I take it you missed this one: https://www.rivianforums.com/forum/threads/door-locks-how-do-they-operate-in-a-rivian.2565/I think we’ve officially run out of things to complain about.
Dead pedals generally reduce muscle stress by giving your leg something to push on so each foot has a similar angle. They've got no correlation to front wheel drive.No worries... I usually only see these on fwd cars when necessary for the independent suspension and transaxle.
Pickups and rwd cars almost never have them. I like to laymy foot flat.
IDK, I guess I'm going to find it a bit awkward. I normally like my feet flat like sitting at a table when sitting "upright" in a suv. Or I stretch my leg. Rarely do I use the gas pedal either, 25,000 miles/year highway is the norm so both feet sit flat. Mostly all on cruise control. I don't want my right foot flat, my left one not.I found a dead pedal useful when transitioning from a manual transmission to an automatic. It gave my left foot something to naturally hit without actually impacting my ability to drive the vehicle. After a little while I had transitioned (my muscle memory went away) and I no longer use it.
Sadly, your right, they added it in later models. It looks far less "large" though. And easily removableMy tacoma has a dead pedal and I use it to get leverage when I want/need (especially useful when off road)
This is what it is for. When doing the first drive event at Normal, the drive coach made sure that I adjusted my seat so that my back was against the seat and my left foot braced on the dead pedal.My tacoma has a dead pedal and I use it to get leverage when I want/need (especially useful when off road)