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Affy
Has anyone fitted the alu foot pedals - they look bang tidy but the rest plate looks like it requires some drilling to fix? The other pedals are just slip over replacements I think.
Lenny
[quote name='Affy' timestamp='1336674806' post='181938']
Has anyone fitted the alu foot pedals - they look bang tidy but the rest plate looks like it requires some drilling to fix? The other pedals are just slip over replacements I think.
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hi mate,
ive not fitted a set of these yet but i do plan to in the coming months,
the ford ones come supplied with fitting instructions and i think their may be holes already in the pedals for the aluminium pedals to bolt in to, after you remove the rubber pads, but im not 100% sure,
and i wouldnt recommend removing the rubber ones until you have the new set to put in place,
encase the rubber ones dont go back on for you easily.
hopfully someone else on here has already fitted and can advise us both.
Haz93
I have these fitted as standard on my Zetec S so have not fitted myself, but they do make it look the part :)

Also I wouldn't bother with the footrest, its for looks only, serves no purpose at all as it is flat. I have some floor mats with checker plate inserts in (from halfords :P) and they cover over the footrest anyways just as any mats will, I think even the ford ones will cover it, so bare that in mind if you will be using mats.
021C
Hi,

I fitted the Ford Aluminium set to my 08 Titanium.

They are rubber backed (like the existing covers) and fit in the same way. Fairly easy to fit, but take your time and make sure they are correctly seated.

Not only to they look good, but if like me you wear leather soled shoes for work they provide much needed grip. I'm 6'7 and don't get to move my legs that much. The standard pedal covers meant I sometimes struggle to find position with my feet. After having driven a Vauxhall Insignia SRi for a couple of weeks which had sports pedals my mind was made up.

If you need any other information or pictures let me know.

Stu
Lenny
[quote name='021C' timestamp='1336726378' post='182049']
Hi,

I fitted the Ford Aluminium set to my 08 Titanium.

They are rubber backed (like the existing covers) and fit in the same way. Fairly easy to fit, but take your time and make sure they are correctly seated.

Not only to they look good, but if like me you wear leather soled shoes for work they provide much needed grip. I'm 6'7 and don't get to move my legs that much. The standard pedal covers meant I sometimes struggle to find position with my feet. After having driven a Vauxhall Insignia SRi for a couple of weeks which had sports pedals my mind was made up.

If you need any other information or pictures let me know.

Stu
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cheers mate,
some pictures would be nice,
and i recommend purchasing a pair of sparco driving shoes i got a pair almost a year now and they are very comfortable,
the soles of them is grooved like a tyre and and the rear of them is curved so as they sit better in the footwell for a more comfortable drive, i thought id recommend since you said you were tall im 6ft 2 and a shoe size 12 and i find when wearing safety boots they can be very bulky on the pedals when driving, but these shoes are brilliant and look ok with jeans too lol
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320903631957?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp4712.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D320903631957%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320903631957?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp4712.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D320903631957%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1[/url]
artscot79
i have the genuine ford ones from china the rubbers come off theres no predrilled holes and these slip on in place of the rubbers and tabs are bent at the back simple had them for months and they look great

heres the link these are the same one ford supply these come in the ford box with the ford part number on it and they are a lot cheaper than ford http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-Pedal-Pads-Cover-Set-05-10-M-T-Ford-Focus-/220725377320?pt=UK_Collectables_Badges_Patches_MJ&hash=item336441f928
021C
Hi Lenny,

Thanks for the link - I often have to think about what I have on my feet before I drive any distance. It makes a huge difference and when you have the seat all the way back and down + the wheel up and all the way forward, there's only so much you can do to make yourself more comfortable ;)

I'm giving the car a wet vac this weekend so will take some shots of the pedals.

