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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:21 PM
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Pedal Differences: Factory vs OEM Stainless Steel

Factory vs Stainless Steel (from the M Performace Pkg - Kit p/n = 35 00 0 410 100). Factory = Week 49 2013

The factory pedal is a newer design and in my opinion is superior in build, design, pedal travel, and kick down (passing gear).

Pic 1. Stainless M Performance Pkg accelerator vs Factory accelerator

Pic 2. Stainless M Performance Pkg accelerator vs Factory accelerator

Pic 3. Backside of Factory accelerator (metal connects with passing gear button, flexes upon contact)

Pic 4. Factory accelerator passing gear button (kick down)

Pic 5. Factory accelerator p/n & production date

pic 6. Stainless M Performance accelerator extended further (length) & rod connecting the pedal to main assembly (newer, factory accelerator has neither)
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:22 PM
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Pic 1. Stainless M Performance Pkg accelerator p/n & production date

Pic 2. Side profile of Stainless M Performance accelerator

Pic 3. Backside of Stainless M Performance Pkg accelerator vs Factory accelerator

Pic 4. Install complete
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:15 PM
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Great write up big Sean
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:29 PM
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Great write up big Sean





After install test drive to make certain the stainless accelerator was fully functional.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:01 PM
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Looking dope my man!
great color combo
Next up permormance black grilles
Easy mod
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Looks great. I have done Black kidney upgrade already. looks like pedals and foot rest is next on the list. will this upgrade work for October 2012 production X5 xDrive35d?
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Looks great. I have done Black kidney upgrade already. looks like pedals and foot rest is next on the list. will this upgrade work for October 2012 production X5 xDrive35d?
Yes Siri bob
Go for it!
Post pics when done!
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Ps I tried to push Sean into doing the black grills
He won't do it even if I pay for them
Oh well
Cheers Sean ...lol
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:14 PM
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Looks great. I have done Black kidney upgrade already. looks like pedals and foot rest is next on the list. will this upgrade work for October 2012 production X5 xDrive35d?
I highly recommend www.getbmwparts.com Formerly Tischer BMW, now BMW of Silver Spring.

Direct link: http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462 ($120 + s/h)

FYI, the photo in the direct link is incorrect, but the part # is correct (35000410100).


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PS I tried to push Sean into doing the black grills, he won't do it even if I pay for them. Oh well.
Cheers Sean ...lol

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:59 AM
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Thanks for the link. will be ordering soon.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:10 PM
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I installed another set (a la, 335is). The clutch & brake went on a lot easier than the X5 brake pedal. The accelerator was a breeze the second time as well.
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What a silly "performance" upgrade...

Did you dyno this?

And you all know that the 'kickdown' is one of the worst ways to abuse your transmission, right?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:16 PM
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What a silly "performance" upgrade...

Did you dyno this?

And you all know that the 'kickdown' is one of the worst ways to abuse your transmission, right?
Added at least 5hp for $120

As far as the 'kickdown' goes, in my opinion, no need to use it if you have the V8. We used it frequently in the former 3.0si X5.

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:51 PM
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I did not get the M performance package but I have the M sport pkg. I ordered the stainless steel pedals from the parts dept and tried to have my service advisor put them on but he said it was a different connector and the pedal was too big. They said they will look into it. Does anyone have any advice?
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I did not get the M performance package but I have the M sport pkg. I ordered the stainless steel pedals from the parts dept and tried to have my service advisor put them on but he said it was a different connector and the pedal was too big. They said they will look into it. Does anyone have any advice?
it should be the same exact fit....SA wouldn't exactly be the authority on this!
These are the exact instructions i followed..worked well
12 and 13's r the same
give it a try
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209687
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:57 AM
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I did not get the M performance package but I have the M sport pkg. I ordered the stainless steel pedals from the parts dept and tried to have my service advisor put them on but he said it was a different connector and the pedal was too big. They said they will look into it. Does anyone have any advice?

I researched this after the install. Apparently the accelerator was changed sometime during the 2009 model year. It is believed it was done as a cost cutting measure. The older design will mount as the mounting bracket on the floorboard & wiring harness connector have not changed. As far as operation, it is the same with exception to how the kick down (passing gear) performs (pictures above explain).

Save yourself some money and install it yourself. Follow the link 5SeriesHB posted above.

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Got the pedals from getBMWparts.com and installed last weekend. Instructions were great. Getting accelerator pedal unplugged and changing break pedal were challenging. See pictures below.
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Now I need to get footrest upgraded. Suggestions?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:35 AM
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Got the pedals from getBMWparts.com and installed last weekend. Instructions were great. Getting accelerator pedal unplugged and changing break pedal were challenging. See pictures below.


Missing the cap that covers the torx.

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Now I need to get footrest upgraded. Suggestions?
It is doable, but you have to literally break the factory one off & from what I have read the M footrest does not fit properly after breaking the factory part free. I would prefer to install the M footrest in the E90, our E70 has it from factory, but it is not worth it if it is not going to fit properly.

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Awesome eye sight. Cap was replaced after the picture was taken :-)
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