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Race-Car-Feel Brake Conversion Load Cell v2 for Thrustmaster T3PA Standard Pedals

Race-Car-Feel Brake Conversion Load Cell v2 for Thrustmaster T3PA Standard Pedals

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Your Price (USD): $139.99
Compatibility: Thrustmaster T3PA Standard (plastic) Pedals
T300RS GT Edition
T300 Alcantara Edition
TX Leather Edition
TS-XW Wheel

Item #: RMT-LC3

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Want to improve your lap times? The load cell upgrade will help you get there by upgrading the brake pedal on your Thustmaster pedal set from a travel sensitive, potentiometer-based pedal to a force sensitive based load cell pedal. The additional effort required to apply maximum braking force will help you better modulate the braking force. We have taken the same technology used in our renowned load cell conversion kits for the Logitech G25/G27/G29/G920 and Thrustmaster T500RS/T3PA-PRO pedals and adapted it to work for the T3PA standard pedals. The pedal will have a firm yet progressive feeling and will read up to 50lbs (22.5 kg) of pressure on the pedal face. This kit will fit the T3PA standard pedals which are available for individual purchase or are included with the T150-PRO, TMX-PRO, T300RS GT Edition, T300 Alcantara Edition, TX Leather Edition, TS-XW Wheel, and T-GT Wheel. We are now shipping version 2 of our load cell which improves functionality with some PS4 games.
"The human brain/body system modulates most effectively by force, not by displacement. The side control sticks on current fighter aircraft hardly move. The feel of the brake pedal should approach the firmness and consistency of a brick. There are several factors at work here . . . "
(Stephen Ruiz, Engineering Manager and Carroll Smith, Consulting Engineer at StopTech LLC)

If you are looking for a load cell upgrade kit has been engineered to replicate the feel and reaction of a real race car brake system then you have found it. The LC3 load cell kit is designed to replicate the pedal travel and resistance of a high-performance braking system to replicate the ultimate in realism. The kit installs cleanly and discretely into the pedals and all the wiring remains internal to eliminate any possibility of damage. Installation requires the metal bracket and mounting screw from the original "conical brake mod" that ships with the pedals.

When the brake pedal is under mid to full braking load the pedal remains at a steady height to make heel-toe downshifting possible without upsetting the balance of the car. Unlike the original and aftermarket bushings and bumpers, the load cell provides a linear response from your braking effort; 50% more force = 50% more braking.

Load Cell vs. Conical Brake Mod

The T3PA pedals include a factory supplied "conical brake mod" which is intended to feel just like a load cell. Don't be fooled! This device makes the pedal feel increasingly firmer the further it is pressed, making harder to move. However, the pedal is still using a potentiometer and is still reading movement rather than force. So while the game is determining braking by how far the pedal has moved, the "conical brake mod" is preventing the pedal from moving creating a dis-proportioned amount of in-game braking relative to the force being applied to the pedal. A load cell corrects this. The load cell replaces the potentiometer and turns the pedal into a purely force-based reading. Therefore, any additional force on the pedal directly translates into a proportional amount of braking applied in the game. This leads to better control over the brakes for better trail braking resulting in better lap times.

The upgrade kit includes all the parts needed to complete the installation, the load cell with integrated electronics, mounting bracket, screws and a high-density bushing. All components in this kit fit neatly inside your pedal assembly to protect everything from physical damage. Detailed instructions are provided with photos taking you step-by-step through the process. No soldering skills are required to complete the installation, everything is shipped ready to mount and plug in and can always be removed to revert your pedals back to original.

Unlike other pedals which utilize cheap load cells originally designed for use in a postal scale, the load cell in the LC3 upgrade kit is a medical-grade load cell designed to withstand much higher loads at faster response times. The load cell is designed to have an unlimited life cycle and the accompanying components are designed to be equally as robust.

