BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Engine, Transmission, Exhaust, Drivetrain, ECU Software Modifications
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-26-2009, 11:57 AM   #89
Leozap
Captain
United_States
19
Rep
952
Posts

 
Drives: AW E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NY

iTrader: (5)

Well, is there a problem if you don't press the clutch all the way down and shift gears over time? It sounds like what this clutch pedal stopper would do anyway...
__________________
11 335is, KW1, M3 bits and what not
08 M3 Sedan 6mt, loaded, modded to the bone
Old: 04 M3 SMG
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2009, 08:39 PM   #90
LateBraking
Brigadier General
LateBraking's Avatar
United_States
64
Rep
3,878
Posts

 
Drives: Reliable Cars
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pacific Standard Time

iTrader: (27)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leozap View Post
Well, is there a problem if you don't press the clutch all the way down and shift gears over time? It sounds like what this clutch pedal stopper would do anyway...
The assumption under which we operate when installing these clutch stops is that from the factory the clutch pedal is designed with a unnecessary amount of travel, for safety reasons. Think of it as a dead zone that is there after you depress the clutch a certain amount.

By installing the clutch stop, you're simply removing that unnecessary safety buffer. Whether or not this specific clutch stop has had a lot of research put into it, I don't know. I'm just speaking generically.

But it sure as hell feels really nice.

Only complaint that I had was that the "speed nut" that I got was different than the ones pictured in the guide, and was a real bitch to put in. That, and I have fat hands.

I'll drive further than just a block later, and give a more final verdict once I do.
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2009, 11:44 PM   #91
Leozap
Captain
United_States
19
Rep
952
Posts

 
Drives: AW E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NY

iTrader: (5)

Yeah, hopefully that the assumption is right cause we don't want to screw up our tranny. I am thinking about getting one too. I do feel that the clutch is deep at times.
__________________
11 335is, KW1, M3 bits and what not
08 M3 Sedan 6mt, loaded, modded to the bone
Old: 04 M3 SMG
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2009, 11:46 PM   #92
xxe92xx
Banned
18
Rep
783
Posts

 
Drives: 08 M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Milwaukee, WI

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leozap View Post
Yeah, hopefully that the assumption is right cause we don't want to screw up our tranny. I am thinking about getting one too. I do feel that the clutch is deep at times.
check out my review on page 4, i mean theres not much you can say either it works or it doesnt...its a small mod, but it does what it says it does
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2009, 12:48 PM   #93
ADubM3
First Lieutenant
ADubM3's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
339
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NoVa 703

iTrader: (0)

Just put mine on. Great service from Derrick. Parts arrived in a few days via first class mail. It only took 10 min to install so it was as simple as noted.
It works very well. 6MT's should come like this really. It took such a good amount of the clutch stroke out at the bottom, I almost stalled coming out of my garage.
After a quick drive around, got used to it and no more riding the clutch coming off a signal in the lower gears when driving fast.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2009, 07:29 PM   #94
mike11
Private
United_States
2
Rep
87
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 AW E92
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: St Louis, MO

iTrader: (1)

just got mine in and installed it in just a few minutes....initially when I saw the part, I thought that I had paid way too much for a $3 dollar piece of rubber and mount....but it was an easy and solid install and the clutch travel is perfect...what a great mod...it's definitely worth the price for a hassle free upgrade. The clutch travel is perfect and the stop is solid...feels quicker and more natural....
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2009, 07:44 AM   #95
Eugene-TAIWAN
Brigadier General
Eugene-TAIWAN's Avatar
Taiwan
79
Rep
3,113
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Taiwan

iTrader: (4)

looks like more and more people are liking the mod. Congrats. Everybody
__________________

Past: Gintani stage3 M3
present: Porsche 993RWB, 964RS America,996 cupcar, 964 turbo 3.6, 991C4S, i3 in September
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2009, 01:25 PM   #96
2000gsr
First Lieutenant
2000gsr's Avatar
Canada
5
Rep
365
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Toronto, ON

iTrader: (0)

How is redline shifting with this stopper?
__________________
http://www.m3post.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=44350&dateline=125013  4806
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2009, 02:37 PM   #97
niqui
Brigadier General
niqui's Avatar
52
Rep
3,102
Posts

 
Drives: Jet Black E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada

iTrader: (7)

waiting for mine.
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2009, 02:41 PM   #98
LiM3y
Major
LiM3y's Avatar
United Kingdom
20
Rep
1,254
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT

iTrader: (3)

I put this in a couple of weeks ago. I immediately loved it. Gear changes are easier to time and can be achieved faster and cleaner...especially when heel-toe double clutching. You can punch the clutch without your foot disappearing!
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2009, 02:57 PM   #99
C17MooseDriver
Captain
C17MooseDriver's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
868
Posts

 
Drives: E92 AW M3 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX

iTrader: (0)

Just placed an order. The clutch travel is just way too long on this car. I sit alot closer just so I can make sure I can fully depress the clutch, hopefully this will fix that.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2009, 03:03 PM   #100
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
MMMorish's Avatar
Canada
58
Rep
2,836
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by niqui View Post
waiting for mine.
Have fun! I placed my order more than two weeks ago now and it still isn't here. Apparently it takes a lot longer to get to Canada.

