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Foot hits the Steering column cover

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dangerbird, May 23, 2010.

  1. May 23, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    dangerbird

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    Does anyone else have this problem? When I move from gas to brake, the toe of my boot hits the steering column cover. I really don't have big feet, so I would think others would have had this happen.
     
  2. May 23, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    mgrande

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    when I first got mine I did too. Now I've adjusted to it.
     
  3. May 23, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Timber

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    just a couple comfort items.
    I only wear boots every other month or so for a few days at a time, but when I do I hit it. No prob with shoes though.
     
  4. May 23, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    TacoIII

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    my military snow boots did this. ther are HHUUUGEE!!! i dont wear them much now
     
  5. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    rax

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    The steering column plastic shroud seems like a design flaw to me. It's fairly dangerous. When i first got mine, there were a few times that i didn't think that i would stop in time, due to the top of my shoe hitting the shroud and pedal simutaneously. But as the other poster mentioned, you learn to adapt to it.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    I wear size 15 steel toe boots and I don't remember having any problem with hitting what you're raining about
     
  7. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    Jester243

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  8. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    Fiberglass,spindles, coils, 4"leafs, gears&locker, no skids :-/
    Talking*
     
  9. Oct 10, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    See pic. Note the black plastic cover inches away from the brake pedal...

    taco_pedal.jpg
     
  10. Oct 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    Yep experience this too. The dinky pedals suck!
     
  11. Oct 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    I'm a size 13, but don't ever recall having this problem even with work boots on.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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    Instead of starting a new thread...I'll just revive this one...

    I have size 11.5 US shoes and the tip of my shoe hits the damn plastic cover on the steering column when I switch from gas to brake. Its annoying as all get out, especially so after all the issues Toyota has had with the gas pedals and floor mats.

    I have also found that if I lift my foot too far off the gas pedal as I transition to the brake my toe hits some kind of plastic housing hanging down (I stuck my head under there today and it looks like a vent).

    Anyone else experiencing this? I've tried pushing the seat back as far as possible to change the angle of my leg, ankle, and foot but the steering wheel only telescopes out so far.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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    DanceswithWolves

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    Y'alls gots big feet and/or short legs. Never had a problem.
     
  14. Dec 29, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    can't say that I've hit it but I push the pedals with my toes and not my heel
     
  15. Dec 29, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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    Whatever...just thought I'd throw it out there. I will adapt and overcome. Carry on.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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    you're doing it wrong
     
  17. Dec 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Never had this problem. Sit further back and shift your foot position slightly lower. The center of the brake pedal should be between your toes and the ball of your foot.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  18. Dec 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM
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    steveo27

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Weird. Ive never had this problem wearing work/hunting boots in my truck. I wonder if the 6 speed pedal cluster sits a little different than the automatic pedal clusters?
     
  19. Dec 29, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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    I found my boot would hit the vent that blows hot air to the driver's side foot area so I unclipped it and removed it , 5 minutes , problem solved
     
  20. Dec 30, 2014 at 6:56 AM
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    My biggest issue is using the left foot for braking - damned brake pedal is offset too far and the gas pedal seems like it's buried too deep in the firewall , always catching one foot or the other on either brake or the stupid vent . Will look into chopping or removing the vent outlet , may space the gas pedal out a bit as well .
    Best would be to cut the brake pedal pad loose and center it on the arm .
    Sarge
     
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