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    Rennline pedals

    A while back I purchased a set of Rennline pedals for my 997 Turbo through CoolCava Racing here in the UK.  This was to help me with heal and toeing given the very high biting pedal for my ceramic brakes - I just couldn't reach the throttle without full braking all the time, something that I rarely do on public roads.

    2 weeks later and they arrived!!

    This evening I set about installation.  I put together the throttle pedal as much as I could prior to getting near the car itself, this was pretty straight-forward and could be done from the comfort of my desk.

    Starting point:


    I then drilled the 3 holes required for the lifter plate using the cut-out template provided in the instructions.  Sadly though after drilling the holes the bottom left hole was about 1cm too low and too left - so I had to drill another hole!  Not to worry I suppose as the lifter plate covers the mistake hole anyway...

    Next I screwed in the lifter base plate:


    Followed by the main pedal (constructed earlier):

    Next up, the brake pedal. I was scratching my head for a while how to get the stock rubber grip off, then I found that the whole thing is just a rubber cover for the pedal which you can just pull off from the back:

    So once I got that off I then had to drill some holes for the screws. Frustratingly though this was very hard to do as the angles are really tough to get at with a drill and this pedal is made of metal so it slipped each time, and again afterwards I found my alignment of holes slightly out Smiley

    After getting the hole right the next issue then was tightening the screws into the bolts behind the pedal - especially as my initial holes were too close to the vertical metal stem of the pedal so the bolts wouldn't fit. It took me about 1 hour just for this part alone!!

    By the time I got this far it was getting dark so I decided to abandon the last pedal (clutch - which looks like it is plastic not metal) for tomorrow. So I went for a little drive to test them out.

    Immediately heal-and-toeing was SO EASY!!  The brake is right level with the throttle now, I can 'blip' under any braking load.  It's great.  The only thing to watch is under heavy braking it's very easy to catch the throttle pedal so you have to be aware of this.  Just needs a little practice I suppose.

    I will continue this thread tomorrow or on Sat when I finish off the last step and give a more thorough review.



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    Report part II...

    So this morning my brain finally kicked in and I realized that what I needed was a MIRROR to see the back of the pedals. D'oh!! This helped massively, especially when planning where to drill the holes and for tightening the bolts at the back.

    I also spotted that the Rennline recommended top-lower hole (for a 997) was actually restricting the throttle pedal at the back. That's like 50bhp gone right there!!

    So I switched to the (non-997 recommened) top-top hole to resolve the issue, giving:

    Final result:

    I then took the car out for another drive and after I re-adjusted the pedals a little more I was no longer catching the throttle when I applied for full brakes. Now it rocks - I love this mod!!



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    Thanks Alex - looks like you've solved a few glitches which should make fitting easier for anyone else....plus save a ruck of time..Smiley


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    Geez... you RHD cars have almost no dead pedal.
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    996 C4 (sold)


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    Thank you so much, that will be interesting for some time to come.

    Is that an Audi S3 in the background?


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    John H:

    Thanks Alex - looks like you've solved a few glitches which should make fitting easier for anyone else....plus save a ruck of time..Smiley


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    "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."
    Cheers JohnSmiley

    Yes, despite getting instructions with the kit, there is still a lot to learn yourself by trial and error...


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    ADias:
    Geez... you RHD cars have almost no dead pedal.
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    996 C4 (sold)

    Yup, RHD Porsches for you!! smiley00032.gif


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    Eunice:

    Thank you so much, that will be interesting for some time to come.

    Is that an Audi S3 in the background?

    Yes, my trusty old S3.  Love that car, gone passed 50k miles in it now.



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    NOTICE:

    I have heard on other forums that if you fitted the baseplate top self-tapping top screw to the Rennline recommended lower-top hole then you will be restricting the throttle pedal from going all the way down!!

    Please check this if you already have the Rennline pedals in your car.
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    Alex_997TT:
    NOTICE:

    I have heard on other forums that if you fitted the baseplate top self-tapping top screw to the Rennline recommended lower-top hole then you will be restricting the throttle pedal from going all the way down!!

    Please check this if you already have the Rennline pedals in your car.
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    It must be reassuring to know that the supplier had so thoroughly tested the kit before selling it. Smiley

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    Yeh well all's well that ends well.  After 2 days practice I am now up to this level:


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    Alex_997TT:

    Yeh well all's well that ends well.  After 2 days practice I am now up to this level:


    It is amazing to see WR alternately use his left foot on clutch or brake and his right foot on throttle or brake, depending on the situation. Smiley

    And you have got up to his level in two days? Smiley Smiley Smiley


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    fritz

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    Unbelievable, driving so fast with all the people on the track...

     
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