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post #1 of 16 Old 04-05-2004, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Dead Pedal

Hey everyone...just joined the forum and wanted to say hi.

Also have a question, any suggestions on installing a dead pedal?

Figured something from the Jeep family would work...maybe off a Liberty, Cherokee, etc. So far I've only found 1 aftermarket mfgr and while it would do the job it's a bit on the industrial side. (ie, it would shred bare feet)

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-05-2004, 10:40 AM
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What's a dead pedal?

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What's a dead pedal?
An extra pedal to the left that serves as a footrest. I would love to have one, but have only seen one for auto trans Jeeps.
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Great question, I wanna know too!!! I can't tell you how many times I've gone to rest my foot somewhere between shifting and have almost fell out of my seat doing so.
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I can't tell you how many times I've gone to rest my foot somewhere between shifting and have almost fell out of my seat doing so.



it's funny 'cause it's true.....


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it's funny 'cause it's true.....


Whats even funnier is when you are a true hearted manual transmission freak (14 years driving and never owned an automatic) and you drive an automatic (borrowed/rented/etc) and your left foot goes for the clutch as you approach a stop. Intead of finding the clutch that isn't there you hit the brake pedal instead. You wanna talk about a brake check!!!!
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An extra pedal to the left that serves as a footrest. I would love to have one, but have only seen one for auto trans Jeeps.
Ok I had never heard of that term before. My last car (acura) had one and it was a 5spd. I'd like one too.

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I have searched without success for a dead pedal to bolt into a TJ. I guess you have to fab one - I'm going to take a try next weekend. I just added a 2" spacer lift to the driver seat that also gave me 2" more rear seat travel (I'm a big guy). I think the dead pedal is the next step to enhance comfort. I have a 5-speed but I think there is room to the left of the clutch. I'll be concentrating on making it stout, and I will try to get the left foot in the same plane as the right foot is on the accelerator pedal.

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Whats even funnier is when you are a true hearted manual transmission freak (14 years driving and never owned an automatic) and you drive an automatic (borrowed/rented/etc) and your left foot goes for the clutch as you approach a stop. Intead of finding the clutch that isn't there you hit the brake pedal instead. You wanna talk about a brake check!!!!
Oh God, this happend to me while driving my friend home. I've never owned an automatic, and this one time I had to drive a buddy home (who was drunk) with his car (an automatic) as we approached a red light, my left foot went for the non-existant clutch and I caught the break pedal with full force and at the same time my right hand was looking for the shifter... It was sheer luck no one was behind us, we would have been rear ended for sure! It's amazing how quickly those little honda's can stop. Needless to say that was the last time I drove his car.

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Whats even funnier is when you are a true hearted manual transmission freak (14 years driving and never owned an automatic) and you drive an automatic (borrowed/rented/etc) and your left foot goes for the clutch as you approach a stop. Intead of finding the clutch that isn't there you hit the brake pedal instead. You wanna talk about a brake check!!!!
Yea, and you shift the autotranny shifter like its a manual. I have to hold something to keep from doing this.
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Here's the aftermarket pedal I mentioned....says only for automatics but there should be plenty of room for it.

http://www.sunperformance.com/dummy_pedal.htm
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Put 40 inch tires on with 3.07 gears. Then the pedal on the right will be dead.
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-06-2004, 02:45 PM
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They make Audi TT style pedals that are friendly to your feet. I know they fit on all Volkswagen AG cars (audi, vw, seat, skoda, etc), but I'm sure with a little fab work they'll fit on anything. The TT pedal set includes a dead pedal. I'd think you could also make one out of aluminum diamondplate.

I've done the "looking for clutch but hit the brake instead" thing too. Coincidentally, it was on my old GLI when I had just put in a set of slotted/vented Powerdisc rotors and Mintex pads..plus I had stainless steel lines, so there was absolutely no give between my foot and the rotors. Talk about stopping as if by the hand of god..

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i think they sell them in the performance accessories magazine for jeep wranglers, but they do say only for automatics. i don't see why they wouldn't fit in a manual tranny floor board.... couldn't you just make one??
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i think they sell them in the performance accessories magazine for jeep wranglers, but they do say only for automatics. i don't see why they wouldn't fit in a manual tranny floor board.... couldn't you just make one??
Yes, but with a 5-speed, the dead pedal needs to be skinnier than the one above, and installed against the left side of the footwell. It doesn't seem like a hard thing, I just won't get to it until the weekend.

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