.

The throttle pedal isn't really adjustable... on the cars with an actual linkage and cable, you can adjust the slack in the cable and with DBW cars you can alter the throttle mapping in the ECU to change the response but neither will get you much change in actual driveability.
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:32 PM   #10
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thanks alot!
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:53 AM   #11
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Is the flare wrench is mandatory? I only have normal wrenches, would a 17mm wrench work with the lock bolt?

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No, it's not manditory.

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Were there pics originally?
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good thread. thanks
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yep well you turn out the MC rod a bit then turn out the brakelight switch a bit and you will have your desired height.
I'm confused a bit (sorry, noob wanna-be-mechanic here) - The adjustment range of .5mm to 2mm - isn't that what your adjusting when you turn the rod? and that's just for free play before the pedal is depressed? The way I'm interpreting this is that you can only move the pedal 2mm up from the floor? That sounds wrong and I'm sure it is. Can you clarify how it is that I can move the brake pedal to be level with the gas when braking without putting more than the acceptable free play in the pedal before the brakes engage?

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the freeplay is limited by the brake switch. So if you move the pedal out closer to you, you'd be reducing the freeplay. You need to move both the switch and the pedal out in unison to assure no change in freeplay if your only goal is to move the pedal position.
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How do you know if you have dragging brakes? I have a pulsing feel every 2 seconds when I drive the car know. I'm not sure if I went too far. Actually I went almost all the way so that I would stiffen up the pedal.
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How do you know if you have dragging brakes? I have a pulsing feel every 2 seconds when I drive the car know. I'm not sure if I went too far. Actually I went almost all the way so that I would stiffen up the pedal.
Check if the wheel is hotter than the others after driving. Obviously be very careful when you do this
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sorry for the strong bump... can the brake pedal be moved closer to the gas for heal toe down shifting?
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No, but we have some pedals that will help with that. Check our our SRP racing pedals.

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I was able to move my gas pedal over about an inch towards the brake pedal on my 04 STi. I took a 1/4" thick flat piece of aluminum and drilled holes to go over the existing studs. Using the original nuts to secure the plate to the floor. Then I slid the gas pedal assy as far to the left as I could without hitting the steering column. Then I marked where the holes in the pedal assy were. Then removed the aluminum, drilled the holes out and installed the petal assy using countersunk screws and self locking nuts. Then reinstall the aluminum back over the original studs and secured with the original nuts. Then again wider gas pedals would be nice.
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