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I bought the TIXO dead pedal from Amazon. It doesn’t go to the floor. I really wanted the Quadratec pedal which goes to the floor. After several email chats with them Quadratec finally admitted they haven’t engineered one to fit the 4xe. So the one I have is ok for now. And it was only like $20.
 

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I received the Quadratec dead pedal as a birthday gift. I was able to get it to fit in my 4xe. I used a different bolt than it's designed to use (since the one you're supposed to use isn't here, so they say it's incompatible).

Location of missing bolt is in Red, bolt I used is in Green. It's only about an inch or two higher up and, maybe, an 1/8 of inch off center towards the right.

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The issue with this bolt is that it's recessed into a plastic guard of some sort. So, I bought a fully threaded rod and coupling nut to extend the bolt out of the recessed plastic:
First, I took the four screws out of the driver's seat so I could move it back so I had room to work. I cut the rod to about an inch and filed off the burs. Then I threaded it into the coupling nut, and then threaded the coupling nut onto the bolt in the firewall. I locked it with an additional nut which I took off after I was done. After that, I was able to put the Quadtrac dead pedal on the rod which is now extending the recessed bolt. I put a couple washers on and the locking nut which came on the recessed bolt to secure the dead pedal. It took me about 45 minutes to an hour.

It works pretty well. I have long legs, so it's pretty comfortable. It might not sit perfectly like it would if it was on the correct bolt but you don't notice it while driving.

Here are pictures of the installed pedal.

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I received the Quadratec dead pedal as a birthday gift. I was able to get it to fit in my 4xe. I used a different bolt than it's designed to use (since the one you're supposed to use isn't here, so they say it's incompatible).

Location of missing bolt is in Red, bolt I used is in Green. It's only about an inch or two higher up and, maybe, an 1/8 of inch off center towards the right.

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The issue with this bolt is that it's recessed into a plastic guard of some sort. So, I bought a fully threaded rod and coupling nut to extend the bolt out of the recessed plastic:
First, I took the four screws out of the driver's seat so I could move it back so I had room to work. I cut the rod to about an inch and filed off the burs. Then I threaded it into the coupling nut, and then threaded the coupling nut onto the bolt in the firewall. I locked it with an additional nut which I took off after I was done. After that, I was able to put the Quadtrac dead pedal on the rod which is now extending the recessed bolt. I put a couple washers on and the locking nut which came on the recessed bolt to secure the dead pedal. It took me about 45 minutes to an hour.

It works pretty well. I have long legs, so it's pretty comfortable. It might not sit perfectly like it would if it was on the correct bolt but you don't notice it while driving.

Here are pictures of the installed pedal.

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Nicely done. I really wanted this pedal. Too bad you can’t sell your mod to Quadratec, lol
 

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Does Quadratec know about it? I doesn't seem too difficult to take this information, make a few small tweaks to the mounting bracket and sell it as compatible for 4xe! I've done this before to help companies that make homebrewing equipment and sometimes they're even kind enough to provide a gift certificate for my efforts. :)

Either way, thanks for posting this.
 

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Does Quadratec know about it?
I sent them a message explaining that I found a workaround to the 4xe incompatibility along with a link to this topic and I heard nothing back. Just an update on this, the connecting nut started coming loose, so I added some loctite to fix it. I only added this to the connecting nut which extends the threaded rod out of the recess. Obviously, I want to be able to remove the pedal :)
 

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Since this is my first wrangler is it normal for them to not have the dead pedal? It was one of the first things I noticed when I test drove it but was asking so many other questions I forgot to ask why it is designed this way.
 

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This is my first Wrangler as well, but based on the fact Quadratec has a very popular Dead Pedal specifically designed for the JL that's been around a while, I would assume none of the Wranglers do.
 

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Excellent write up — just out of curiosity, any idea what that bolt you extended was originally for?

I received the Quadratec dead pedal as a birthday gift. I was able to get it to fit in my 4xe. I used a different bolt than it's designed to use (since the one you're supposed to use isn't here, so they say it's incompatible).

Location of missing bolt is in Red, bolt I used is in Green. It's only about an inch or two higher up and, maybe, an 1/8 of inch off center towards the right.

View attachment 1918

The issue with this bolt is that it's recessed into a plastic guard of some sort. So, I bought a fully threaded rod and coupling nut to extend the bolt out of the recessed plastic:
First, I took the four screws out of the driver's seat so I could move it back so I had room to work. I cut the rod to about an inch and filed off the burs. Then I threaded it into the coupling nut, and then threaded the coupling nut onto the bolt in the firewall. I locked it with an additional nut which I took off after I was done. After that, I was able to put the Quadtrac dead pedal on the rod which is now extending the recessed bolt. I put a couple washers on and the locking nut which came on the recessed bolt to secure the dead pedal. It took me about 45 minutes to an hour.

It works pretty well. I have long legs, so it's pretty comfortable. It might not sit perfectly like it would if it was on the correct bolt but you don't notice it while driving.

Here are pictures of the installed pedal.

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I received the Quadratec dead pedal as a birthday gift. I was able to get it to fit in my 4xe. I used a different bolt than it's designed to use (since the one you're supposed to use isn't here, so they say it's incompatible).
Really nice job. Wondering if you could not machine a simple offset using your mounting method to move the bracket down the 1-2" as well as position it in the designed mounting position? Would it be worth it?

Seems like Quadratec could also offer a model with a different mount that would fit the 4xe again - using your method to mount it extending the existing bold using a threaded rod.
 

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Really nice job. Wondering if you could not machine a simple offset using your mounting method to move the bracket down the 1-2" as well as position it in the designed mounting position? Would it be worth it?

Seems like Quadratec could also offer a model with a different mount that would fit the 4xe again - using your method to mount it extending the existing bold using a threaded rod.
Yeah, I'm sure an offset would be a much better solution. You would still need the bolt extender but the offset means the pedal itself would sit where it's designed to. If I remember correctly, there are three height positions the pedal can be set to. I had to set it to the lowest one to account for the bolt being higher up on the wall. Like I said in my original post, I don't notice since I have long legs but it might not work for some people.
 

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Alright, so I ordered a Hooke Road Dead Pedal (~$32 open box on Amazon) and installed it today using jmp120's method detailed above. I also ordered the Quadratec Dead Pedal Stomp Pad ($20), but it is currently out of stock.

I had to add a spacer between the mounting bracket and the extended bolt due to another metal piece being in the way. I also ended up not using the piece that is supposed to push against the back of the floorboard (it just wouldn't reach). I'll post pics later -- I'm in a foul mood right now.

It looks decent -- I like the black color which matches the rest of the interior and trim on my Jeep. It does feel like a more natural place for your foot, but it isn't a very tight mount (there is some give to it). It doesn't wobble or anything when I have my foot on it -- it's just enough give to allow for taking the floor mats in and out.

Overall I'm kind of indifferent about it. I'll more than likely replace it once someone comes out with one specifically designed for the 4xe.
 
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