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Old 01-09-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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Pedal Extender question

I'm looking to get a set of pedal extenders. My wife is about 4'11" and has problem using the full extension of the pedals.
has any one used a pedal extender or knows any one who has used a pedal extender? if so which one would you recommend.

Here is a sample of them extenders:
pedal extensions - extender selections
any info would be really appreciated.

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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I know this thread is nearly a year old but I'm replying in case anyone else does a search and find this.

My wife is just a little over 5'-0" and we bought a 2013 Sahara yesterday. It's her Jeep and she has a problem with comfortably reaching the pedals. She doesn't want the seat all the way forward where she's sitting right up against the airbag.

She had the same problem with her old PT Cruiser and I found some pedal extenders online a couple of years ago. They look like the same ones in the link you posted. I moved them over to her Sahara today and they seem to be working well. I'm about 11 inches taller than she is but I'm still able to drive it with the extensions installed. It's a bit different feel for me but it works.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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I have an "unofficial" handicap where where my inseam is only a smidge above 22 inches. It gives me all sorts of problems from finding pants to procuring furniture.

I manage to drive a 6-speed.

I have no Idea what's up, but it seems that with every new generation of Jeep, the pedals get farther away. My TJ only needed a small bit of an extension, I needed a full inch more in the JK. I was able to drive a friend's YJ renegade without any extensions.

This is what I ended up doing in my 2013 JK with some scrap wood:
(excuse all the salt stains, I live in eastern Ontario)

If you're willing to drill a hole or two into the pedal, it makes it a lot easier to come up with a solid way to build extensions.

I also put some foam boards under the floor mat so I can rest the bottom of my feet. Nothing is more jarring than a floating foot on the gas in 1st gear over bumps.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:05 PM   #4
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PedalMates (by CCI) - Adjustable Pedal Extensions

My wife is 5'0" and I am 5'8"
The quality of this product is very nice. The only issue is if you order the clutch/brake option (for manual transmission), is that they are both really wide to the point of where they have about a 1" to 2" gap in between the pedals. I am use to this, but one day I might take it into a machine shop and cut them into the size of a normal clutch/brake pedals.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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Very Old Topic but I need help

Hello - I know this is a really old topic and I've done a lot of searching on this forum but I can't see any place where people have said whether or not you can quickly adjust the bolt on style for a taller person.

We just bought a 2011 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara MT. I'm short (there, I said it) 5'2" and my husband is 6'2".

Has anyone found a pedal extender that is easily adjustable for both drivers? I will be the primary driver in the winter but my husband will also drive it a lot. Then he will be the primary driver in the summer.

I see a lot of the bolt on styles but are they quickly adjustable for a taller driver or will one of us always have to just live with it? The gas pedal is doable for me and the brake is OK but I'm really having to stretch for the clutch without moving the seat further ahead than I would really prefer it to be.

Thanks for any help or suggestions!
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #6
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Has anyone found a pedal extender that is easily adjustable for both drivers?
I don't know of any pedal extenders that can quickly change positions back and forth. It would probably take a couple of minutes to unbolt one extender and adjust it but if you have to do 3 pedals that's a lot of work.

What we did was adjust them for the shorter person (my wife) and the taller one (me) would just move the seat back. She's just a fraction over 5'-0" and I'm around 5'-11". I can drive it without difficulty, although it does feel different.

The extenders in the pic I posted earlier in this thread were transferred from her old PT Cruiser that we traded in on her Jeep. They don't have a very solid feel to them and I'll probably be replacing them with a set of the ones listed below before the end of the year.

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Old 11-04-2013, 11:11 PM   #7
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Thank you for your reply. Those do seem to be the most popular and probably worth a try. I'm sure it will solve my problem, we'll see if my husband can get along with it on the clutch. Seems like one that would be able to flip out of the way when not needed would be a good idea. Maybe I'll invent one and get rich! Lol! thanks again
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:23 AM   #8
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You definitely do not want 'quick detachable' extenders. They'd be liable to come off at the most inopportune time [think panic braking].

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