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Old 04-19-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hey all, I have ordered a 14 JK 6 speed. It has been a few years since owning a jeep but a raise at work has allowed me to begin to Just Empty Every Pocket again. When test driving the new JK's i noticed that there is no room to place my left foot next to the pedals after I have released the clutch. I have room if I pull it back and rest on the floor. Seems a little irritating but I assume Ill get used to it just like everything else. Has anyone else noticed this when buying their jeep?

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Old 04-19-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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Remove the doors and hang the foot on the rock slider. Lots of room...

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Old 04-19-2014, 03:20 PM   #3
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Remove the doors and hang the foot on the rock slider. Lots of room...
Summer will be ok, and I plan on it. Winter might be a little different when it's -40 outside
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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I guess it's just me and my big feet. Just something to get used to
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:54 PM   #5
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I have the exact same problem!!!! It drives me insane. I'm trying to teach myself to put my foot down flat in front of the clutch pedal after shifting but I'm having a hard time making that feel normal. This is a major design flaw on Jeep's behalf (IMHO)
You're not the only frustrated 6 speed driver here.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:58 PM   #6
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Doesn't bother me at all, but I never use dead pedals on other cars anyways. I wear a size 12 and have no problem setting my foot on the floor in front of the clutch.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:03 PM   #7
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Even in my automatic I find it annoying especially when driving for awhile. I wear a size 13 and always have my work boots on. Its not that my feet get in the way its just that theres really no room and figure you manual guys have it way worse. Foot flat on the floor feels uncomfortable after awhile, foot extended and my knee jambs into the window crank.
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I'm a size 14-wide with a manual trans 2014 ---- I've never felt like my feet were crowded.
My knee hits the door unlock button all the time though.

Try driving a Ferrari. If you have big feet you can't hit the clutch or gas without hitting the brake. You have to drive barefoot.
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My knee hits the door unlock button all the time though.
I have the same issue. At first, I thought I had an issue with the power locks not working correctly. Then I realized what was happening. I do find it uncomfortable after a period of time but I also have long legs. Still considering the big boy brackets to move the seat back.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:38 AM   #10
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I wear a size 13 and always have my work boots on.
I am the same. Size 13 workbooks everyday. My Subaru and G5 I had looooooaaaads of room. I wore the boots to test drive the jeep and I was really upset about the lack of foot room. I finally convinced myself that setting it flat infront of the clutch would be fine. I can extend my foot under the pedals for a quick stretch for longer trips so that's not too bad
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My knee hits the door unlock button all the time though.
+1 on this. First few times startled me a bit.
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Im 5'10" this is the first jeep I have owned. I need to move the seat up to use the clutch comforably. This makes me too close for gas pedal comfort and way too close for brake comfort. In 8 months I'm getting used to it but would consider an auto because of it.
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I have the exact same problem!!!! It drives me insane. I'm trying to teach myself to put my foot down flat in front of the clutch pedal after shifting but I'm having a hard time making that feel normal. This is a major design flaw on Jeep's behalf (IMHO)
You're not the only frustrated 6 speed driver here.
I have never gotten used to placing my foot anywhere but flat on the floor, I have had several cars with those foot rests(dead pedal), and never used them.
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I have always placed my left foot flat on the floor so it doesn't bother me. I am only 5'7" so leg room is usually not an issue. I have a 6 speed so foot is on the clutch or flat on the floor so I don't leave pressure on the pedal.

On thing I hated about my previous 11 Silverado was that with my foot flat like that, my knee was on the door handle. It bothered me enough that I made sure to check for a comfortable knee spot when test driving the Jeep.

While reading this in my office I realized I am still sitting like I do in the car. Left foot flat on the floor and right leg extended out.
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Foot Rest

Take the trim of the side wall at the floor pan. Once removed there is enough room to lay a piece of 2x4 on it's face on the floor to provide a comfortable foot rest.
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I'm bothered by this, too. I always use dead pedals: I have sciatica due to a severe back injury suffered whine I was in the Navy, and using dead pedals relieves some of the pressure on the nerves in my left leg/lower back. There is a dead pedal available for Jeeps from 2007-2013, or something like that.

I was able to install a dead pedal for a '65 Shelby AC Cobra replica I just sold. Kind of sucks that I could it on a Cobra, which has WAY less cockpit space than a '14 JK, and not on a Jeep. (Shakes fist angrily at sky!)
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:43 AM   #17
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Guess it turns out that it's all a preference. I'm betting that people that have always driven larger vehicles use the floor, and people that drive cars usually use the dead pedal. My 01 tj Had room for my boot next to the clutch tho

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