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Old 03-29-2004, 10:08 PM   #1
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Heel toe shifting

Who does it? How long did it take you to get the hang of it? What of shoes do you wear?


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Old 03-29-2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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^^lol....use the search button....topic already covered.........

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That was more of a, I like your shoes thread. I do heel-toe but it isn't fun for me. I have had 2 back surgerys in less than a year (blew 3 disks) and now my right leg is pretty much numb all the time. So I heel-toe useing my left foot for the clutch and brake. There was nothing keeping me from my SVT. It took about a week for me to get used to driveing like that, and now the more i drive the less my left foot gets sore from driveing like that. I thought heel-toe was more for rear wheel drive cars anyway break to through the weight of the car forward then blip the throttle and release the clutch to get the rear end loose? Well theres my 2 cents.
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Pm Gary if you like , he's good at responding.
Not to play the old man again ( I'll leave that to Gary..lol..just kidding ), but most of the folks on here have only driven cars that run and idle well. My 73 porsche has big dual weber carbs on it. The trick is, they have NO choke they are meant for racing use and chokes can impede airflow, so when its cold out you have to feed the car gas until it is warm, also going into a turn hard on the brakes, it will slosh the fuel in the carbs and load up the motor, , unless you use your heel on the brake and your toes on the accelerator pedal to feed it a little gas as you dive in, then as you come out of the turn you feed it more gas ( lots) as you let go of the brake, otherwise it will stumble coming out and you lose time. One good reason for heel toe with old stuff. Also, some race cars have VERY little room for your feet down in the footwell, and also it is just faster to do, it just takes practice. Just be careful in traffic if your foot slips of the brake and floors the gas, you had better have the clutch in.

I'm sure that wasn't as good as gary will do.
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the old man here. heel and toeing is very useful on track or in burning up a back road twisty. for me, i use it when racing as a way to brake and simultaneously bring revs up to match anticipated revs on the downshift. my svt has good pedal position for me so it is very easy. if you do this remember, dont just rev and shift. you are trying to match trans shaft speed to engine speed. i basically quickly knock it into neutral, rev then down shift. if you just rev and downshift you've done nothing but make some noise. it takes some practice, but with time happens in the blink of an eye. i watch in car vid replay a LOT and still am suprised how quickly i can do it. just recently someone watched some vir vid and asked if i carried 2nd all through turns one and two. i mentioned-watch the tach for the shift. only way to tell i caught another gear. better than this explanation, come up to summit tomorrow. we're leaving shortly to go play!
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one of my protoges asked me "what if there's standing water?". i said isn't it obvious-we start drinking the beer earlier!! my son you have much to learn. remember-my drinking team has a racing problem.
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