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Old 31st May 2008, 22:46   #16
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Isn't it more comfortable to rest the foot on the floor, while highway drives?

May be since i've got used to this, i find dead pedal usage uncomfortable on long drives.
Me too. On the contrary, my right foot pains on long journeys on the WagonR as it is bent upwards to press the throttle. The only way I get relief is when I take my foot off the acclerator and rest it on the floor, like my left foot. The other alternative is to floor the accelerator, so that the angle of the foot is more natural.
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What you want is a Dead Pedal or a Pedal Rest. This is available in many car showrooms and shops that sell accesories but one has to see that it will not hamper any movement in emergency situations, meaning it should not hamper any smooth travel of your foot in an emergency situation
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I have never heard of such a thing until now, a "dead pedal". Since I read this thread I am now really worried. I think my left leg may disappear between shifts as I do not know, upon reflection, what the heck I do with it.

Seriously, any carpenter worthy of the name or any mechanic ought to be able to solve this "problem".
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I have never heard of such a thing until now, a "dead pedal". Since I read this thread I am now really worried. I think my left leg may disappear between shifts as I do not know, upon reflection, what the heck I do with it.

Seriously, any carpenter worthy of the name or any mechanic ought to be able to solve this "problem".
neither had I till an accessory shop guy tried to sell me one. I wondered why it should be called that. A more logical name would be a simple foot rest but that i gathered is what they call the little contraption on the rear of a two wheeler where the pillion rests his foot. Good logical name.
Dead Pedal...I still have not got over it but that what it is called in Bombay at least.

Other Bombay names:

NHC - Dolphin Shape
W123 Mercedes - Smiling Face
High Roof Maruti Van - Sardar Van
try deciphering these.....
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I wondered why it should be called that.
Dead Pedal...I still have not got over it but that what it is called in Bombay at least.
Dead Pedal means its not 'LIVE' i.e, it doesn't transmit power as its supposed to do!

Remember Dead-Axle & Live-Axle?

Live Axle is the one which carries the power to the wheels and Dead Axle simply rotates, but they don't transmit power
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Even I plan to get a dead pedal done, very desperately.
Guys, any inputs as to how I can get it done?

Am planning to get a wooden dead pedal sized chunk and attach it somehow to the wall besides the clutch.
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Hi All,

Even after a several visits to carpenters I have not been successful in getting this dead pedal done. Checked out most of the shops on JC road as well..

They dont know what is dead pedal!

Has anybody gotten it done in Blore?

Can anybody help?!
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Of late, I have been driving my girlfriend's Accent a lot. It has a BOON next to the clutch, and that's the dead pedal it comes with.
The dead pedal has made life really simple while driving over long distances, and feet do not ache even after long journeys.
I am planning to purchase a new car, and if it doesn't have a dead pedal, I'd like to buy one.
Any pointers?? HELP!
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Yess dead foot pedal can be made/fabricated if there is space left next to the clutch.
Simple buy a wooden block (square) shape it and wrap it up in rubber material,fix it..done!!!

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Can't you just bend your leg a little and keep the foot on the mat completely? That's what I do and I've never had any problems.
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I drive an Accent,and somehow dead pedal seems to be useless to me

and no i dont ride the clutch
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Bumping up this thread.

Has there been any improvement in availability of aftermarket dead pedal rest? Anyone know where one can get one fitted in Mumbai?

I would like one for my Chevrolet Aveo.
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Default Re: Aftermarket Dead Pedal?

It can be fabricated with wood by a carpenter but is there a specific angle for the foot rest in the dead pedal?
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It can be fabricated with wood by a carpenter but is there a specific angle for the foot rest in the dead pedal?
I can see aftermarket rest pedals made of aluminium or steel available on foreign websites, but none in India.
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It can be fabricated with wood by a carpenter but is there a specific angle for the foot rest in the dead pedal?
The angle, I believe would depend on the river on what is more comfortable.

My question though, how safe are these? How will they be fixed to the car?
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