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Re: Stainless Steel Brake & Gas Pedals

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Didn't enjoy them i sent them back. The pedals didn't give me the impression that I could stop when the weather gets wet as well as my shoes. The little stubs on the brake and gas pedal weren't really the rubbery feeling I expected,they were more plasticky and made me feel like if they got wet my foot would slip which if for whatever reason I need to stop quickly I didnt have the confidence that I would be able to with those pedals.
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It might look better finished but when you live in the Midwest with snow and rain I need function. Also because if my foot slips off that pretty pedal then it won't matter how good they look while the car is at the tow yard and my insurance company is tryin to fix it or total it.
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Enjoy your pedals they weren't worth it to me..different people like different things if yours works for ya party on!!!!
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I hope you guys lovem,they didn't work well for me and they weren't very practical for me.
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Yeah looks nice but not practical for me,I thought the black part of the pedals would have more grip then they did,not safe enough for me.
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They looked good in the site when I got them i wasn't impressed and sent them back. The black pads in these pedals weren't the rubber I expected and I could just imaging that getting wet and my foot slipping off the brake if I had to use it in an emergency or otherwise so I guess the answer is no..I didn't like them.
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Glad you're enjoying them,while they may look good they didn't work out for me.
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I hope you enjoy them,I sent mine back for a lack of grip during wet/snowy weather...too much risk in my opinion. I'm glad it's working for some of you though.
So if they looked better, would you have kept them? Or was the rubber too sticky for your foot? It's so confusing. Please clear it up for us
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:16 PM
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Re: Stainless Steel Brake & Gas Pedals

The look was much more appealing to me when viewing them on the site. Once they arrived they were more brushed stainless as opposed to what I saw on the pictures..no biggy.
My issue was the non tactful feel of the supposed rubber stubs because they were pretty darn slippery to me. Once I wet them and tried them with various rubber sole shoes I found that they wouldn't provide the same feel as the original brake pedal and gas pedal rubber. So as far as looks..6..as far as function 1!! I've seen where some user have had great success and that's a good thing..it just didn't work well for me though I wish they would've as we are all looking for different mods for our jeeps which will vary from person to person.
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Re: Stainless Steel Brake & Gas Pedals

I mirrored polished mine and love them.
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Your pedals do look good.
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Re: Stainless Steel Brake & Gas Pedals

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..... I've seen where some user have had great success and that's a good thing..it just didn't work well for me though I wish they would've as we are all looking for different mods for our jeeps which will vary from person to person.
I guess you didn't pick up on the sarcasm. Yes, yes, yes....We get it, ok? lol
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Uh yeah we all got the sarcasm.
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Re: Stainless Steel Brake & Gas Pedals

I finished the installation of the brake pedal today. The gas pedal installation was trivial... it snapped into place in under 30 seconds. I won't tell you the amount of time I spent installing the brake pedal... it was ignominious. Many, many false starts, and the rubber was severely damaged in the process thanks to being punctured and sliced by screwdrivers attempting to wedge and coerce the flap into position. No "busted knuckles", but I do have blistered fingertips from prying rubber and seven minor finger lacerations from slipped screwdriver prying maneuvers.

It came very close to needing to order a replacement brake pedal cover thanks to the damage the retention rubber flap sustained.

Things that didn't work: patience, soapy water, heat gun, jeweler's screwdrivers.

What ultimately worked for me was to completely seat the top portion of the pedal, then do the bottom (wedging with a short regular screwdriver), and finally coerce the sides. My other attempts started at the bottom, but the stem at the top of the pedal was an intractable obstacle to prying the rubber into place.

I probably should touch up the well-scratched paint on the back side of the brake pedal stem to keep it from rusting over the years.
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Re: Stainless Steel Brake & Gas Pedals

Yeah I experienced similar frustrations in my attempt to install all of that also. I ultimately returned mine and I don't miss not having them especially with the work that went into trying to put them on. I'm glad you were able to finish the job.
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Re: Stainless Steel Brake & Gas Pedals

I got my brake pedal cover on by:

1) After removing stock rubber brake pedal pad, lubricate the front and sides of the exposed metal pedal with dish washing soap.

2) Bring a pot of boiling water to a boil, then place the new brake pedal cover in it. Let sit in the boiling water for 15 minutes or so. Don't worry, you won't melt anything.

3) Wearing work gloves, quickly take the whole pot of boiling water w/brake pedal cover out to your Jeep. Bring tongs (or something like it) and a stubby blade screw driver out with you.

4) Quickly remove the brake pedal cover out of the hot water with the tongs...place it in your strong work gloved hand...and quickly...starting from the bottom of the brake pedal, work the new brake pedal cover UP and around the brake pedal with force...then with the other hand use the stubby blade screwdriver to pry the top lip of the brake pedal cover from the back onto the brake pedal.

5) If you fail, repeat steps 1 - 4.

After you get the new brake pedal on, it may seem loose...it will tighten around the brake pedal better as it cools.
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The boiling water technique is worthy of consideration for anyone planning an installation.

One comment. I see that you (and many others) suggest working from bottom to top. I had major difficulty with that approach because the pedal stem on top interfered with prying: my stubby screwdriver was too short to angle behind the stem, and my next longer length screwdriver couldn't get an angle without hitting the floor. Also, the top border is longer than the bottom, so the requisite length to pry over the pedal is more than if going top to bottom (i.e. seating the top first, then prying the bottom flap).

Obviously, given that I had a harder time than others with the brake pedal cover installation I may have been Doing It Wrong.
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You may not have necessarily been doing it wrong as the design of the pedal mod isn't the easiest to install so don't kick yourself because someone else's methods seem easier. You got it done that's all that matters.
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