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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

Description Technical Specs
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. The kit even includes a spare silicone bushing. 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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Average Rating: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 17 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great product July 30, 2019
Reviewer: John Cook from LOVETTSVILLE, VA United States  
Easy install
Better times
Better feel
Immediate effect
Highly recommended

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it's great but not for GT sport June 24, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
well I have bought this load cell for 3 months now and I have to admit that I really enjoy it. but there's one big problem for me is that it's require a big amount of force to brake in GT sport. So I need to put spacer in the load cell and that effectively make the pedal don't move at all which kinda suck. and I think for GT sport I have to brake too hard to get 100% brake force and it's start to hurt my knee. If ricmotech can come up with adjust able brake pressure that would be a nice addition to this mod. Thank you

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June 11, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
In comparison to the Bodin load cell, I'd say its much better looking aesthetically if that matters to you. There seems to be a touch more bushing flex but not overly so. Still quite stiff. Lap times didn't change significantly between the two. More pedal flex with these load cell mods would be a game changer for those who cant afford high end.

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Load cell brake mod May 14, 2019
Reviewer: Benjamin Truitt from Newnan, GA United States  
The equipment I bought from you guys is great! Works exactly as advertised and as I expected. The load cell itself is so small I was afraid that it would be fragile but your spec sheet said that it could handle quite a bit of pressure so I really went for it mashed those brakes and sure enough it performed beautifully. I called for some help with installation instructions and the rep that I spoke with was super helpful even though my question was kind of a dumb one. Just getting started in real competitive Sim racing and I was kind of bummed out because a set of pedals with a break that was adequate for serious racing was so damn expensive and I just think that it's awesome that I could get this little mod that made fancy expensive brake pedal sets completely optional. Thanks y'all! I put your sticker on the back of my Ford Focus ST, that was a really nice touch to. I hope to be shopping with y'all more in the future

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Load cell V2 for T3PA pedals May 13, 2019
Reviewer: Christopher Lyman from Eureka , CA United States  
Excellent product, works perfectly in every game I’ve tried. Gives me lots of confidence entering those heavy braking zones.

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