Thrustmaster T500 RS GT5 Racing Wheel

Thrustmaster T500 RS GT5 Racing Wheel

Thrustmaster T500 RS GT5 Racing Wheel

B&H # THT500 MFR # 4169056
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Officially Licensed by Gran Turismo & PS
  • 13 Buttons, D-Pad, 3 Adjustable Pedals
  • Authentic 12" Wheel With Metal Spokes
  • Sequential Gearshift Levers
  • Force Feedback Effects
  • Rotation Angle up to 1080°
  • H.E.A.R.T. Technology
  • Metal Footrest With Non-Slip Grating
  • Compatible for PC and PS3
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When you're dealing with tough roads and crucial maneuvering, you need an edge over the competition. The T500 RS GT5 Racing Wheel from Thrustmaster is a force feedback racing wheel that allows you to immerse yourself in your racing games on your PC or Playstation 3. Officially licensed by Gran Turismo and Playstation, the T500 RS GT5 offers several realistic features, all metal construction and weighs in at a massive 36.4 pounds. In addition to the wheel you will find three pedals, two gearshift levers, a D-Pad, and 13 buttons including a home button for your PS3 console.

The angle of rotation of the wheel is adjustable up to 1080° (three full turns), and it automatically calibrates when the mains adapter and USB connector are engaged. Adjust the pedal height between four possible positions for the accelerator pedal, two for the brake pedal, and two for the clutch pedal to accommodate your personal gaming style and ergonomic needs. Spacing can be adjusted using the included allen key between three possible positions for the accelerator, three for the brake, and three for the clutch pedal. Using the included allen key you can also adjust the tilt, choosing from two positions for the accelerator, two for the brake and two for the clutch pedal.

You can set the travel or resistance position with long travel (resistance around 22 pounds), medium travel (resistance around 18.7 pounds), and short travel (resistance around 15.4 pounds). With the "Realistic Brake" mod, you can enable different sensations and resistance when braking. You can install it according to your preferences and position it against the upper or lower wall for different amounts of resistance.

The T500 RS pedal set features a unique design that allows for a choice of two positions, a floor position (F1 type) and suspended position (GT/Rally type). You can also attach it to a table or desk for ultimate stability during gameplay using the included table clamp. So whether you're gaming on your PC or PS3, this wheel and pedal set has what it takes to keep you immersed in the race and take control of the road.

Realistic Wheel
  • 12" (30 cm) in diameter with brushed metal central spokes
  • Detachable to allow for future upgrades
  • Authentic sequential gearshift levers are crafted of brushed metal and attached to the base so they don't move with the wheel
  • 7" (17 cm) in height for instant access along 1080°
H.E.A.R.T. Technology
The wheel's steering features H.E.A.R.T. HallEffect AccuRate technology:
  • Ultra precise wheel with 16-bit resolution (65536 values on the steering)
  • Contactless magnetic sensor offers precision that won't decrease over time
Force Feedback Effects
  • Force Feedback with industrial motor (Torque 150mNm, 3000rpm, 65W, Ø 52mm/2")
  • Super powerful, quick responding Force Feedback mechanism
  • Rigid motorized stopper, no matter what angle of rotation you select
  • Mechanism with large dual belts for fluid and smooth action
  • Adjust the angle of rotation up to 1080° (3 full turns)
Realistic Pedals
Unique design with your choice of 2 positions:

