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.
A close up shot.