Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ft. Walton Beach, FL
I am not sure on the fox but on my SN95, the pedal placement is terrible. After getting used to using pedals on other cars that were designed properly, it was a let down trying to get it done in the Mustang. I also use the ball of my foot and the problem was that there was too much of gap between the gas and brake. I almost had to break out the clown shoes to get it to work. I ultimately had to bend the gas pedal towards the brake pedal. It seemed to have work and it is now a lot easier to perform. It was either at the right height or by bending it seemed to get the gas pedal at the perfect level but the the brake and gas are nearly even when the brake is fully depressed. If the gas was too low, I could have put spaces between the throttle cable and the pedal to raise it some. I can actually wear thin driving shoes now and still be able to "heal-toe".
Anyone wanting to practice, try to use the technique in your everyday driving. You eventually learn how to modulate the brakes using just the left part of the ball of your foot so that you can still maintain pressure, but then still be able to rotate the foot and tap the throttle to rev match for the down shift. Doing this makes it easier to transition that technique to the track.
2012 Race Red GT
1998 Black GT (Open Track car) - TF 44cc Heads/Aviator SB, HP cams, BBK shorties, Delta Force tuning, MM Panhard LCA FCA Full subs CC plates coilovers, Koni Yellows, drop spindles, Brembo/Cobra brakes, 3.73 gears, truetrac diff
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