Stu
mitch84
Hi Arthur

Like the pedals , so there is no need to drill at all , just slip on?

does the set come with the foot rest.

cheers
ijustwantafile
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1336738296' post='182070']
i have the genuine ford ones from china the rubbers come off theres no predrilled holes and these slip on in place of the rubbers and tabs are bent at the back simple had them for months and they look great

heres the link these are the same one ford supply these come in the ford box with the ford part number on it and they are a lot cheaper than ford [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-Pedal-Pads-Cover-Set-05-10-M-T-Ford-Focus-/220725377320?pt=UK_Collectables_Badges_Patches_MJ&hash=item336441f928"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item336441f928[/url]
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they look good.
I've been tempted to get some but just money holding me back. Currently have these in my ebay watch list which also look good.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320889503564?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2648#ht_4589wt_1061"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320889503564?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2648#ht_4589wt_1061[/url]
artscot79
no footrest but if you check the shop they do have the footrest seperate or as a kit i didnt bother as they just velcro to the carpet and seem pointless to me just remember for an mot they must have rubber on them the set above has a solid aluminium accelerator no rubber grip so they would be a fail on an mot.
PaulB1803
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1336738296' post='182070']
i have the genuine ford ones from china the rubbers come off theres no predrilled holes and these slip on in place of the rubbers and tabs are bent at the back simple had them for months and they look great

heres the link these are the same one ford supply these come in the ford box with the ford part number on it and they are a lot cheaper than ford [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-Pedal-Pads-Cover-Set-05-10-M-T-Ford-Focus-/220725377320?pt=UK_Collectables_Badges_Patches_MJ&hash=item336441f928"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item336441f928[/url]
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Those look a bit of a bargain. If only i could spend some money. :(
powerball
hi
I have fitted the genuine Ford pedals on took about ten minutes, the foot rest comes with a screw in raw plug x2 no need to drill anything as the raw plugs screw into the insulation under the carpet, place the rest over the raw plugs and screw in down. easy to follow instructions with the ford kit and NO drilling
Marcr1
I'll never forget my first Fiesta. I bought a set from halfords, good old rip speed! Had to drill them onto the existing pedals! I went through 3 drill bits on my dads favourite drill. He was not happy!

But they did look nice! Luckily this time round on my fiesta they came standard! Phew :P
gforce
Really want a set of these on mine also but am torn between the two linked above! On one set I prefer the offset layout of the rubber bits, but then the other set has rubber on the acc pedal as well.

Just from the pics I was worried about lack of grip from the smooth one, especially when wet. Has anyone any experience or advice about this?
artscot79
mot states there must be rubber on all pedals i was hit with that with an old punto i drilled the pedals and fitted a similar type as the smooth ones and failed the mot as the guy stated its an acc pedal if youre foot slips its dangerous the set i bought still good months on and havent had a slip once even with my work shoes which are smooth soled
reesmew
I fitted the ford metal pedals but also made an angled frame for the footrest as shown in the photo http://s1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff457/reesmew/?action=viewĄt=bb21adb5.jpg&evt=user_media_share
gforce
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1338405702' post='184830']
mot states there must be rubber on all pedals
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Yeah, that was my worry also, but wondered about the genuine pedals fitted on the ST. See link below for an accel pedal from and 08 ST which doesn't have any rubber, just the two raised grooves in the metal. Still leaning towards this set to be honest.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ST3-2008-MK4-2-5-20v-ST3-ELECTRIC-THROTTLE-PEDAL-6M5Y-9F836-BC-/280821980483?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item41624b5d43
Stoney871
One thing you must also be aware of is that you need a clearance of at least 5mm between pedals so as to avoid hitting two pedals at once or getting your foot jammed under a pedal when your foot lifts off.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1338810711' post='185541']
One thing you must also be aware of is that you need a clearance of at least 5mm between pedals so as to avoid hitting two pedals at once or getting your foot jammed under a pedal when your foot lifts off.
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Toyota had this problem on the production line in late 2010 and early 2011 caused alot of recalls. [url="http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=38#"][img]http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/redcard.gif[/img][/url]
Stoney871
I got issued a new pair of work boots but can't wear them to drive as they have a 1cm welt around the sole and catch thr adjacent pedal. Someone in procurement didn't think that through very well.

