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The Heel-Toe Hero – Focus RS Pedal Spacer R&D

From its conception, the RS was designed to be an enthusiast’s dream. The car is beyond agile and begs to be driven within inches of its limits, and assuming its driver is alive and breathing, they are more than happy to oblige. If you have driven a Focus RS, you know that it is happiest heading into a corner, hunkered down, with the RPMs up. With the aggressive driving style that the RS demands, comes the dark art that is heel-toe. Only the best can tame the RS with properly executed downshifts, and in return it will reward you with the exhilarating feeling of powering through a corner.

Mishimoto's Focus RS
Mishimoto’s Focus RS

At Mishimoto, we love driving our RS, and in the process of testing various parts on our engineering vehicle, the idea for the pedal spacer was born. We noticed that the gas pedal sits low in respect to the brake pedal which makes for difficult heel-toeing. By bringing the gas pedal higher, it will sit even with the brake pedal, allowing the driver to roll their foot more easily.

Prototype Focus RS gas pedal spacer installed
Prototype Focus RS gas pedal spacer installed

The spacer is a simple, yet effective, modification. It mounts between the firewall and the gas pedal mounting points, bringing the pedal closer to the driver’s foot for optimal heel-toe action.

Render of Mishimoto’s Focus RS Pedal Spacer
Render of Mishimoto’s Focus RS Pedal Spacer
Render of Mishimoto’s Focus RS Pedal Spacer
Render of Mishimoto’s Focus RS Pedal Spacer
Render of Mishimoto’s Focus RS Pedal Spacer
Render of Mishimoto’s Focus RS Pedal Spacer

We first 3D-printed a prototype for fitment purposes, then wasted no time in slicing the final prototype on our waterjet.

Focus RS pedal spacer prototypes
Focus RS pedal spacer prototypes

The spacer is constructed of 6061 aluminum and brings the gas pedal 1.6″ off of the floor. Enthusiast tested and approved, the pedal spacer is an excellent addition for any Focus RS at the track.

Mishimoto’s prototype Focus RS pedal spacer
Mishimoto’s prototype Focus RS pedal spacer
Mishimoto’s prototype Focus RS pedal spacer
Mishimoto’s prototype Focus RS pedal spacer

Pre-Sale

Without any further ado, we are launching the pre-sale for our Focus RS pedal spacer. Check out the Pre-Sale details and let us know what you think. With great power comes great responsibility, and we trust that you will use your new found footwork for good.

Stay flat out my friends.

Sara

 

2 thoughts on “The Heel-Toe Hero – Focus RS Pedal Spacer R&D”

    1. Hi Derek!

      Apologies for the delayed response, we can ship to Ireland. The best way for you to get this spacer would be to order through our UK website so that it ships from our UK warehouse and should save you some money on shipping. When you proceed to checkout there should be an option in the drop down menu where you can choose Ireland as your ship to country. If you need any assistance with this feel free to contact our customer service team at support@mishimoto.com and they would be happy to assist you.

      Thanks!
      -Sara

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