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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:04 PM
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Defender Pedal Spacing

has anyone noticed how far apart defender pedals are than conventional cars. (i know defenders arent convention)
left is the defender, right is my MK4 99.5 TDI Jetta
There is a 2" difference.
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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:13 PM
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So you can drive in boots!

You should see my lotus.
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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:14 PM
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I have noticed, I also have a VW tdi (B4V), they seem very close for a car where heel toe shifting has no purpose.
I always assumed the defender spacing was for driving with boots?

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has anyone noticed how far apart defender pedals are than conventional cars. (i know defenders arent convention)
left is the defender, right is my MK4 99.5 TDI Jetta
There is a 2" difference.
It's also 2" pads in the MK4 vs. 3" pads in the D-90, no?
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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:22 PM
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Although I am sure Ron meant it as a joke, he probably has a point. The Lotus and other performance vehicles should have the pedals spaced such that you can easily heel-toe down shift. Land Rover may very well have separated them to create greater clearance for heavy footwear since the Defender began as "The Farmer's Friend."
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I have noticed, I also have a VW tdi (B4V), they seem very close for a car where heel toe shifting has no purpose.
I always assumed the defender spacing was for driving with boots?

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passat?
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Lotus are super tight (the old lotus 7s are even worse). I wear 11 EEE shoes and I have to twist my foot to not hit two pedals at once. I let mike at LR west chester drive it and he was wearing steel toes boots and I nearly went through the window when he caught the brake when he tried to push the clutch.
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That is the reason they invented the driving shoe
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That is the reason they invented the driving shoe
I have a couple pair, but I got sick of switching shoes getting into the car.
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The technique is you wear the driving shoe when driving your car. After you arrive at the office you switch to your formal shoe. Basically you leave the formal shoe in the office.

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I have a couple pair, but I got sick of switching shoes getting into the car.
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Lotus are super tight (the old lotus 7s are even worse). I wear 11 EEE shoes and I have to twist my foot to not hit two pedals at once. I let mike at LR west chester drive it and he was wearing steel toes boots and I nearly went through the window when he caught the brake when he tried to push the clutch.
steel toes are interesting on close pedals, cause u cant always feel the pedal.
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passat?
Yep...wagon. Rarer than a NAS 90. they only brought 1000 wagons in. Great car. Big inside, 47-50mpg (real), and a 1000mile range.
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Yep...wagon. Rarer than a NAS 90. they only brought 1000 wagons in. Great car. Big inside, 47-50mpg (real), and a 1000mile range.
my milage used to be that but now its 43-47mog, but at 219,XXXmiles you cant complain. Have you done any mods to it? Ive done 04 tailights, Wolfsburg 16" rims, GLI front and rear swaybars, Rocketchip, GLI 1-2" lowering kit, VW OEM spoiler (not the wolfsburg one), short shifter, 01 cupholders and headunit.
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my milage used to be that but now its 43-47mog, but at 219,XXXmiles you cant complain. Have you done any mods to it? Ive done 04 tailights, Wolfsburg 16" rims, GLI front and rear swaybars, Rocketchip, GLI 1-2" lowering kit, VW OEM spoiler (not the wolfsburg one), short shifter, 01 cupholders and headunit.
May want to have your injectors tested or get new nozzles. Also, have you cleaned the intercooler?

No mods for me, except a set of magnesium rally wheels I picked up for cheap. It would be fun to have a fast tdi golf, There is a guy around here that put a modded 1z tdi in an old school siccorro.
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May want to have your injectors tested or get new nozzles. Also, have you cleaned the intercooler?

No mods for me, except a set of magnesium rally wheels I picked up for cheap. It would be fun to have a fast tdi golf, There is a guy around here that put a modded 1z tdi in an old school siccorro.
im not worried about that stuff at the moment, im over on the timing belt and the flywheel is wearing out so i have to replace the whole clutch soon. But i will look into that.
You should look into rocketchip though, it costs about $300, and it sends the HP to 115 and more importantly sends the torque to 195.
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