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Old 02-17-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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Drilling through pedals?

Has anyone here changed their pedals? I'm looking to install a set of aftermarket pedals and wanted to make sure that it's okay to drill through the pedal backing.

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There isn't really any room to drill and mount through the sides so I figured I'd just drill through the thick pedal backing if it wouldn't cause any issues.

(The brake and throttle pedal covers were a pain in the ass to remove lol)
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:04 PM   #2
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I removed the stock pedal covers and installed Awe Tuning covers. The only difficult pedal to drill thru is the brake pedal because it is metal; the others are plastic. I used a right-angle drill because I couldn't get a straight drill at 90 deg to the pedal. I also offset the gas pedal, moving it closer to the brake to facilitate heel-and-toe.
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:37 PM   #3
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I cant find new pedals anywhere. I hate the stock ones. So damn slippery all the time. I use grip tape on them right now
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:08 PM   #4
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Yep, agreed. The stock pedal covers are really slippery if your shoes are wet. The pedal placement also doesn't make it any easier to heel/toe.

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I removed the stock pedal covers and installed Awe Tuning covers. The only difficult pedal to drill thru is the brake pedal because it is metal; the others are plastic. I used a right-angle drill because I couldn't get a straight drill at 90 deg to the pedal. I also offset the gas pedal, moving it closer to the brake to facilitate heel-and-toe.
Thanks for this! I'll try and drill through the pedal backing, they're quite thick but as you said, they are plastic. Hopefully my drill can punch through the metal brake pedal.

Do you have any pictures of what your pedals look like?
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:41 PM   #5
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[IMG][/IMG]

Ok, I'm embarrassed by the dirt! As I mentioned, I offset the gas pedal cover to move it closer to the brake pedal. You can see a bit of the OEM gas pedal sticking out beyond the Awe pedal cover on the bottom right corner.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:42 PM   #6
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Looks good! I'll be installing my SRP set hopefully this weekend. Mine's super dirty as well lol.

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Ok, I'm embarrassed by the dirt! As I mentioned, I offset the gas pedal cover to move it closer to the brake pedal. You can see a bit of the OEM gas pedal sticking out beyond the Awe pedal cover on the bottom right corner.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:22 PM   #7
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I drilled through my BMW pedals to install aftermarket covers and like others have said, the brake pedal is the hardest since it's metal and the others are plastic.

I marked the placement of the holds and then used a drift pin and hammer to put a mark in the pedal where I wanted to drill. This helped the drill bit from "walking" when I started drilling. I pushed the pedal down to the floor by wedging a 2x4 between it and the under side of the dash. It held in place nicely and game me enough room to put good pressure straight down on the drill. Once the drill took a bite, it went through with ease.
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