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Old 12-07-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Question about ZL1 pedals

Iím looking to install the ZL1 pedals. The brake and clutch are pretty straight forward, however there are two choices for the accelerator. The pedal cover, and the entire lever unit. Whatís the deal? Is there something special about the pedal unit or should I just change the pedal cover?

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Old 12-08-2017, 07:15 AM   #2
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the accelerator pedal is pretty straightforward, just remove your old pedal and install the new one, takes like five minutes tops, hard part is just arranging your body comfortably to remove/reinstall the bolt from the pedal. I think replacing the pedal is easier than replacing the cover, I have done both.
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the accelerator pedal is pretty straightforward, just remove your old pedal and install the new one, takes like five minutes tops, hard part is just arranging your body comfortably to remove/reinstall the bolt from the pedal. I think replacing the pedal is easier than replacing the cover, I have done both.

But thereís nothing ďspecialĒ or different about a ZL pedal unit right?
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:20 AM   #4
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the accelerator pedal is pretty straightforward, just remove your old pedal and install the new one, takes like five minutes tops, hard part is just arranging your body comfortably to remove/reinstall the bolt from the pedal. I think replacing the pedal is easier than replacing the cover, I have done both.


PS. Thanks. Iím going to remove the front seat. That oughta make it easier.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:04 AM   #5
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PS. Thanks. Iím going to remove the front seat. That oughta make it easier.
Was going to suggest that as when I did my BAP install that was the only way I could access the pedal harness with both hands.
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there is nothing special about the pedal, other then it is greysilver/black whereas other pedals are black, haha
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:37 AM   #7
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I just installed a new clutch pedal in my ZL1... the original lost it's brushed metal trim.

Key to getting the clutch and brake pedal covers on is warming them up.

I put them in my toaster oven on a low heat setting to get the rubber pliable. I didn't need to move my seat or anything else during the install. Start by installing the pedal covers at the top of the pedal first and slowing work the rubber lips around the pedal as you move towards the bottom.
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:38 AM   #8
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I just installed a new clutch pedal in my ZL1... the original lost it's brushed metal trim.

Key to getting the clutch and brake pedal covers on is warming them up.

I put them in my toaster oven on a low heat setting to get the rubber pliable. I didn't need to move my seat or anything else during the install. Start by installing the pedal covers at the top of the pedal first and slowing work the rubber lips around the pedal as you move towards the bottom.
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Here’s a stupid question.

I finally got my part. What is the texture of the black ribs supposed to feel like? These are sorta hard plastic grippy textured.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:35 AM   #10
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Here’s a stupid question.
I finally got my parts. What is the texture of the black ribs supposed to feel like? These are sorta hard plastic grippy textured.
The ZL1 set's clutch and brake pedal ribs are rubbery texture, the accelerator black ribs are more plastic like feel.
The set really makes a huge difference in appearance, the stainless steel satin metal frames holds up great over time.
As pointed out, heating up real good helps a lot in install of clutch and brake pad. The accelerator is very easy - moving seat all the way back and then maneuver in there to get to the bolt and terminal connector, don't over-tighten.
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:32 PM   #11
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The ZL1 set's clutch and brake pedal ribs are rubbery texture, the accelerator black ribs are more plastic like feel.
The set really makes a huge difference in appearance, the stainless steel satin metal frames holds up great over time.
As pointed out, heating up real good helps a lot in install of clutch and brake pad. The accelerator is very easy - moving seat all the way back and then maneuver in there to get to the bolt and terminal connector, don't over-tighten.
Thanks Ron. BIG help.....thank you!

Except the brake and clutch covers are missing in the kit I ordered. An eBay seller, so this oughta be fun. Lol.
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Old 12-23-2017, 06:27 PM   #12
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The installation was not that difficult. I saw why people heat them up, but thereís a much easier solution. Had all of mine installed in about 45 minutes.
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The installation was not that difficult. I saw why people heat them up, but thereís a much easier solution. Had all of mine installed in about 45 minutes.
Could you please post your easier strategy?, when I did mine used the heat strategy.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:39 AM   #14
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I'm glad you found a way that works for you, but I'll stick to warming the pedals.

I'm not a fan of hacking away at parts just to get them to fit.

With the pedal covers warmed up, and the method I mentioned in my original post, I can get them installed within mins.
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