ACCELATEC Clutch Pedal Extension 1994-2020
ACCELATEC Clutch Pedal Extension for all 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Mustangs.
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Novice skill is required for this installation.
The clutch pedal extension is a pretty simple concept. Basically, you have 2 pieces that sandwich together. Your factory pedal is going to go in there. You have the extension, and you reinstall the pedal paddle on the outside. When installed, it's going to give you just over an inch and a half more extension, which can make it a lot easier to reach the clutch. We're doing this installation a little bit differently than some of the others. We're actually going to do it on the table first, then we'll do it in the car secondary. The reason we're going to do it on the table, it's going to be very hard to see the actual installation under the dash, but doing it on the table you can see some of the little tips and little tricks that make it a little bit easier.
The installation is not so bad overall. The pedal pad though can be a little bit of a pain. For this installation you'll need Phillips head screwdriver, a small plastic pry bar, or small flat head screwdriver, and a small pick. The first step is going be remove the factory pedal pad. These are the 2015 and up pedal pads and they're going to be some of the harder ones to do. Depending on the year if you have the all rubber pad, they're a little bit easier. The metal makes it a little more difficult, but overall, it's the same concept. Basically get an edge here up to the metal, and you want to pull the factory pedal pad off. That's the easy part.
There's two ways you can install at this point. Option one is to take our pedal pad extension, slide it over like this, and you can see how it fits over there and extends the pedal. You can bolt this down, then try to put the pedal pad back on. You can do it that way. My opinion it's the harder way to do it as getting the pedal pad back on is the hardest part of this installation. I've done this a little bit easier. Actually take this off the car, we're going to assemble with the pedal pad, and then kind of stretch it over the metal pedal. What you want to do first is take the factory pedal pad and put some sort of a lubricant on it. You can also try to heat it up if you wanted to. Some people say to put it in the oven to get the rubber a little bit softer.
The problem with that, if you put it in the oven with this metal plate, you're going to have a hard time when you try to hold onto this thing. I like to use a lubricant. What I use is like a dish soap, Palmolive, something like that, but any kind of lubricant that will try out eventually will do a good job and help you get this thing on. Just make sure you get up into the edges because that's where you're going to have to slide it onto the pedal pad. What you want to do is install one side at a time. That side will go in pretty easily. You can see now all the way around the edges it's nice and tight.
Now the other side. The other side you're going to need something to pry the rubber with. I recommend something not terribly overly sharp. You don't want to use a knife, anything like that. A plastic pry bar, a small screwdriver, a dull pick, anything like that will help you out. Let's start with the top. Trust me that's a lot easier to do it that way then try to put it on the car. Now what you want to do is hold the rubber tight to make sure it doesn't come off. Kind of go like a clam shell, open it up just enough to fit around the metal pedal. Now install the screws. The thread is on the outside piece, you want to go from the inside out and thread the screws in. You should get them both started before you go to tighten anything down.
They are metal inserts, but it AVS plastic, so get it snug, but you don't want to crank on them too hard. There you go, the installation is finished. Here you can see the pedal extension installed in our 2015 eco-boost Mustang. As you can see it makes the pedal a lot easier to reach. We had a couple of our shorter employees try it out, and they said they noticed a huge difference on how easy it was to reach the clutch pedal. I know this is designed for people who are a little bit shorter, who can't reach the clutch pedal.
I'm 6'1", but I actually kind of like the feel of it in the car. It's much shorter throw, just makes it easier to reach the clutch overall, even if you're a taller driver. The installation is pretty straight forward. Installing the extension is not the problem. The worst part is the pedal pad, but if you do it outside the car like I showed you, it's not bad at all. The whole thing should take you less than an hour, you'll be back on the road in no time.