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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: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 26 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Thrustmaster Load cell June 23, 2020
Reviewer: Jordan Hernandez from Miami, FL United States  
Helped improve timing nearly 1 second per lap when 1st installed. Pedal seemed hard but quickly realized how much more consistent my sons brakeing became.  
Definitely worth the money.

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2 of 5 Did not like it May 22, 2020
Reviewer: James  
Quality parts but for me I did not like the mod at all. I could not get used to how little travel there is in the pedal. Almost none. My braking was just horrible with it installed so I removed it and will sell it online...

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4 of 5 Rigid rig requiered February 19, 2020
Reviewer: Paul Lentz from Souffelweyersheim, Alsace France  
When bolted to a playseat alcantara the pedal mount flex too much, and gt sport on ps4 need a lot of pressure to get 100% brake.

Great upgrade if you want realistic race car feeling in a rigid rig !

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3 of 5 Still getting used to it February 5, 2020
Reviewer: miklevey  
I just bought this recently, used it for 3 - 4 hour sessions and so far I am a lot slower.  About 1.5 seconds a lap.  I notice I am constantly braking too late.  Racing against me sucks because I keep ramming into people.  This is not a a driving style issue.  In fact, I prefer to brake early and carry the right speed.  Hopefully it will come around.  I am having my doubts at this point but I have read about others having the same issue and loving it in the end onec they got used to it.  Another point is the Tmaster auto calibration system. Everytime you brake harder that becomes your new maximum brake point.  I find what happens is you start having to push harder and harder to reach maximum brakes.  With the potentiometer you never really push that hard at 100% so you never have this issue.  I talked to the Ricmotech guys and they understandably did not have a solution.  They were super helpful but confirmed that this can be a problem.

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4 of 5 Load cell mod January 30, 2020
Reviewer: Mark Hughes from York, York United Kingdom  
Item took roughly 2 weeks to get to me. Well packaged item and very straight forward fitment. Only issue I have is the pedal travel is compromised. You have very little if not no travel at all. This takes a long time to get used to and is frustrating at times but you will get used it. All in all great product.

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