2: Audio / Electrical / Engine Bay
5: Photoshoots (My delusions of Grandeur)
1/8" cast aluminum pedals from XenonExpert.Com
These are some REALLY nice pedals- 1/8" aluminum with rubber inserts. The inserst are actually a sheet of rubber behind the pedal w/ raised areas that poke through the metal pedal. The contour of these pedals is VERY close to the stock with exception of the gas pedal. I did notice that the center rubber dots on the clutch and gas pedal arent as raised as the others, this is due to a slight contour mis-match. If you were to install these with some folded paper or something behind the center area you could easily get all the rubber dots to a uniform heigth.
Drilling is required, and I suggest using something other than a standard drill- a dremel or an air drill would probably work far better due to the size constraints of the area your working in. I also suggest a center punch.
Heres how I would approach this install if i had to do it again:
I would start by holding the pedals in place with some ducktape for alignment. Then, I would mark either the top 2, or bottom 2 holes on each pedal w/ the center punch. Be especially careful on the gas pedal- it's made in such a way that the space constraints are extremely tight- make sure your drilling holes that you can actually use. After drilling 2 holes to each pedal, i would loosely install each pedal and then mark the next 2 holes w/ the center punch. Remove the pedals, drill, and reinstall. If you try to do all 4 holes for each pedal all at once as I did, you will be irritated when stuff dosnt fit... like i was.
Simulated CF Dash Strip - Removal
There is a little notch on the underside- its right where my finger is. This is where you should start the removal process. Simply slip your finger in, and pull towards the passenger seat.
then work your way to the LEFT.
this, combined with my right hand (was holding camera) on the upper portion is how i' always have to grab this section to get it out. it just pulls towards you like you've been doing on the rest of the strip.
here is the dash strip laying in my lap. Notice everything but the right most side is simply push/pull clips- the right side is a hook, which slides into a pocket.
Normally, pop the first and work left, then slide the right hook out- However, i've done it a few times and today when i was doing it to take pictures after popping about 1/2 the clips, the right side actually slipped out while i was pulling on the far left. The dash strip is pretty flexible, but I wouldnt try forcing it to slide out prematurely.
Got around to routing my FM transmitter wire to a more subdued location- Ran it through the ashtray, down around the base of the shifter (being careful to zip tie it where it can't get caught up in any moving parts) and then into the cup holder where I have my MP3 player. Was easy once I figured out how to get the stupid ash-tray section of the dash out. Unscrew bottom 2 screws, then it simply pulls towards you. I found it helped to cram my thumb into the cigarette adapter and pull.