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Wider Brake Pedal ?

The RAV4 has the narrowest brake pedal that I've ever had in a car. On occasion I find it uncomfortable. I'm just exploring what the options for a wider pedal might be. To be clear, I'm not meaning to narrow the gap between the gas and brake pedal, rather to extend the width of the brake pedal perhaps 50%+ to the left.

I'm not expecting that this is Toyota part, just exploring whether anyone has ideas. I'm aware that there are accessory pedals that I could buy and have retrofitted / welded to the existing brake pedal "arm" (after cutting off the stock pedal). For safety considerations that seems like the way to go. Anyone have experience with this? or suggestions to consider?

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Itís definitely the widest brake pedal Iíve had in a car...but all my previous vehicles also had a clutch pedal.

Regardless, unless youíre driving incorrectly and using your left foot to brake, I canít see how itís an issue, safety related or otherwise


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Nope, no left foot braking. Just really wide (4E) feet, and a health issue that causes pain in the sole of the foot that can be minimized by spreading the braking pressure over the largest possible area.

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Since you are open to cutting and welding, you can use almost any pedal.
Make sure to note the make and model of the donor, in case you want to replace the rubber pad at some point.

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Nope, no left foot braking. Just really wide (4E) feet, and a health issue that causes pain in the sole of the foot that can be minimized by spreading the braking pressure over the largest possible area.


Fair enough...I honestly just couldnít picture a scenario where a right foot wouldnít be able to hit the brake. You may have a special case, I assume for the vast majority of folks the width of the brake pedal isnít something that would be noticed


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