Why are 964 pedals offset to the left?

Why are 964 pedals offset to the left?

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Porkupine

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1,642 posts

132 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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Its a little uncomfortable - takes some getting used to - were they all like this? You almost have to sit diagonally to reach the pedals.

davek_964

7,628 posts

142 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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Yes, they were all like it.

I believe it's basically because 964s are essentially LHD cars made to be RHD - so the pedals are basically crammed into the passenger footwell.

Porkupine

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1,642 posts

132 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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HAHA I see - interesting. Thanks

Wozy68

5,172 posts

137 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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davek_964 said:
Yes, they were all like it.

I believe it's basically because 964s are essentially LHD cars made to be RHD - so the pedals are basically crammed into the passenger footwell.
Yup, and Porsche were so poor at the time, with the 964 they left it like it. The 993 doesn't feel so bad, but I'm guessing really its the same, I've just got used to it.

clockworks

3,690 posts

112 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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The pedal offset put me off buying a manual 964. I went for a tip, and I've got used to it now. Was agony for the first few weeks - my right ankle used to seize up after 20 minutes.

fioran0

2,410 posts

139 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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The pedal offset is still horrible on rhd 911s (996&997).
The wheel well means they cannot put the accelerator pedal far enough over to the right and the result is everything skewed left.
On the LHD cars the pedals are perfect smile

911god

2,961 posts

152 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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clockworks said:
The pedal offset put me off buying a manual 964. I went for a tip, and I've got used to it now. Was agony for the first few weeks - my right ankle used to seize up after 20 minutes.
The offset pedals are all part of the enjoyment. It's what makes them what they are

freedman

4,491 posts

174 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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Nevetr had a problem with it myself, but

They are not all the same

later cars have the same pedal box as a 993 with the clutch closer to the brake than earlier cars, so you can rest your foot to the left of the clutch like most cars, not between the clutch and brake

Porkupine

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132 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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I think quite difficult for those with bigger feet. Gets quite clumsy down there. Obviously difficult for the powerfully built compant director types.

Slippydiff

12,331 posts

190 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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freedman said:
Nevetr had a problem with it myself, but

They are not all the same

later cars have the same pedal box as a 993 with the clutch closer to the brake than earlier cars, so you can rest your foot to the left of the clutch like most cars, not between the clutch and brake
That itself was a taciturn admission from Stuttgart that the original position wasn't all it could be. I find the LHD cars perfect, the '91 RHD C2 I briefly owned, horrendous.

graemel

6,578 posts

184 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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I've owned both left and right hand drive air cooled 911's. Never had a problem with either. I like the fact that the clutch pedal feels straight ahead but then I've had wonky knees from a kid

dreamer75

1,312 posts

195 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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Weirdly everybody warned me about offset pedals, and how it might be bad for my back (which is iffy). I've got a 997 but I haven't noticed the pedals being offset at all!! Maybe some people are wonky and just fit biggrin

Redarress

591 posts

174 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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It was designed so when the typical 964 driver drops his pipe it did not get cought under the pedals. Clearly this would be a safety issue when they press down on the pedals with their slippers

nickfrog

14,675 posts

184 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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LOL

turk1

219 posts

126 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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I have never noticed this in my 996,It dont feel any different than my vw golf.

jackal

11,238 posts

249 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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Redarress said:
It was designed so when the typical 964 driver drops his pipe it did not get cought under the pedals. Clearly this would be a safety issue when they press down on the pedals with their slippers
lmao smile

barchetta_boy

2,020 posts

199 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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I have a LHD 964 C2 and there is still an offset. Sadly I learned yesterday that no matter how I set the seat up (Sports seats) I get an intense pain in my left hip after a couple of hours' driving. I have some Recaro PPs which I'm going to try but I hope I don't have to sell the car because of this...

Joel

911god

2,961 posts

152 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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barchetta_boy said:
I have a LHD 964 C2 and there is still an offset. Sadly I learned yesterday that no matter how I set the seat up (Sports seats) I get an intense pain in my left hip after a couple of hours' driving. I have some Recaro PPs which I'm going to try but I hope I don't have to sell the car because of this...

Joel
Question is what will you replace it with or will a RHD model make your situation better?

pistonheed

38 posts

127 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Unbelievable that manufactures like BMW and Audi have offset pedals to the right!

Porkupine

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132 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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pistonheed said:
Unbelievable that manufactures like BMW and Audi have offset pedals to the right!
Do they?