Ricmotech load cells are recommended to be used with a robust chassis that has an integrated seat. Using the load cell when the seat is not at a fixed distance from the pedals will result in awkward positioning and discomfort while driving. Ricmotech does not recommend using the load cell with wheel stands, office chairs, folding chairs and the like. An outward "leg press" position works best.

The LC3 load cell kit is not made by nor endorsed by Thrustmaster. The Thrustmaster name and the T3PA name is the property of Guillemot corporation and is used for reference purposes only.
  • Feels like a high-performance type brake pedal
  • Maximum braking at 50 lbs (22.5kg)
  • More accurate braking by increased force range
  • Exponentially Progressive Pedal Resistance like real brake pedals
  • Linear Braking Response - unlike springs and rubber inserts
  • Most realistic load cell upgrade kit available
  • Simple Installation, only requires simple hand tools
  • Integrated Design - fits neatly inside pedal housing
  • Wiring protected from physical damage
  • Can withstand up to 175 lbs without damage
  • Works with all games compatible with stock pedals
  • Pedals work when plugged into TS-PC, TS-XW, T-GT, T500, T300, TX, TMX and T150 wheels
  • Medical-Grade Accuracy (+/-1%) Load Cell
  • Unlimited Life-Cycle
  • Fast Response Time
  • Hard-mounting your pedals is recommended
  • Pedals can always be returned to stock configuration
  • Utilizes "Conical Brake Mod" bracket which ships with the pedals
  • One Year Limited Warranty

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5 of 5 T3PA load cell October 24, 2020
Reviewer: Gary Nichols from Yuma, AZ United States  
Easy install and works as advertised.  Once you get used to a load cell brake, you will never go back to old style.

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5 of 5 Excellent Product! You Will Improve. October 23, 2020
Reviewer: Michael Kaminski from Colorado Springs, CO United States  
I absolutely love this kit and am so happy I took the plunge. I noticed the difference immediately although it does take some time to get the most out of them.

One thing I think is absolutely crucial to understand is that YOU have to learn how to get the most out of them. They are not magic but they will provide you with an exceptional feedback tool to improve.

When I finally purchased them, it was after hours and hours of working without anything and then more hours working with spring tension plugs. Thus, when I finally switch to the load cell I felt an immediate improvement on how the car felt to drive. From there, it's practice, practice, practice to continue to understand the feel and get the most out of it.

The most important things to understand is that you do not have to slam on the brakes to stop the car. Rather, adjust the brake pressure via the game and just drive. It will feel odd at first but keep at it and you'll be glad you did.

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4 of 5 Great product after it eventually arrived October 19, 2020
Reviewer: Travis from NS Canada  
I bought this for my Thrustmaster T-GT.  I play on PC, PS4, XBOne.  T-GT connects to XBOne through a  Drivehub.

The Good:
- works as described with every game from Driveclub VR to WRC9 XBOne and everything in between.
- plug and play easy install (installed mine 5 times now)
- no configuration required

The Bad:
- Price is steep considering
- Shipping to Canada was $50 plus another $40 import/duty fees

First one was ordered Sept 3rd and it was October 13th before I had a working unit in my hands.  Lots of back and forth emails as the original unit was defective... I was told 3 times, day after day to try installing it again.  Finally was sent an RMA form.  Returned the defective unit it sat there for 3 days before I called them to follow up and they sent another one out that day.  Total cost out of my pocket was  $288 CND, getting close to the cost of T-LCM pedals at this point.

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1 of 5 October 9, 2020
Reviewer: Jamie McCarron from Mildura, VIC Australia  
I still haven’t received my item?

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5 of 5 Learning Curve September 8, 2020
Reviewer: Dan from Rochester, NY United States  
There is a bit of a learning curve necessary to re-learn how to drive. I usually race left foot braking with socks and it took awhile to get used to the limited travel. Tried right foot only with and without shoes. Ended up going back to to left foot braking but with thicker socks unless it's a long race then I put shoes on. I will be turning on the telemetry on the xbox on Forza Race 7 to help calibrate the brakes.

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