Heavy Defender clutch pedal?
THE REVOLUTIONARY POWERspring PEDAL KIT
We have designed an affordable, cost effective pedal assist spring that reduces the weight of the pedal significantly.
As seen in the Land Rover Owners International Magazine!
THIS IS 45% STRONGER/ LIGHTER THAN THE LAND ROVER OVER-CENTRE SPRING AS FITTED TO TDCI VEHICLES
– 45% lighter than OEM “Pedal assist spring”
-80% lighter than no spring at all! (When retro fitted to TD5/ 300Tdi etc)
1. Does the POWERspring fit my DEFENDER?
The LOF POWERspring will fit Defender models 300TDI, TD5 and also TDCI PUMA vehicles.
In order to double check that it will fit, simply take a look at your clutch pedal:
- If the clutch pedal arm is a flat sheet of steel in terms of profile – IT FITS!
- If the clutch pedal arm is a U shaped formed steel profile, unfortunately it wont fit, but there is a solution! Simply remove the older 200TDI style pedal box (6 bolts in the footwell) and refit with the later style pedal box – Part number SKB500280 (sold separately)
2. How easy is the spring to fit?
*SEE FITTING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW*
5-10 minutes to fit
You will need:
- 2 pairs of mole-grips/ Pliers (ideally long nose)
- 1x medium flat headed screw driver
- 1 suitable sized pole/ something to wedge the pedal down
See our step-by-step fitting video below.
We post out the POWERspring Pedal Assist Kits by Royal Mail.
**Disclaimer – Take care not to break the U shaped bush supplied, although this is a Genuine LR part, it is injection moulded and is easily damaged! (if you break the bush please email us and we will post one out free of charge**
Wedge the pedal down to the floor using a piece of wood/metal bar (Perfect length is 50cm)
LOF TOP TIP FOR FITTING: The lower the pedal, the easier to fit. On the back of the pedal box in the engine bay, there is a 17mm bump stop bolt, wind this out to allow the pedal to go lower while fitting. Then once fitted, wind the bolt inwards, until the pedal stops sticking down. The spring may over power the clutch pedal if it is allowed to go to far over centre, hence winding the bolt back in stops it holding the pedal down!
Remove any existing coil spring or original over centre type spring.
Start by removing the tab on the pedal lever (not essential but makes fitting easier) by bending back and forth
Once the bushes are installed, start by clipping the spring into the pedal bush.
Rotate the spring round and use some good quality long nose mole grips or pliers to push the spring towards the bush.
Once the spring has started into the bush, use a flat headed screwdriver to apply pressure while removing the mole grips- then push the spring further into the bush.
Now use another pair of mole grips to retain this side of the spring to stop it moving.
Now grip the other side of the spring and push it into the bush hole- on this side we prefer to pull the spring from the bottom of the footwell into place.
Once the spring is fitted into all 3 bushes, make sure it is seated centrally. If the pedal box ‘tabs’ are spread wide apart, they can be bent inwards to give a tighter fit as shown! (Pedal boxes are varying in dimension due to fabrication tolerances.
Take her for a drive and don’t forget to leave us a review!
This POWERspring pedal assist kit is a great addition to a TD5 Defender clutch kit; We have found that most Defender owners suffer most with the TD5 pedal weight (regardless of clutch kit fitted, even with the original clutch they are quite heavy before fitting our spring!)
Greg Allsopp –
Finally got round to fitting a L.O.F Powerspring to my clutch pedal in my TD5 90. What can I say except get yourself on Luke’s website and get one ordered I think they are even on sale at the moment and I promise you it’ll be one of the best modifications you have ever done to a defender!
adambthompson (verified owner) –
Excellent bit of kit. Clutch pedal is no longer a chore to push! Like driving a modern car now. Fantastic work LOF
john.chetwynd (verified owner) –
This upgrade has made my clutch pedal a lot lighter.
