Inside Sim Racing – Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter Review

18 Jul 2014

Darin Gangi of Inside Sim Racing reviews the Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter. Because the shifter is a high-end multiplatform shifter, Darin tries out the shifter with iRacing (PC) Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) and Forza Motorsport 5 (XBox One)

This plug & play TH8A shifter is made out of sturdy steel. It comes with two different shift plates including a H-pattern (7+1) and Sequential version. The TH8A also features a detachable shift knob that is compatible with genuine universal gear shift knobs.

This Thrustmaster TH8A shifter will be available in August of this year for the PC, PS3, PS4 and XBox One and will retail for $149.99 / 149.99 €
Realism and authenticity:

  • Stick/gear shift knob: 13 cm tall
  • Realistic gear shifting feel
  • Detachable gear shift knob
  • Compatible with genuine universal gear shift knobs available in car tuning shops
  • 2 shift plates included: H-pattern (7+1) and Sequential (+/-)
Sturdiness and precision:

  • 100% metal internal mechanism
  • 100% metal stick
  • 100% metal clamping system
  • H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology™
  • Precision that won’t decrease over time (contactless magnetic sensor)
  • No tact switch or potentiometer (for an unlimited product lifespan)
Adaptability and comfort:

  • Upgradable firmware, and internal memory with gear shift travel adjustable to your preferences (software available for download on PC)
  • Adjustable gear shift resistance
  • Shift plates’ position and rotation can be adjusted by 360°
  • Clamping system’s position and rotation can be adjusted by 360°
  • Optimized mounting for any type of support
  • Tables or shelves from 1 to 55 mm in thickness
  • Cockpits (built-in screw threads + removable clamping system)


  • Unique design* for 2 different driving styles
  • H-pattern (7+1) style
  • Sequential (+/-) style
  • USB and/or DIN connectivity
  • On PC: works with all wheels on the market
  • On PS3™ and PS4™: works with T500 RS, T300 RS & T300 Ferrari GTE wheels.
  • On Xbox One: works with the TX Racing Wheel

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