pedal placement for H-T-T shifting

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: pedal placement for H-T-T shifting Reply with quote
For heal-to-toe what is the best position for the pedals?
spacing - angles - surface type - etc.

I've been reluctantly trying to get myself to downshift using the heal-to-toe technique with my existing pedals and my size 14/15 feet and it's not going well.
The way my foot feels is that the pedals are a little too far apart. Even with the covers on there that brought the spacing together a lot.

What are some of the cars you've driven that have great pedal placement?
(I know some of you are going to say the miata, but I can't find measurements)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I dont know if it will be much help but mugen makes a set of racing petals wher the gas petal is smooth and the other two have a course surface for grip
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I currently am set up with the ITR pedals. I bent the brake pedal to the right about half an inch and have no problems heal toeing. I use the sides of my right foot, not the heal and toe.

You want to make sure not to get them too close together, as you dont want to inadvertenty hit the brakes when going for the gas.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've driven an ITR with the stock pedals and the mugen pedals and they both seem to have a pretty good feel to them. The mugen pedals seemed to be a bit more traction on the brake/clutch but a little less on the throttle.
I've been thinking about picking up a set of the mugen pedals anyway. Smile Hopefully welding them in place too.

I'm trying the side of the foot style myself... simply because there isn't enough room under the dash for my big feet to turn sideways to get the true heal-to-toe.

I'll have to do some measuring when the weather gets nice enough to do so. Maybe that 1/2" you mentioned would be enough.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
IMO. The stock setup in the civic is good, but thats all I have every practiced with... it seems to work fine, but throwing on a set of mugen pedals would most deffinetly help.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
How exactaly dose htt work
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
the best description I've ever seen of how to do it... http://www.motoringfile.com/2005/07/24/heel_and_toe_shifting_made_simple/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have sparco pedals in my R but I have never had any problems doing heel toe on the stock setup in peoples cars I have instructed. Maybe you just need some more practice but then again my shoes are only size 11 not 15. When I was learning heel toe I practiced everyday whenever I drove anywhere and that helped a lot now I always heel toe even in normal driving not even thinking about it because I always drive that way.
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