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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 11:26 AM
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I think they turn the foot sideways cause those Asian guys have little feet and they can't roll their feet instead.. j/k
Ahahah! Exactly!

Did you ever tried to race, by doing the real "heel & toe" technique? Fuck it hurts at the hip, after 15minutes...

It's way better to "blip" the gaz with the right side of the right foot.
It doesn't hurt, and it's way easier!
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I practiced for months on the street and never tried it on the track, until one day at an event, I did it without thinking. I do it all the time now.


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Thanks for the video link. Now time for some practice =)
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Thanks alot guys, this is not my thread but i have been trying to find a good step by step on heel&toe shifting because i didn't have the first clue. This is going to be extremely useful! ... they need a texan one that says Y'all Rock!

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QUOTE (Conan @ Jul 24 2007, 09:14 AM)
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The pedal position in the Z is horrible for H&T. I really recommend getting some different pedal faces to set it up properly.
I'm curious - what size are your shoes?

I wear a size 10 and feel like the stock pedals are spaced almost perfectly for the average (male) foot for heel & toe. But then, I've been heel toeing stock sized pedals on a 240SX for a few years now - a much wider gap than the Z because the pedals are far thinner.

Shame that all that hard won skill will go to waste if you drive a new 370Z - I'll have to learn how to *NOT* heel & toe with it, how weird is that?

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QUOTE (Conan @ Jul 24 2007, 06:14 AM)
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The pedal position in the Z is horrible for H&T. I really recommend getting some different pedal faces to set it up properly.

For example: http://www.sparcousa.com/ptuning_pedals.asp?id=339

+1 on the Sparco pedal faces.

They allow you to set the spacing so you can do the technique properly. Not only is it easier, it lets you do a better job of maintaining a consistent brake pedal pressure while doing the downshift.


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