Thrustmaster T300 RS GT Force Feedback Racing Wheel - Officially licensed for Gran Turismo - PS5 / PS4 / Windows
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In this game you can adjust the STEERING WHEEL ANGLE from 40° to 180° in SETTINGS / GAME / STEERING WHEEL ANGLE) Racing wheels are a pricey investment for a niche genre, but the T300RS GT Edition is a comprehensive starting point. The belt-driven wheel includes a pedal set with three metal pedals – a step up from the original T300RS model which made do with two. If you’re a multi-console gamer it’s worth thinking carefully about which you’d rather get a wheel for. Do you prefer Forza or Gran Turismo? Wheels like the Thrustmaster T-GT aren’t just singular products, but accessory platforms, making the decision all the more important. You can replace the wheels part itself, for example, upgrade the pedals and add a gear shifter. This GT Edition is based on the standard T300RS that has been available for some time. The biggest change is in the pedals. The accelerator and brake are now joined by a clutch pedal. Those who like to shift gears by hand now only need a gear shifter - we recommend the Thrustmaster TH8A Add-on Shifter. The accelerator and clutch pedal can be adjusted based on your height and distance. For the brake, a progressive resistor can be installed (included in delivery). Only Minor Tweaks Necessary The benefit is obvious — you can use the Thrustmaster T300 RS to control your system rather than having to juggle between the wheel and a pad. It’s handy, and very welcome because, let’s be honest, no racing wheel is remotely convenient.
Using belts is fine, but the Thrustmaster T-GT also has a slightly notchy turn feel that we were hoping too see smoothed-out in the upgrade from T300RS to T-GT. Fanatec’s CSL Elite’s turning is significantly smoother. GT EDITION PEDAL SET: 3 adjustable metal pedals included: Metal pedals, Accelerator and clutch pedals adjustable (height and spacing). Good stories never end: After the success of The T300 RS, Thrustmaster and GT join strength again to offer gamers a realistic, powerful driving experience, with no compromises: The T300 RS GT. Now that you have all of the software required, you need to optimise your settings for ACC in the Thrustmaster Control Panel. After finding the control panel program through your Windows search tab – which falls under ‘Thrustmaster FFB Racing Wheel’ – you will be greeted with a small window called ‘Game Controllers’. Here, you should hit properties, which takes you to the main control panel which consists of three tabs, ‘Test Input’, ‘Test Forces’ and ‘Gain Settings’. However, in quality terms they’re actually fairly close to the pedals you get with the Logitech G29. The rival Fanatec wheel has a loadcell brake, which has a much more realistic feel. It’s much stiffer, making the brakes respond to the amount of pressure applied, not just how far the pedal is pushed down.It’s not a major win if you race with headphones or a headset. But switching between the T-GT, T300RS and Logitech G29 those older wheels seem positively distracting by comparison. Once again, the immersion factor is simply better.
It’s a little more polished in its presentation than its arch rival Fanatec CSL Elite too. However, for the real-world buyer we do wonder whether many of you might be better off with the Fanatec or the cheaper Thrustmaster options.It’s a three-pedal board with metal footplates and a large plastic footrest. You can adjust the position of the pedals a little, and screw in an included “conical” mod for the brake that adds a progressive feel with a rubber add-on. After speaking to some of Coach Dave Academy drivers, these are the settings that they find to be optimal: It is important to note that when you go through the setup phase, you must have the small switch on the bottom left of your base set to the ‘PS3 mode’. You must keep your wheel on this setting when you are using it on PC.