Please stand still mr billy burglar, I can't chase you until I change my boots. :P
artscot79
i read that very few of the toyotas had any issues at all it was down to the dumb driver lol but yeah some mot inspectors might not notice some do from what i read the brake and clutch must have antislip surface on it the accelerator doesnt have to have rubber but youre foot mmusnt slip off hence the ridges you mentioned
gforce
Ah right, so the grooves suffice then for MOT? That's cool, think I'll go for a set of those then as I prefer the rubber on the clutch and brake pedals. Just hope the accel pedal doesn't turn out too chunky...that rubber undercover part looks quite thick!
artscot79
as long as the accelerator is not smooth and has some sort of grip on it its okay if it was flat smooth aluminium then no it would be a fail
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1338829664' post='185591']
I got issued a new pair of work boots but can't wear them to drive as they have a 1cm welt around the sole and catch thr adjacent pedal. Someone in procurement didn't think that through very well.

Please stand still mr billy burglar, I can't chase you until I change my boots. :P
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they should give all of you guys a pair of ice white reebok classics as part of the uniform lol
would look brilliant :D
Stoney871
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1338836742' post='185624']


they should give all of you guys a pair of ice white reebok classics as part of the uniform lol
would look brilliant :D
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:P
Can't beat a good pair of Magnums.
mitch84
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1336738296' post='182070']
i have the genuine ford ones from china the rubbers come off theres no predrilled holes and these slip on in place of the rubbers and tabs are bent at the back simple had them for months and they look great

heres the link these are the same one ford supply these come in the ford box with the ford part number on it and they are a lot cheaper than ford [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-Pedal-Pads-Cover-Set-05-10-M-T-Ford-Focus-/220725377320?pt=UK_Collectables_Badges_Patches_MJ&hash=item336441f928"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item336441f928[/url]
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Hi just received my set from this ebay seller , got to admit they look a bit cheap to me, My box had no info to tell me they were Ford official pedals and on some of the pedals the rubber was falling away from the metal but this could be pushed back in.

Have to see how they look and feel when I fit them.

There is no way they are the genuine ford pedals though.

[b]*Decided to not even bother fitting them , they feel so light and the metal looks very poorly finished , I think I could snap it in half if I tried :o ,oh well £15 down the drain! , think I will go down to my fords parts shop and get a set there.[/b]
artscot79
im surprised mine came in the box with ford stamps ford part numbers and definately dont look cheap even the ford dealership thought i had bought them from there parts department when they did the service
mitch84
Hi

They look different though , check out the link

[url="http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_focus_aluminium_pedal_pad_kit_rhd_f_1534426.htm"]http://www.fordparts...d_f_1534426.htm[/url]

As you can see the official set has a extra rubber feet at the bottom and they look slighlty different in shape also the side metal strips holding the rubber in place is not on the official set?
TDCiST
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1338837261' post='185626']
:P
Can't beat a good pair of Magnums.
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Completely off topic... but i wasnt given magnums as they had run out... :( i got Mitres instead :( Clumpy, Heavy, Uncomfortable boots for driving in!!
All the other guys got Magnums an say they are a "Joy" (As much of a joy as any boot is) to drive in!!
artscot79
checked my part number with ford when i got them i have the ford ones older style though they were replaced with the set now available with or without foot rest but they were ford products all i can say is send them back to the seller

these are what i recieved found another seller selling the same product http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Aluminium-Pedal-Pads-for-05-10-M-T-Ford-Focus-/320866758893?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ab52630ed
mikesrob
Hi,this is my experience of the low cost aluminium pedal covers from china, I have just received these aluminium pedal covers from china, they looked a bit cheap to me, although there was a ford stamp on the box,it was only a stick on label,easily copied??, no ford stamp at all on the inside of the rubber,no finis code. went ahead and tried to fit the cover, metal kept peeling off the rubber but got the clutch pedal on eventually,looked okay-ish, fitted the brake cover, but the fold back tab on the top would not bend over to secure it to the cover- the actual pedal arm was in the way, it would not secure in place without the tab bent over so could not fit the brake cover,also the tab broke so cannot fit the set, waste of money!, but what can you expect if the ford set costs £60 odd quid and these cost £15,ok rant over- has anyone bought the actual ford aluminium covers? are they two pieces ie rubber pedal and cover stuck on with tabs like the china ones, or are they one piece and better quality, my car is a 08 focus titanium, will they fit this car ok
mitch84
Hi

well looking at pics of the official new set from Fords it looks like they don't have the metal tabs on the sides.

