One thing I commonly see in sim racing forums is that people are wanting to buy the Thrustmaster T500RS pedal sets, to replace the 2-pedal set included from the T300RS and TX racing wheels. Those can commonly hit close to $200 secondhand, depending on demand. Now, Thrustmaster has announced the T3PA-PRO pedal set, which is a stand-alone version of the T500RS pedals, with a couple special features.
These pedals look to be visually identical to the T500RS pedals. However, one notable addition is the Conical Brake Mod, as well as the “Spring Brake Mod”, giving 3 options of braking. The conical brake mod is my personal favorite, allowing me to modulate my braking in a very similar fashion to load cell pedals. When these pedals are released, I highly recommend you use that mod to have a realistic experience.
The pedal set will weigh in at slightly over 12 pounds, due to it being made of 100% metal. Like the T500RS pedals, you will have the option of having them in a hanging “GT” style, or the upright “Formula” style. The pedals will also be able to be adjusted in terms of spacing, incline, and pedal height. The metal skid plate at the base will also help make sure your feet don’t slide.
For more information, check out Thrustmaster’s press release below. The T3PA-PRO pedal set is planned for release later this month for a price of $149.99. The set will be compatible with the Thrustmaster T300 RS, T300 Ferrari GTE, T500 RS, Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500, TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition and Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel.
Are you looking forward to this upcoming set of pedals? Let us know!
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THE NEW 3-PEDAL PEDAL SET IN THRUSTMASTER’S RACING PRODUCT ECOSYSTEM:
100% METAL, AND FEATURING A UNIQUE DESIGN*
New York City, March 18, 2015 — Thrustmaster is continuing to add to its racing product ecosystem with the launch of the stand-alone version of its high-end 100% metal, 3-pedal pedal set: the T3PA-PRO.
Races are won by precision speed and precision braking! Thrustmaster is releasing the best solution for the racer who wants to be the best. The T3PA- PRO is a pedal set which allows for both the bold and subtle braking maneuvers. With the T3PA-PRO, Thrustmaster is offering racing fans a first-class device designed to satisfy even the most demanding users. The T3PA-PRO features 100% metal construction, covering all of its components: the 3 pedals, its structure (both external and internal), and its footrest with non-slip grating. The pedal set weighs in at a little over 12 pounds, ensuring optimal stability.
In order to adapt to users’ different needs and preferences, the T3PA-PRO is fully adjustable – including each of its 3 pedals: in terms of spacing (3 possible positions per pedal), angle of inclination (2 possible positions per pedal) and height (4 possible positions for the gas pedal / 3 possible positions for the brake and clutch pedals). This adjustability and versatility also includes the pedal set’s base, which features a unique design*, allowing users to select between 2 different positions: floor-mounted position (F1-style), or suspended position (GT-style).
2 mods included for even more effective braking
The T3PA-PRO features 2 impressive compression springs: the resulting pressure force is adjustable according to the range of travel allocated to the springs. But Thrustmaster’s latest pedal set doesn’t stop there: it also includes two removable mods, which can be installed directly underneath the brake pedal. Users can therefore adjust the range of travel, pressure force and type of braking feel to best suit their own preferences. This provides a big advantage in racing, since victory so often depends on the brake pedal’s performance.
With the first mod (the SPRING BRAKE MOD), composed of an additional compression spring, the pressure force can be adjusted between 30 and 35 pounds. With the second mod (the CONICAL RUBBER BRAKE MOD), composed of a conical stop made from industrial-grade high-density rubber, the pressure force can be adjusted between 45 and 70 pounds: using this mod, users will also enjoy an authentic feel thanks to an ultra-progressive resistance at the end of the pedal’s range of travel.
The power of compatibility
Every aspect of the T3PA-PRO has been designed with the goal of providing the greatest number of possibilities for customization and adjustments in terms of its configuration: it is compatible with most pedal kits sold in motorsport accessories shops, and is easy to mount in different types of cockpits thanks to its numerous built-in screw threads. The T3PA-PRO is compatible with all Thrustmaster T-Series racing wheels: the T300 RS, T300 Ferrari GTE, T500 RS, Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500, TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition and Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel.
* Patent pending.
- The Thrustmaster T3PA-PRO will be available at a suggested retail price of $149.99 Get an early look at the pedal set at the Thrustmaster online shop, starting in March.
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