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Hey guys, new VNPP owner.

I'm a guy with short legs (29" inseam), having issues with the clutch bite point being all the way at the end of the pedal travel. Like about a million people online, this makes the steering wheel and gas/brake too close, even if I set the seat far back enough to need to point and stretch my left leg to work the clutch. Yes, I've moved the seat in about every possible direction imaginable trying to get comfortable.

Basically, has anyone tried the Mustang pedal extensions with a Veloster? There are a couple people on Miata forums saying that it works on their cars with a little bit of Dremel grinding.

I'm getting pretty annoyed and am about ready to go full DIY if this doesn't work out.

https://www.americanmuscle.com/clutch-pedal-extention-9414-cust-install.html
 

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No, there is no aftermarket solutions specifically for the VN. However, I have 29" inseam and I have no problems, so I'm not sure what issues you're actually having. The steering wheel is; adjustable both up and down and in and out. Height of the seat is as well, along with forward and reward adjustability.:smile:

I'm very comfortable with the seating position. I even utilize a Brecks Garage accelerator pedal offset bracket for heel/toeing.
 

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However, I have 29" inseam and I have no problems, so I'm not sure what issues you're actually having.
Yeah, it's not that I can't drive the car, but I'm just not as perfectly comfortable as I'd like to be. If I could get an inch of extra rubber on the clutch, I could totally relax my right leg - right now, it feels like I have to hold it up at the hip. Steering wheel isn't bad where it is. Good to hear that you've had a good experience with the Brecks adapter though, I was wondering about options for offset too.
 

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For everyone on the future internet, I'll be posting my adventures in Veloster N clutch pedal extension research here.

First, this DIY looks good if you don't care about aesthestics and just need this done.
https://www.chautime.com/blog/clutch-pedal-extender-diy/
I'm not thrilled about this type of screw/clamp system, just looks like it's not going to last. I know that people use them all the time and I'm being picky, but I think I can do better.

Secondly, people from both Porsche and Miata forums have used the widely available Mustang clutch extenders (with minor modifications) successfully on their clutches. I'll be purchasing a plastic extension soon and will report back.

Other options I've thought about:
1) buying aftermarket screw-on pedals (like Sparcos), drilling through a rubber pad (like in the chautime blog), drilling into the actual clutch pedal itself, and then screwing through all. This will obviously modify your real clutch pedal but I figure you can always just replace the stock pedal cover if you're going to sell and it would look and feel totally stock. Of note, Home Depot does sell rubber sheets so you could perhaps fine tune your thickness.
2) miata forums, https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=646005-
They have entirely rubber pedal covers. The Hyundai stock rubber pedal cover 32825-36000 is rubber and looks like it could fit. What they did on the Miata forum is to ask a cobbler to glue a rubber shoe sole onto the original pedal cover.
3) wrapping a rag around the pedal and just duct taping it. at least one user has confessed to doing this. in theory if you just checked on it and used new tape as needed, this would be secure.

Other thoughts: lots of people worry on forums about whether pedal modification puts you at legal/liability risk during an accident. I'm not a lawyer, but someone from a professional pedal extension company (for handicapped drivers) commented on a forum that they've never run into such an issue in all their years of selling. I'm inclined to believe them. Unless your pedal fell off, I feel like you could argue that it makes you more safe.
 

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Ok here's the problem. First off with the pictured DIY extension, you're not extending it as much but you are causing a problem with the clutch for full disengagement. This wears on throwout bearings and the clutch plates themselves. Further, with the screws extending out the back of the pedal, you're going to wear hole into it fairly quickly.

So what you may or may not gain, is not worth the accelerated wear you're going to cause on the clutch it self and the holes in the carpet. The DIY is flat fugly.

Bondra clutch pedal extender & ACCELATEC Clutch Pedal Extension are way better choice as long as it doesn't raise the clutch pedal off the floor board from the original position when disengaging the clutch.
 

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UPDATESSSSSSS

I bought the Bondra Mustang clutch pedal extension and just tried to dry fit it. Here are my results, in an annoying numbered list format. I've attached photos. No idea why they're sideways, but I'm too tired to fix them.

FIRST: You can find the extension here. https://www.americanmuscle.com/clutch-pedal-extention-9414.html

1) Removing the Hyundai "Sport" pedal cover. These are held on by three metal tabs - two curled tabs on top, one squared tab on the bottom. The tabs are very stiff and my little baby paws couldn't get them off by hand. The easiest way to remove them is to wedge a flat metal "popsicle stick" object between the arm of the clutch pedal and the curled tabs. For me, I used a common box wrench as the popsicle stick (wrench 1), and then placed another box wrench in the business end of "wrench 1" as a lever to rotate the wrench, which pops the pedal cover tabs off.

2) Dry fitting the pedal. You can see in the attached photos that the Hyundai pedal is about 1mm smaller in the "up-down" direction, and 3mm wider in the "left-right" dimension. It's also slightly smaller in depth. I think that the easiest way to solve the fit issue at the bare clutch pedal will be to wrap it with ~2 layers of electrical tape in the up-down dimension, then install the pedal extension with a rubber spacer to fill the midline gap. I think I'll probably try to make the rubber spacer from hockey puck slices or from multiple layers of neoprene sheets (available on Amazon for ~$10). The entire assembly would then be covered with a rubber Hyundai clutch pedal cover (also available on Amazon for ~$10).

3) I put screws in the pedal extensions and gave it a few gentle test pumps. There is no interference with the normal range of motion of the clutch pedal. It felt really good, actually. The extension is 40mm (1.57 inch) but my seat position was noticeably able to be moved back, allowing my right leg to stretch out a bit more before hitting the gas/brake pedals. As it stands I can drive the car fairly well, but my right leg always feels slightly cramped.

4) Re-install of the Hyundai Sport pedal cover. Super easy. You just slip the bottom tab on, then press hard on the top edge. It'll pop into place fairly easily.

So, total cost will be around $60 if it works out. I'll update when I get it done!
 

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