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    #16
    The pedal masters look kinda scary to me, then again I've never used anything other than the kind perm. installed. The timing of this thread couldn't have been better, my DH and I were just talking about buying a set last night. He just went for his drivers training eval yesterday, and he doesn't want to have to wait to be able to drive his truck after they change his drivers license. I've been thinking about buying a set on and off ever since I started driving again 12 yrs ago myself, in case I ever needed to rent a car in a hurry. I guess I'll be checking out the other sets availible, I just can't see myself driving with the peddle masters.
    Linda H.

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      #17
      I ended up getting the colours ones. They seemed okay actually. Press with the thumb to accelerate. Press with your wrist to brake. I think they just take some practice.
      Last edited by dan_nc; 29 Mar 2006, 11:17 PM.
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        #18
        Like I said, I think the wheelability ones are best

        Originally posted by Curt Leatherbee
        I would recommend the Wheelability ones over the Sportaid z4 ones. I have the Wheelability ones and they are very easy to install and use, the z4 ones can be a little tricky to drive with.
        Like the ones in the picture Hunker posted. I have had no problems with mine, well almost no problems, I was getting an oil change and forgot to remove them and the mechanic nearly drove the car through the wall.
        "Life is about how you
        respond to not only the
        challenges you're dealt but
        the challenges you seek...If
        you have no goals, no
        mountains to climb, your
        soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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          #19
          Well I just ordered a set from Wheelability, I'm looking forward to being able to finally take my DH's new 2006, F150 for a spin.
          Linda H.

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            #20
            Good deal Linda

            They sure do come in handy at times to have. It is great to be able to drive just about car out there as long as it is an automatic, I have even had mine in Corvette. Be very careful installing them in making sure they are not binding on anything and then most important push down on the brake and pull the throttle hard a few times after they are installed to make sure everything is properly attached and the engine comes back down to idle properly. If installed, tested after installation and driven properly they can be a safe control. As I said before never let anybody else drive the car using the foot pedals with the controls still installed, that is asking for trouble, always remove the controls when you have anybody else drive the car.
            "Life is about how you
            respond to not only the
            challenges you're dealt but
            the challenges you seek...If
            you have no goals, no
            mountains to climb, your
            soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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              #21
              Originally posted by richwelsh63
              I have a set from wheelabilty and I think their great I oinly used them twice. I got them because we were going on a trip. I'm thinking about selling them. I paid $350 for them. $45 was overnight delivery! They are still in great shape and I sell them if anyone is interested let me know!
              I do have a question.. how does the gas works.. Do you have to push down towards your legs to accelerate and push forward for breaks?

              I might be interested in? What is the price in your mind?

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                #22
                I've got a set of army cot legs I've been using for driving for several years now.
                Last edited by Rbrauer; 21 Sep 2006, 1:31 PM.
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                  #23
                  Wow RB

                  that looks kinda scary.
                  "Life is about how you
                  respond to not only the
                  challenges you're dealt but
                  the challenges you seek...If
                  you have no goals, no
                  mountains to climb, your
                  soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                    #24
                    After finding this site, then seeing links to several hand control providers, the set I have are basically no different. They attatch with wire that hooks in the back, wont come off unless you unhook them. Only problem I ever had was when the wife tried to put them back on, I didnt check and the one for the gas came off. Kinda grew up with making do with what you had.
                    Last edited by Rbrauer; 30 Mar 2006, 7:34 PM.
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                      #25
                      anyone interested in selling or renting the equipment? I am leaving for a vacation..

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                        #26
                        peddlemaster has the thing licked ...the controls have a "grab" mechanism at the peddle end and a pull device at the top operates the grab so you don't have to even bend over...install takes 30 seconds (no kidding)!
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                          #27
                          Thought I'd give this thread a 'bump' - I'm interested in getting some portables because I really don't wanna blow $1400 on new controls for the vehicle I just bought for my wife. We only plan to keep it for a few years while we pile up some cash, and the vehicle is only worth $3600.
                          Seems like Wheelability was the most recommended portable set, but I was wondering what people thought of the new Colours AZ-1 available on SportAid. How different are they from the Z4 and Wheelability? What was it about hte Wheelability that you preferred?

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                            #28
                            Taziar I designed a set of hand controls. They are protably and take about a minute to install and are very safe an durable. I have been using them on my 1970 chevelle for over a year now and on my 2003 gmc sierra. I use quality metals and get all the welding done at a metal manufacturing company that my brother manages. I sell mine for 200 plus shipping. Mine work better than the other portable ones I have seen because you initiate the gas by pulling on a lever like you would on a bicycle to press the brakes. You simply pull on the lever an that pushes that gas down. Then you push down on the other lever to press the brake pedal in. There isn't a lot of strain on your thumb like the other portable hand controls out there. If you would like some pics send me a message and I can provide them for you.

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