PART NUMBER: 61-2973
Clutch pedal extension for the 2016+ MX5 and 2017+ Fiat 124.
A Goodwin Racing exclusive! Designed specifically for the ND generation MX5 pedal. NOT a universal or generic part that *kind of* fits. (And the Fiat 124's clutch pedal is the identical part to the ND MX5 so it fits that too).
The clutch pedal extension spacer gives you better reach to the clutch pedal. If you feel like you have the perfect seat position for your height, arms and legs... but when you press that clutch pedal all the way to the floor your leg has to stretch a bit, and you don't want to adjust the seat forwards to fix that because then you're too close to the wheel, then this is your solution.
This extension spacer adds 1.5" to the height of the clutch pedal so that your leg doesn't have to strain to get that pedal all the way down at stop lights, in traffic, etc.
Great for anyone with shorter legs, but also works to improve comfort for those of "average" height too. Tall guys with long legs - this isn't for you, because you don't have the problem that this item solves.
Install notes: You will need a 4mm allen wrench, which is NOT included, the T style shown beelow is the most easy style to use to open the two halves but a short 90 degree style is easier for working in the tight space under the dash. Remove the rubber grip from your factory clutch pedal. Then slide each half of the extension over the clutch pedal so that the metal pedal pad slides into the grooves inside the extension. Once both halves are on the pedal and merged together, install both bolts to hold the extension together (drop of thread locker won't hurt if you got it). Finally, install the rubber pedal pad onto the new extension. Note that the rubber is HARD to stretch over the extension. That's normal, and necessary for it to have a snug fit so that it doesn't move. A small metal pick with a bend in it can help you get the flap of the rubber underneath the lip of the extension. If your current rubber pedal pad is worn out or torn, it may not stay securely on the pedal extension. If it's easy to get the pad on/off, then it is likely worn thin and/or torn. You can get a fresh rubber pad from your Mazda or Fiat dealer.
This makes my car a perfect fit for me.
Haha, it only took about 10 minutes to install, unless you count the 30 minutes I spent looking for the Allen bolt that I lost in the grass.
Simply put, this part is awesome.
My spouse, who is about 5'1" absolutely loves how this has improved her driving experience.
Installing it was a breeze, even for an old guy whose knees, lower back and eyesight aren't what they used to be.
The build quality of this extension is remarkable. It will likely outlast the vehicle.
I would heartily encourage anyone who needs such an extender to choose this one.
Probably the best addition to my Miata so far!
I'm 5'6" and had to sit too close to the wheel.
Now I'll have to get one for my NA.
The clutch peddle extension is well made and easy to install. It took 20 minutes to put on from start to cleanup. The most time was getting the pad off the peddle and on the extension. I put the pad on extension outside the car and it was easy to spread the halves to fit over the peddle. It took a few times using the clutch to get used to the new height not so much putting my foot on the peddle but hitting the floor with it. Well worth the price makes it easier to drive in town and running through the gears you know your completely disengaging the clutch.
Fairly easy install. Followed suggestion, by someone, to partially put it together before crawling into the footwell, as well as use dish soap to lube it first. You Tube video. Now sit in good place. Well, better place because the Miata is always a good place to sit.
Only downside: Dead pedal is now too far away. Will have to do something about that later for long trips. Go pedal is okay I suppose, don't floor it that much.
Update to previous. Brake pedal now too far away, not confident it will give me full stop if I really need it. I would now need one for that pedal, then more height for the gas pedal. Or perhaps less thickness on the clutch. Guess my legs are just too short. Maybe factory can set-up where all 3 pedals can move an inch or so together.
When I had my NC, I had to make something like this because with my long arms and not so long legs, I was never able to find the perfect seating position until I extended the clutch pedal.
When I bought the ND, I found the clutch/seat/steering wheel relationship much better, but still not perfect. Then Good-Win comes out with this simple, but wonderfully effective clutch pedal extension. Naturally, I had to try one.
Well, it's just perfect for me. Now I can have my arms a comfortable distance from the steering wheel (no telescoping wheel in 2017) without reaching to hit the floor with my foot while clutching. I am able to keep my body properly planted in the seat at all times. Honestly, I don't know how I lived without it. It makes my fun drives even more fun.
Installation was simple and quick. However, re-installing the rubber pad required many failed attempts until I was finally successful.
When I buy my ND2, this pedal extension is coming with me.
I am 5 feet tall and was looking forward to this purchase. I immediately installed it once it was delivered and got it installed within 15 minutes. I watched this youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7b_xybUQIk) video beforehand and there were some really good tips on installation, especially on how to get the rubber back on more easily (you put the rubber on the extender before installing the entire thing back into the car).
I do agree with the previous reviewer, Larry, that it does feel a little weird at first once it was installed. My left leg isn't extended out like it normally would. I do however feel a lot more comfortable when I am pressing down on the clutch. I think I just need more time to get use to it. I have no regret with it and will probably always get an extender for any future cars.
I love the difference this small item has made to the ease of driving the MX-5. I had raised the rear of the seat years ago to try to improve the seating position relative to the pedals and steering wheel, but bringing the clutch pedal closer is amazing.
The part is built to clamp solidly over the existing pedal, and it definitely feels permanent (despite being quite reversible). I have not yet succeeded in putting the rubber cover back on; that rubber is just too inflexible for 66yo fingers working under the dashboard! :-/
My initial driving impression was that I hated the new pedal height, but within the hour the new location was natural. Everything feels properly placed now, and the pedal can easily reach the floor to be fully engaged.
This product is tied for the 2nd best item I have ever purchased from Good-Win Racing
#1 is my Exhaust System, (because it makes me happy whenever the motor is running)
# 2 Voodoo gear shift knob (because it feels and looks perfect..except when its been baking in the sun too long!
#2 tie, Clutch Pedal Extension (I know its been said before about many other mod parts but
"it should have been this way from the Factory") my left leg and seating position is much better now!