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Thrustmaster tx suede wheel mod!

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by David B, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Hey everyone,
    I wanted to have a custom wheel that was bigger than the standard tx wheel and felt a lot nicer "not like a plastic toy"
    I then got the GTE wheel from Thrustmaster and although it was better, I did not like the feel of the rubbery plastic.
    So I decided to mod a wheel that would have all the functions to work properly on Xbox one and the PC.

    So I bought a 330mm Suede wheel and put it on my Thrustmaster tx base!!

    I have modded the A,B,X,Y buttons from a xbox 360 controller, I have also attached an analogue stick that works as a dpad.

    I then modded buttons from the original tx wheel, like the engine start button, I used the GTE wheel adapter, sold from SRH to attach the custom wheel to the base.

    I then attached the original tx paddles to the GTE wheel paddles,I also put carbon fibre vinyl on the paddles.

    I then strapped my phone to the wheel for a dash meter:)

    Every thing works perfect and feels very nice!!

    Here is a pic of how it turned out!
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    Any questions please feel free to ask, cheers:)
     
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  2. Hi David,

    Great mod; I'm really impressed with the work on the button and d-pad! I have just bought a 320mm suede wheel off eBay hoping to be able to reach the standard paddles.

    How did you go about attaching the 458 paddles to the standard GTE ones, in case I have to do the same?

    Cheers
     
  3. Firstly I cut of the angled part of the paddles so it was more straight, then I used the hole already in the tx paddles to drill a hole in the gte paddles and put a small nut and bolt on them, I also hot glued them together :)

    Then I finished it with a carbon fibre vinyl to cover the silver aluminium colour.

    The paddles are on there solid! and are at perfect shifting distance for me.

    I think you will prob have to extend the paddles, but depending on how big your hands are? I could reach the original paddles, just! but it was a stretch so the extended paddles were essential for me.

    Hope that helps
     
  4. Hello, may I ask what app is that on your phone which displays the gears and speed?