I may get a set in the week.
artscot79
all i can say is 5 minutes to fit and still look good months and months later not cheap thick aluminium metal tabs dont secure it the rubber goes over where the old rubber would have been obviously you got a bad set just send them back.
mitch84
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1339444167' post='186880']
all i can say is 5 minutes to fit and still look good months and months later not cheap thick aluminium metal tabs dont secure it the rubber goes over where the old rubber would have been obviously you got a bad set just send them back.
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cant really be bothered to pack them up and send them back to hong kong for the sake of £14.
gforce
Ordered a set of these just before heading off on hols last week...not sure how long delivery took but they were there when I got back and I fitted them in 5 mins yesterday...and I must say, I'm well pleased!

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221072549307?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221072549307?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649[/url]

The little cardboard box had a 'genuine' Ford/Mazda logo on it, but I wouldn't exactly have total faith in it actually being genuine! It had part numbers as well, and the rubber covers also had the Ford logo stamped on them. They fitted on easier than the standard pedal rubbers and the metal covers popped over the top and are secured by bending the metal tabs over.

This is just my experience with them but they've made a massive difference for me as my clutch and brake covers were well worn and my accel pedal must have had a cover disastrously drilled on in a previous life as it had 4 holes in it in no pattern whatsoever!

Well worth the £14 in my book. Forgot to take pics of them before putting them on but they look exactly as pictured in the listing. I can get one of the 'genuine' packaging box, and will snap the finished article...as soon as I get the footwell hoovered out! :wacko:
Ash88lfc
[quote name='mikesrob' timestamp='1339432935' post='186852']
Hi,this is my experience of the low cost aluminium pedal covers from china, I have just received these aluminium pedal covers from china, they looked a bit cheap to me, although there was a ford stamp on the box,it was only a stick on label,easily copied??, no ford stamp at all on the inside of the rubber,no finis code. went ahead and tried to fit the cover, metal kept peeling off the rubber but got the clutch pedal on eventually,looked okay-ish, fitted the brake cover, but the fold back tab on the top would not bend over to secure it to the cover- the actual pedal arm was in the way, it would not secure in place without the tab bent over so could not fit the brake cover,also the tab broke so cannot fit the set, waste of money!, but what can you expect if the ford set costs £60 odd quid and these cost £15,ok rant over- has anyone bought the actual ford aluminium covers? are they two pieces ie rubber pedal and cover stuck on with tabs like the china ones, or are they one piece and better quality, my car is a 08 focus titanium, will they fit this car ok
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im with you here. sounds like we both got the same set. I have got mine on and secure although as in pic if you can see the brake tab is lifted. It doesnt hazzle me at the min but i can see eventually snipping it off.

Brigante
[quote name='gforce' timestamp='1338803703' post='185534']
Yeah, that was my worry also, but wondered about the genuine pedals fitted on the ST. See link below for an accel pedal from and 08 ST which doesn't have any rubber, just the two raised grooves in the metal. Still leaning towards this set to be honest.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ST3-2008-MK4-2-5-20v-ST3-ELECTRIC-THROTTLE-PEDAL-6M5Y-9F836-BC-/280821980483?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item41624b5d43"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item41624b5d43[/url]
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Alright mate I have the ST style pedals and they look the business

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/334171_467894006562491_1802358648_o.jpg[/IMG]

You can buy them here from china, only took a week to come

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221072549307?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649[/url]

There is a photo in the link of how to fit them but basically your clutch and break pedals are just rubber covers anyway so you simply pull your existing ones off and replace with these by fitting the same way, and the new accelerator pedal fits directly over your exiting one.

