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    Active Member Two Rings keinmitleid's Avatar
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    Thumbs down B8.5 6MT S5 Gas Pedal Position sucks

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    The gas pedal is too far forward, this makes your right leg at an awkward angle and bend. If you adjust the seat backward then your clutch pedal is too far away and your leg is completely extended just to get the clutch disengaged, which makes the pedal and leg position even more awkward.

    Any one else agree? On long drives without cruise control, my right leg seems to activate muscles I had no idea existed and when I get out of the car they're all sore and shit.

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    Established Member Three Rings snocat17's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by keinmitleid View Post
    The gas pedal is too far forward, this makes your right leg at an awkward angle and bend. If you adjust the seat backward then your clutch pedal is too far away and your leg is completely extended just to get the clutch disengaged, which makes the pedal and leg position even more awkward.

    Any one else agree? On long drives without cruise control, my right leg seems to activate muscles I had no idea existed and when I get out of the car they're all sore and shit.
    How tall are you? Have you tried adjusting the seat height? I'm 6'3 and I have no issues.
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    Active Member Two Rings keinmitleid's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by snocat17 View Post
    How tall are you? Have you tried adjusting the seat height? I'm 6'3 and I have no issues.
    5'10. My seat height is as low as it can possibly go, since the seating position in these cars is already too high. Did you make yours higher?

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    I had this issue until I raised the front of the seat up a bit. On long drives I also extend the front edge all the way and that seems to have done the trick for me.


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    Senior Member Two Rings AzWildCat04's Avatar
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    I'm 6'1, zero issues. I have my seat raised a bit
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    Active Member One Ring Blanks15's Avatar
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    I've noticed a similar issue when I first got my S5. But it's been a few months now, and my leg/muscles have simply got used to it.

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    Raise the front of the seat and extend the leg supports.

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    Established Member Three Rings Sazexa's Avatar
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    I don't mind the gas pedal position. I've got the metal pedal kit which I think is a bit taller. I do find the brake and gas to be a we bit closer than I prefer. I wear boots a lot and smoothly trying to heel-toe shift is hard when they're so close. I find anyways.

    What I do have an issue with is the clutch though. I'm about 5'7", and, I find myself sitting almost as far forward as possible, with the seat in it's lowest position, and me sitting relatively up-right. And even then I feel like I just barely reach the clutch all the way in.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings JoshDub's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sazexa View Post
    I don't mind the gas pedal position. I've got the metal pedal kit which I think is a bit taller. I do find the brake and gas to be a we bit closer than I prefer. I wear boots a lot and smoothly trying to heel-toe shift is hard when they're so close. I find anyways.

    What I do have an issue with is the clutch though. I'm about 5'7", and, I find myself sitting almost as far forward as possible, with the seat in it's lowest position, and me sitting relatively up-right. And even then I feel like I just barely reach the clutch all the way in.
    Do you have little legs? My 5ft fiance has no issue pushing the clutch in all the way. She has her seat raised, but not all the forward.
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    Established Member Two Rings spensley's Avatar
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    I'm 6'2" and have no issues.
    It must just be the short people that can't reach the pedals!!!

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    Veteran Member Four Rings JoshDub's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spensley View Post
    I'm 6'2" and have no issues.
    It must just be the short people that can't reach the pedals!!!
    Maybe Audi can make them some blocks to accommodate their disability.
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    Established Member Three Rings Sazexa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshDub View Post
    Do you have little legs? My 5ft fiance has no issue pushing the clutch in all the way. She has her seat raised, but not all the forward.
    I guess I must, by comparison of my body height. I should rephraise it, I can reach the clutch without being so far forward, but, I don't feel like I always press it in unless I'm a couple inches back from fully forward. I sit with the seat low, and my extend-able leg rest is one click outwards.
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    Active Member Two Rings Bertolian's Avatar
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    I agree. I’m 5’6 and I had the same issue. I sat in the car for about 20 minuets playing with the seat position to get it perfect then I just saved the seat setting. Play around with the seat until you find that perfect setting :)


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    Established Member Three Rings Game's Avatar
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    Never noticed this.
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    I am 6'2" and I do not find anything wrong with how the gas pedal is positioned relative to my seating position. There are several factors at play that dictate this issue:

    1. Seating position: Do you sit in a skewed manner? I have seen a lot of folks sit with a lean to one side (gangsta style) of the seat or the other. Sitting like this will definitely affect your leg's alignment with the gas pedal.

    2. Seat position/adjustment: Some people just want to sit too far away from the steering wheel. To far away so that their legs barely reach the clutch pedal when fully depressed. This seating position causes the driver to lean to one side to depress the clutch pedal which makes the right leg alignment with the gas pedal skewed. Watch the video below on how to properly adjust car seats:
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    6'3 never had a problem

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    Established Member Two Rings 6ixof1's Avatar
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    No problem with pedal position- I’m 6’. When wearing my helmet it hits the roof even with the seat all the way down. Even then pedal reach is fine. I haven’t checked but are the pedals adjustable?

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    Established Member Three Rings snocat17's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by keinmitleid View Post
    5'10. My seat height is as low as it can possibly go, since the seating position in these cars is already too high. Did you make yours higher?
    Yes, I raised mine a little so I'm not sitting on the ground. It feels fine to me.
    -Joe
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    Active Member Two Rings keinmitleid's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CollecTTor View Post
    Raise the front of the seat and extend the leg supports.
    Already done. My seat is as low as it can go, front all the way up, leg support out to a comfortable position.

    I think the fact that I don't daily drive the car is probably why my leg muscles haven't adapted yet.

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    Active Member Two Rings keinmitleid's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by snocat17 View Post
    Yes, I raised mine a little so I'm not sitting on the ground. It feels fine to me.
    On the contrary, I wish I could sit as low as the ground.

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    Established Member Three Rings snocat17's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by keinmitleid View Post
    On the contrary, I wish I could sit as low as the ground.
    Maybe tilt it back then so the bottom of your thigh is fully supported.
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