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Has anyone here installed the OEM aluminum pedals that Mazda sells?

Based on the instructions, the installation looks easy enough, but I'm curious how well the install went and how well the pedals are holding up over time.
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Installed them today. The quality is just great, although mounting the brake and clutch pedals is a nightmare. It takes some brute force and prying with tools to get them on. The gas pedal and footrest are must easier, even though it takes more steps to mount those. The instructions are very good, so even people without much experience can do it.
 

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where did you get them from?
 

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From an ebay seller in the UK, Europe. I also bought the aluminium scuff plates. Dutch dealers charge ridiculous prices for accessories, so it was less than half of the official prices.
Have you got the link? Been looking for a good discount on these for some time :)
 

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Ya..installing the clutch and break pedals was a real nightmare... I soaked them in hot water to make the rubber more pliable and they still didn't want to go on.

They look great though.
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The hardest part (other than popping the clutch/brake pedals into place... don't even attempt it in the cold weather) was maneuvering a drill into place to drill the two holes required in the gas pedal for mounting the aluminum piece. It wasn't easy to distort myself into place.
 

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The hardest part (other than popping the clutch/brake pedals into place... don't even attempt it in the cold weather) was maneuvering a drill into place to drill the two holes required in the gas pedal for mounting the aluminum piece. It wasn't easy to distort myself into place.
Obviously you didn’t bother to read the instructions. You only need to unscrew 2 bolts and detach a connector to take the gas pedal unit out of the car. Makes it much easier to accurately drill the holes.
 

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Obviously you didn’t bother to read the instructions. You only need to unscrew 2 bolts and detach a connector to take the gas pedal unit out of the car. Makes it much easier to accurately drill the holes.
Man, do I feel stupid. I must have missed that.

Since I'm obviously an illiterate moron, care to point out where it tells you to remove the pedal in the official instruction sheet? Cause I STILL can't find it!
 

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Troll alert... You did it correctly trendiggity.

I really wish Mazda had made an alloy pedal that replaced the original plastic one. Drilling into the existing pedal, just seemed... wrong to me.
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Man, do I feel stupid. I must have missed that.

Since I'm obviously an illiterate moron, care to point out where it tells you to remove the pedal in the official instruction sheet? Cause I STILL can't find it!
Maybe there are different versions of the documentation, but this is the printed doc that came with my set:



If they changed it, it's quite stupid because it's much easier this way.
 

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That was not part of my instructions.
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They are sold by and mfg'd by Mazda.
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Got a part number for that life hammer and bracket? Would be nice to install
 
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