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Alloy Pedals Installed

Last weekend I installed the Mazda accessory alloy pedals in my 2018. Technically, the footrest and the accelerator are “pedal covers” that attach to existing pieces. The brake pedal cover was a full swap.

The install was pretty straightforward. It took about an hour. If there’s enough interest I can post some pics of the process and more details. Overall it was easy but the biggest pain was having to work in a smallish area and maneuver tools and my arms.

The dead pedal cover comes with the alloy cover that goes on top of the existing carpet and a plate that mounts under the carpet. The alloy cover screws into the plate.

As I mentioned, the standard brake pedal rubber cover comes off and the new one goes on. It took some patience because the rubber lip is a TIGHT fit. Took about 15 min with a stubby flat head screwdriver to get it on.

The accelerator pedal wasn’t difficult but I was most concerned about this one. 2 (two) holes have to be drilled into the existing pedal and I took my time to make sure I measured and attached the template correctly. I ended up boring out one hole just a bit too much but the grommet is holding firm. I don’t think it will be an issue.

The mod easily adds at least 30hp

I had these on my 2016 GT and liked them. With the 2018 black and aluminum interior I think it compliments the interior especially well. Note, the processs is most likely the same for most 3rd gen models but there are some slightly different part numbers. Be sure to confirm correct P/N for your particular year.




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Hi Tripp. Looks nice. Do you have a link to where you purchased?

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Those look really nice. Good job!

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Last weekend I installed the Mazda accessory alloy pedals in my 2018. Technically, the footrest and the accelerator are ďpedal coversĒ that attach to existing pieces. The brake pedal cover was a full swap.

The install was pretty straightforward. It took about an hour. If thereís enough interest I can post some pics of the process and more details. Overall it was easy but the biggest pain was having to work in a smallish area and maneuver tools and my arms.

The dead pedal cover comes with the alloy cover that goes on top of the existing carpet and a plate that mounts under the carpet. The alloy cover screws into the plate.

As I mentioned, the standard brake pedal rubber cover comes off and the new one goes on. It took some patience because the rubber lip is a TIGHT fit. Took about 15 min with a stubby flat head screwdriver to get it on.


The accelerator pedal wasnít difficult but I was most concerned about this one. 2 (two) holes have to be drilled into the existing pedal and I took my time to make sure I measured and attached the template correctly. I ended up boring out one hole just a bit too much but the grommet is holding firm. I donít think it will be an issue.

The mod easily adds at least 30hp

I had these on my 2016 GT and liked them. With the 2018 black and aluminum interior I think it comeplments the interior especially well. Note, the processs is most likely the same for most 3rd gen models but there are some slightly different part numbers. Be sure to confirm correct P/N for your particular year.




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I really like the look, reminds me of the Mazdaspeed 6 pedals. Except that you seem to be missing a pedal.
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I like them much better in the Chestnut interior - looks great. I had the set from my '16 3 that I kept before trading it in. I had full intention of installing them in my 6, but they just didn't look good with the Parchment contrast. So I left them off.

Job well done on the install. That brake pedal is always a little challenging the first time around.

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Quick question: Does this materially change the height of the dead pedal? And what is under the dead pedal?

Dead pedal height is my #1 gripe about this car. It's so damn tall that it puts quite a bit more pressure against the left foot due to being drastically closer to the driver than the gas/brake pedal. I find myself hanging my left foot against the side of the dead pedal more and more frequently due to this (which is not a good thing considering my reconstructed knees do not like having my leg bent at an angle with an extreme angle of the foot compared to "flat").

I've been thinking about pulling the dead pedal out entirely to do a 3D scan, modify, then 3D print a much shorter dead pedal But I didn't want to open a can of worms if it was housing part of the fuse block or wire harness under there (as was in a few other cars i've had).

9 cars and 2 parking spots, this doesn't make any sense.
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Quick question: Does this materially change the height of the dead pedal? And what is under the dead pedal?

Dead pedal height is my #1 gripe about this car. It's so damn tall that it puts quite a bit more pressure against the left foot due to being drastically closer to the driver than the gas/brake pedal. I find myself hanging my left foot against the side of the dead pedal more and more frequently due to this (which is not a good thing considering my reconstructed knees do not like having my leg bent at an angle with an extreme angle of the foot compared to "flat").

I've been thinking about pulling the dead pedal out entirely to do a 3D scan, modify, then 3D print a much shorter dead pedal But I didn't want to open a can of worms if it was housing part of the fuse block or wire harness under there (as was in a few other cars i've had).
I haven't taken the 6 apart to find out what is behind the dead pedal. But if it's like my 3 was, it's just a piece of Styrofoam. so you may be in luck for changing the distance of the dead pedal. But the carpet is also contoured to the dead pedal so I can't see you changing the height of the dead pedal without having to cut some carpet as well to make sure it's still fits good

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Quick question: Does this materially change the height of the dead pedal? And what is under the dead pedal?
Chazzy J is correct. Thereís a block of styrofoam behind the dead pedal and the carpet is snugly contoured. You could take out or reduce the styrofoam but carpet fitment would be an issue. Given itís not in direct site, that might not matter for you if overall it improves comfort.

To get to it is easy. Remove the plastic scuff plate ... pull the inside lip of each end towards the interior and then lift up. Pull up the rubber seam/door gasket trim around the kick panel area. The kick panel is held in by one thumb screw nut in the back above the dead pedal and a couple clips. Peel back the carpet.

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Thanks guys!

Might just measure what height I want the dead pedal at, then make 2 simple cuts to remove that amount of material from the center, then epoxy the foot surface back to the stand.

9 cars and 2 parking spots, this doesn't make any sense.
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those look great! I need these but with the extra pedal!

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