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PostSubject: Pedals   Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:55 am

Has anyone ever replaced their pedals just for fun?
Is it even possible?

I know it's kind of a "tuner" kind of thing to do, but I think they look cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Pedals   Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:08 am

My moms riviera, which is now my sisters is a 95 non supercharged Riviera with the chrome pedals. Is there an easy way to switch them with the pedals out of my 98 Rivi?
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PostSubject: Re: Pedals   Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:46 am

I'll have to look into that further amd peak under the pedal to see how they're attached. On Ebay you can buy a couple of pedals for around $10 shipped.
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PostSubject: Re: Pedals   Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:54 am

I dont know if I want just the clip on's they seem kinda cheap
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PostSubject: Re: Pedals   Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:44 pm

There might be a reason other than cost that GM went to the all-rubber pedals. Like slipping wet shoes?

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PostSubject: Re: Pedals   Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:37 am

albertj wrote:
Like slipping wet shoes?

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You're probably right?!?
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PostSubject: Re: Pedals   Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:16 am

I think it's more of a cost issue, same with the seat belt buckles going from the metal type with the GM push button to the cheap plastic generic ones found in nearly ever car today. My '95 Riv has the chrome pedals and metal belt buckles. Both are the same as what you'll find in my '79 Olds. I think if it were a safety issue with the pedals, GM wouldn't have used them for over 2 decades.
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PostSubject: Re: Pedals   Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:50 am

I would say durable and cheap and no one cared what pedals looked like until recent years.
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PostSubject: Re: Pedals   Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:58 am

I think Buick felt chrome looked dated at the time. In the mid 90s, chrome almost disappeared from cars, inside and out. It made a comeback recently due to the interest in retro designs, along with newer materials to simulate the look and feel of real chrome without the expense and weight..

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PostSubject: Re: Pedals   Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:18 pm

So the question is, can you retrofit the chrome pedals.

I bet if the brake lever (the arm that the brake pedal is attached to) is same design as past that you can and if it's one of the new plastic ones you can't. But I have no idea, actually. And I don't feel compelled to bug my local dealer parts counter guy about it now, but maybe later.

Hmmm...

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