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    Thrustmaster TH8 RS Shifter (addon for T500 RS)

    Item Code: 130329

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    Regular Price: $299.95

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    What we like:

    • Sequential or H-Pattern (7 Gears + 1 Reverse)
    • Robust Metal Design
    • Long Lasting Contactless Sensors (Hall Effect)
    • Works on PC & PS3

    Manufacturer's Description

    Ready to meet the expectations of racing fans everywhere, Thrustmaster is launching the TH8 RS – a high-end, stand-alone, versatile gearbox. The device's two configurations – H-pattern and sequential – enable drivers to select their favorite driving style.

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    Realism and versatility:

    Some virtual drivers cannot imagine shifting speeds without using a specific gearbox. With the TH8 RS, which features unrivalled technical innovations supported by pending patent applications, Thrustmaster now offers a device that is realistic enough to satisfy even the most demanding drivers.

    At first glance, the TH8 RS looks realistic enough to be fitted to a real car. It features a 5.12” tall stick with a removable knob; the stick is also compatible with actual universal gear shift knobs. The TH8 RS includes two interchangeable shift plates, each suited to a specific configuration – “H-pattern” (7 gears plus 1 reverse gear) and “Sequential” (pull the lever towards the “+” mark to gear up, and push it towards the “–” mark to shift down).

    Total adjustability:

    To allow users to freely adjust the TH8 RS to their convenience, the position and the rotation angles of the shift plate and clamping system can be adjusted by 360 degrees. The removable clamping system, optimized for any type of support, is also open to customization: it is suited to both table tops and shelves (1 to 55 mm thick) and cockpits alike (built-in “screw threads” are located under the TH8 RS). Gear strokes can also be adjusted (via a downloadable PC application and the device's internal memory), as well as the gear shifter's resistance.

    Cutting-edge materials and technologies:>

    The internal mechanism, the lever, the outer housing and the clamping system are 100% metal. This robust design significantly contributes to the extremely realistic in-game experience delivered by the TH8 RS.

    Thrustmaster has designed the TH8 RS with unrivalled precision, by including H.E.A.R.T (Hall Effect AccuRate Technology™) technology featuring magnetic sensor, without any potentiometers or tact switches – and therefore eliminating wear due to contact –, for an unlimited product lifespan. In addition, the firmware can be upgraded to offer all foreseeable evolutions, assuring users that the TH8 RS is here to make a lasting impression. 

    The TH8 RS with USB connectivity is compatible with the T500 RS racing wheel on PlayStation®3 (a list of compatible games is available on the Thrustmaster support website) and with all currently available racing wheels for PC.


    * Patent pending.
    ** Compatible on PC with all games supporting multi-USB & shifters. (see link below for most up to date list) Compatible on PlayStation®3 with all games listed on the following website

    Most up to date Firmware available at //ts.thrustmaster.com/eng/index.php?pg=view_files&gid=3&fid=15&pid=320&cid=15

    Most up to date PC Software available at //ts.thrustmaster.com/eng/index.php?pg=view_files&gid=3&fid=15&pid=320&cid=5

    Item Code 130329
    Packaged Weight 2.6 Kg
    Release Date Wednesday, 26th October 2011
    Condition New
    Product Type Shifters & Handbrakes
    Barcode 3362932914150
    Platform(s) PC, PS3

    Realism & Authenticity

    • Stick/Gear shift knob: 13 cm tall
    • Realistic gear shifting feel
    • Detachable gear shift knob
    • Compatible with genuine “universal gear shift knobs” available in car tuning shops
    • 2 shift plates included: “H-pattern (7+1)” & “Sequential (+/-)”

    Sturdiness & Precision

    • 100% metal internal mechanism
    • 100% metal stick
    • 100% metal clamping system
    • H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology™
    • Precision that won't decrease over time (contactless magnetic sensor)
    • No “Tact switch”, no “potentiometer” (for an unlimited product lifespan)

    Adaptability & Comfort
    • Upgradable firmware & internal memory with gear shift travel adjustable to your convenience (software available for download on PC)
    • Adjustable gear shift resistance
    • Shift plates' position & rotation can be adjusted by 360°
    • Clamping system's position & rotation can be adjusted by 360°
    • Optimized mounting for any type of support:
      • Tables or shelves from 1 to 55 mm in thickness
      • Cockpits (built-in “screw threads” + removable clamping system)


    • Unique design* for 2 different driving styles
      • “H-pattern (7+1)” style
      • “Sequential (+/-)” style
    • USB connectivity
      • On PC: works with all wheels on the market
      • On PS3™: works with the T500 RS wheel

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