SRT – Thrustmaster T300RS First-Look

Published - 14 Aug 2014

The guys over at InsideSimRacing have gotten their hands on Thrustmaster’s upcoming T300RS wheel, taking us along for a first look.

Compatible to the PC, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4, the T300RS is the smaller brother to Thrustmaster’s top-shelf T500RS wheel, lacking some of its more professional features like the inverted pedals as well as the clutch pedal.

Like its bigger brother, the T300RS is powered by a brushless motor, Thrustmaster’s patented Heart Hall Effect Accurate Technology as well as 16 bit contactless magnetic sensor.

The wheel will go on sale later this month for a planned retail price of 369,99€.

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Inside Sim Racing – Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter Review

Published - 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)

Versatility:

  • 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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Thrustmaster T500 RS – New Driver Available

Published - 14 Oct 2013

Thrustmaster has released a new driver for their flagship T500 RS wheel.

The new driver version (2013_TTRS_2) comes with Force Feedback improvements in many PC racing games and Thrustmaster strongly recommends all owners to use the new driver.

You can find the download link below, detailed installation & upgrade instructions can be found at the download location.

Download Thrustmaster T500 RS New Driver Version Here

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STiGR F1 Display for Thrustmaster F1 Wheel

Published - 25 Aug 2013

When Thrustmaster revealed their Formula One replica wheel for the T500RS, many sim racers where disappointed by the lack of a working display that the wheel had to offer.

Some crafty sim racers have built in displays into their wheels already but from STiGR Tech comes a solution that is practical even for users without any DIY skills – The wireless F1 display.

The display works wireless, powered by a battery. It is simply bolted onto the wheel using factory screws, no fancy DIY work is required.

• Wireless Operation
• LiPo Battery Powered
• Factory Mounting T500 F1
• Multi Game Compatibility
• Clear Application Software
• No Controller Requirements
• Simple To Use

You can check out lots of photos of the prototype and a video below, more info on it can be found on the STiGR website. Pricing info on the display will be available in due time.

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SRT – Thrustmaster T500RS Paddle Removal

Published - 17 Aug 2013

The guys over at InsideSimRacing.tv have put together a cool new “how-to” video, showing how to remove the shifter paddles from Thrustmaster’s T500 RS wheel.

The T500RS is rather unique due to the fact that the paddles are fixed to the steering wheel base instead of the rim as it is common. People who want to use either a stick shifter or one of Thrustmaster’s add-on wheel rims might want to get rid of them.

In the video below, Shaun shows how it’s done, it is important to know that the whole procedure does not void the wheel guarantee.

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Thrustmaster T500 RS – New Firmware Available

Published - 30 Jun 2013

Thrustmaster has relased a new firmware for their Thrustmaster T500 RS wheel.

The new firmware version adds support for the recently-released Ferrari F458 Challenge wheel alongside some other small changes.

Detailed instructions on how to install the new driver & firmware can be found at the download location linked below.

Download Thrustmaster T500 RS Firmware Here

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