Is it just me....

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Is it just me....

Postby smog7 » Fri May 16, 2008 2:14 am

or is just difficult to properly heel toe in a st185? Im 6'1, 10.5" shoe and I find it hard as hell to roll my heel onto the gas.
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Postby WarTowels » Fri May 16, 2008 2:16 am

I think it's about foot size, not height? I can do it better in some shoes that others. The bigger the foot, to an extent, the easier it would be I would think.

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Postby RedCelicaTRD » Fri May 16, 2008 3:12 am

It's a harder car to do the heel toe in.
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Postby turbo4wd » Fri May 16, 2008 12:48 pm

I'm 5'10" with a 10.5 shoe as well and I found the main reason its harder to heel & toe in my 185 compared to a 350z is because of ergonomics.. The 185's shifter is farther away from me which forces me to have a closer seating position which in turn bends my legs enough to make the heel & toe motion awkward.

But thats just me..

I may get around to modifying my shifter so its closer to me by a couple of inches..
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Postby etantshi » Fri May 16, 2008 1:47 pm

It's not just you. It's a bit more challangeing for me also compared to other cars. 5-7 size 10 shoe.
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Postby RafaCalde » Mon May 26, 2008 2:15 pm

i think its a combination of the position of the gas pedal, steering wheel, and the person. me, i'm just not flexible enough to do it. for some reason my leg doesn't like to turn that way.

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Postby klue » Mon May 26, 2008 4:12 pm

you could just change the pedals?!
I got some RAZO pedals wich have some extra metal on the accel pedal, makes HnT easy. But then again size 13 helps to
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Postby syko says » Mon May 26, 2008 4:24 pm

Im 5'8" size 9.5 and ahve no problems. :shrug: At first it was sort of awdward, but I really got used to it. Unless Im doing it differently than everyone else haha in which case its working perfectly for me :smokes: .

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Postby gt4tified » Mon May 26, 2008 7:24 pm

You LHD guys are so lucky that you have the room to Heel& Toe shift. In the GT4, there is absolutely no room to the right side of the gas pedal. But with a wide foot/shoes, you can do it using not the heel but the middle underpart of your foot.
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Postby Mafix » Tue May 27, 2008 12:23 am

i'm 6'4" with a 12" shoe and i heel toe just fine. every shift, every time. i think the pedal spacing is perfect.
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Postby WideFNopen » Tue May 27, 2008 11:20 am

No problems in the 165 besides the brake pedal not being as firm as I am used to in my Z..............28

It seems that there are two different schools of thought out there when it comes to heel toe. THe first group actually uses their heel to blip the gas and their toe to to work the brake. The other way of "heel toeing" is to simply roll 1/2 of your toes over to the gas, which imo is the best way to drive a rally car due to the foot stability it offers and the eaiser trasition to a left foot brake situation and then back again.
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Postby $200GT-4 » Wed May 28, 2008 11:44 am

gt4tified wrote:You LHD guys are so lucky that you have the room to Heel& Toe shift. In the GT4, there is absolutely no room to the right side of the gas pedal. But with a wide foot/shoes, you can do it using not the heel but the middle underpart of your foot.

My car came with an aftermarket gas pedal cover and I'm a 10 or 11 shoe size and I had no trouble HnT at the weekend's autocross. My Trueno's the same way, no room to the right. Then again, I don't drive LHD so I may have created style unique to the constraints of the RHD.
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Postby ion_four » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:55 am

I made a set of pedal covers for my civic and they kicked enough ass that I took them off when I sold the car, and will eventually put them on the alltrac, though I might make some a little more precisely...

They're copies of the MUGEN pedals on the top of this page (these are the real ones)

At the time, I did not have $200, and even if I did I would never spend it on pedal covers. So, for about $20, I got a sheet of 1/4" aluminum from Home Depot, and some 3M anti-slip "tape", such as what you put on outdoor stairs. (I used the tape to replicate the rough texture on the brake and clutch pedals. It lasted more than four years, before removing the pedals from the car.) I just went to town with the jig saw and a drill (to make the neat-o countersunk holes on the gas pedal!!!) The trick in the end is to bend them a bit, so they're curved and will fit the stock pedals. I used a rubber mallet and bent them over a coffee can :)

The ease of heel-toe down-shifting was GREATLY increased and they looked pretty righteous. The only bad part was the brake and clutch pedals were not identical as I did it all free-hand. Oh well!
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Postby wannabe toms racer » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:32 pm

i like to drive bare foot. works pretty good considering i got slave feet haha
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Postby Hotrodhendrix » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:59 pm

6 foot something and size 13 shoe. Easy for me but my foot is so big it nearly doesnt fit in the 3kgt. I have to tilt it to the side so I can fit it between the brake pedal and the side wall. :P
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