  • Floor-mounted position (F1-style)
  • Suspended position (GT-style)
  • 100% metal, for optimal stability, weight (more than 15.4 pounds) and resistance
  • Three (3) 100% adjustable pedals (spacing between the pedals/height)
  • Brake pedal with reinforced and adjustable resistance (included and removable "Realistic Brake" mod)
  • Included metal footrest with non-slip grating texture
UPC: 663296416087
In the Box
Thrustmaster T500 RS GT5 Racing Wheel
  • Racing Wheel
  • Pedal Set
  • Mounting Bracket and Hardware
  • Instruction Book
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Interface USB
    Buttons 13 buttons, D-Pad, 3 pedals, 2 gearshift levers, and all are programmable
    System Requirements PS3:
    USB Port
    For PC:
    USB port
    Windows XP or higher
    CD-ROM for Installing Vibration Feedback drivers on PC
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 39.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.5 x 16.1 x 15.6"
    T500 RS GT5 Racing Wheel is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the best, no other way to go Easy to set up and use, comes with an easy mounting setup so u can play right away. I could go on forever about all the realistic racing features but in a nutshell.. by far the most realistic driving experience, top to bottom excellent quality. ive never heard a bad thing about this product and ive researched it extensively. The price seems high but your paying for the best of the best.. you wont regret it for a second!!!
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Gear ! We use T500RS wheels in semi-pro, custom built / programmed racing simulators. Great things about it: T500RS's 1080deg rotation, precise and powerful force feedback and overall quality places this product high above competition in its price range. Replaceable rims and aftermarket hubs allowing installation of real-life racing rims make this product even better. And yes, it is sturdy and powerful enough to support even larger rims. Not so grat things about it ( but still just minor issues) : Pedals - while still very good product, in this price range Thrustmaster should use load cell / pressure sensor in brake pedal. Reversing option is cool, but user should have a choice to reverse separate pedals ( e.g. brake and clutch hanging, gas pedal floor-based ). Software: The system is lacking any profiler software, which could assign different settings automatically to different games / simulation software. Also, that advanced a wheel should have basic hardware adjustments (force feeedback, rotation) available directly from the wheel. Overall - great product, perfect pricing and perfect service by B&H, we will be ordering soon again !
    Date published: 2012-05-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from t500 r&d racing wheel This is an awesome simulation wheel!! But buy one of the add on wheels to make it better ( I bought the F1 wheel) the stock wheel comes with static paddles which become difficult to shift when making tight turns. Would also like more adjustability in the pedals but overall the unit gives outstanding feedback, you can even feel the rumble strips when you get up on the curbs. It will take a little time to get it dialed but once you do you will seriously enjoy your racing games at a whole new level
    Date published: 2015-09-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Wheel This is my second Thrustmaster T500RS GT5 Racing Wheel, the first one I had to return because the clutch pedal would not Calibrate, but this one I have now works great, I race on iracing.com, as well as Project Cars, and Raceroom Experience. The one thing I don't care for about the wheel is that the paddle shifters are stationary and don't turn when you turn the wheel, this can make it tricky when trying to down shift or up shift when in a turn, hence the reason for the 4 stars.
    Date published: 2016-03-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from stopped working, no response from Thrustmaster This worked well for a while and I was very happy with it. Now, less than one year after purchase, it is unresponsive and so is Thrustmaster. It stopped working and is useless. No change in my system or set up. I have sent multiple emails to Thrustmaster but no response. From looking around at forums I see there are others with this problem.
    Date published: 2017-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Worth The Investment! I had purchased a Logitech G27 Racing Wheel and I had it for two years but really didn't have that much time using it. While racing the Logitech wheel I lost control of the wheel but all the buttons worked fine. After finding a fix online by tearing the wheel completely apart and fixing a loose screw, it would work for a half hour or so and then quit. I took it apart three times and then decided to invest my money in the T500 RS GT5 Racing wheel. I also purchased the F1 Ferrari Replica steering wheel. This unit is solid and strong. The Logitech always felt loose and out of control. The T500 is just like driving a car! You really feel like you are in control and it makes Sim racing so much more real and fun! The pedals are heavy duty and feel solid as well. I highly recommend the extra money if you are fairly serious about computer racing!
    Date published: 2012-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built like a Tank, Drives like a Ferrari As a long time sim racer I have had many wheel and pedal sets that claim to be the best! This is near perfection for sim racing! If I could have this set in my personal car I would! As good as an ECCI wheel set if not better at half the price. Just keep out of reach of small children as it may remove body parts with the serious force feedback! If your looking for a high quality wheel set for your sim racing look no fruther!
    Date published: 2012-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I need a new one I've had one of these for over 3 years, GT5/GT6, played a LOT. Great feedback, a good workout, enough so that it's worn and gotten loose. With the wrenching we've given each other, it's earned retirement. I'm buying a new one. I do have a warning for you. This is not some weak kid's toy, it gives serious force feedback. It needs to be bolted to a solid base or you'll have problems.
    Date published: 2014-11-25
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