4-25-13 - Revision 4 heavy duty reinforcement bracket as shown or with a welded tab for additional strength in the wall under the light switch. This is where most cracks occur.
ADVANTAGES of installing the Roth Bracket
1. eliminate flexing of the pedal support bracket 2. extend the life of the master cylinder 3. gain smoother clutch action 4. peace of mind and confidence in clutch operation
PayPal now available @ email@example.com I dealt with a cracked bracket winter of 2011 and was so frustrated with the removal, welding and re-installment - not to mention the sore back and hip (':bawl:'). So I decided to design a sister bracket that would add support to the pedal bracket and stop the flexing caused by the minor misalignment of the master cylinder and the actuating arm of the clutch pedal, PLUS YOU WON'T DESTROY YOUR MASTER CYLINDER
This new Reinforcement Support Bracket is designed to reduce the flex in your Pedal Support Bracket. Easy installation, bolts to the existing bracket 8mm base bolt and includes longer 6mm bolts which have been increased to 30mm for easier nut attachment for the nuts holding the master cylinder. Installation takes 30-45 minutes.
The new heavy duty Rev 4 bracket is .132 Grade 50 high tensil hot rolled steel and coated in zinc chromate, This is the same steel Polaris Industries uses for all their brackets.
Packaging of bracket includes all necessary hardware and installation instructions. This bracket fits the following cars, e-24 with pedal bracket part #35111152480 (slight modification required) e-28 with pedal bracket part #35111157728 e-30 with pedal bracket part #35111157719
Rev. 4 bracket installed on E28 pedal supporting bracket #35111157728.
Email with any questions and thanks for your interest. Available brackets: Revision 4 Heavy duty bracket without the tab $37.
Bracket with welded tab (.125) $44. Includes shipping to the lower 48 states. Canada orders please add $5, Payment accepted: Paypal and money orders, allow 1-2 weeks. Please include address, E28 forum name and car model (due to differences in paypal and correspondence).
Please specify bracket or bracket and tab plus quantity. (Stainless steel tab can be added to any Rev. 2-3 HD bracket already purchased for $10 includes shipping and paypal fees).
Hey, let me know what model you are installing bracket/tab on, thanks. e-24s need a slight modification
Include car model, address and send Money orders to: David Pepin (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 4510 129th Street N. White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Last edited by DAVID PEPIN on Apr 25, 2013 4:36 PM, edited 32 times in total.
That's a great idea - a lot easier than replacing the bracket.
From seeing plenty of bracket failures, I'm wondering about the stress in the 90° angle in the reinforcement. Remember that the crack starts way out at the tight curve where the base of the clutch switch extension joins the rest of the bracket. Even so, the stress is a lot less there than at the 90° angle.
I don't know if this is practical, but it seems to me that the reinforcement would be a lot stronger if there were an additional horizontal web that made it look like a box corner. The load would then shift from the 90° angle to the additional web, which would be better suited to that load. This addition would probably allow the thickness of the faces to be reduced.
I'm not sure if mine is cracked but this looks like a heck of an idea! Excuse my ignorance as I have not crawled under my dash to view if it is cracked, but is there only 1 reinforcement bracket needed per car or is this per pedal? Great idea.