It's a $25 piece of rubber that customs is probably xraying right now
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2009, 03:58 PM   #101
xxe92xx
Banned
18
Rep
783
Posts

 
Drives: 08 M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Milwaukee, WI

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000gsr View Post
How is redline shifting with this stopper?
alot smoother and easier!
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2009, 05:06 PM   #102
niqui
Brigadier General
niqui's Avatar
52
Rep
3,102
Posts

 
Drives: Jet Black E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MMMorish View Post
Have fun! I placed my order more than two weeks ago now and it still isn't here. Apparently it takes a lot longer to get to Canada.

It's a $25 piece of rubber that customs is probably xraying right now
haha,
car will be in the garage by the time i get it...gotta love customs...
let the wait and duty bills shower me.
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2009, 08:05 PM   #103
Eugene-TAIWAN
Brigadier General
Eugene-TAIWAN's Avatar
Taiwan
79
Rep
3,113
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Taiwan

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000gsr View Post
How is redline shifting with this stopper?
no problem redlining it..... I live off redlining my car
__________________

Past: Gintani stage3 M3
present: Porsche 993RWB, 964RS America,996 cupcar, 964 turbo 3.6, 991C4S, i3 in September
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2009, 03:28 PM   #104
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
MMMorish's Avatar
Canada
58
Rep
2,836
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by niqui View Post
haha,
car will be in the garage by the time i get it...gotta love customs...
let the wait and duty bills shower me.
For real!
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2009, 10:06 PM   #105
Leozap
Captain
United_States
19
Rep
952
Posts

 
Drives: AW E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NY

iTrader: (5)

Okay. I think this thing is designed for short people...
I have a feeling that this mod will wear out your clutch faster but I ordered one anyway. I want to see what's the fuss is about.
__________________
11 335is, KW1, M3 bits and what not
08 M3 Sedan 6mt, loaded, modded to the bone
Old: 04 M3 SMG
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2009, 10:45 PM   #106
xxe92xx
Banned
18
Rep
783
Posts

 
Drives: 08 M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Milwaukee, WI

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leozap View Post
Okay. I think this thing is designed for short people...
I have a feeling that this mod will wear out your clutch faster but I ordered one anyway. I want to see what's the fuss is about.
where did u get that idea lol
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2009, 10:54 PM   #107
Leozap
Captain
United_States
19
Rep
952
Posts

 
Drives: AW E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NY

iTrader: (5)

lol I don't know. I was being sarcastic in a way because it's thicker than the oem...
Imagine you shift gear without fully releasing the clutch or engaging it without fully releasing the clutch.
__________________
11 335is, KW1, M3 bits and what not
08 M3 Sedan 6mt, loaded, modded to the bone
Old: 04 M3 SMG
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2009, 11:52 PM   #108
Eurotrash8
Captain
Eurotrash8's Avatar
Hong Kong
14
Rep
623
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta

iTrader: (4)

kk
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2009, 08:40 AM   #109
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
MMMorish's Avatar
Canada
58
Rep
2,836
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leozap View Post
I have a feeling that this mod will wear out your clutch faster but I ordered one anyway. I want to see what's the fuss is about.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leozap View Post
Imagine you shift gear without fully releasing the clutch or engaging it without fully releasing the clutch.
Hmmm! I'm wondering about this too now!
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"
Appreciate 0
      12-04-2009, 02:16 PM   #110
daltonnnn
U.S. Navy Officer
daltonnnn's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
419
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 X5 Diesel
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Coronado, CA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to daltonnnn
After reading the reviews, just ordered mine... Can't wait... The tranny, throw, and clutch pedal sucks!
__________________
2012 X5d - Alpine White | Almost fully loaded | Color matched everything | Clear Bra | 4" Magnaflow race muffler exhaust system | JBD @ 80% | 20x10 Avant Garde M510s
2009 Honda CBR 1000RR - White
2008 M3 E92 - Retired - Alpine White | 6MT | Vorsteiner rear diffuser
*** Go Navy! *** ***Go SF 49ers!!!*** *** Go SF Giants!!!*****
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST