The spacer does help a lot. It moves it flush with the brake pedal and also an inch or two towards the brake pedal. I was able to get heel-toe down pretty good but I just find myself using auto rev matching these days and focusing more on my driving technique. One less thing to worry about. I have a spacer for sale, if you are interested DM me.So, I tried to see how the placement for heel-toe is but I just can't figure out a comfortable way to make it work in the VN. I know they sell spacers that would move the pedals to make this easier but I don't know if I would go that route. The rev match works really great.