DIY Thrustmaster T300 $10 Brake Mod

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by DarinSRT, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. DarinSRT

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    If you own a TX or T300 RS you know that the brake pedal leaves a lot to be desired. I've always said that if it had a progressive brake, they would make for a decent set of pedals. Sure they're missing a clutch, but the other two pedals do a decent job for you.

    Now there's a way you can do a quick, cheap and easy mod to your T300 or TX brake pedal to add some progression to help you hit your marks more consistently under braking for about $10.00. Our forums at Inside Sim Racing are such a great place to find mods like this and I'd like to thank ashasha for sharing this one with us.

    ashasha forum thread: http://bit.ly/1EpP6bM

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    Lowes Furniture Grippers: http://low.es/1EpPnLJ
    Amazon Rubber Feet: http://amzn.to/17sIxYO
     
  2. WarriusZero

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    (you've been ninja'd by @super_gt in the T300 thread...)

    I'm going to try this!

    For the UK, I found this:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Furniture-Square-12mmx12mmx6mm-Adhesive-Rubber/dp/B00H8UTNY4/

    But I can't find an equivalent for the rubber grips just yet, because the same ones are available but for almost £23 including the delivery!!!
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waxman-4118495N-Furniture-Gripper/dp/B005XGOV7O/


    Not sure if those would work: http://www.amazon.co.uk/151-Love-Your-Assorted-Anti-Skid/dp/B001C3Y3VQ/
     
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  3. super_gt

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    Check my pedal mod at t300rs thread, i install gt eye spring on t300rs pedal
    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/thre...ing-wheel-thread.311143/page-53#post-10484914
     
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  6. UkHardcore23

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    These one's say they are rubber...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pieces-Felt...d=1424882341&sr=1-2&keywords=rubber+anti+skid
     
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  8. V8-Johnboy

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    [​IMG]

    Found these on Ebay they are under £3 for 5 (found the one's like you on Amazon for stupid money:crazy: and thought what the!!) Worth trying for the money these were the closest I could find for reasonable money.
     
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  9. Jump_Ace

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    Cool mod! @DarinSRT Do you find it strange that early on in braking you don't have any resistance and then suddenly you feel the pedal hit the resistance when the two pads meet? I'd want to get taller furniture pads or something for more consistent feeling braking, yes/no?


    Jerome
     
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  11. TT92

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    Silly Question time ;-) After having read all this and seen the video what I can't understand is how you still get 100% brake application because you are reducing the pedal travel. I do believe these pedals use a potentiometer and not a load cell, hence, the confusion.
     
  12. Clevohead

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    Each time you start the system you need to calibrate the pedals, essentially the pedals learn what their travel is each time you press them.

    So with this mod after you turn your wheel on, you will press the pedals hard to give them their total travel calibration, then when you press the pedals lightly during racing and use the progression of the rubber components you can control and prevent lock ups in game.
     
  13. V8-Johnboy

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  14. WarriusZero

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    I was thinking about trying the rubber feet by themselves first. @DarinSRT , are the grippers necessary?
     
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  15. Bush_Killa-73

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    I like the look of those clear ones off ebay and didn't see those! I did find the other ones and had the same thoughts regards is the thin rubber grip really necessary?

    Really i suppose as long as its cheap enough is worth trying out any way I suppose. Thought I saw a few different sizes of the main type that gives under pressure and want sure which one to order. Bigger the better I suppose?
     
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  16. WarriusZero

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    I'd guess that the clear grips as pictured here could be too tall...
     
  17. Bush_Killa-73

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    Maybe too wide as well. Its hard to tell really

    Ideally you want something that keeps its shape and I thought design wise those clear ones looked the part
     
  18. V8-Johnboy

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    Possible but I figured it was worth a look for £2.72:boggled::lol:
    I was already priming Mr Stanley and blade:D Like you say its hard to tell the guy selling the one above had a few to choose from but I had the bigger the better thought in mind.:sly: The advanced one maybe a better option rather than the plus?:idea:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321526318132?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&var=510404105983&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    I'll be trying the bungee cord idea which worked well with the DFGT floppy pedals first, so this will be a back-up if that mod fails. :)
     
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  19. WarriusZero

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    (For the DFGT you needed a squash ball!)
     
  20. V8-Johnboy

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    Bungee cords worked just as effectively. :)
     
  21. JimBowL_

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    Water hose caps and silicone sealant lol some gorilla glue an some other adhesive items in my garage lol this is probably the best DIY Mod yet!
     

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  22. Bush_Killa-73

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    Do you not think these slightly bigger sized ones would be even better?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H8UTZV0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A50DZI580G3JX

    these look even bigger again..

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adhesive-Po..._sbs_kh_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=186XKHX9PK5NP0CXAYPC
     
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  23. V8-Johnboy

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    Looking forward to seeing some finished mod projects. I don't have the wheel yet so will enjoy you guys being the guinea pigs:sly::D. Let us know how you get on guys.:tup:
     
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  25. Concreterain

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    I just used the white foam that was in the t3oo box . A few tries to get the right thickness . Put a piece behind gas also . It works and it was free .
     
  26. WarriusZero

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    There was no foam in my box, only polystyrene and cardboard.
     
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    I will share photos once I receive my wheel. (: if these feel right, I'm saving $100
     
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  28. Bush_Killa-73

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    Well while I was waiting for confirmation of the specific size of rubber stoppers that can be sourced on AmazonUK. Ive came up with a simple mod inspired by the guys who have had some success using foam golf balls, dry wall sanding blocks & packing pieces etc.

    Ive taken a cut to size section from my old Nike running shoes that feature a sole made of their Lunarlon material which is meant to keep its springyness forever. I can contest to this as they were as comfy as day I bought them. As they had seen better days otherwise ie cosmetically I just said **** it lol.

    I'll let you all know how I get on!
     

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  29. WarriusZero

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    Poor trainers! They looked alright... :D

    I've finally decided to get the pack of cheap multiple felt pads instead of the 4 round isolation pads, as I'd rather not spend £7 on something I'm going to have to cut (40mm is too wide). At the very worst they'll be useful elsewhere in the house...

    I'll report back as already promised. Remind me if I don't!
     
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    We will:sly:

    My Nike trainers are only 5 months old:nervous:
     
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