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Old 07-07-2013, 03:57 AM   #1
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Anyone else have a gas pedal that's really low?

My gas pedal seems to be really low. If I step on the gas, it doesn't take much 'til it's already hitting the carpet, and it can't go down anymore.

I don't know if this is normal, but I can put my foot behind the gas pedal, and lift it towards me, more than 4 inches up. People keep telling me that this is normal, but every car that I go look at, I can't lift the gas pedal upwards any further, at all.

It's supposed to be lined up with the break pedal right? Everyone tells me that it's supposed to be this way, but it just doesn't seem right to me.

I'll attach some photos when I get the chance.
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http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/fcar/99pedals.htm
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Gas pedal mod, makes it feel soo much beter
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I read that when you do this, you have to be careful not go punch the gas because it could snap the cable. Is that true?
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I read that when you do this, you have to be careful not go punch the gas because it could snap the cable. Is that true?
Just make sure it's not super tight..
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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You won't have any issue snapping the cable with just a one inch spacer. I've done this to all the '04s that I've had. It is a must do mod.
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Doesn't a spacer do the same thing but on the other end?
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #8
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no because when you install a spacer they also have a cable plate that shifts the cable so it stays the same tension.
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So what would be the best way to go about this? I want to make it so that I don't really have to worry that much about snapping my throttle cable if I punch the gas. I've heard it's happened to a lot of people that put spacers in. Spacers or some kind of clip, I can't remember.
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So what would be the best way to go about this? I want to make it so that I don't really have to worry that much about snapping my throttle cable if I punch the gas. I've heard it's happened to a lot of people that put spacers in. Spacers or some kind of clip, I can't remember.
don't listen to those people lol...you will be 100% fine with the throttle cable mod.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:10 PM   #11
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Best thing you can do and feels so much better
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:19 PM   #12
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So what would be the best way to go about this? I want to make it so that I don't really have to worry that much about snapping my throttle cable if I punch the gas. I've heard it's happened to a lot of people that put spacers in. Spacers or some kind of clip, I can't remember.
I can a spacer and the cable mod both for almost a year 'punching' it many times with not problem.. If your that worried have someone check the TB as you put your foot on the gass and make sure it's not supper tight..
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:27 PM   #13
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Whoever said they snapped it more then Likly has no idea what they're talking about.

I promise you'll love this 50 cent mod the first time you put your foot on the gas!
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Thanks for the info everybody! I'll be trying this sometime this week. I'll let everyone know how it goes and post a pic when it's finished.
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No won't snap.
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mine might be a little less than an inch, mine hit the floor before I did the mod.
I don't think it was reaching WOT before, so I would recommend this mod if your pedal is low. You'll probably feel a difference if you floor it.
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Just did this today! haven't driven with it yet though. excited to see how it feels! Man was it a pain to install haha may be less than 2 dollars but its hell to put in!
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Just did this today! haven't driven with it yet though. excited to see how it feels! Man was it a pain to install haha may be less than 2 dollars but its hell to put in!
amen to that, i've needed to redo mine, because the tubing i put in was to flexable. Been putting it off for about 2-3 weeks now, probably going to do it tomorrow when i clean my air filter and replace my fuel filter though....
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amen to that, i've needed to redo mine, because the tubing i put in was to flexable. Been putting it off for about 2-3 weeks now, probably going to do it tomorrow when i clean my air filter and replace my fuel filter though....
i know what you mean. I did it twice today because the first time i used a smaller nylon spacer and it would kinda turn sideways as the pedal was pushed! so went back to the hardware store got a bigger spacer and put about 8 zip ties on it! haha
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Lmao, i used some plastic tubing i already had, and put 3 zipties, i need to get the nylon spacer, or a wire crimp, but i wanted something with a LITTLE give......it just gave a little to much and never straightened back out, lol
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Haha oh i see what you mean! I dont know what you could use for a little give... a spring maybe? im not sure how you would make it work but im sure there is a way
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i always use a 1" hard nylon spacer on hold it on with two metal clamps lol
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Lmao, i used some plastic tubing i already had, and put 3 zipties, i need to get the nylon spacer, or a wire crimp, but i wanted something with a LITTLE give......it just gave a little to much and never straightened back out, lol
Maybe rig up a spring and two plastic bottle caps with holes in the center.
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lol why go through all the trouble? a solid spacer is perfect for this mod
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lol why go through all the trouble? a solid spacer is perfect for this mod
What you use for a solid spacer?
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This is what used some motorcycle gas line I had in my garage and used three zip ties and I have done it to three mustangs with no problems I used like inch to inch and half in size
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What you use for a solid spacer?
10 cent nylon spacer...just like in the mod guide
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10 cent nylon spacer...just like in the mod guide
I couldn't find one..
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Been putting this mod off for a while. Think it will be my after work project today.
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Holy **** just drive it for the first time. Incredible difference for such a little mod!
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Holy **** just drive it for the first time. Incredible difference for such a little mod!
now granted it really doesn't make the car any faster (track tested lol), but it sure does make the butt dyno feel better am i right.
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now granted it really doesn't make the car any faster (track tested lol), but it sure does make the butt dyno feel better am i right.
Oh yeah! Just feels more responsive
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I did it one mine. You get a more responsible throttle but it doesn't float my boat as high as everybody else. It took me a couple of minutes to relearn the pedal and now I can reach the pedal faster and that's it
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I did it one mine. You get a more responsible throttle but it doesn't float my boat as high as everybody else. It took me a couple of minutes to relearn the pedal and now I can reach the pedal faster and that's it
Yours may have started out better than others maybe? mine was REALLY bad so it made a pretty substantial change for me.
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Yours may have started out better than others maybe? mine was REALLY bad so it made a pretty substantial change for me.
And I also have a 65mm throttle body and spacer so that might have made a difference haha
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