Logitech G29 - Shifter Mods/Improvements

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Coryd, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Coryd

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    Hey all, so I recently purchased a Logitech G29 with a Playseat Challenge and am LOVING it. This setup is a huge improvement over my old DFGT with Wheelstand Pro.

    One thing that I was not super happy with though is the G29 shifter - although it makes gameplay much more fun over the paddle shifters, it just looks and feels kinda cheap. So far I have done two small things that have made a big difference: a new shift boot to replace the plasticky one that comes with it, and a new aluminum shift knob to add some weight and feel.

    Original:

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    New suede shift boot (black with red stitching to match the Playseat Challenge):
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    New black aluminum shifter with accurate shift pattern:
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    I also have the 3Drap shifter mod coming to add some resistance to the throw so it feels less like a toy - I will update after I install it. But I have to say, even with the new boot and shifter, it already feels much more real and like less of a toy. So much better!
     
  2. DesertPenguin09

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    Is it universal to all gear knobs so I can grab some cheap long one from AutoZone?
     
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  3. Coryd

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  4. Coryd

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    Update: I recently received the 3Drap G29 shifter improvement mod in the mail - took about a week to arrive from Italy.

    https://www.3drap.it/product/mod-cambio-gearbox-logitech-g25-g27-g29-improved-feel/

    The package comes with two 3D-printed pieces that you place inside the G29 shifter mechanism. You have to take the shift knob and boot off, but it's not that complicated. The result is a shift that has significantly more resistance, with a more realistic notchy feel. Kinda feels like my dad's Cooper S shifter!

    It cost me about $30 shipped from Italy, which does sound like a little much for a couple small plastic pieces, but it really did make a noticeable difference, so I'm happy with it. Definitely recommend!
     
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  5. Richard Reidy

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    Hey how did you put that's shift knob on?
     
  6. Coryd

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    The shift knob came with a couple plastic adapters. After removing the stock knob, I just slid the adapter onto the shifter and then screwed the new knob on. Easy peasy.

    I was kinda worried that it would come lose with heavy use, but it's on there pretty tight - no issues.
     
  7. Richard Reidy

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    So it just screws into the whole that's already there?
     
  8. Coryd

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    All you need to do is unscrew and remove the stock shift knob, put the adapter piece on the shift lever, and then screw the new shift knob on. Takes about 2 minutes.
     
  9. PocketZeven

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    Looks really good! Where did you get that shift boot?
     
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  10. Coryd

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  11. Extra Epic

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    What does the shifter feel like to use compared to the other one? The knob not the reinforcement, and does the stitching on the shifter fabric cover come in different colours?
     
  12. PocketZeven

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    I have the same knob. It is heavier and made out of solid aluminum I think. Feels a lot better then the leather covered plastic one.
     
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  13. Coryd

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    Yep, like PocketZeven said, the new knob is made out of solid aluminum, so it has more weight than the original plastic knob. It definitely feels more realistic.

    As for the shift boot, I'm sure it comes in other colors. Just do some searching on Amazon, it was not difficult to find.
     
  14. SRT DK Racing

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    question regarding the use of the shifter , what do you do when the car have 7 gears or more ?
     
  15. Coryd

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    You'll have to paddle-shift to use 7th gear.
     
  16. supermiff

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    Looks awesome! As much as I love the G29 & it’s pedals I’m really not a big fan of the shifter. It feels very toy like and clunky.
    After seeing this I’m definitely gonna get rid of that aweful “leather” cover. It sounds like a thick plastic bag when I’m shifting.
    Iv also been considering the shifter mod to alleviate that clunky feeling and get a more realistic feel however when looking I notice that they also have a sequential mod so I’m undecided as whether to stick with an upgraded H or go for the sequential instead. I like the idea of sequential shifting plus it would also be beneficial for those using a 7 speed car since I’m guessing the shifter would be remapped to the same buttons as the paddles.
    Your seem to be experienced with shifter Mods so I’d love to hear what you think
     
  17. PocketZeven

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    Don’t know about the OP, but I think any sequential mod for this shifter won’t satisfy you. It’s basically inserting a foam insert. It will not give you the positive click feeling when shifting. I sold the shifter for th8a and it’s a much better design for the money. There are better mods for this one that give you that tactile feeling. The H pattern on the Logitech did have a more “realistic” feeling though with the mod. But too plasticy. Personally I don’t think it’s worth it to mod the Logitech shifter to a sequential.
     
  18. supermiff

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    Thanks for the reply. When you say positive click feeling are you referring to the H mod or the sequential mod?
     
  19. PocketZeven

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    The sequential. In my experience H shifters don’t have positive clicks. Sequential do however. (Not from experience but watching on rally on tv)
     
  20. Coryd

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    Yeah I'd agree here. For sequential shifting, I'd just stick with the paddles as they already feel great.

    The 3Drap shifter mod I did really helps with feel, but if you get one I would recommend getting the carbon upgrade. The regular 3D printed plastic feels great at first, but wears down after a few months of use.

    If only you could use a th8a shifter with a G29 on PS4...
     
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  21. PocketZeven

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    You need to use grease to increase longevity.
     
  22. Coryd

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    Yeah I know but it's such a pain!
     
  23. jerm_dante

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    Hey guys. For that shifter you bought, which size grommet you ended up using for the fit? Appears to be the medium one which is M10?
     
  24. Bryan Vorce

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    I just ordered the same shifter I think and thinking about that heavier duty h pattern mod from 3drip (the one you recommended over the one you got)
     
  25. Moltrax

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    Hey, how did you installed this shift boot?
    It would be nice if you let me know :)
     

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  26. Coryd

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    You need to trim the boot so that it is the right size (it's way too big now) and then punch holes around the bottom where the screws will go in. If you look at the shifter, there are 6 screws around the base. Those screws need to go through the boot in order to secure it.
     
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  27. Moltrax

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    Okay thank you but with which tools do I have to trim this because of the stitches? I don't want to pay for this again and wait for it again.
     
  28. Coryd

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    I just used scissors to cut some length off the bottom of the boot. No special tools needed. I haven't had any issues with the stitches coming loose.
     
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  29. Moltrax

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    Okay thank you very much!
     
  30. nosoks

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    @Coryd thanks for sharing
     
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