Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter Thread

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Soulfresh_ACV, Aug 16, 2014.

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Which mode do you mostly use with your TH8A?

  1. "H" Pattern mode

    77.0%
  2. Sequential mode

    19.5%
  3. Analog (handbrake) mode

    3.4%
  1. Soulfresh_ACV

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    Compatibility
    Platform with Wheels or standalone on PC
    Accessories
    * Compatible with TH8RS
    Mods
    * Should be compatible with TH8RS. Check with seller.
    Example of this two combined (Forum post @LostRacer)

    Official Thrustmaster Support


    ISRTV Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter review


    Based on Darin from ISRTV review, apart from minor colour difference to TH8RS and support for connecting directly to much more recent Thrustmaster wheels, pretty much anything else is exactly the same as TH8RS.

    Please feel free to ask any questions, share your experiences, any issues or mods.
     
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  2. ChrisWAFC

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    So am I right in say this just connects to the T500 instead of going to another USB ?

    Be handy on ps4 as only 2 USBs and I have my Astro A50s in one.
     
  3. skazz

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    T500 doesn't have a socket for it directly. Only the T300 and TX have a socket. You have to use the shifter as a second USB device for the T500 and all other wheels.
     
  4. ChrisWAFC

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    Thanks for clearing that up
     
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  5. MrDavid5465

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    The shift knob has a black ring instead of a red one
     
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  8. FuzzyFassbender

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    Anyone know of or have a hard-mounting diagram or dimensions (hole spacing, footprint of base) for the TH8A? I have one on order and would like to fabricate my custom mount before it arrives.
     
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  11. Soulfresh_ACV

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    For those who are looking to buy. It's now back in stock on Amazon.
     
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  13. Soulfresh_ACV

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    We'll love to hear your thoughts. I'm still waiting for mine shipping from the US to AUS ;)
     
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  14. Blkout

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    Its working like a champ on the PC and the XB1. No issues at all other than it makes a little more noise than my TH8RS. Mechanically, its a little "clickier" when shifting gears and going through the gate. When its connected to the PC, all games recognize it as a TH8RS so I don't even have to reconfigure any games.
     
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    Before I make any assumptions and pull the trigger I figured I would ask really quick. If I'm buying a new T500RS should I just get the newer TH8A shifter or is there any benefit to getting the older TH8RS shifter which originally came with the wheel? Thanks in advance.
     
  16. Blkout

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    I can't see any reason to buy the TH8RS over the TH8A other than availability and cost. The TH8RS is slightly cheaper now and can be bought anywhere, but the TH8A does everything the TH8RS does and allows you to use it with the TX and T300 wheels with consoles if you should ever upgrade. The TH8RS is compatible with the PS3 and supposed to be with PS4 also. The TH8A is compatible with the PS3/PS4 and XB1 if that matters.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response. That's what I figured. :cheers:
     
  18. Jump_Ace

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    Mine arrived yesterday. But I thin I will have to direct mount it as I don't see it fitting on my G27 mount on my Playseat. No biggie, I can drill a couple holes :tup: Can't wait to try it out. I don't know if I'll want to use it all the time, but it'd sure be fun in PCars.


    Jerome
     
  19. ChrisWAFC

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    The more I look at this the more I want it but I'm not sure if im just collecting, I'm gonna give it a go with the paddles and then make my mind up.
     
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    Just a heads up for those of you who have a Playseat and the G27 shifter kit. You can't drill any holes to fit the TH8A, I tried unsuccessfully today. One of the two M6 holes runs into the vertical mount underneath :tdown:

    You can, however, jerry-rig it to use the clamp (it's not a perfect fit, but I think it's solid:

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    The tightening knob gets really hard to tighten as it hits the shifter bar underneath, but it's fine (we'll see when the T300RS finally releases :rolleyes: )


    Jerome
     
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  21. fatkrakr

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    Slide the shifter over to the outside holes. That's where I have mine mounted and it fits perfect. It takes a little wiggling to get the holes to line up, but they will.
     
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    Can you take a pic for me? I'm not following...


    Jerome
     
  23. fatkrakr

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    I really struggle getting things to upload for whatever reason, so Ill try to explain again, if we cant get it Ill try to upload a pic.

    If you use the 2 mounting holes on the right side of the mount you can get 2 holes on the shifter to line up and that is enough to securely mount the shifter. Its kind of a tight fit so you have to wiggle the shifter around after getting the first bolt started (don't tighten just get started) to get the second bolt to line up. You cant use 4 bolts to mount the shifter, but the 2 is more than plenty to hold it firm.
     
  24. Jump_Ace

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    Oh I see, I'll give it a whirl tonight. Thanks for the clarification buddy.


    Jerome
     
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    @LostRacer Which RAZO shifter model is that?

    @patrickd018 Looking at buying that same flat black plate but 7 Speed ST? PM please for stock availability and ETD. Thanks
     
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    just bought mine. amazon refunded me the difference today
     
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  30. FuzzyFassbender

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    Same here, I was refunded the difference. Very commendable of Amazon!