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      07-31-2017, 08:10 PM   #1
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New Bimmerworld aluminum pedals installed

I saw the recent email blast about the new Bimmerworld aluminum pedals and figured I'd try them out. The price is reasonable and they are my favorite design I've seen so far (Turner's would be a close second).


Pros:
- They come in silver or black
- I like the grip of the metal pyramids on the brake pedal
- I like that the gas pedal is smooth but still has some semblance of grip with the inlaid squares
- Included hardware works/fits well
- Aluminum seems good quality, strong yet light


Cons:
- The brake pedal (and likely the clutch pedal too, but I can't confirm) curvature does not match the oem curvature - the top portion fits ok, but the bottom has a significant gap (see pictures below)
- There's not really a solution to this, but the oem brake pedal arm for the M3 comes in from an angle unlike the 3 series where it comes down the middle, therefore you can't put screws anywhere except the right side (see pictures below)
- The gas pedal "slant" does not match oem - not a big deal, but if you line up the bottom of the pedal to be parallel to the floor, the right edge of the pedal does not follow the same angle as oem. The BW pedal is a good bit larger though, so it will cover it up completely
- Nitpicking here, but the bottom and top of the gas pedal are not parallel with each other (not noticeable once installed and looking into the foot well from the doorway)


Installation notes:
I tried following the instructions using masking tape and a hole punch, but it turned out poorly. I ended up holding the pedal in place with one hand and using a silver sharpie to mark my drill spots. The rest of the instructions were good though. For the gas pedal, you can put the screws anywhere really, but down the middle seemed the best to me. As far as vertical spacing, there was no real reason for the holes I picked. I did want my bottom screw to be 1 hole up, but I messed up the hole and had to improvise. For the brake pedal, the 2 holes where I put the bolts are the most clear spots (with regard to the back) and the most flush spots. I will probably end up drilling out a 3rd hole on the right side just so the pedal is attached a little bit more, but the pedals feels attached quite well as it is - no play to it. I drilled my holes on the "hills" of the brake pedal rather than "valleys" so it would sit more flush. So even with the curvature not matching the oem pedal, I have no issues.

All in all, I am very happy with how it turned out. It really adds a lot to the foot well. I'm sure I forgot some details, so let me know if you have any specific questions.

And yes, I'm aware that I need to vacuum and probably overdue for some new floor mats.

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Are you still running these? Looking for set of pedals now specifically with wider gas
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Are you still running these? Looking for set of pedals now specifically with wider gas
Yes I am! No issues and I still love them. I never even installed a 3rd screw on the brake pedal and I've done many track events and lots of miles - it's not going anywhere
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Are you still running these? Looking for set of pedals now specifically with wider gas
Yes I am! No issues and I still love them. I never even installed a 3rd screw on the brake pedal and I've done many track events and lots of miles - it's not going anywhere
Are the instructions E9x specific? Not many seem to be using these- did you ask BW about the fitment?

Only other photo I see in another E9x also using only 2 screws
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Are the instructions E9x specific? Not many seem to be using these- did you ask BW about the fitment?

Only other photo I see in another E9x also using only 2 screws
From the little research I've done it seems they were designed for the 3 series specifically, not the M - hence the issue with the brake pedal. I don't remember if the instructions specifically mention the M3 or not. Either way, once installed, the pedals cover any fitment issues and everything is able to be securely attached.
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I had pedals like these before but in the winter and snow, it was brutal.
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I've got mine installed with four screws per pedal, very secure and the fit is excellent.

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I had pedals like these before but in the winter and snow, it was brutal.
why brutal? I bought the same ones and I would think the grooves give us better contact than the oem flat ones
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why brutal? I bought the same ones and I would think the grooves give us better contact than the oem flat ones
they were super slippery in the winter cause they didn't have a rubberish finish.
When there was snow or ice on the bottom of the shoes, my foot would slide all over the pedals...
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I've got mine installed with four screws per pedal, very secure and the fit is excellent.

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This is fantastic, thank you for posting! Knew there had to be others using these. Any install notes?


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why brutal? I bought the same ones and I would think the grooves give us better contact than the oem flat ones
they were super slippery in the winter cause they didn't have a rubberish finish.
When there was snow or ice on the bottom of the shoes, my foot would slide all over the pedals...
Who drives their M in the snow?

I'm just kidding around. For some I know it's necessity.
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This is fantastic, thank you for posting! Knew there had to be others using these. Any install notes?
Nothing special to install. I lined up the pedals and taped them down, marked inside the pedal holes I wanted to secure them by, and then drilled the through-holes very slightly larger than the bolt diameter.

Just as a reminder, after lining up the pedals and securing them in place but before drilling the holes, make sure you double check that you're clear of any obstruction behind the pedals. I recall there being some features on the backside of the brake pedal that could potentially cause some difficulty.
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