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Thrustmaster T150 Review

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Presenting our Thrustmaster T150 review. It's currently available from Ricmotech.com for $199.95

About:

PC, PS3 and PS4 compatible

Built-in official buttons for PlayStation®4 (PS/SHARE/OPTIONS) Access social functions, switch between the game and the system,navigate through the console’s menus, etc.

11”/28 cm in diameter, Rubber-coated wheel grips on a light weight plastic rim

2 large, wheel-mounted sequential paddle shifters that are 5”/13 cm tall – 100% metal –

Tact switch with life cycle exceeding 500,000 activations

13 action buttons (including 2 on the base) + 1 D-Pad

Mixed belt-pulley and gears system that provides smoother, more fluid and less noisy than helical gears with metal ball-bearing axle (for enhanced sturdiness)

• 1080 degrees of rotation
• 2 pedal set similar to what comes with the T300 and TX set. 1024 steps of resolution on pedals
• 1024 with stock pedals, G25/27 and 29 pedals with adapter plug
• Also T3PA, T3PA pro and T500 pedals. Will also work with load cell attached
• Can hard mount pedals, but not wheel
• Clamp works really good though with little to no movement.

PS3

We tried with GT5, GT6 and Dirt 3

Worked great with all three

FFB was best with Dirt 3, second was GT6 and finally GT 5

 

PS4

Project Cars, F1 2015, Drive Club and was supported by all three.

Project Cars had best FFB, then F1 2015 followed by Drive Club

PC

iRacing, Raceroom, WRC 5, Project Cars, Assetto Corsa and Live for Speed with minimal tweaking it felt great in all of them.

Pros:

• Great entry level wheel
• Compatible with all eco system pedals
• 1080 Degrees of rotation
• 1024 steps of resolution in pedals
• PS3, PS4 and PC compatible
• Affordable
• Good force feedback
• Clamp keeps wheel planted
• Hard mount on pedals
• Plenty of buttons with good placement
• Solid click on paddle shifters
• Ability to change degrees of rotation on the fly

Cons:

• Small rim
• Not able to hard mount wheel
• Rim half plastic
• Pedals not the greatest, but good for entry level and can be modded to add progression to brake

Final thoughts

Whether you're on the PS3, PS4 or PC, this is a great entry level package. At just under $200, it does everything you would need to get you started in sim racing. We can't really complain about the pedals at this price point cause they get the job done. You can also upgrade to T3PA pedals for $100 or even mod these for $10 like I did with the TX and T300 pedals here on the show.

 

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Looks like a great wheel for the price , just watched the show and noticed the thrustmaster loadcell that would be released 2 years ago,is there any news on the loadcell if its still going to be released . Great review btw ,quick and to the point .

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Darin just to let you know, I use the 'Carbon Orange' theme for the ISR Forums: The text about the Thrustmaster T-150 review is hardly to read; grey on grey...

Sorry to hear that and I just removed the formatting and that fixed it.  We're about to change board software within a week or so and hopefully that will fix it all. Sorry for the inconvenience. You can also check out the full review here:

 

http://www.isrtv.com/reviews/thrustmaster-t150-review/

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