A must for anyone with knee problems etc
Denis Brays –
Could not recommend enough , bought a lof clutch kit , clutch spring and slave for my defender 90 , and cannot belive how soft and easy the clutch is. 100% could not reccomend enough !
Richard Johnstone –
Bought a clutch spring for my 2001 Defender 110 Tomb Raider and it’s really made a difference. So much nicer to change the gears and a joy to drive.
A little fiddly to fit but using the LOF clutch fitting guide it took me 8 minutes and wasn’t a hard job at all
Michael John Saxton –
Just fitted a POWERspring supplied by @lof_clutches. The result is a much lighter clutch pedal and in return a much better driving experience.
Sacrificing an old screwdriver allowed a much easier fitting. See my Instagram page @LRC570
Brendan Moore –
Fitted the power spring a couple of weeks ago. Fiddly, but easy and definitely makes a difference! 30 minutes to do, I imagine if you fit others that time will come down rapidly. I had a query about the product and Luke got back to me in a matter of hours with all the help i needed. Great service.
Matt Allen –
brilliant little spring made my clutch loads lighter. 10mins fighting with mole grips and it’s done. top service
Jason Hill –
Fitted the lof clutch spring to my defender. As mine was a 200tdi I had to change the pedal box. I encountered an issue with my new pedal box (supplied myself) . But after a few messages (even though it was Sunday) his advice helped me sort it. Brilliant product and customer service was amazing.
Nathan Hardwick –
Lukes clutch pedal spring works wonders in traffic !
Gary Mitchell –
Just fitted the lof clutch spring and what a difference it makes.
description on how to fit given by Luke at landrover show was perfect, but it is still awkward. but we’ll worth the effort. what a fantastic and simple bit of kit.
Ollie Aspinall –
Where do I start! Fitted the assist spring to my Td5 90. Due to a left knee injury makes a huge difference can press pedal down with 2 fingers! Would recommend to anyone
Erik Ansell –
New spring was amazing and installed quickly by the team.
Jake Anderson –
Just fitted the power assist clutch spring. What a difference and Luke was on hand whenever we had a question. When my clutch eventually goes il be purchasing one from LOF. Great company 5 stars!
Goose Carpenter –
Luke has been super patient and helpful picking the right kit. I ordered the POWERspring a few weeks ago and that has made a huge difference – talk about a bang for buck mod! Looking forward to getting my extreme spec clutch in!
Joe Coldwell –
Bought the spring assist kits to fit our td5s and the difference is night and day on the clutch pedal. These things should of been fitted from factory!
Adam Lynskey –
Would recommend Luke to anyone , phoned him about a problem and he was fantastic and replied instantly and sorted out my problem. Service and support from Luke was brilliant!
Rob Carney –
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC COMPANY.
Even though Im not yet a customer but needed some advice. I was told to call Luke at L.O.F Clutches.
I called Luke and even though I’m not a customer he took the time to advise me on what I needed to do. not once in that conversation did he try sell me things or advise me to purchase their products to fix my problem.
he was friendly, honest and very helpful. Also at no point did I feel he was trying to rush the conversation because he wasn’t going to make money out of it.
There’s very few companies that willingly offer advice like this and that’s why I say THIS COMPANY IS FANTASTIC.
I WILL be a customer in the future because of Luke’s advice and help, when I do need a product they sell I’m not even going to look elsewhere.
I will use L.O.F Clutches regardless of price just because they obviously know how to treat customer well.
Thank you Luke.
Will Mellish –
The POWERspring made a massive difference to my clutch pedal, not that my size13 boats struggle pushing it down‚ I also doubt without it I would’ve been able to drive my disco1 when I sprained my knee recently! Super friendly online presence when I’ve spoken to them on Instagram.
GraemeDench (verified owner) –
Makes a massive difference. Traffic jams are a lot less to worry about now. I’d recommend getting a friend to help fit it and watch some videos but well worth the effort.
George Grafton –
Just fitted an LOF power spring. Excellent! Fitting took about 15 minutes including getting the tools. What a difference!