HOT! '17-22 Foot Rest/Dead Pedal

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Sometimes it's the little things that make a man smile.... hahaha :cool:

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It's in.... 15 min... and admittedly half of that was swigging beer between steps because I just got home from work and needed it.

Pro tip: Before finalizing step four and bolting it in, extend the 10 mm nut referenced in step 5 and dry fit the peice until you have to sort of wedge it into place. That 10mm nut is hard to get to with the insulation, so the less you have to turn it one in place, the better. Mine was at least 1/2" from the firewall on first install, found removing the bracket and extending the foot first to be far easier.

No drive time on it yet, but initial impression is very positive. Thanks @BroncOh
 

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It's in.... 15 min... and admittedly half of that was swigging beer between steps because I just got home from work and needed it.

Pro tip: Before finalizing step four and bolting it in, extend the 10 mm nut referenced in step 5 and dry fit the peice until you have to sort of wedge it into place. That 10mm nut is hard to get to with the insulation, so the less you have to turn it one in place, the better. Mine was at least 1/2" from the firewall on first install, found removing the bracket and extending the foot first to be far easier.

No drive time on it yet, but initial impression is very positive. Thanks @BroncOh
Awesome! Thanks for the pro-tip.

Will be getting mine shortly, though install will have to wait until Sunday.
 
It's in.... 15 min... and admittedly half of that was swigging beer between steps because I just got home from work and needed it.

Pro tip: Before finalizing step four and bolting it in, extend the 10 mm nut referenced in step 5 and dry fit the peice until you have to sort of wedge it into place. That 10mm nut is hard to get to with the insulation, so the less you have to turn it one in place, the better. Mine was at least 1/2" from the firewall on first install, found removing the bracket and extending the foot first to be far easier.

No drive time on it yet, but initial impression is very positive. Thanks @BroncOh
Looks good! Definitely saves time on the tip. Only reason we didn't mention the tip is, during the sampling group of testers, some would wedge it into place and not get it fully seated into the square pocket, as that is a priority.
 
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Quoting my thoughts from my build thread:

Installation took about 10 minutes. Instructions are clear, and it's just generally logical. I'll echo @86skier's install tip:



The pedal itself is incredibly adjustable. Up/down, forward/back, angle up/down. This may result in a prolonged amount of time adjusting it if you're a perfectionist. I likely spent more time on adjustment than on the install, and will almost certainly fine tune it more as I find the perfect position. :D

Once installed, it's exactly what it says on the tin: a dead pedal. It's rock solid and, impressively, stays out of the way of both the parking brake and service brake pedals.

I've driven with it for about a half hour so far. Not a huge amount of time, but enough to get some solid first impressions. It's been a while since I've driven a vehicle with a dead pedal and I didn't realize just how much I missed it. I immediately noticed the support I get from the dead pedal.

Just leaving my driveway and bouncing over the curb, I was immediately more stable in my seat as I pressed against the dead pedal. I often drive with only my left hand on the wheel, right arm resting on the center console. The result is if I go around a right corner, I was instinctively grabbing onto the center console to provide just a bit of support. Within 5 minutes with the dead pedal I'm not doing it anymore, instead using the dead pedal to gently stabilize myself.

That wasn't a long enough drive to really notice the better resting angle of my foot, but I'm confident that will be world's better when I do some longer drives.

It will take a bit to get used to having there when it comes to the parking brake. I like to "catch" the parking brake with my foot when releasing it, so it doesn't slam upwards, and I found myself "catching" the dead pedal by mistake a few times. Not a big deal and I'll get used to it.

Nicely done, Bronco!

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Another batch of 25 dead pedal kits are in stock and ready to ship to your door.
 
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