Really pleased with them to be fair
Brigante
[quote name='mikesrob' timestamp='1339432935' post='186852']
Hi,this is my experience of the low cost aluminium pedal covers from china, I have just received these aluminium pedal covers from china, they looked a bit cheap to me, although there was a ford stamp on the box,it was only a stick on label,easily copied??, no ford stamp at all on the inside of the rubber,no finis code. went ahead and tried to fit the cover, metal kept peeling off the rubber but got the clutch pedal on eventually,looked okay-ish, fitted the brake cover, but the fold back tab on the top would not bend over to secure it to the cover- the actual pedal arm was in the way, it would not secure in place without the tab bent over so could not fit the brake cover,also the tab broke so cannot fit the set, waste of money!, but what can you expect if the ford set costs £60 odd quid and these cost £15,ok rant over- has anyone bought the actual ford aluminium covers? are they two pieces ie rubber pedal and cover stuck on with tabs like the china ones, or are they one piece and better quality, my car is a 08 focus titanium, will they fit this car ok
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Mate you didn't fit them properly, I saw Ash88lfc's picture of the loose tab on the brake so when it come to fitting mine, all you do is fit it with the aluminum cover already on the rubber pedal with the tab folded down how it should be, fit the top first by putting the top lip over your pedal ensuring the tab is down then work the lip around the sides then the bottom if that makes sense.

But yeah if you put the rubber pedal on first then put the aluminum cover on the pedal arm will stop you getting the tab on, I managed it so anyone can :P
Ash88lfc
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1343742267' post='197709']
Mate you didn't fit them properly, I saw Ash88lfc's picture of the loose tab on the brake so when it come to fitting mine, all you do is fit it with the aluminum cover already on the rubber pedal with the tab folded down how it should be, fit the top first by putting the top lip over your pedal ensuring the tab is down then work the lip around the sides then the bottom if that makes sense.

But yeah if you put the rubber pedal on first then put the aluminum cover on the pedal arm will stop you getting the tab on, I managed it so anyone can :P
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Hmm will go and take this off and try. ha thanks
Brigante
It works mate just look at mine lol, take your pedal off, don't completely fit the aluminum cover to the rubber pedal before fitting, leave it loose but fold down the top tab and get the top lip of the pedal on first, this way the pedal arm won't stop the tab from tucking down. Once the tops on you can work the side lips around then the bottom lip, then you can fold down all the other tabs and fit the cover properly. The bottom lip can be a funny fit once all the other are on so you might wanna use a small slotted screwdriver but it's not necessary.

Result: pedals looking sexy with no minging tabs sticking out :P
Brigante
[quote name='gforce' timestamp='1343733322' post='197675']
Ordered a set of these just before heading off on hols last week...not sure how long delivery took but they were there when I got back and I fitted them in 5 mins yesterday...and I must say, I'm well pleased!

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221072549307?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649[/url]

The little cardboard box had a 'genuine' Ford/Mazda logo on it, but I wouldn't exactly have total faith in it actually being genuine! It had part numbers as well, and the rubber covers also had the Ford logo stamped on them. They fitted on easier than the standard pedal rubbers and the metal covers popped over the top and are secured by bending the metal tabs over.

This is just my experience with them but they've made a massive difference for me as my clutch and brake covers were well worn and my accel pedal must have had a cover disastrously drilled on in a previous life as it had 4 holes in it in no pattern whatsoever!

Well worth the £14 in my book. Forgot to take pics of them before putting them on but they look exactly as pictured in the listing. I can get one of the 'genuine' packaging box, and will snap the finished article...as soon as I get the footwell hoovered out! :wacko:
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Just noticed we got the same ones mate
gforce
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1343750705' post='197735']
Just noticed we got the same ones mate
[/quote]

Yep, and I'm as happy as you are with them!

The way I fitted the brake pedal was similar, but not quite the exact same... I still fitted the rubber cover first, then before fitting the metal part I folded the tab so it slid down between the pedal and arm. Just pulled the rest of the metal cover over the top of the rubber one and was able to fold the bottom tab then no sweat.

What I would say to Ash (even though his covers are different to mine and yours) is to take care removing them! As Mike mentioned, he broke one of the tabs, and I could see this happening after a few folds back and forth.

As I said, they make a massive difference to mine as my accel pedal looked like it had a fall out with a shot gun, but even over standard they're a nice upgrade. Fingers crossed they don't scratch up really badly in no time.
Brigante
Yup that'll work too lol basically just gotta make the back tab is folding down first and can be slid between the pedal and the arm or it will look ugly.

What you done with your tea lol?
Rh1no
The blue bulbs make the pedals look awesome :)


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