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Old 11-20-2000, 07:54 AM   #1
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Question Gas pedal modifications anyone?

I would love to extend the gas pedal about 1/2" to the left without changing anything else. To preserve the height relationship between the gas and brake pedals, the gas pedal can't be made thicker either. The stock gas pedal appears to be molded plastic.

Has anyone done any heel-and-toe modifications to the gas pedal?

Another possibility, why not remold the entire pedal with an extension built-in? Or machine a replacement out of Aluminum?
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Old 11-20-2000, 08:32 AM   #2
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Maybe it's just me but the 2.5RS is the easiest car to heel-toe I've ever driven. Even more so than a Miata. I guess it depends on driver position or something then.

There are more than a few pedal kits out there that would suit your needs. I know Rallispec has some Sparco kits.

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Old 11-20-2000, 08:36 AM   #3
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Add pedal pads, and it will be the easiest tpo heel and toe with ! I have some sparco pedals, they are thin, wide and look nice. Super easy to heel and toe with!
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Old 11-20-2000, 09:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input guys--I'm sorry I wasn't more clear. I was thinking beyond covers to actual pedal extension/modification.

I've used several brands and shapes of pedal covers in both aluminum and CF, and I really prefer the traction and progressive slip of rubber pads for street driving. I wish Momo or Sparco would make a completely rubber covered pedal kit, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 11-20-2000, 10:10 AM   #5
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I also would be interested in some pedal mods. I need to change the brake to throttle relationship in terms of the distance between them from front to back. When I heal n toe I keep accidentally pushing the the gas pedal when applying the brakes. I need to move the gas pedal forward or increase the brake pedal thickness. I agree this car is a good heel n toe car, I just need to makethis one little change.
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Old 11-20-2000, 01:15 PM   #6
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RidinLow, that's how I set up the Celica, once I gave up on left foot braking. When I'm braking hard, I just roll slightly to the side and the throttle blips perfectly, even with skinny driving shoes. The biggest benefit is that the heel stays planted. That's how I want the Impreza to be--IMO it's the most convenient layout for smooth 8/10s driving.
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Old 11-20-2000, 01:34 PM   #7
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Yeah, I have mine nailed down to the floorboard!
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Old 11-21-2000, 12:07 AM   #8
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You know, I have 11 EEs and they barely span the gap between gas and brake. I don't know how you guys do it. Do you keep the ball of your foot on the brake and get the gas with the right edge of your forefoot (how I learned)? Or, do you twist your foot so your toe points upper left and your heel points lower right and hit the bottom of the gas with your heel?

Maybe there are manufacturing tolerances between cars, too.

Bonzo, get a single stage brake booster and braided lines and the height problem will go away.
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Jon,
That's it exactly (your last guess). Heel-toe: Heel is on the gas and the toe is on the brake. I have heard of some people managing to do it well with the foot straight and getting both pedals. Sounds like it might be too easy to slip off the brake that way. The way I was taught was to keep the ball of your foot on the brake since that needs the firmest pressure and modulation while the heel modulates the throttle. You shouldn't have to rotate your foot very far.

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Old 11-21-2000, 12:27 AM   #10
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My BMW had a big ass gas pedal right next to the brake. I didn't need to heel & toe, I could just keep my foot pointing normally & use the brake with the left side & the gas with the right side.

But I'm still trying to do it on the Subaru... I may have to invest in clown shoes or clip on pedals.
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