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georgec911
02-12-2002, 05:43 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions or tips on heel toeing an S14. I have tried to learn, but the pedals just don't seem to be aligned very well for this. The brake pedal is too high to blip the throttle under braking, and the brake and accelerator pedals are just a little too far apart to side-side. Any helpful hints or suggestions.

NOSTALGIC_HERO
02-12-2002, 05:49 PM
adjust your seat and steering wheel so that you can put your heel just under the accelerator pedal (on the floor). Now, with your heel on the floor and your foot almost vertical, move your big toe over to the brake pedal. You should be able to cover a decent portion of the brake pedal with your big toe and the ball of your foot. With your foot like that, the heel is still planted on the floor, pivot your foot so that the big toe is still touching the brake pedal and your little toes hit the gas (lightly)

with practice you will be able to do this without thinking about it ( i still cant though) http://www.freshalloy.com/

PSI240SX
02-12-2002, 05:56 PM
I have an S14 and where a 10 1/2 shoe and have no problem heel toeing. It took me a long time to perfect but eventually I got it. I do it every single time I downshift, everytime I come to a stop. Practice makes perfect. I bought a crx as a daily driver and for the first week I couldn't heel toe it due to everything being different, then I got it and now I can do it in all three of my cars.

Dousan_PG
02-12-2002, 09:25 PM
on my 92, i had trouble too, the accelerator pedal is lower, took a while to get used to until could accomplish it with ease. might get one of those razo pedals for the for accelerator, then should be about equal. the even have ones that can be adjusted so heal can reach them easier.i believe 5zigen makes the same style. you can find it at any aftermarket car place i'm sure

and as Escaflowne suggested, adjust your seat and steering wheel, dont be sitting way back with one hand barely reaching the wheel and your seat in a reclined position, and you shouldnt have a problem at all. keep practicing, its quite easy.

aaron

neurovish
02-12-2002, 09:54 PM
My problem is the huge steering column/wheel...I manage to do it somehow though, I kind of have to twist my body to get around it I think...I'll have to pay attention next time I do it

Dorifto_PG
02-12-2002, 10:23 PM
i am just under 6'1" and wear 10.5-11 shoes. I have the column and seat adjusted so that the wheel is more straight (lower, i like it that way), and the seat is a good distance back. I have adopted a style for touge, and now everyday use, for practice. It is having the ball of your right foot use the accelerator w/ the heel planted, and when heel-toeing, the foot pivots over to cover the brake w/ toes/ball, and stab at the throttle with my heel/outside edge.

kinda requires flexibility, but for this technique, the pedals are PERFECTLY spaced, and very very quick when drifting touge.

georgec911
02-13-2002, 07:48 AM
thanks all,
I think the heel position will solve my problem (prior to reading I had my heal positioned nearer the brake pedal and I would pivot over to accelerator). This morning I tried (because I was in SUCH a hurry to get to work http://www.freshalloy.com/ ) my heal at the base of the accelerator and it was definately easier. I wear an 8.5 shoe and have bad ankles from too many years of soccer so the odds work against me, but I can tell I will get it with some practice.

Steeles
02-13-2002, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by georgec911:
thanks all,
I think the heel position will solve my problem (prior to reading I had my heal positioned nearer the brake pedal and I would pivot over to accelerator). This morning I tried (because I was in SUCH a hurry to get to work http://www.freshalloy.com/ ) my heal at the base of the accelerator and it was definately easier. I wear an 8.5 shoe and have bad ankles from too many years of soccer so the odds work against me, but I can tell I will get it with some practice.<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]lol I have that same problem with the ankles. soccer wears um out. I got a set of MOMO Turismo pedals alot easier with them on there http://www.freshalloy.com/ Its almost unavoidable in a pair of Timbalands lol.

Brandon
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kaje36
02-13-2002, 07:55 AM
I was able to get some aluminum peddles and they close the gap between the brake and the gas, I am I dont have to realy twist my foot at all,...I just use the ball of my foot on the brake, and the other edge of my foot on the gas. it requires thought now to not heel toe. but you just have to keep doing it, ever time you slow down. but I think the peddles do help, since I got a small foot also.

Mark

VQuick
02-13-2002, 08:50 AM
Man, I envy you guys. I had to get an automatic, because the smallest shoe I wear is a 14EE. I wear 16s too. Most of my shoes a big enough that if I'm not careful, I'll fit the brake and accelerator at the same time. http://www.freshalloy.com/

Steeles
02-13-2002, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by VQuick:
Man, I envy you guys. I had to get an automatic, because the smallest shoe I wear is a 14EE. I wear 16s too. Most of my shoes a big enough that if I'm not careful, I'll fit the brake and accelerator at the same time. http://www.freshalloy.com/ <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]damn.... guess they do grow ya'll big in Tx http://www.freshalloy.com/ like I said its a tight fit down there with tims on for me and I only wear a size 10.

**DONOTDELETE**
02-13-2002, 01:02 PM
I recall about 12 or so posts ago the moderator talking about commercial posts. I d say this is pretty blatant^^ http://www.freshalloy.com/

**DONOTDELETE**
02-14-2002, 12:50 AM
You can purchase adjustable pedals for heel&toe. 5Zigen & Razo make sets.

http://www.autoimaging.com/shop/Images-5ZMisc-sm/5Z_5ZR_HTarp.jpg
http://www.autoimaging.com/shop/Images-RAZOsm/RZO_MTctps.jpg

Shawn
www.autoimaging.com (http://www.autoimaging.com)

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