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Hand Controls 1 3.13%
Left Foot Gas Pedal 31 96.88%
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Left Foot Gas Pedal? or Hand Controls?

Simple.

With the nerve injuries I received last month I wont be able to drive with my right foot again.


Which one would you do if you were in my position?



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http://www.northend-mobility.com/drive.htm


Both should allow for me to go WOT.


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Old 11-05-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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Hmmm.
Left foot controls make sense to me..
just move the peadles over, and train your left foot like the right foot
This will be a Bonneville one of a kind
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I'd go for the left foot controls. Takes some getting used to I'm sure, though
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id go left foot
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Left foot - It'd be nice to keep both hands available to work all the vehicle'* controls as normal, and you have a good leg still so why not use it if you can? The biggest concern would be mixing them up and accidentally give it gas when you need to stop Once you're used to it though, the left foot is the way to go IMO!
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I'd go left foot before hand controls.
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left foot forward!

$195>$340

are there any type of hand controls that you can mount to the steering wheel like some cd players have remotes for?
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Left foot pedals for sure, I've driven with my left foot before, without having the pedals moved. I always do it when I'm late for school and have to tie my shoes. Its not really hard to learn, took me like 2-3 days to drive normal

With hand controls I think you'd be putting out too much work for your hands, and you can't do the same things every other drive can do while they drive like roll down the windows, talk on the phone, press buttons, point, hold stuff, etc.
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It'* hands down left foot controls.

You will need your left hand for the steering wheel and right hand for the shifter.......and you know there will be times when you will need both hands on the wheel.

The only thing that might be a problem is power braking in a rear wheel drive car but you have a fwd so it should be no problem.
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definatly left foot

theres alwase one thing more for your hands to do, so why add more?

unless you convert the whole thing to like say...a game controller

i'd do the left foot
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