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Old 29th September 2008, 19:30   #1
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I have owned an Innova for about 6 months now. I am having a problem with the clutch height which is a little too high for my left foot (I am a shoe size of 8.5 so its not that i have small feet). I need to lower the clutch height by about 2 inches so that it is closer to the center of my left foot. Any advise on how to do this?

If i cant fix this, then i need to sell the innova and go for some automatic car as my office is about 25 km from my home in bangalore and the traffic really sucks

Do advise

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I wear a shoe size of 9 - 10 (dependent on brand & type) and haven't faced this problem in the Innova. However, since you evidently are, lets get down to solving it. Be prepared for some amount of trial & error:

1. Logically, a thick floor mat (1/2 - 3/4 inch) will raise the level at which your foot rests and hence, reduce the distance to the clutch. This has got to be simpler than altering your clutch pedal height.

2. How about visiting a known garage (Psycho's, v1p3r's etc. etc.) and trying to fit in a custom-made spacer (or similar)? Will require a little jugad but shouldn't be that difficult.

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I have owned an Innova for about 6 months now. I am having a problem with the clutch height which is a little too high for my left foot (I am a shoe size of 8.5 so its not that i have small feet). I need to lower the clutch height by about 2 inches so that it is closer to the center of my left foot. Any advise on how to do this?
Hiring a chauffeur will work out cheaper, if you consider the $$$ that you will lose in selling a 6 month old car. Not to mention the convenience!!
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thanks for this advise...I'll give the mat thing a try this time...maybe put some thermocole below the rubber mat might do the trick..

alternatively, can you let me know where these garages are located in Bangalore?

Thanks a ton !

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I wear a shoe size of 9 - 10 (dependent on brand & type) and haven't faced this problem in the Innova. However, since you evidently are, lets get down to solving it. Be prepared for some amount of trial & error:

1. Logically, a thick floor mat (1/2 - 3/4 inch) will raise the level at which your foot rests and hence, reduce the distance to the clutch. This has got to be simpler than altering your clutch pedal height.

2. How about visiting a known garage (Psycho's, v1p3r's etc. etc.) and trying to fit in a custom-made spacer (or similar)? Will require a little jugad but shouldn't be that difficult.



Hiring a chauffeur will work out cheaper, if you consider the $$$ that you will lose in selling a 6 month old car. Not to mention the convenience!!
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1. Logically, a thick floor mat (1/2 - 3/4 inch) will raise the level at which your foot rests and hence, reduce the distance to the clutch. This has got to be simpler than altering your clutch pedal height.
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how about using a dead pedal ?

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Hmm, this makes sense too. I think one of these options should work well. I'll drop by at the accessory shop and find out a good fit. I'll avoid doing any major rework on the clutch height as either padding or a dead pedal should solve this issue.

Thanks all for your inputs ! This is a terrific forum.

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