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Old 11-12-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
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Replacement pedals for Heel & Toe shifting

I know this subject has been kicked around--and have done a search--but wanted to see if anything new on this subject has been learned in the last year or two.

Essentially, which set of pedals might be best to enable H&T in a 987? In our car I think the gas pedal is way too low; I've tried it numerous times but can't roll my ankle as much as required.

Fixed or adjustable? rubber pads or perforated?

thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:06 AM   #2
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IMO the pedals are damn near perfect already.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Pat; what year car do you have?



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IMO the pedals are damn near perfect already.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:36 AM   #4
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:05 AM   #5
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No need to spend money on pedals unless it's for dressing them up. Just wear any thin sole shoes will do.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:14 AM   #6
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I'm no racecar driver but the stock setup on my 2000 S seems good also. Maybe your foot size is off?
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:57 AM   #7
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Are you having problems H&T on the street ( ie. light braking ), or on the track? The pedal travel on my '06 is a bit more than I'd like, so during light braking the pedal is too high, but it's much better during moderate to heavy braking. If I'm just "playing" on the street, I just have to stretch my foot down a bit more. It helps if you place your foot more diagonally on the pedal, instead of vertical.
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Thanks for all the comments, guys.

I've done it in the past on a '99' Mustang, 04 RX8 and is easy to on our current E90 BMW sedan, but this 987 set up--for me--doesn't lend it self to just rolling your foot to get the gas.

By comparison, the RX8 pedals were so close I would hit could easily hit both at the same time without trying.

Again, I'm just trying to roll the heel or the side of the foot on to the accelerator rather than cock my foot inward at awkward angle to touch both.

FWIW, I measured the distances between the gas and brake pedals on the 987 vs. the 328 and the 987 pedal distance is about 1"greater (Side-Side) and a 1/2" lower gas pedal.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:32 AM   #9
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Some drivers in our area have simply added a 1/8" thick rectangular aluminum plate to the gas pedal. It is wider and closer to the brake pedal for easier h/t. This does work well but I have not done it in my car. My around town, and general on track transition h/t is pretty good these days with the stock pedals. It is always those 130mph>40mph transitions I seem to botch regularly. Such is life.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:46 PM   #10
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You have to cock the foot inward like this, for me with size 11 shoes anyways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4iQM9P044Y
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You got it Ekam, that video is exactly what I was talking about.
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No way I'm going to be able to do that--this is what I'm thinking about..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy9vxvNd1Vk
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My technique is demonstrated in the second video and I find the pedals in my '02 S are set up nicely for the "roll" action.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:29 AM   #14
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This is how the Drift King does it too when he drives a 987. But Japanese guys got little feets.

Fast foward to 3mins 08sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyOV3SSRevM


Here's another Japanese race car driver on the Best Motoring show taking the 997 out. Same technique.

Fast forward to 3mins 45sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4pGlX12rjo

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My technique is demonstrated in the second video and I find the pedals in my '02 S are set up nicely for the "roll" action.
+1 agreed.
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