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Post Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 Subject: Re: late model pedal cluster List: email@example.com Hello all, Cliff (Walton) wrote: > I believe the change was made > in late 86 to the later pedal > cluster. This is probably just about right. Don't forget, they changed our floor pan in the 87 model year for the European change to the MkII body. The tranny tunnel got wider to accomodate the AWD parts. I put an 85 cluster into my 87 when I converted from C-3 to T-5 a few years ago. These were my pre-IMON days, so I just thought it was odd that the pedals were close and left it at that. Using the narrow pedal spacing taught me how to heel-and-toe some years ago (an invaluable skill, both on the track and off). Even though I can heel-and-toe in every car I've driven now, I wouldn't switch back, simply because I like the spacing, even with my size 11EEE feet. > I installed a pedal set from an 85. > ...brake was too close to the gas. > ...I picked up an 89... I noticed > the brake and gas pedals were not > as close together. I found a pedal > set from an 87 and compared... The > difference is only about 3/4" All of my observations are right on with this. I have never measured though. My wife's 88 has spacing typical to most cars. My 87, the racer has close pedals, with an 87 body and 85 pedals. My beater, an 85, has appropriate pedal spacing as well. It's when you combine the two different setups that odd stuff occurs. ---------- Update: 20 Mar 2002 Pictures of the pedal clustersBack to the Tech Articles main page
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