Has anyone replaced the stock throttle pedal yet? The "upward" angle it depresses is awkward and a more contouring pedal would be much more comfortable. Even the 2006 Liberty I drove has a better feeling pedal.
My wife had the same problem. I put in some slightly too large heavy rubber off brand mats, of the one size fits all type, and the mats run up the sides perfectly for her to rest her heel on the rubber. Before she hated my jeep because it was uncomfortable to drive. Now she is talking about getting one of her own...
To clear up some of the confusion, here's a quick example I made. Traditional pedals have a little hinge that allows the pedal to contour to the angle of your foot, the pedal in the Wrangler, however, does not have this hinge and instead moves static with the lever, causing an awkward angle.
Would it be possible to custom fabricate the pedal to allow this contortion?
I removed the rubber and put pedal covers on but the fixed pedal angle doesn't bother me.
2010 Sahara, Red, rough country winch & stubby, Body Armor rock sliders, stiff spring mod, RC 2.5" series II lift kit, 33X12.5 Duratracs on 15" MB72s.
2007 Grand Cherokee, Red Rock Crystal Pearl, 5.7L HEMI
I'd think anything's possible. I'm not sure I would do this without asking for some real expert advice, but it would seem that if you precision cut the pedal at the point where it joins the stem and welded a knuckle of some type there with a mating component to the back of the pedal you'd get what you're after. But it seems a bit extreme to me. Or you could probably find an accelerator pedal assembly at a parts yard and experiment with that first rather than cut up your accelerator - I remember running around in an old VW for a while where I was pressing on a rod (pedal broke off) and it really wasn't comfortable - I got something like what I describe here welded on and it worked, although it did seem to swivel a bit every time I let go of the accelerator which took some real getting used to, so I wouldn't recommend tinkering with the only pedal you have available.
If you only have a Jeep, every problem appears as a rock. I like rocks.
2010 Jeep Wrangler Accelerator Pedal Snapped Off While Driving
As I was on the Florida Turnpike en route to work this morning, I pushed down hard on the accelerator to merge into traffic and the accelerator pedal snapped off two inches above the pad at the first bend. I was suddenly in a bad fix and managed to get onto the shoulder. On closer inspection, the whole pedal is made of hollow plastic! I couldn't believe it. I am now trying to find a replacement that isn't as poorly designed as the factory original. I don't want another hollow plastic pedal that might kill me under different circumstances. I am attaching an image.
I am still angry about this dangerously cheap component.