Dead Pedal Install

calemasters

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Today I installed a "dead pedal" on my Rubicon w/automatic. Amazon had at least 10 different brands that all looked (almost) identical. In theory, the installation is easy, just 3 bolts. In the real world the install was a little difficult due to the confined space.

The two (2) issues that made the install a little difficult, in addition to the confined space, were: 1.) the bracket with the two welded studs was difficult to install into the existing cast aluminum kick panel bracket, and 2.) installing the washer and nut on the "forward" side of the dead pedal (not visible in the photo below). I was able to use a 1/4" drive ratchet, 6" extension and 10 mm socket to tighten the two nuts to the bracket with the welded studs.

The dead pedal has three (3) positions for adjustment. I chose the middle position (I am 5' 8") hoping this would be correct (and luckily it was) because to you have to remove the pedal to change the adjustment and I did not want to do that. The pedal feels solid and it does add to the driving comfort. The pedal is up off of the carpet and does not interfere with the carpet or the floor mats.

my install.jpg


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Paluss

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That looks similar to the one I installed on my Rubicon, makes for much more comfortable driving especially on long trips...
 
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