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Old 08-24-2011, 11:20 PM
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Downshifting with stock pedals

Can anyone give me some insight around this? I've been trying to get it down but it just seems like my gas pedal is way too high and my heel can't reach. Anyone else ever have this problem?
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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

are you wondering how to downshift as you're driving? You just simply press the clutch pedal in, downshift to a lower gear, let the clutch pedal out, and press the gas
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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

Simple as that ^ ^, or what you're asking is if you can lower your gas pedal?
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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

I think he's referring to heel-toe shifting. It's practically impossible in our cars. I've tried and tried again, the gas pedal is just too far away. I guess you could modify it very easily and move the position closer. Modify the gas though, NOT THE BRAKE! In case your modification should break, you would be safer left with no gas rather than no brake.

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This is a technique employed while racing because it allows you to down gear (more power) while braking and it does not shock your drive train. As anyone knows, a shocked drive train in a high performance vehicle while cornering usually ends in disaster. The wheels can break traction and your turning car suddenly because a car going straight ahead in FWD or spinning out of control in RWD.
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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

just rev match makes for a smoother down shift
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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

Have you tried heeling the brake and toeing the gas?
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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

Not impossible at all! I find it a lot easier to begin braking by putting my whole foot on the brake pedal( the pedal sits right in the middle of the arch of the foot) and then swinging my heel out to the gas pedal. Getting the braking control down takes a bit getting used to because you tend to put a bit more force on it but it makes it wayyy easier to blip the gas.
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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

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Can anyone give me some insight around this? I've been trying to get it down but it just seems like my gas pedal is way too high and my heel can't reach. Anyone else ever have this problem?
I had the same problem. What you need to do is ware a pair of shoes that are wide at the bottom and/or wide peddle covers that make the brake and gas pedal closer.I personally use a wide, but a little slippery, metal peddle cover on the brake for reach and leave the gas pedal as is so that I have a nice rubber grip to rotate my foot on to.

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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

Yeah I'm thinking I might just buy some new pedals all around. I downshifted once, but I was damn near sideways in my seat. -_-
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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

As mentioned before, if the gas pedal is too high, just put covers on the clutch and break, leave the gas alone. It might look a little silly, put possible, or try getting wider pedals all around as below, see how the gas is wider?

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Re: Downshifting with stock pedals

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As mentioned before, if the gas pedal is too high, just put covers on the clutch and break, leave the gas alone. It might look a little silly, put possible, or try getting wider pedals all around as below, see how the gas is wider?

Are these pedals for the Prelude, or just a one-size-fits-all type? This car is VERY annoying that you can't heel-and-toe shift.
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