OMP Race Pedals Installed

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by Golfguy11800, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    One of the biggest things that I hated about my stock Fiesta ST was the pedals and their positioning.

    I felt that I needed to wear clown shoes just to heel toe since the gas and the brake seem about 1 mile apart.

    It was so bad that I felt at risk when dive bombing into corners with just an 1/8" of my right foot hard on the brake so that I could blip the gas at the same time.

    I ended up searching around for a solution and installed some OMP adjustable race pedals:


    I was not sure on how to install them but after some time surfing the net and picking and choosing the best ways to do it from other installs I ended up doing this:

    1. Remove Floor mats and lay down news paper in the footwell to catch the metal shavings and debris in the upcoming steps.

    2. Take a razor blade and cut off the the rubber grips on the surface of each pedal to make the surface nice and flush.

    3. Place masking tape on the pedals so you can mark them up.

    4. Find the location of the pedal where it will be the best to screw and anchor the bolts into. You do not want to screw through the arm that holds the pedal (however I had to do this for the clutch). Take these into consideration when setting up your pedals:
    a. The pedal is in a good location for your feet to enhance your driving.
    b. The pedal is in a location where two holes can be drilled into the metal surface of the pedal and a bolt can go through the front and a nut can be attached from the rear without any obstructions.

    5. Use locking pliers to hold the OMP pedal in place to your existing pedal.

    6. Mark the holes with a sharpie.

    7. Take a center punch to indent the metal of the stock pedal so your drill bit does not "dance."

    8. push the pedal to the floor with one hand and then start drilling the proper hole size with your other hand.

    9. Remove the OMP pedal and the masking tape. Check your holes with the pedal. If you need to make adjustments to the hole you can always make it oblong with a tubular file or a strong drill bit with some lateral pressure.

    10. Bolt it down and move on to completion of the other pedals.





    The clutch was tricky and I had to drill through the plastic arm that holds the stock pedal. As a result I had to go to the hardware store to get some longer bolts with a tapered top so they would sink into the pedal.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Also if I end up doing this install on another Focus ST or Fiesta ST I will try to take a video for more detail.


    I am very satisfied with the results and can finally drive my car north of 9/10's with confidence. The scary thought of my right foot slipping off the brake pedal and going off the road as I threshold brake no longer enters my mind while driving.

    The position I have them in now is great for athletic sneakers. But if I were to use my racing shoes I would have to move the gas pedal one more notch to the left (and drill a new hole).

    Cheers guys.
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  3. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    Hmm the stock clutch pedal arm being plastic worries me for long term "enthusiastic" use.
  4. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    It could be a strong plastic derivative but I'm not sure. The clutch force applied to the clutch is a know value, where as the brake arm can be any force from 1lb to 50lbs so it is metal depending on the user and brake application.

    I'm sure the plastic arm will hold up.
  5. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    I am not a big fan of the style for style sake but if they mount really well and fix the pedal locations and not let your feet slip off then they are a superb mod.

    They are also cheap and OMP is a great brand, $41.-- shipped found so far.

    Not a fan of the stock pedals so wanted to change them already, was considering making my own but for the cost they are the way to go it seems. I have some 6061 plate I could use or SS sheet, cut close to size, bend a bit on the press, drill, etc...dimple die the SS if used, etc......and I love making my own parts....but I need to get the car done finally.....

    One thing not noticed being done, bring the gas pedal further out, there is a relocation kit, billet, to move it over and out for better heal toe but using stock pedals. These look like a simple block behind them would do the job just fine.

    Thanks for posting this:)

  6. OrangeFist

    OrangeFist Member

    Myyyy gramma, what hairy legs you have.
    (paraphrasing on Red Riding Hood… Just kidding) :jawdrop:
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  7. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    The Evo 10 has a "plastic" arm as well and it's been fine since 2009.
  8. sotiris.bos

    sotiris.bos New Member

    Sorry to have to tell you this but you have installed the gas omp pedal to the clutch and vice versa. The omp pedal that you have installed on the throttle is meant for the clutch and the little cut on the lower right corner is originally there to help you left foot brake.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015
  9. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    You will notice the textured surface of the brake pedal and "my" gas pedal, this is to assist grip on heel toe. If "my" gas pedal was on the clutch:

    1.) it would be too big.
    2.) the textured grip surface would serve no purpose now.
    3.) "my" clutch pedal would now have no textured surface for traction if placed on the gas.
    4.) "my" clutch pedal would also be way too small to fit on top of the stock FiST gas pedal.

    I read the instructions, they are correctly installed :)
  10. sotiris.bos

    sotiris.bos New Member

    Aren't these the pedals? I know for a fact that the pedal with the missing lower right corner is for the clutch to leave room for left foot braking. I have helped install these in an E46 M3. Maybe they are meant to be used both ways
  11. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    I can see and appreciate your argument. I'll remain neutral on who's correct. My setup works best for me for the reasons I listed.

    They have held up wonderfully to date. And my car up until now (no longer work at home) would see 8+/10ths whenever driven.

    Very happy.
  12. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    No problems since installing. 6k miles later and 5k of those were pure enthusiastic + miles
  13. Turboduck01

    Turboduck01 Member

    Dude, I'm loving your posts... I don't frequent this fiesta st forum as much as others... but I might have to double check that with some of the gems I have found here recently.
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  14. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    Thanks for the kind words. I have a few more articles coming soon

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