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A friend with a '12 commented on how much better the pedal feels in my '14 and asked if I had changed it somehow. Apparently Ford changed something, perhaps, in the 13-14 model years.
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I stumbled across a DIY upgrade for the clutch tube (after I installed mine of course). I bought a stainless braided clutch line and put it in. then read that you can open up the ends with a slightly larger drill bit to allow more fluid in to the slave cylinder and possibly taking some of the firmness out of the pedal.
Now I'm wondering if Ford made a larger diameter hydraulic clutch tube......whatever that is.

bl817, do you remember where you read that? Any more info?

Hmmmmm.......we might be getting somewhere.

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A guy at work test drove a 15 yesterday and mentioned how light the clutch is so I guess there is something to this.


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Is there any cheap/easy way of making the clutch pedal lighter?
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may be 2015 models have a different master/slave assembly, or different flywheel/pressure plate assembly or both, I am looking to lighten the clutch pedal effort too in my 12 gt, I have tried jhr clutch line and removed assist spring, had dealer replace the clutch disc, all these efforts made it more stiffer but good feel, pressing the clutch is no problem no matter how hard it is, holding it and slowly releasing it is the real challenge, especially in ****** bumper to bumper traffic, it is not safe on ankle and knee too.
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, it is not safe on ankle and knee too.
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My uncle had knee issues driving a truck with manual for long time.
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My uncle had knee issues driving a truck with manual for long time.
Never driven a truck but I've driven pickups with very long and heavy clutch pedals and for my 5'9" frame I've had to sit fairly close to the wheel to fully depress the clutch without feeling like I have dislocate my hip to do so. I might buy a justification like that in larger vehicles. Maybe. But not in a modern Mustang with a relatively short pedal travel and light pedal pressure, even with the assist spring removed. Unless there is another underlying joint condition that could cause problems...
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Never driven a truck but I've driven pickups with very long and heavy clutch pedals and for my 5'9" frame I've had to sit fairly close to the wheel to fully depress the clutch without feeling like I have dislocate my hip to do so. I might buy a justification like that in larger vehicles. Maybe. But not in a modern Mustang with a relatively short pedal travel and light pedal pressure, even with the assist spring removed. Unless there is another underlying joint condition that could cause problems...
clutch pedal travel is too much in mustangs atleast on 2011-2014, many people on these forums got pedal extensions, pedal height is the worse part, usually clutch pedals are so light they can be pressed with the toe, I have driven neighbors 04 cobra with a cable clutch,it has less pedal travel, I agree on pedal lightness, some mustangs I have driven at dealerships and tried my buddy's car, I have also driven pete's car who is a member in this forum, they all feel very light compared to mine.my wife literally stands on the clutch pedal to operate it, I bought a 2015 accord hybrid for her coz she can't drive mustang.
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I've done the pedal extension, it didn't work for me. I replaced the clutch line with a SS unit. And although it shifts better, the pedal is still too heavy.


Seriously, there should be an answer for this. I can't believe there's no after-market solution.

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I've done the pedal extension, it didn't work for me. I replaced the clutch line with a SS unit. And although it shifts better, the pedal is still too heavy.


Seriously, there should be an answer for this. I can't believe there's no after-market solution.
Have you removed the clutch assist spring or replace it with a lighter weight one?

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Steeda makes a lighter spring now also. There was a thread in this forum within the past 2 months discussing that spring and the removal of the OEM spring.

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