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Accelerator/Gas Pedal Cover?? Not on my M3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Timmy T., Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Timmy T.

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    So I purchased these last week for $28.98 after a $2 instant coupon - they arrived fast so all is good. They do appear to be $4 more expensive now. Prices fluctuate as with most Amazon listings: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079CZSS7V/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The item is pretty decent and certainly worth the small $$$ investment

    I let them sit out on the hot sun for 30 minutes and they were easy enough to get on. The brake one very easy as it's a bit wider because they are made for the S but they fit fine. The gas took some effort to get on completely and securely. Tip is to put the inside side on first and then manipulate the side closer to the door on. Impossible by hand the other way. I needed no extra tools to finish the job just some brainpower and the AC cranking down on me as it was 98 degrees out yesterday.

    So here's the point - I didn't have a gas pedal cover from the factory. What? There was a brake cover (that came off easy with a simple twist) but nothing at all on the accelerator. Just the metal pedal arm with up and down grooves on it. Very small surface. I never noticed. Drove the car over 1000 miles that way....haha

    Is this something they missed installing or the way they all are?? Anyone??
     
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  2. JeffK

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    It's an EV, there should be no gas pedal. ;)

    Missing the accelerator cover would be definitely different. Did you grab a pic?
     
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  3. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    #3 commasign, Jul 6, 2018
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    Same on my sister's Model 3. The service center said that's normal.

    Clarification: There was nothing under the original rubber cover for the accelerator pedal (just the metal arm itself) whereas there was a large surface under the rubber cover for the brake pedal.
     
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  4. Timmy T.

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    No pic as the install is done BUT for sure nothing at all was over the metal pedal on the accelerator side.

    Just a black pedal with 3 or 4 vertical grooves/lines attached to the arm - and it's a tiny/small metal pedal too....

    Big black rubber cover on the brake.

    This does seem very strange.....
     
  5. boaterva

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    Evannex's video post for their pedals shows the same, no cover to remove to add their performance pedal to the accelerator.

    The brake pedal, you remove the OEM one, and snap theirs over the base metal one.
     
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    Look great!!! Thanks for sharing
     
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    Interesting. I need to go look at mine now.

    So you just slip the accelerator one on right side first the left?

    For brake pedal. Twist off existing rubber then same way to attach them as the accelerator?
     
  8. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Yep. See here: May get a set myself for this price ($49, if I recall correctly....)

     
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    Oh! Thanks. How’s this different than amazon lol. Other than price
     
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    Is always good question. :confused:

    I would assume Evannex is better quality, but beyond that, I have no idea (and I have no connection besides I bought a few things from them once). I get most stuff from Abstract Ocean, and a few things from Evannex. :D

    I love Amazon because of the reviews, but even those have been tarnished by auto-fake-reviews in some cases recently...
     
  11. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    I always think its funny that covering car pedals is termed "performance" :rolleyes:
    Is that RICE performance? As in Race Inspired Custom Enhancement or whatever the term is to try to reclaim RICE to be something good.
     
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  12. ebmcs03

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    It’s wider and “more accurate” LoL.
     
  13. Timmy T.

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    So I never saw the Evannex video but that's really all there was to it. And I see now there is no accelerator cover from the factory. Took me 10 more minutes than the pro in the video as I was putting the accelerator on left side first and struggled a bit. They look identical to the $29 ones I grabbed with Amazon Prime. No difference - I'm sure of it. They all look the same. Sure they may get scrapped up and need replacing to stay looking new but that's easier when buying them at the lowest price. I don't care about scratches from my shoes/feet. They look great and are nice a large compared to the garbage Tesla sends them out the door with....
     
  14. Timmy T.

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    Yes - easy as that...
     
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    Sweet. Picking up a set now.
     

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