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Old 08-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Difficult to heel toe

Does anyone else find it difficult to heel toe in FRS/BRZ?

I would love to buy something to fix this problem.

Anyone have some recommendations?
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This is the easiest car I have ever owed to heel and toe in. I could do it in my flip flop. Now I am curious what car you think it's easier to heel and toe...
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This is the easiest car I have ever owed to heel and toe in. I could do it in my flip flop. Now I am curious what car you think it's easier to heel and toe...
Lotus. Pedals are so close together I could just use the right side of my foot to hit the gas.

In all honesty, the gas pedal feels too low to me in comparison to the brake, but most people seem to find it a very good car for heel toeing.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #4
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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Lotus. Pedals are so close together I could just use the right side of my foot to hit the gas.

In all honesty, the gas pedal feels too low to me in comparison to the brake, but most people seem to find it a very good car for heel toeing.
The worst for heel and toe, Porsche 911.
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The worst for heel and toe, Porsche 911.
I drive 911s frequently, yes they are pretty bad, but nowhere near as bad as my Chevy S-10 pick up was..... It just wasn't possible.

to the OP, I think this car is pretty good for Heel-toe shifting. When I first got the car it seemed a bit awkward but as soon as I adjusted my foot position it was like gold.
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Flat black VW is right, it's all about foot position. I had been trying to do it like I did in other cars and it doesn't work. I'd say I have my toes point to about the 11 o clock position and use the right side of my foot just a bit below my little toe to hit the throttle.

Toe-toe shifting? Close enough
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I don't have this car (yet), but I have heard rumors of a throttle cutoff when the brake is engaged. Any truth to this? That would make it pretty hard to heel-toe
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Honestly,
If you think this car is the easiest to heel toe then you sure didn't drive enough cars.
It's not a personal attack btw.
There are plenty, I mean PLENTY of cars that are much easier to heel toe.
ie. Porsche CGT. Honda NSX. S2000. BMW E36. and many older civics.

I was expecting someone would recommend me some after market pedals...
For example, I had Mugen pedals on my Prelude. Perhaps TRD make these??
Any inputs will be much appreciated!
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to the OP, I think this car is pretty good for Heel-toe shifting. When I first got the car it seemed a bit awkward but as soon as I adjusted my foot position it was like gold.
Perhaps, I should try to re-arrange my foot! Thanks!
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My cousin was surprised how far away apart the pedals were..

But on the other hand practice makes perfect this is my first manual car and i can heel toe pretty well now
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I think its one of the easiest I have driven. As for the brake/gas at the same time I know there is a cutoff but I havent felt anything personally. Maybe the clutch has to be engaged?
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It's easier to heal to when you are really standing on the pedal. Casual driving not so much which is good IMO.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #14
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My cousin was surprised how far away apart the pedals were..

But on the other hand practice makes perfect this is my first manual car and i can heel toe pretty well now
I have had trouble with my heel toe in this car as well, but I chalked it up to my foot position.

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