Thrustmaster T-LCM pedals

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Pennzoil23, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. RafalDybek

    RafalDybek

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    I got official information from Thrustmaster support.
    "Thank you Rafal for your enquiry and for contacting our Thrustmaster technical support.

    The TM COMPETITION WHEEL Add-On Sparco P310 Mod and TM Open Wheel Add-on are official Thrustmaster rims and as such they will work with the T-LCM.

    We wish you a pleasant day and remain at your disposal for any further information.

    Kind regards,
    Your Thrustmaster Customer Support Agent, Jessica"
     
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  2. MrSayNoMore

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    Yo,

    I got my T-LCMs in autumn 2020 and at first I was super happy with them. Great value for money and they worked flawlessly. But recently the throttle started acting up and gets stuck at random values or doesnt register the inputs for very short amount of time. Its very hard to recreate the issue as it seems to happen at random times and only for 1-2 seconds and then its back to normal. Happens in multiple games and sometimes you can spot it even in the Thrustmaster control panel so most likely a hardware issue. Probably a faulty sensor and I will have to sent them in which is annoying because its going to take weeks until this is gonna be sorted.

    Anyone else had a similar experience and even found a solution to this?
    I was considering fixing it myself by switching the electronics of the clutch and throttle (should be same logic) but thats more like a last resort thing and I dont wanna risk my warranty claims to early.
     
  3. VanEmotional

    VanEmotional

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    Much appreciated for the response. We had returned the pedal anyways but now if it happens again we can fix it on the spot.
     
  4. PirovacBoy

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    Hey Men, i recently got my set of tlcm and would like to know if I have to recalibrate the pedals if I change the springs.
    I only play on Ps5 and only GTS.
    I already changed the springs to my likings ( red bottom/4Washers/Black upper side) and would probably swap the black with the 2nd red one.
    So, will I have to recalibrate them after changing them or is it only necessary when playing on pc?!
    Thing is I don’t own a PC and would have to borrow one.
    I already did it a few days ago and changed a few things with the calibration Tool.
    I decreased the Brake Force to 55 and dialed in the dead zones on the throttle and brake.
    Everything feels fine now, except the travel on the brake is a bit too long.
    That’s why I want to change the spring.
    Any tips would be much appreciated.
     
  5. Outspacer

    Outspacer

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    Not necessary :) The max brake force will still be 55 whatever you do to the springs, so should feel similar in that sense. But it depends on your personal preference - you might end up deciding that a higher or lower force feels more 'right' with different springs - and I can't predict that :D
     
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  6. John G

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    Depends. Check you're happy with the force you need to get full brakes. If so then you don't need to touch calibration. The springs just change how travel you get for the force applied
     
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  7. PirovacBoy

    PirovacBoy

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    I get what you say, so it might be that if I change to both red, the 55brake force probably won’t feel right and I might have to change it to my likings.:cheers:
    That’s what I thought too, so the travel will be reduced, though the pressure required to get full braking will stay the same.:cheers:
    I‘ll try it out tomorrow when I get home from work.
    So far I really like the pedals. I come from the t3pa with the conical brake mod, which in my opinion felt like a pseudo load cell.
    What I liked more on the t3pa was that I never overbraked the Car, because of the hard stop.
    With the tlcm I quite often overbrake the Car because I am already getting full brake force but there is still a lot of travel in the pedal after that point. That’s why I want to change the spring.
    Edit: I almost forgot to thank you Men for your quick answers :gtpflag:
     
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  8. Outspacer

    Outspacer

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    Well, that hard stop was kinda cheating... and probably overbraking as well!

    One could cheat with the LCM (I wouldn't recommend it, of course) by setting it up the softest and the hardest springs, then tuning the brake force so the noticable transition between the two springs is, say, 80% - whatever is a useful amount for general braking. Need more, press a bit harder.

    I think it feels better without any noticable transition between springs though, so that means using ones that are the same or one grade apart. Shame they don't supply two of each! In the end I made a custom setup using a progressive logitech brake spring and soft rubber which feels quite like my road car.

    Anyway, not having an end stop is just something to get used to with any load cell brake, whether it has much travel or not! :)
     
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  9. John G

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    Yeah exactly, 2 red springs with 55 brake force means that you'll reach full braking somewhere in the middle of your brake travel, and also that travel will be quite short, so it will be difficult to modulate, and also to achieve reliable / repeatable braking
     
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  10. PirovacBoy

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    So, I tested it out today and it feels good.
    2 red springs 3washers in the Middle brake force 55.
    I think from now on I’ll leave it like that.
    I like to modulate brake force by power more than travel so I think just have adapt to that setting.
    Thanks for all your answers, you really helped me :cheers:
    Edit: you were right, I changed the brake force to 62% and it’s easier to modulate trail braking.
    Think I‘ll keep it :D
     
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  11. graveltrap

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    I think I have adapted now, settled on red and black with 5 shims, I really don't like that preload spring at all!
     
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