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Old 09-25-2003, 09:18 AM
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Default Clutch Pedal Adjustment - Great Mod

Tired of an aching left leg in heavy traffic?
Tired of the revs climbing way high when taking off from a stop?
Tired of the car jerking between shifts?
Tired of trying to find the point at which the clutch engages?

If so, this mod is for you:
http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthre...b=5&o=&fpart=1

I performed this mod yesterday with great results!
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Old 09-25-2003, 09:54 AM
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So it worked for you, huh?

Was the alteration as difficult as the guy in that forum made it sound? Are you driving a G or Z?

Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-25-2003, 10:10 AM
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Default Super Easy in a G Coupe

This mod takes about five minutes and is very easy.

Once on the floorboard, I removed the fuse box cover, placed the tip of a screwdriver into the fork and braced it so the fork would not move, placed a 12mm open end on the nut and broke it loose; next you simply turn the adjustment rod (I went 4 turns) and then re-tightened the nut.

I own a G coupe.
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Default huh????

I read the thread and I am still a little confused. What EXACTLY are they changing? Does anyone have a picture or diagram or a better description?

Before doing the modification I would want to be sure that you still get FULL engagement and disengaement of the clutch. If not, you will wear it out fast.

On the other hand, if this just decreases the travel (and increases the effort) of the pedal it sounds like a good mod to me!

Can anyone elaborate on this?
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Old 09-25-2003, 11:02 AM
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Basically I'm just writing so I get updates in my e-mail.

Sounds like a great mod. Someone try and record the process.
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Old 09-25-2003, 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by fanatic6711
Basically I'm just writing so I get updates in my e-mail.
You could also click the "Subscribe to this thread" link on the bottom of the page to accomplish the same thing.

Try other threads and you'll see. Just FYI.
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Old 09-25-2003, 11:45 AM
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never noticed that option, cool!
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Old 09-26-2003, 06:33 AM
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Default User-friendly directions...I hope

Tools Used: short flat-head screwdriver
Small handled 12mm open end wrench

1. Move the driverís seat back and get in the floor board on your back.
2. Remove the fuse box cover.
3. Locate the clutch pedal assembly.
4. Notice the pedal has a fork attached to it; the fork is connected to a rod that goes back toward the firewall.
5. Insert the tip of the screwdriver into the fork and brace it.
6. Place the 12mm open end wrench on the nut located directly behind the fork, on the rod.
7. Break the nut loose.
8. Grab the rod with your fingers and turn it clockwise.
9. Re-tighten the nut.
10. Replace the fuse box cover.
11. Enjoy.

I went 4 turns and it ended up perfect, but you may want to start out with 2 turns and see how it feels; you do not want to turn it too many times or the pedal could end up too low to the floor, in which case the clutch would not be disengaged when you fully depress the pedal. If this were the case, the car would begin to move in gear with the clutch depressed, or stall.

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Old 09-29-2003, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: User-friendly directions...I hope

Originally posted by 02trex
Tools Used: short flat-head screwdriver
Small handled 12mm open end wrench

1. Move the driverís seat back and get in the floor board on your back.
2. Remove the fuse box cover.
3. Locate the clutch pedal assembly.
4. Notice the pedal has a fork attached to it; the fork is connected to a rod that goes back toward the firewall.
5. Insert the tip of the screwdriver into the fork and brace it.
6. Place the 12mm open end wrench on the nut located directly behind the fork, on the rod.
7. Break the nut loose.
8. Grab the rod with your fingers and turn it counter-clockwise.
9. Re-tighten the nut.
10. Replace the fuse box cover.
11. Enjoy.

What do you mean by step 5?
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Old 09-29-2003, 05:20 PM
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afropuff,

When you put the 12mm wrench on the locknut behind the fork, the fork will want to turn with it. You need some way to hold the fork solid while you break the nut loose. If you can get enough rotation with the wrench this step is not required. The fork will only turn so much on the clutch pedal arm. Because of the tight space its hard to get a more than 1/8 of a turn at a time, so if you can keep the fork from moving its easier to break loose the nut. Hope this helps, if you give it a try you will probably see what I mean.
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Old 09-29-2003, 07:31 PM
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I'm hoping that this adjustment will be similar with the Z as the instructions here are for the G....
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Old 09-30-2003, 06:40 AM
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I turned mine 5 times and I think 6 would be perfect.. I am going to use the easy trun method instead of removing the fork... In fact i will do it now...

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I did it this morning at 3am in the dark. apart from me having a big head and not being able to see past the pedals (MAN its tight in there) it was a fairly simple operation. There is a thread on ********** with pictures which explain it really well.

Clutch engages fully without me needing to move my heel or knee now, just ankle. Makes it easy to engage clutch & means i can slip the clutch more consistently when dragging off the line.
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did you ever think about just moving the seat back to accomplish the same results?
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:35 PM
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Wow.. this is an old thread resurrected! I did this to my Z way back after I first got it.. I think I turned it back though because I was worried that I was wearing my clutch down.

But yeah, the pedal travel shortens considerably which makes driving a little more easy. For some reason my Z's engagement point is like a mile from the floor so it is hard to be smooth in first gear from a dead stop... I think I am going to lower my pedal again.

Thanks to whomever uncovered this thread!!!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:45 PM
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Cool

I adjusted mine over ayear ago....about 10K miles.....and no problems so far.

You just don't want to adjust it too far....I got mine even with the brake pedal. It sarted out about an inch higher and sucked!
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:14 AM
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okay so would this work on a 350 or not? I'm too lazy to get up under there and look for myself...
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Wow, just tried it for the Z and I couldn't get that damn nut loose, there was a metal bar in the way and it wouldnt budge...any tips?
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haha J/K....wrong way
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Red face Clutch Adjustment

I also just performed this mod, and once you figure it out, it is realtively easy. I actually made a line with a sharpie, then I rotated it 2 full rotations. Test drove, and decided it was a little too low to the floor, so I backed it off 1 full rotation, and it is perfect!!!!!!!! I am glad i found this thread, becuase I always thought the G's clutch was engaging a little too high!!
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