Aftermarket Pedal box?

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Aftermarket Pedal box?

Post by Spaldino » Wed May 23, 2018 3:00 pm

Looking for some insight into upgrading the pedals in my car. I have huge feet (14 EEEE) and would like the pedal spacing, especially between the gas and brake pedals, to be wider. What have you guys done about this in the past? Any tricks or pedals from other vehicles that can be adapted... or do I go the full aftermarket "racing" pedal box route?

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Aftermarket Pedal box?

Post by John Brennan » Wed May 23, 2018 3:51 pm

IIRC, wide-tunnel cars (like your '88) have the gas and brake a little closer together than the earlier, narrow-tunnel versions. Most of us like this, but (and here is a question put to the group), perhaps in your case, an Early pedal cluster may be better? Will it even work?
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Re: Aftermarket Pedal box?

Post by cmouta » Thu May 24, 2018 12:15 pm

Here is an article on the two pedal space options offered in the XR4Ti

http://www.merkurtech.com/merkurtech/te ... tem013.php
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Re: Aftermarket Pedal box?

Post by my8950 » Thu May 24, 2018 1:17 pm

Good info here...One of the sites that is still available to us. Check out those dates...Sheesh!
I remember back in the day when that page was still being updated. :)

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Re: Aftermarket Pedal box?

Post by John Brennan » Thu May 24, 2018 2:49 pm

Looks like I had it backwards, then-- so if the wider spacing on the late cluster isn't enough, an aftermarket set may be necessary. Have no idea as to spacing or possible adjustability on any of those.
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