It's finally here! Our first product that was designed from the ground up using CAD software.
Many MK7/MK7.5 Golf/GTI/R drivers have complained about pedal spacing in these cars as how hard it is to heel/toe. Being MT drivers ourself, we have explored many options on the market including pedal extensions and have yet to find a solution that we liked. Hence we have designed this pedal spacer. We have went through multiple revisions of this spacer and it has undergone extensive on road and track testing before we settled on its final dimensions. We have had a group of testers that carried out testing in the past several months and we have received nothing but positive feedback regarding this product.
Our pedal spacer slots between the gas pedal assembly and the bracket and cleverly utilize the stock mounting points for a painless installation. The result is an approximately 0.5" raise in the gas pedal height. In our testing, we find this height to be optimal for heel toeing under various conditions. All testers reported seamless transition from brake to throttle and much better reach from the brake to gas pedal.
The product is CNC'd from aluminum and finished off with a sand blasted finish. It's almost too beautiful to be hidden behind the gas pedal.
For installation instructions, please go to product video section above.
Here are some reviews from our early testers:
Bobby Li, MK7 GTI MT (Street Driver)
"I’ve always had an issue with the MK7 pedal layout, I was unable to heeltoe with it and consulted online forums like vwvortex and golfmk7 as well as MK7 facebook groups about it several times, and it appears that I’m not the only one. We’ve all been searching for an answer and I’ve kept a close eye on a lot of different options including: 1) Self-fabbed sheets of metal for a wider pedal, but this looks way too ugly. 2) Rennline pedal replacements/covers, but this was too expensive at $200USD or something ridiculous like that 3) Razo pedal cover RP81/RP82. I actually bought this and tried it, hated it, tried it 3 more times in different configurations, hated it all, removed it the night I installed it. This pedal cover has too many sharp edges that caught in all sorts of ridges in the bottom of my shoes, and the pedal surface just didn’t feel nice. It’s also an ugly solution for the times you DO see your pedals, if that sort of thing bugs you. 4) Tried fitting an OEM brake pedal (which is wider) to the gas pedal, but that didn’t work out either because it extends itself to the opposite direction. So I realized I’d love a pedal with the nice shape and curvature of the OEM pedal, just raised a bit. WCT makes this pedal spacer that quite literally is formed to fit the shape of the pedal mounting point, can’t be seen once installed, and takes a couple minutes at most to install. It’s just one screw holding the pedal. I’ve noticed 3 marked improvements: 1) It raises pedal height by about half an inch so that it’s more in-line with your brake pedals. This allowed me to heeltoe without really digging my heel into my footwell searching for the pedal. 2) This one came as a surprise because I was just expecting easier heeltoes, but throttle response appears to be improved. This makes sense because the pedal is higher up, so it gets depressed more in the same distance. This is somewhat like a part two to the VCDS mod to improve throttle response, and I figured it helps because most drive-by-wires feel dead in the first 5-10% of pedal travel. Another person also noticed this in what was essentially a blind test, so it’s safe to say this isn’t just placebo. 3) This also makes driving in heavy traffic and up-hill much better, because I can transition between the two pedals easily and without getting my shoe caught on the edge of the brake pedal."
Jerowe Ragudo, MK7 R MT (Track Enthusiast)
"If you have tiny feet and are having troubles heel-toeing in your car, this is it. Pretty simple design and install was relatively easy.
Essentially all it does is raise your gas pedal about half inch to about the same height as your brake pedal when depressed. I honestly didn't expect it to work as well as it did but so far it's been great I haven't had any issues heel-toeing since.
I give it a 10/10"
Wesley Tam, MK7 GTI MT (Track Enthusiast)
"The pedal riser worked WONDERS...That thing helped so damn much...Made running the car sooooo much less stressful."
Raphael Aubury MK7 R MT (Street Driver)
"I can confirm, I've been trying the spacer pedal for over a month now. It is great, I have big feet and not-so-flexible ankles... I can now properly heel-toe, whereas before I couldn't even get near the gas pedal to tap it.. Should have come from factory like that.."
