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Foot rest next to clutch
#1
Has anyone looked into removing the foot rest that is to the left of the clutch? I’m wondering if can be removed so I can stretch my leg out  Cool

Many thanks in advance
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#2
That's a new one on me!
But I've got short legs, so the footrest is perfect for me.

On a Fiat Panda I made a footrest next to my accelerator, which worked fine, and your post has got me thinking of making one for my B9 also.

On long stints, somewhere to rest your right foot so that you can just tickle the go-faster pedal at the same time is very relaxing.

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hi, yes i removed my footrest, its just a big lump of polystyrene, just pull back the carpet and carefully cut it away with a knife, the carpet goes back really well but not perfect, i used to hate how it felt on a journey of more than an hour, its the best mod i have done to my van since i bought it
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#4
Yeah I think that foot rest would be perfect if I wasn’t 6ft 3 haha. Been having some trouble lately with no leg room but I’m Gonna have a try at ripping that polystyrene out in abit.....your more than welcome to it for the accelerater side  Big Grin
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Just to update I removed that polystyrene with ease, I didn't even need to cut it out so it can go back it place if I need sell it on. not sure if its possible but id like to be able to push back the peddles by an inch of 2 

Its made a massive difference as I can pretty much stretch my leg out,  I would recommend taking it out if you have long legs Cool
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#6
are you in a van or a car ?

my old m59 van the seat didnt go back as far as the one in the m59 multispace  which was comfier (im also 6ft 3)

first i binned the ladder bulkhead - which helped but the seat base was still hitting the loaad space floor

i ended up cutting a section of the rear load space lip away to allow the seat to go back where i wanted it.

brutal but effective - i only mention this as the seat in my new b9 multi spaces goes back plenty far enough - it also , unlike the old van the base goes up and down which really helps.

Worth having a look to see if the base is hitting the load bay floor (which in the old ones was just overlayed ontop of the car  floor pan) before getting right back
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(26-01-2018, 07:19 PM)mark3 Wrote:  hi, yes i removed my footrest, its just a big lump of polystyrene, just pull back the carpet and carefully cut it away with a knife, the carpet goes back really well but not perfect, i used to hate how it felt on a journey of more than an hour, its the best mod i have done to my van since i bought it

I also find it very uncomfortable on longish journeys.
Can you confirm that you have a semi-auto B9. Mine is a 2012 reg. 
Would be happy to try and do the mod you've done thanks
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(12-02-2018, 10:15 PM)Top drive Wrote:  are you in a van or a car ?

my old m59 van the seat didnt go back as far as the one in the m59 multispace  which was comfier (im also 6ft 3)

first i binned the ladder bulkhead - which helped but the seat base was still hitting the loaad space floor

i ended up cutting a section of the rear load space lip away to allow the seat to go back where i wanted it.

brutal but effective - i only mention this as the seat in my new b9 multi spaces goes back plenty far enough - it also , unlike the old van the base goes up and down which really helps.

Worth having a look to see if the base is hitting the load bay floor (which in the old ones was just overlayed ontop of the car  floor pan) before getting right back

I’ve got a 13 plate van with a solid bulkhead that sat on the back of the ladder bulkhead. I removed the ladder bulkhead and the back part of my seat only goes back and inch or so but it’s sorted my back right out, I’ve literally stopped getting back ache  Cool 

The base doesn’t go back anymore and it dosent hit the frame but I’ll keep looking into ways to move it back some more.


I have been thinking lately if I change my van I might just get an auto to make it easier driving haha


Really appreciate the helps guys
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(13-02-2018, 11:23 AM)doofer Wrote:  I've got an auto, but I swapped the stupid double-sized brake pedal for the one that's fitted to the manual.  So it's like a manual minus the clutch pedal.  Where the clutch pedal should be there's a massive gap - I'm 6'2" and I can stretch my left leg straight and wiggle my toes if I like!  I can even pull my left leg back and stretch my right one into the same gap now and then if I need to.

I actually wouldn't mind looking at adding a foot rest, but much further away than the clutch pedal would be.  There's masses of space there, it's a shame that they mounted the pedals so close to the driver.

If I get a auto next I’ll keep that in mind about changing the brake pedal. 

Would make it perfect to drive if the pedals could go back and inch or so, shame they cant make the pedals go back and forth like the new Ferraris  Cool
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(12-02-2018, 09:02 PM)Ryand27 Wrote:  Just to update I removed that polystyrene with ease, I didn't even need to cut it out so it can go back it place if I need sell it on. not sure if its possible but id like to be able to push back the peddles by an inch of 2 

Its made a massive difference as I can pretty much stretch my leg out,  I would recommend taking it out if you have long legs Cool

Thanks for that. I pulled the carpet back on my AUTOMATIC and with a bit of prising removed the polystyrene triangular shape and the carpet goes back fairly well. Although I broke the shape in half on trying to remove it will still go back in place if required.
One point of caution : a bundle of electrical wiring is exposed by removing the shape. I decided to find some one inch thick foam sheet and place it across the wiring bundle to protect it from being excessively rubbed by the left foot movement over time.
It now feels really comfortable and no need to change the brake pedal for a narrower version as suggested.
Great result as it was really bugging me on longer journeys. Smile
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