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Old 11-07-2013, 07:57 PM
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Have not installed them yet (will try tonight), and will give feedback about pedal feel once I install them and drive for a day or so.
Got the new pedal overlays on. As far as driving feel: great. No real difference between the stock and these. There's no "play" (which I was concerned about), and they look great.

As for the installation...accelerator was simple. Once you have it positioned properly, you just need to convince yourself to step on it very hard to "snap" it in place. It literally snaps on over the existing pedal.

The brake is a b*tch.

You remove the existing rubber overlay (which is simple enough since it's flexible). I soaped up the new overlay as was suggested by the instructions, but you really need to work hard with a screwdriver to get the top portion of the overlay fitted around the pedal.

It doesn't help that you can't see what you're doing, the stem of the pedal gets in the way, and there's little room to work in. In the end, a bathroom hand-held mirror sitting in the foot-well helped greatly so I wasn't just working by feel, and I used two different screwdrivers...one long shaft and one short shaft to work on different parts / angles.

Instructions shown just for laughs.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:07 PM
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Got the new pedal overlays on. As far as driving feel: great. No real difference between the stock and these. There's no "play" (which I was concerned about), and they look great.

As for the installation...accelerator was simple. Once you have it positioned properly, you just need to convince yourself to step on it very hard to "snap" it in place. It literally snaps on over the existing pedal.

The brake is a b*tch.

You remove the existing rubber overlay (which is simple enough since it's flexible). I soaped up the new overlay as was suggested by the instructions, but you really need to work hard with a screwdriver to get the top portion of the overlay fitted around the pedal.

It doesn't help that you can't see what you're doing, the stem of the pedal gets in the way, and there's little room to work in. In the end, a bathroom hand-held mirror sitting in the foot-well helped greatly so I wasn't just working by feel, and I used two different screwdrivers...one long shaft and one short shaft to work on different parts / angles.

Instructions shown just for laughs.
Thanks for the great explanation and the pictures. The instructions are a hoot, and as I recall, very similar to the instructions for the sill guards. I like the look..... Time for another visit to eBay! I'm guessing those rubber nubs (?) provide some traction.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:59 PM
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Got the new pedal overlays on. As far as driving feel: great. No real difference between the stock and these. There's no "play" (which I was concerned about), and they look great. As for the installation...accelerator was simple. Once you have it positioned properly, you just need to convince yourself to step on it very hard to "snap" it in place. It literally snaps on over the existing pedal. The brake is a b*tch. You remove the existing rubber overlay (which is simple enough since it's flexible). I soaped up the new overlay as was suggested by the instructions, but you really need to work hard with a screwdriver to get the top portion of the overlay fitted around the pedal. It doesn't help that you can't see what you're doing, the stem of the pedal gets in the way, and there's little room to work in. In the end, a bathroom hand-held mirror sitting in the foot-well helped greatly so I wasn't just working by feel, and I used two different screwdrivers...one long shaft and one short shaft to work on different parts / angles. Instructions shown just for laughs.
Those look great, and the instructions are definitely a laugher. If it were my truck I'd have em on there in a heartbeat.

I sure as $h!t hope the ones for my running boards are less, ah, not helpful....
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:01 PM
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Time for another visit to eBay! I'm guessing those rubber nubs (?) provide some traction.
Yes....and the "nubs" they are indeed a hard / firm rubber material...NOT hard plastic, and they are raised above the stainless steel pedal finish. I've thus far had no issues with any kind of traction.
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Those look great, and the instructions are definitely a laugher. If it were my truck I'd have em on there in a heartbeat.

I sure as $h!t hope the ones for my running boards are less, ah, not helpful....
Perhaps you could get some pedal covers as, a, well, Christmas gift. A little bling for your wife's Durango? That's what I'm telling myself
Wishing you the best of luck with your running boards, and know your pics and comments will be worth a look.
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Perhaps you could get some pedal covers as, a, well, Christmas gift. A little bling for your wife's Durango? That's what I'm telling myself
Wishing you the best of luck with your running boards, and know your pics and comments will be worth a look.
That's my plan O:-) with some suggestive hints to my wife just before the holidays.
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Thanks for the great explanation and the pictures.... I like the look..... .
Did I mention with these pedals, I'm now getting increased horsepower, torque and gas mileage?*





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Re: Thoughts on my Granite D Citadel with Blu-Ray

LOL Looks good. I think the value of car increased by thousands as well . Looking at picture now makes me wonder if they should make one for the E-Brake as well.
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LOL Looks good. I think the value of car increased by thousands as well . Looking at picture now makes me wonder if they should make one for the E-Brake as well.
Lol...already looked into it. You can get a part that is made for a Challenger (and I believe it's a Mercedes part as well.) However, it is not a factory fit. I have seen some people mod it in order to get it to fit.

I don't particularly like the way this guy did it, since the curvature on the brake pedal is opposite of how the curvature is on the other pedals. If it could be modded so that I can get it installed with it turned 90 degrees like in this pic, I might give it a shot.

Might be some epoxy involved for this to work...and not 100% sold on the look...but I may spend the $20 on the part and play with it...
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I agree photo two was in IMO the best of the two. Be careful you might not know when to stop.
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It's interesting, the pedals on Mopars website have the rubber at the bottom rounded. The pictures Joey put up show the rubber more angular. I see both options available on ebay from different sellers, I wonder which is the newer model or if any, what the difference at be other than appearance. I personally like the angles on Joeys pedals. Just thought I'd point this out.
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It's interesting, the pedals on Mopars website have the rubber at the bottom rounded. The pictures Joey put up show the rubber more angular. I see both options available on ebay from different sellers, I wonder which is the newer model or if any, what the difference at be other than appearance. I personally like the angles on Joeys pedals. Just thought I'd point this out.
Very good spot. Odd, as it appears they show the same part number. Think I agree with you and like the angles better.
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