The bolts will need to be a specific length for your particular mounting plate as they can't go to far in. All the measurements are here: https://ts.thrustmaster.com/download/accessories/Manuals/TGT/t-gt-cockpit-settings.pdfSo I just bought a second hand standard T-GT
I'm very excited to set it up, but I have a couple of questions.
The guy who sold it to me didn't have any bolts as he hadn't used it for a while, I read on some posts here that the T-GT uses some washers or something when bolting it to the wheel mounting plate? Does anyone know where I could source some of these? I don't want to use any old bolts and damage the wheel basically
The washers just need to fit over the M6 bolts and have a fairly large outside diameter (50mm I think) but if I recall correctly they had a thin rubber type surface on one side. This could easily be replicated with something like pushbike tube cut to size and glued on.
Mine (the extra washer was to get the length right because I couldn't be bothered cutting the bolt shorter).
Instructions for the firmware procedure are here: https://ts.thrustmaster.com/download/pub/webupdate/T500RS/T-GT_Firmware_Update_Process_V10-32.pdfAnd I've also read that I need to update the firmware on PC - do I just connect the wheel to the PC and it does this automatically or do I need to download some programs?
And yes you do need to download the Control Panel. Make sure you read the instructions and follow them to the letter. Don't just plug the wheelbase in.
The download for the drivers + firmware is in the Drivers section here: https://support.thrustmaster.com/en/product/t-gt-en/
Some more light reading for you https://ts.thrustmaster.com/download/accessories/Manuals/TGT/TGT_User_Manual.pdf