[s-cars] heel-toe driving

Eric Fletcher S.O.C. steadi at attbi.com
Wed Apr 30 11:34:16 EDT 2003

On 4/30/03 9:49 AM, "QSHIPQ at aol.com" <QSHIPQ at aol.com> wrote:

> This thread is mostly BS.  There is no "right way" to heel and toe, any more
> than there is a "wrong way".  THE way to heel and toe is to rev match a
> downshift.  However your feet are planted has nothing to do with the ultimate
> outcome or purpose.

Actually the post that you are responding too is much more correct than

> I haven't seen H/T techniques do much of anything in terms of a urs car
> "longevity".  Synchros are for those that don't want to heel and toe.  There's
> some really high mileage quattros around that have never been H/T at multiple
> track events with absolutely no effect on trans life.

More Bad info (We will just add it to yesterdays awful post on track
safety). Do you even understand the reason that your heel/toeing?

> Track experience and LFB make a bigger difference in terms of chassis
> performance.  Audi changed pedal location since "unintended acceleration" to
> make H/T just about impossible without changing the hardware under your feet.
> As of drive by wire, there is no heel/toe beyond 3 seconds anymore than there
> is LFB beyond 3seconds.

Having had an '87 5KCSTQ (With lotsa mods) I NEVER had an issue with the
stock pedal placement, neither did my Fiancé. H/T was easy in that car. Same
can be said for the S4tt.  I am confused by your "there is no heel/toe
beyond 3 seconds anymore" comment.... If it takes you 3 seconds to Zing the
revs then you have issues driving. LFB CAN Be accomplished in the DBW cars,
you just have to know how to do it, Be coordinated and be a good driver...
Since you can't do it, well....

> I cringe when I see H/T threads on these lists.  When I see "correct and
> incorrect" H/T threads, I change from cringe to chuckles.

I cringe when I see your post's especially about driving... Remember Scott I
have rode with you...

Eric Fletcher
Former Pro Racer
Race Instructor
'00 S4tt
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and all sorts of other toys...

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