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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Dead Pedal placement in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; With 5 months and 6000 miles on my manual transmission, Recaro-equipped V, I'm still working to get a truly comfortable ...
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    Dead Pedal placement

    With 5 months and 6000 miles on my manual transmission, Recaro-equipped V, I'm still working to get a truly comfortable driving position. The problem seems to me that the dead pedal is too far forward. If I adjust the seat for proper pedal positioning for the other 3, on long trips, my left knee is unhappy with the angle required to rest my foot on the dead pedal. Does anyone else have this issue? If so, has anyone figured out a solution?

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    Try moving the entire seat up and rocking it slightly backward. That worked for me.

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    Thanks, Jud. That's what I've been doing, but my knees tend to jut up against the bottom of the steering column as I go for the pedals when I move it far enough forward to be comfortable.

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    I'm with the OP. I was noticing that again this morning. Was considering looking to see if there are any aftermarket dead-pedals for the car that might be an inch higher or so.

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteK View Post
    Thanks, Jud. That's what I've been doing, but my knees tend to jut up against the bottom of the steering column as I go for the pedals when I move it far enough forward to be comfortable.
    Ok, move the entire seat back down, rock it backward and then move the entire seat forward or backward. I know it's frustrating; be patient and you'll be rewarded.
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    I agree. I would prefer the dead pedal level with the clutch out position of he pedal. As its I do get uncomfortable on a long trip. Is there a way to build up the dead pedal?
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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    I'm having the same problem with my 2012 CTS. Has anyone tried this http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/Iso...-_-1PC/785959/?

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    Quote Originally Posted by larrymit View Post
    I'm having the same problem with my 2012 CTS. Has anyone tried this http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/Iso...-_-1PC/785959/?
    FYI....check a recent post from Tinman on the CTS forum>>>he can and will custom build a deadpedal for you<<<
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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    Just press down on the right pedal until it's level with the dead pedal...

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    Couple guys here wear high heels to take care of it.

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    There is a simple solution. The throttle and brake are well placed so that you can move back to get your hand ergonomically located for the shift lever, but the dead pedal is then too far away. Just get a block of wood 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" thick, carpet it to make it look good and attach to the dead pedal carpet with Velcro.
    I've done that and found the perfect "BMW-like" (my 3 previous cars) driving position. Cost: zero (scrap wood). Time: about 15 minutes.

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    My solution:

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    Or you can just rest your foot on the clutch pedal

    I am 6'2" and haven't noticed a problem with the pedal placement. My problem is that with my seat adjusted the way I like the Nav touch screen is just a bit too far away to reach comfortably. Since I don't use the touch screen all that much it's not a huge deal.

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    The SRP pedals add to the height of the dead pedal and gas pedal, but reduce the height of the clutch and brake pedals. It's only 1/4" each or so, but may be just what you need.

    Tim

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    Re: Dead Pedal placement

    I can fabricate one to whatever custom height you may desire. Some have purchased a completely "flat" one to about 1-1/4" elevation, which is what I use. Makes it just about even with the "go" pedal.

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