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Opinions wanted about pedal choice for diy pedals

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Bugatti098, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Bugatti098

    Bugatti098

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    I am going to diy a set of hydraulic pedals (using a pressure sensor and a DSD 12 bit board). I got the whole parts list together but am unsure what pedals to use for the brake and clutch. To keep costs down I would probably prefer a brake pedal with only a single master cylinder.

    I found a wilwood pedal that fits my requirements, but I cannot decide on which pedal face I prefer. I have never used a pedal with grip tape. Would it make heel-toe ing difficult?

    http://wilwood.com/Images/PEDALS/pedal_Photos-med/341-15169-med.jpg

    http://www.wilwood.com/Images/PEDALS/pedal_Photos-large/340-1469-lg.jpg

    I am just looking for a bit of direction. This is the throttle pedal I am using if that helps.
    http://www.joesracing.com/images/F133292231.jpg
     
  2. Bitacaia

    Bitacaia

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    Hi,
    regarding your throttle pedal: does it have a spring included? I belive it will need some work to attatch some kind of spring to it. Probably i'm wrong.

    Other solution:
    OBP pedal. just buy 3 of this:

    http://www.obpltd.com/Pedal-Boxes/P...nder-Bulkhead-Fit-Brake-Clutch-Unit-OBP0045PR

    Later just replace the facia of the throttle pedal, and you have a nice 3 pedal set.

    For the Throttle and cluch, just install a strong spring in the place of the master cylinder. Check some DIY handbrakes, some guys just replace the master cylinder with this spring solution.
     
  3. Emery

    Emery

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    For pedal face, consider whether you'll wear shoes or socks. Anything with grip tape will likely shred socks.
     
  4. Sean_DIYsim

    Sean_DIYsim
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    You can get several different stages of grip tape. I'd go for a very fine grit. If you are going for true to life levels of brake stiffness, a racing shoe, wrestling shoe or a shoe with a thin sole would definitely be better than socks for that application. You feet will thank you after a couple hours in the seat!