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Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter

B&H # TH8RSPCPS3 Mfr # 2960730
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Authentic 5" Tall Gear Stick
  • Sequential or H-Pattern Driving Style
  • Adjustable Resistance
  • HallEffect AccuRate Technology
  • Upgradeable Firmware & Internal Memory
  • Removable Clamping System
  • Compatible With PC & PS3

While the TH8 RS Gear Shifter may look like it's been taken out of a real-life vehicle, it's actually designed and built by Thrustmaster to provide you with heightened immersion in your virtual racing games on a PC or PlayStation 3. This is ensured by an authentic design coupled with many customizable features.

The 5-inch tall gear stick has a detachable knob that's compatible with the universal gear shift knobs found on real cars. You can either shift in sequential or H-pattern, depending on your driving style or what game you're playing. Since many players prefer a certain amount of resistance during gameplay, Thrustmaster has you covered -- you can tweak the amount of resistance while shifting to really feel the rumble of the road around each curve.

The TH8 RS features HallEffect AccuRate Technology which means it has a contactless sensor. It doesn't have a tact switch or potentiometer, allowing for a long life of service in your gaming setup.

This gearbox is fully adjustable -- you can upgrade the firmware and internal memory using the adjustable gear-shift travel. For stability purposes, the gearbox can be attached to a table or shelf, and adjusted 360 degrees or easily removed. All in all the TH8 RS gives you performance, solid build quality and ultimate immersion all in one package.

Extreme Realism
With a 5-inch tall gear stick and removable knob that's compatible with real universal gear shift knobs, the TH8 RS is realistic enough to give you full immersion
Choose Your Driving Style
Two interchangeable shift plates make it possible to switch between two configurations; choose either H-pattern (7 gears plus one reverse gear) or sequential (pull the lever towards the "+" mark to gear up, push it towards the "-" to gear down) for a customized driving experience
Metal Construction
The internal mechanism, lever, outer housing and clamping system are all 100% metal. This robust design affords realistic in-game sensations to further enhance your experience
HallEffect AccuRate Technology
This means the shifter is equipped with a magnetic sensor, without any potentiometer or tact switch, which reduces wear due to contact and affords a longer product lifespan
Removable Clamping System
The gearbox can be attached to tables or shelves between 0.04 and 2.2" (1 and 55 mm) thick for added stability. It also works with cockpits, as it features built-in "screw threads" on the unit's underside
Fully Adjustable
Gear strokes can be adjusted using a downloadable PC application and the device's internal memory, as well as the gear shift's resistance. Additionally, both the shift plate and clamping system can be adjusted 360 degrees
Designed for PC and PS3 Gaming
Works with all racing wheels that support multi-USB and gearboxes for PC; racing wheels and games that have been developed to be compatible for PlayStation 3
Compatibility PC and PS3
Clamp Attaches to tables or shelves:
measuring 0.04 - 2.2" (1 - 55 mm)
Dimensions 5" (13 cm) tall (gear stick)
Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ThrustmasterTH8 RS Gear Shifter
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to setup (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Improved game play (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gaming (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent player (3), Hardcore gamer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      Wonderful product

      By CLeRiCNovA

      from Northern WI

      About Me Gearhead

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Controls
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

          excelent build quality. works very well. feels like a real shifter, not like the g27 at all.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Must have for the sim racer

          By Tim

          from St Charles, IL

          About Me Frequent Player

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Setup
          • Improved Game Play

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Games

            Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

            Use it for iRacing. A must have if you are road racing.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best product on the market so far.

            By hinomura

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Hardcore Gamer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Setup
            • Feels Like Real Shifter
            • Improved Game Play

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

                I'm a harsh frugal (cheap) engineer and when I make a purchase I do a ton of research. If you're looking at this product you most likely already looked at Logitech, Fanatec, and Thrustmaster products. Trust me, unless you want to spend several hundred dollars on industrial-grade arcade simulator equipment this is your next best product. I looked up other stand alone shifters and the others were either poorly constructed (fanatec) or industrial-grade arcade equipement that was too expensive (frex,actlabs, ecchi); this product fit the bill nicely. Also it's cheaper than any other vendor out there. If the seven gears puts you off, you can always purchase an aftermarket gear plate restrictor that makes the shifter act like a 4-speed, 5-speed, etc (Google: Derek Speare Designs). Pro:-Feels like real shifter-Zero-contact sensors mean shifter theoretically will last forever-Can be modded into an analog e-brake for rally racing-Can use a real car's aftermarket shift knob Con:-Shaft length is slightly longer than I would have liked (that's what she said)

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Item, Great Business, Great Ship!

                By TwiceDead

                from NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA

                About Me Hardcore Gamer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Setup
                • Improved Game Play

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Games

                  Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

                  Amazing business to deal with, great shipping policies, rapid shipping and much better than [@], [@] and many other retailers that sell to Canadians!Will be dealing with B&H again in the future. Superb.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great piece of equipment

                  By GreatWhiteNorth

                  from Canada

                  About Me Casual Gamer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

                    A very solid piece of equipment. Work as expected. Feel just like the real thing. The software and driver are also very well done.

                    I would whole heartly recomend this if you want something looking good and function well on your gaming setup.

                    Only short coming I can think of is the price. But with the B&H discounted pricing. It less of a pain.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    TH8 RS Gear Shifter by Thrustmaster TH8

                    By Douglas Ferguson on YouTube

                    from Calgary, AB Canada

                    About Me Frequent Player

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Setup
                    • Improved Game Play

                    Cons

                    • Cost Compared To G27

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment
                    • Games

                    Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

                    Have PS3, GT5 and ThrustMaster T500rs. Easy install; can adjust stiffness of action and change from 7 gears to sequential. Solid and durable much better feel than Logitech G27 stick. Postal service was fast even though sent to Canada. Con is cost compared to G27.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Serious quality and feel

                    By Obrey1

                    from Portsmouth, NH

                    About Me Frequent Player

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to learn
                    • Fun To Play

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adults
                      • Older Kids
                      • Teenagers

                      Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

                      If you're into the stick shift movement (vs. paddle shifts), this is a great piece of hardware. heavy, stable and accurate, with some configurability. If your a racer, and enjoy a real-feel product, this is it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      thrs 8 shifter

                      By rtc

                      from new england

                      About Me Hardcore Gamer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to learn

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

                      • All Ages

                      Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

                      met and exceeded my expectations. you can not find a better shifter in this price range.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Best shifter on the market !

                      By PorscheRacer

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Ergonomic
                      • Good Button Configuration
                      • Quick Response

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Racing

                        Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

                        We use TH8RS in custom made / programmed, semi-pro racing simulators.

                        Nothing comes even close to this shifter in its price range. Perfectly designed and built, lots of adjustments, 7-speed/sequential options included. Sturdy, very hard to kill :-) Contactless sensors, adjustable sensitivity and friction make it a perfect choice for advanced simracer and simulator user. With TH8RS Thrustmaster have filled a serious blank in semi-pro/home simulation hardware market.

                        Can't really think of anything "not so great about it"

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Like product and have no problems.

                        By N/A

                        from Columbus, OH

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Racing

                          Comments about Thrustmaster TH8 RS Gear Shifter:

                          I use the product every day that I can and like it a lot. No complaints at all about product and would recommend it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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