Active Shift Designs Accelerator Pedal Lift Spacer for 2013-2017 Fiesta ST at ModBargains.com
Active Shift Designs Accelerator Pedal Lift Spacer for 2013-17 Ford Fiesta ST [MK 7.5 JA8]
Down shift like a boss and never miss shift because of poor throttle-brake placement
Maintain speed and momentum through corners and improve rev-matching smoothness
Drive with comfort! Proper throttle height eases stress on your ankle and leg making longer drives more enjoyable.
Accelerator Pedal Spacer with ST Logo
2x Coupler Nuts + 2x Matched Bolts
Available in your choice of Black, Red & Blue
2013-17 Fiesta ST
The Ford Fiesta ST are great performance hot hatches that are incredibly rewarding to drive. Unfortunately, the Ford Fiesta ST suffers from an ergonomic problem that causes us to drive in awkward positions and makes proper heel-toe techniques difficult. The accelerator pedal sits approximately 1.5in deeper than your brake and clutch pedals, causing your leg and ankle to make some uncomfortable moves as your foot moves from gas pedal to brake. While you may not have noticed the problem in the past - try driving another manual transmission car and the problem becomes obvious. This means that road trips can leave your ankles feeling sore and overextended, and driving is much less comfortable than it could be.
Active Shift Designs has developed this simple fix for the problem - an Accelerator Lift Spacer, which brings the Gas, Clutch and Brake pedals all even with each other, allowing for proper heel toe and a much more comfortable driving position, even allowing you to sit further back in the seat, meaning shifting feels more natural, too.
Other accelerator pedal spacers on the market are made of expensive billet and only extend the pedal out a little bit, far short of where it should be, because those kits are limited by the length of the studs the accelerator pedal assembly mounts onto. Precision 3d printed in high-strength ABS Plastic, this spacer provides an even and level mounting surface for your accelerator pedal to mount against, and features coupler nuts precisely the right length that thread onto the OEM accelerator pedal mounting studs and includes new hardware to safely and securely mount your accelerator pedal module. Available in Red, Blue, White or Black to match your ST, and each spacer features an embossed ""ST"" logo.
ModBargains resident Ford ST Vehicle Expert Nick uses this spacer on the Project Fiesta ST. Here's what Nick had to say:
""I didn't think the pedal position of the Fiesta and Focus was a problem, until I tried using a 3-pedal race simulator, and found that my heel toe movements were way off - and it stank in how big of a difference there is. After installing the Active Shift Designs Pedal Lift Spacer, my gas clutch and brake pedals are all even - it changed where I sit in the car and the feel of driving it, and it was much less strain on my ankle. I put this spacer to the test through a full weekend of Drag Racing and more than 90 miles in the serpentine mountain roads of Southern California, and I gotta tell you, it made a huge difference in how comfortable it was to really flog the car, and at the end of a day of driving, my knee and ankle weren't sore like they usually were. If you don't have one of these on your ST, you're doing it wrong. HIGHLY recommend.""
Automobile Magazine tried the ASD Pedal Lift Spacer and found it resolved most of their complaints about the pedal spacing. Here's what Automobile writer Joseph Capparella's impressions were:.
""The gas pedal in the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is placed significantly closer to the firewall than the brake and clutch pedals, making finding a comfy seating position tough and heel-and-toe shifting near impossible. Thats especially frustrating on such a performance-minded car, but we found aproduct from ModBargains.comthat aims to fix this issue. Its a 3D-printed plastic spacer that fits in behind the throttle pedal to push it forward a bit so its even with the clutch and brake pedals.
Installing the $54.99 pedal spacer took us about 30 minutes, and we needed only a socket wrench to complete the task. Staffers immediately noticed that the new pedal layout makes it much easier to find a comfortable seating position, not to mention enabling heel-and-toe shifting.
This is how the Fiesta ST's pedal box should have been arranged from the factory, said associate Web editor Jake Holmes. If I owned one, I would absolutely pay for this accessory just so I could actually drive this car as intended -- enthusiastically.
Worried about mounting your accelerator module to a plastic part? Don't be - the spacer is made of high-strength ABS plastic, but more importantly the load bearing parts of this design are the steel coupler nuts and studs, as OEM - and the plastic spacer is simply providing a stable platform mount up against, so you can be confident that your gas pedal is securely mounted.