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Thrustmaster Th8A Shifter Mods For More Immersion


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#1 Tormentor

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Posted Feb 23 2020 - 07:46 PM

For all like to mod the TM TH8A shifter a little bit, to get more imersion, i can recommend on of the shifter mods available:

1. short shifter plate: https://www.ebay.de/...er/303349234123

Just perfect quality and look, and shortens the way in the gates. Plug and play, no calibration needed. Great value for the price and looks awesome!

2. "Klick-Klack" shifter mod, that gives you much better tactile feeling of the shifter running thrue the gates. You really have the feeling to engage a gear.

There is a cheap ebay version available: https://www.ebay.de/...ts/254473489015 - this is the one i am using. Great feeling, but the 3d print will not last forever.
"Clixbeetle" version, reviewed by SimracingGarage: https://www.youtube....=JuLTbi7OMBc&t= - available on ebay: https://www.ebay.com...RS/233496939426 - imo expensive, ships from Australia, but much better quality.
Do-it-yourself 3d-print version from "Peter Makes Things": https://www.youtube....=zjpHEQ71D44&t= - this is probably the best fitting version of this mod, Peter offers the files and links attached to the video. He is a great guy and i can only recommend his parts. Using his "Thrustmaster real quick release" (see his other videos) and everything is very well done.

Give it a try, this will raise the immersion to the next level!

Edited by Tormentor, Feb 23 2020 - 07:53 PM.


#2 twinpotter

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Posted Feb 24 2020 - 07:45 AM

Thanks Tormentor for the links and info. Really love interesting things like this.

I really fancy getting a Th8a shifter. I was thinking of combining it with my Logitech G27 wheel. I've already got a Bodnar adapter so I think that combo should work 🤔

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#3 webfoot

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Posted Feb 24 2020 - 10:45 AM

These would be nice but are very expensive

https://hsimracing.c...ccessories/th8/

Cheaper solution for a 4/5/6 speed shifter, might try these....

https://www.ebay.co....er/174157047042

Edited by webfoot, Feb 24 2020 - 10:45 AM.


#4 KARTM

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Posted Feb 24 2020 - 11:08 AM

just asking , and the question is valid for the logitech shifter  too, is it possible to program the shifter to have the right geometry of a hewland for exemple with the  dogleg on the left  for the first

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Posted Feb 24 2020 - 11:24 AM

GPL Shift allows you to configure as follows (copied from from gplshift.ini)


Shifting_Behaviour = 1      ;OPTIONS:    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     ;EFFECT:
                            ;1 =                  
                            ;       1       3       5       -                  
                            ;       2       4       6       Rev    
                            ;NB: LT G25 & G27 Shifter works only in this Mode  
                            ;-------------------------------------------------
                            ;2 = Support for the BRM Car left side gearbox    
                            ;       5       3       1       -                  
                            ;       6       4       2       Rev    
                            ;NB: All other Cars will run in Mode 1            
                            ;-------------------------------------------------
                            ;3 = Support for the BRM Car left side gearbox    
                            ;       5       3       1       Rev                
                            ;       6       4       2       -                  
                            ;NB: All other Cars will run in Mode 1            
                            ;-------------------------------------------------
                            ;4 =          
                            ;       R       1       3       5                  
                            ;       -       2       4      (6)                
                            ;(6) For BRM Car                                  
                            ;-------------------------------------------------
                            ;5 =                            
                            ;       1       3       5       Rev                
                            ;       -       2       4       (6)                
                            ;(6) For BRM Car                                  
                            ;-------------------------------------------------
                            ;6 = Shifting behaviour depends of the CAR:        
                            ;BRM CAR with the left GearBox:    
                            ;       5       3       1       -                  
                            ;       6       4       2       Rev      
                            ;                                                  
                            ;All other Cars:                    
                            ;       R       1       3       5                  
                            ;       -       2       4       -                  
                            ;-------------------------------------------------
                            ;7 =                    
                            ;       R       2       4       (6)                
                            ;       -       1       3        5                
                            ;(6) For BRM Car                                  
                            ;--------------------------------------------------
                            ;8 =          
                            ;       R       2       4       (6)                
                            ;       1       3       5        -                
                            ;(6) For BRM Car                                  
                            ;--------------------------------------------------
                            ;9 =      
                            ;       1       3       5        -                
                            ;       2       4       R        -                
                            ;--------------------------------------------------




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