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Old 19-08-2012   #1
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These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.

So, I've sorted out my Sei and it should pass it's MOT. I have however come across another problem, but not with the car...

The pedals are really close together, so that means my legs are close together. And since I have cycling thighs of a demon, they really do crush everything that's down there...

So yeah, my balls hurt. Like, a lot.

Does anyone know how I can make the pedals a little bit wider? Or if they have aftermarket ones I can install?

I might go back to driving the Toyota because I don't think is actually healthy :/
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Re: These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.

yeah, i found this back when i had my cinq. heh i use to drive with my foot resting on the wheel arch and sort of twist my foot on the accelerator pedal like half on half off.. i also bent the pedal down a bit, that helped loads. not really a car you can drive with big boots on :/
other than that theres not much else you can do but get use to it

first thing i said when i got my panda was that its nice to have a car with wider spaced pedals and a larger accelerator pedal.

you do get use to it though dude, just keep at it. i also had my seat 2nd to last click back. the helped, also sounds daft but try putting the back of the seat up more so you are more upright. basically, try every sitting position. even one you would not even dream of using. maybe it might work.

heh good luck in the hunt for comfort.
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Re: These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.

as above, I'm tall with big feet and I find an upright backrest helps get in a good position
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Re: These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.

I'm 6ft 5 and have put mk2 punto seats in that are height adjustable also I've lowered the rack 5mm, I sit fairly far back with the lumbar support half way through the adjustment and back sat up fairly straight, isn't it strange what some people will do to cram themselves into these little gokarts

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Re: These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.

Masturbate before going for a drive, then your balls will be slightly smaller and might not get crushed so badly
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Re: These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.

That could be awkward sometimes especially if you visit the inlaws regularly for a sunday dinner lmao, and if you work with kids then on your head be it lol

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Masturbate before going for a drive, then your balls will be slightly smaller and might not get crushed so badly
You need an excuse to do this?

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Masturbate before going for a drive, then your balls will be slightly smaller and might not get crushed so badly
Or whilst driving
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Re: These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.

But not next to trucks, busses or 4x4's, they get all upset and stuff....
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But not next to trucks, busses or 4x4's, they get all upset and stuff....
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Re: These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.


I used to do some long arse commutes... Dover to Guildford..
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Re: These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.

Im 6' 2" with size 14 XXWide Feet, Ive never driven a Cinq or a Sei but Ive driven my Uncles DAX kitcar and the pedal box is 38cm wide!! My feet with my skinniest shoes on are 28cm wide
That leaves a nice 3.3cm between my two feet and the sides of the footwell!

After taking my shoes off and teaching my self to heel-toe the Brake and accel, I got the hang of it :P
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Re: These pedals are so close together they're really, uh... Crushing.

I suggest just having the balls removed, saves years of trouble later and makes you tough in a street fight lol
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I suggest just having the balls removed, saves years of trouble later and makes you tough in a street fight lol
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I used to do some long arse commutes.....
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i find that if you cover brake and clutch with your left foot and move your right leg back, using your right foot at the bottom of your toes on bottom edge of accelerator pedal might give you more control as only one foot is actually in the footwell
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