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Where to find "Wings" pedals

I was just wondering if anyone knows a source for Wings racing pedals for Porsches. The Rennline pedal that I bought really sucks, and doesn't help with heel and toe shifting at all. I drove my bosses car which has an adjustable Wings pedal and it was an amazing improvement, but I haven't been able to find any for sale anywhere. If anyone knows a good source please let me know.

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Make your own from aluminum sheet...reverse "L" shape.

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do a search on Vosstek. Better Bodies carries a nice looking *race* set with a nice little *wing* where you could blip the throttle with your heel....


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No, I'm actually looking for a brand called Wings. I don't know if they still make pedals or not, I was just hoping someone on here would know if they did.
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I believe what you are looking for is called the "third foot" from Wings Engineering. They used to advertise in Excellence, but I don't know if they are still in business. Last known phone # was: 202-438-2222 (CT). Personally, I can't see how anyone could use a pedal with an extension on the heel. Most (including myself) don't actually use their "heel" to heel/toe, but rather do so by rolling the right side ball of the foot over to the accelerator. The one time I drove a car with a "third foot", I kept hitting the throttle unintentionally. The perfect heel/toe pedal extension IMO would be one with a slightly larger surface area to the top-left portion of the stock pedal, and nothing more.

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The key here is adjusting the pedals themselves. I had a little interferrence with the throttle linkage and lenghtend the one in the engine bay so it would not hit the butterfly. Before that, it was in perfect height for rolling the foot. It was easier than my 914. Now, I'll have to go under the car and shorten the one just outside the bulkhead to compensate. You can also make adjustments to your brake pedal height, buy the throttle is easier. When the pedals are right, you'd have to have a size 6AAA to have problems.
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Hey Wil,
Did you make one? Post a pic. You got me thinking..........
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Yes I made one....no need really to post a pic. Just a wider pedal, with a pronounced reverse "L" shape toward the bottom. After using this for some time, and noting how easy it is to heel/toe with my Talon using the toe and ball-of-foot ( suspended hinges)...I may even rethink this idea to mimic what Eric Coffey says...make it wider at the top instead.

The only caution to note is that you tend to brake much deeper in actual race ( or DE) conditions...so that the pedals come together toward the same "plane" when driving in earnest. Street driving won't do this since you won't be "on the pedal" as hard.

I countersunk three holes in my aluminum plate and drilled through the plastic OEM pedal...backed up by fat washers/ stainless bolts and nylock nuts. If you find the pedal too far away...you can use longer bolts and tubular "sleeves" to make the alu pedal "stand-off" a bit from the original pedal..bringing the whole assembly closer to you.

$100 for a store-bought pedal?...that just hurts my $ sensibilities too much !!

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Yeah me too$ Did you use checker plate or flat stock?
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Or, you can check out the pictures and process I posted in this thread. Stock look and adjustable from street to A/X or DE...

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This is interesting too....take a look at factory 935's and such...the gas pedal is SMOOTH, and so is mine, as you gas pedal foot articulates, it likes to slide on the gas pedal surface...no need ( or desire) for grip here. Quite the opposite for brake / clutch pedals. There you want as much grip as possible ( rubber / roughened plate, etc).

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I have a Wings Pedal setup I will probably sell as I am selling the car in a few weeks. Here is what these look like. The pedal height is adjustable using the 3 screws - you can also change the angle of the pedal. The black pieces clamp to the pedal and the silver piece mounts on that.





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thanks guys, that's exactly what I'm looking for!

As for it being easier to roll your foot... I just can't do it that way, I don't know why, but blipping the throttle with my heel is just so natural on a downshift, and these pedals are the nicest I've seen both rennline pedals really suck, and the one that would work isn't adjustable, and everyone else basically just has kind of a copy of those.
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Let me know if you want to sell the rennline gas pedal. I need one a can't stomach the cost of oem.
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Anyone know what the Wings setup costs new so I can price my slightly used one appropriately?
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Here is what the Wings pedal looks like in the car -





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ZCAT3 I'll buy the pedal if still available. Send me a pm so I can contact you.
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ZCAT3 I'll take it. I can pick it up whenever your ready to sell it. I can mail you a check in the mean time. I tried to send you a response. I get a message saying your mailbox is full. Can you send me a pm with your email address so we can make arrangements.
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