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Not having a left foot rest (or dead pedal) on my 2011 ram 1500 Laramie is killing my back. Does anyone know of an aftermarket footrest and/or a DIY solution to this issue?

Thanks in advance.

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I haven't seen those in years....then again it could be the vehicles I drove
 

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there are some on ebay

but, from what i read, many people are making their own out of metal or wood & secured with velcro or screws
some people are putting matching carpet over the wood & some put some carpeting on the side kick panel so that their shoe doesn't mark up the panel
Jeep owners use a dead pedal to brace for cornering & rock climbing
03 Lexus IS300 uses a stock dead pedal
 

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I'm with you man! My back and left leg hurt bad as I drive alot...I once drove a viper at a salvage yard I worked at and it had a "dead pedal" it was extremely comfortable. I'd love to find a nice product for my truck as well, I don't want to put something in that is not a good install....if you come up with anything please let me know!
 
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I have not seen one but a wedge of hard rubber with a metal plate on top would do the trick.

I've had a few vehicles and I agree, a dead pedal is nice to have.
 

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Not having a left foot rest (or dead pedal) on my 2011 ram 1500 Laramie is killing my back. Does anyone know of an aftermarket footrest and/or a DIY solution to this issue?

Thanks in advance.

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I'm right there with you Seam! I do a ton of miles in my truck and not having that dead pedal is also killing me slowly. I needed something to do this weekend, I'm going to try and make something.
 

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You may find that you would have problems with your parking brake pedal, when engaged fully it gets close to the floor, right where a nice dead pedal should be placed, but if you wanted to get really fancy, you could design one with a cut out for the emergency brake pedal,in it
 

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Here is the rough version. Built it with scrap I had lying around the garage. I wanted to see if I could actually make something that would really work before getting fancy. With heavier gauge steel the bracket would give more than enough support. The light steel I used wasn't heavy enough so I had to beef it up with a chunk of 2x4. For the foot plate I used a left over scrap of laminate I had. I'm going to test it out this week and will do a nicer job on the finished product.

Prototype




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With parking brake applied.

 

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Hey, nice start... Looks like overall it will fit and workout, it could be nicely made from Aluminum once you get the final shape down, hey you might even want to market it yourself... Thanks, nice work
 

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The tough part will be getting the mild steel bracket built. I know where a very nice aluminum foot bed is and it's pretty reasonably priced to boot! Will take me a little while but I'll get this mod nicely done.
 

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drove the wifes Charger today...she has one in hers :(
 

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Left Foot Rest / Dead Pedal

Did this mod months ago and completely forgot to get the finished results posted. Sorry the finished pics show my messy Ram but in the dead of winter it's a real pain keeping her spotless.

IMO for ultimate comfort having a foot rest is a must. Not finding anything aftermarket that was a simple, or even complicated bolt on I decided to mod something myself. The bracket attaches to the upper part of the e-brake.



Here is the finished prototype....



With the e-brake engaged.



Painted the bracket with a grey hammered finish then wrapped it in carpet. It's not quite what I was wanting to do but it turned out so good that I haven't changed it.



 

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Very nice job with that, pretty ingenious solution right there! You did post pics earlier in this thread so I moved your post here since there are a few extra pics in one of your posts. :)

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Thanks Cajun, wasn't sure if I should add or start new.

I'm going to tweak this mod at some point in the future. I'm still looking for a nice set of billet pedals but just haven't found anything that I really like.
 

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I agree thats a great job and they do need a dead pedal . Something I have a issue with is the gas pedal is uncomfortable to me Im going to see if I can redo it to a different angle>
 

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hey guys if I can help out I will try. I have the deadpedal from a Dodge Challenger that I parted out last year for a friend, if I can dig it up someone here can have it and maybe work with it.

It would clear the e-brake as it is designed to in the challenger. I'll find it and post some pics for you guys.
 

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Look forward to seeing some pics of the pedal, might be exactly what I'm looking for to really make this mod work.
 

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I feel as though I should point out that if you are having pain in your back that radiates down your leg it may be caused by nerve compression. A dead pedal may help to relieve it temporarily but you should consult your doctor for treatment options. Just my $.02

However, it was a very nice job. Especially for DIY.
 

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there are some on ebay

but, from what i read, many people are making their own out of metal or wood & secured with velcro or screws
some people are putting matching carpet over the wood & some put some carpeting on the side kick panel so that their shoe doesn't mark up the panel
Jeep owners use a dead pedal to brace for cornering & rock climbing
03 Lexus IS300 uses a stock dead pedal
I'd imagine velcro could cause a problem if the dead pedal ever got loose and wedged itself under the brake pedal.
 
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