Kelvin Tang MK7 R MT (Autocross Driver)
"Having a tested this both on the street and at autocross, I definitely feel this should be the way the pedal box should have been designed in the first place. It shortens the gap between the brake and accelerator, allowing for much easier heel toe. It does take a little bit of time to get used to when you first install, figuring out how much gas needed to revmatch, but in a week or so it should feel second nature"
Declan Nicholls MK7 Golf R (Track Enthusiast)
"I love my VW MK7 Golf R 6sp, it’s a blast to drive and I really enjoy the driving engagement with the manual transmission. That being said, one of my biggest complaints is that the stock pedal setup makes it incredibly difficult to do heel-tool when down shifting. Well WCT Performance to the rescue with their new pedal spacer. It raises the height of the accelerator pedal to a perfect point where it makes heel-toes down shifts so much easier. High quality piece, which is really easy to install. Highly recommend, especially if you have a manual transmission. Thanks again WCT Performance for making a great product for the VW community. A+ "
Louizandre Dauphin MK7 R DSG (Track Enthusiast)
"Using this product on a DSG equipped vehicle may seem pointless, but after having the opportunity to test this product on both the street and track, I found the adjusted gas pedal to be beneficial for faster and smoother transitions between the gas and brake pedal, for those who use only their right foot, and much more comfortable pedal positioning for left foot braking (no longer having uneven foot placement). Such a simple but intuitive adjustment makes for a far more enjoyable drive in this vehicle and I would highly recommend this product."
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I picked this up recently for my GTI and I am more than happy. I own a manual car and if you are into heel toe downshifting it's night and day difference. You'll save time "finding" the gas pedal with your right foot. Perfect mod for spirited drivers. Very simple install. It may take you more time finding the tools than doing the install. Some clamor over improved throttle response but it's it just now that the gas pedal is higher it feels better because you don't go as far down to get the same throttle input as before.
Just installed it and took it out for a drive. First take is that it will help with heal/toe. Makes the transition from gas to brake much smoother. My foot will need to get used to the new angle of the pedal. Funny how body memory works. Was easy to install. Will have to get it on some back roads for the real final test.
Very easy install, pedal is now fixed at the perfect height to easily blip throttle while heel toe shifting.
Heel-toe shifting was always awkward in this car for me. The gap between the gas and break was just too much for me to comfortably do it constantly or safely. I don't know if it's the way I learned, but this glorious piece of 3D-printed metal closed the gap and made it a pleasure to downshift. Try it out, I think you'll also like the difference. Installation with video provided took a half hour. Might take others a few minutes with more experience.
It's exactly what I needed, it does the job perfectly. Thanks!
I've had a mk3 and a mk5 Golf, both manuals, so I can say I'm pretty used to these cars. Until I got my mk7.5 GTI. With the throttle pedal so low I was having trouble even getting the car to move smoothly in 1st and the transition from 1st to 2nd, let alone heel-toeing. I thought I had just forgotten how to drive a manual and would get used to it in time, but anyways I bought this spacer for heel-toeing - which for me was absolutely impossible with my narrow 9.5 size feet. Turns out it brought the throttle pedal to a position that is so much more natural for me. The same day I installed it I found my shifts much more effortless and smoother, and I can now reach the throttle while braking. Shipping took 5 days from ON to MA. Installation literally took a minute - just need a long torx 30 bit. Undo screw, lift pedal, spacer falls in place (logo side down), screw pedal back in and that's it! Thanks guys.
I applied the spacer to my Golf R(Mk7 RHD) even though I already knew this will not fit to RHD. However, by trimming the right side little a bit, I was able to apply to my car. In the result, my complain about H&T vanished completely! It's perfect! You should development the spacer for RHD driver in some countries (UK, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and etc.) who are MT guardians. If you need the picture which was trimmed, I send it for your reference.
The pedal spacing is much more conducive to heel and toe shifting which is something I missed switching to the golf platform. I was a little worried that it would offset the sitting ergonomics in some way but so far it's very comfortable, just trying to get my downshifting skills back up. Also surprised it moved so much with such a small spacer but I think it's just the right amount.
This pedal spacer is an essential mod for any manual mk7 golf. VW stock pedal placement isn't ideal, it makes heel/toe impossible. This spacer moves the throttle up, exactly where VW should have placed it in the first place. If you have a mk7 with a manual, you need this