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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=53039
Submitted by: Sensekhmet
Comments: 27  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 06-03-2006
View Stats Category: Off-topic
Description:
*sigh* If only I could pull it off...


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#1
6-03-2006 @ 09:46:43 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
I try. I don't usually quite succeed, but I try.

#2
6-04-2006 @ 02:22:56 AM
Posted By : 89Rettagt Reply | Edit | Del
i have no clue on how they do that. my foot always seems to get stuck. but my feet arent exactly big.

#3
6-04-2006 @ 03:02:25 AM
Posted By : Altima35se2003 Reply | Edit | Del
automatic plus big feet = comfort

#4
6-04-2006 @ 06:31:37 AM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
My problems are:
1. varying pressure on the brake pedal
2. not being able to swing my heel out on the gas (not enough room in the footwell I guess... or I have on joint missing)
3. getting completely lost in the process
But I will practice.


#5
6-04-2006 @ 12:27:47 PM
Posted By : thontor Reply | Edit | Del
heh.. i don't own a manual, but i have enough knowledge and experience to get by in driving one... my next car will be a manual and i'm gonna have to practice this technique

#6
6-04-2006 @ 12:31:44 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
I'm not sure I'll ever master this, but I pretty much always at least do a rev-matched downshift or two while decelerating. Part of it, lately, has been to help control the idle when I actually stop the car--I'm pulling a little rich when I'm on the gas, which causes the idle to hunt around a bit when I lift off. However, if I use some engine braking, the mix leans out.

I'll fix it eventually. :p


#7
6-04-2006 @ 01:13:54 PM
Posted By : solid_snake Reply | Edit | Del
A combination of big feet and bizarre pedal placement renders this impossible for me.

#8
6-04-2006 @ 01:23:27 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
You can shim the throttle cable to raise the gas pedal. The gas pedal is also just stamped steel and can easily be bent if you so desire. :p

#9
6-04-2006 @ 01:42:34 PM
Posted By : solid_snake Reply | Edit | Del
That doesn't do anything for my size 14 feet though. :p
I might still adjust the gas pedal though, that would let me hit the gas with the outside of my foot, the ghetto version of heel toe.


#10
6-04-2006 @ 01:57:01 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
#9, Make more clearance by taking a sledgehammer to the trans tunnel. ;)

My feet definitely aren't as big as yours--I usually wear 10D shoes.


#11
6-04-2006 @ 04:34:51 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#9, Not ghetto, just another way to do it.
Oh, and it's the gas pedal that should be lower. So that it levels with the brake pedal only when the brakes are applied somewhat.


#12
6-04-2006 @ 05:02:11 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
The gas pedal is lower, but the factory setup actually places it so low that you'd have all four wheels locking up before your heel would contact the gas pedal.

#13
6-04-2006 @ 05:10:16 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#12, Weird. Must be a characteristic exclusive to dumbestics *runs*
But that's nothing: footwells in FWD cars are so tight that it's impossible to execute classic H&T: you gotta go for the ghetto version.


#14
6-04-2006 @ 05:12:47 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
I'd say it's a characteristic unique to a car that was engineered as an econobox sometime in 1977-78 and Band-Aided several times as the chassis survived until 2004. It's an ergonomic disaster from the factory.

#15
6-04-2006 @ 05:17:14 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#14, Oooops. Sorry to say that but I couldn't bear an unergonomic car for long.
Take my R5 for example. It's not bad but the steering wheel and seats drive me fucking crazy. If it would be my daily driver I'd simply dump it into a lake after a week. My longest drive was a 400km one and at the end of the journey I felt urges to jump out of the car while driving.


#16
6-06-2006 @ 02:17:51 PM
Posted By : solid_snake Reply | Edit | Del
I can only do the ghetto heel toe at stops, that's how big a difference there is in pedal placement.

#17
8-27-2006 @ 04:53:03 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
For now I settled for the following procedure. Let's say I'm driving at 100kph on 4th and there's a 40kph corner ahead.
1. right foot on the brake
2. the car slows down
3. left foot on the clutch, downshift into 3rd, right foot still on the brake
4. clutch slip until I'm fully declutched, still braking
5. repeat step 3, only this time downshift into second
6. repeat step 4
7. corner entry

I can't get it 100% right but it sure beats crashing due to H&T fuck-up.


#18
11-14-2006 @ 11:01:25 PM
Posted By : MxCx Reply | Edit | Del
Ive pulled it off a few times, but not often. I have the same problem with the gas pedal being really low compared to the brake pedal.. Before I start autoxing Ill probably do something about that.

My footwell is gigantic, too.


#19
11-14-2006 @ 11:14:02 PM
Posted By : Lemming Reply | Edit | Del
It's become reflex for me now.

Unfortunately, I still sometimes manage to miss 3rd gear on upshifts. >:(


#20
11-14-2006 @ 11:16:33 PM
Posted By : MxCx Reply | Edit | Del
I miss third every once in a while. My shifter is weird, sometimes it catches the space between 1st and 3rd and just stops. Friend of mine drove my car and said the same thing. We still cant figure it out.

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