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The other day as I was backing up, my left foot slipped off of the clutch pedal causing a loud "bang" noise and stalling out the car.

Fortunately my car drives with no problems after this incident, but since then I've been noticing the slipperiness of these aluminium/rubber pedals more than before.

Has anybody else noticed this? I know it sounds trivial, but as snow starts to fall and your shoe gets wet, I'm wondering if it'll be difficult to grip the pedals with your feet, in this car.

Thoughts? Quick answer is to change the pedals but any other solutions? Thanks.
 

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I have also noticed that rubber soled shoes when wet will barely grip these pedals. In my 3 i had self adhesive stair tread on my pedals which was absolutely great, but I would hate to cover up the handsome pedals on the msp6.
 

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Well the loud bang would be your clutch plate getting slammed, not really a big deal if you don't do it often. As for the pedals I'm not sure if Autovation has anything specifically for thw speed6 or if the regular 6 pedals would work (I assume they might), but they are great as far as anti-slip goes. Check with Donn and see if he knows anything about them for the speed.
 

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I have also noticed that rubber soled shoes when wet will barely grip these pedals. In my 3 i had self adhesive stair tread on my pedals which was absolutely great, but I would hate to cover up the handsome pedals on the msp6.
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My experience, take it or leave it, is to ALWAYS to dry your shoes/feet before driving. Wet shoes are the fastest way to get in real trouble (slipped clutch, brake, acell) hi speed or low. I'd drive barefoot before wetfoot on these pedals, Sh&t, they're metal, what do you expect to happen?

I always keep a dry towel in the cockpit with me, you might want to consider it....

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The other day as I was backing up, my left foot slipped off of the clutch pedal causing a loud "bang" noise and stalling out the car.

Fortunately my car drives with no problems after this incident, but since then I've been noticing the slipperiness of these aluminium/rubber pedals more than before.

Has anybody else noticed this? I know it sounds trivial, but as snow starts to fall and your shoe gets wet, I'm wondering if it'll be difficult to grip the pedals with your feet, in this car.

Thoughts? Quick answer is to change the pedals but any other solutions? Thanks.
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This goes back to the threads on clutch pedal adjustment. The MazdaSpeed6 has racing pedals. You should operate the clutch with your knee, not your ankle. When you release the clutch you should completely lift your foot from the pedal and place it on the dead pedal. Do not use ankle motion or slide your foot sideways. This also prevents "riding" the clutch, which will cause premature wear. Your foot should rotate (slide) freely on the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal to allow heel and toe shifting when braking and downshifting into a corner. The way to avoid the problem you mention is the knee action and straight depression of the pedals. It is a bit more effort, but isn't that what driving a performance car is all about? They require more concentration, but give more pleasure to the drive.
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Has anyone thought of putting a clear polyurethane skin coating around the pedals? You'd still be able to see the beauty of the metal, but your wet feet would not slip off.
 

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This goes back to the threads on clutch pedal adjustment. The MazdaSpeed6 has racing pedals. You should operate the clutch with your knee, not your ankle. When you release the clutch you should completely lift your foot from the pedal and place it on the dead pedal. Do not use ankle motion or slide your foot sideways. This also prevents "riding" the clutch, which will cause premature wear. Your foot should rotate (slide) freely on the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal to allow heel and toe shifting when braking and downshifting into a corner. The way to avoid the problem you mention is the knee action and straight depression of the pedals. It is a bit more effort, but isn't that what driving a performance car is all about? They require more concentration, but give more pleasure to the drive.
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You mean more annoyance, hence what takes people away from owning a manual transmission Car.
 

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It was wet this past evening, and although a little slippery, as any pedal would be when operated with the wet sole of a shoe, it wasnt too bad.
 

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Never had any real problems operating the metal pedals of either of my cars with metal pedals.

Yes, driving cars with these kinds of pedals requires more discipline, but hey, you can always change the pedals if it doesn't suit you individually. I don't think people's choice of slushbox vs. manual has a lot to do with metal pedals and having to drive with more discipline.
 

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Yes, driving cars with these kinds of pedals requires more discipline, but hey, you can always change the pedals if it doesn't suit you individually. I don't think people's choice of slushbox vs. manual has a lot to do with metal pedals and having to drive with more discipline.
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+1 That is exactly my point in the post above. If you want the performance, you just have to deal with those messy pedals and that irritating ole gearshift. I wouldn't have it any other way. The day that NASCAR, CART, F-1, IROC, and LeMans go to automatics, then I'l think about it. Performance driving is a full time, disciplined business, with all the rewards that come with it.
 

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I'm 99% sure that the AutoVation pedals that we sell will fit the Mazdaspeed 6 just fine. They've been very popular among regular 6 owners.

If anyone is interested in trying them out, send me a PM. I will GUARANTEE that they will fit. If they do not, we will have AutoVation make any necessary adjustments for you.

Also, if it seems enough people are interested, we could always do another group buy.
 
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