Ricmotech Review by Cabot Bigham

Ricmotech Review by Cabot Bigham

In October of 2020 we were asked to take a sim to Lead Foot City. Lead Foot City is a place for all things automotive. On this particular day they held an event called Turn n' Burn, an all out burnout competition. Cabot Bigham, Americas
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Official Simulator of RevTV Canada

Official Simulator of RevTV Canada

Ricmotech is proud to be the official simulator provider for RevTV, Canada's own motorsports network. REV TV Canada features live races from around the world and right here at home. From two wheels to four and so much more, REV TV showcases all forums of high-octane racing, along with up-to-date news coverage, prominent interviews with talent and industry insiders, how-to and behind the-scene programs and so much more! REV TV is your MOTORSPORTS & AUTOMOTIVE DESTINATION 24/7.
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Road to Indy eSeries is Back!

Road to Indy eSeries is Back!

Season 3 of the Road to Indy eSeries is back. TireRack.com returns as the title sponsor along with Cooper Tires as the presenting sponsor. Ricmotech eRacing Management has worked hard to bring this ultra competitive series comprised mostly of
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Simulators Tuned by Bryan Heitkotter

Simulators Tuned by Bryan Heitkotter

Simulators only feel their best when they are properly tuned. Out-of-the-box settings are typically mediocre at best. Ricmotech is always looking for our customers to get the most out of their equipment. With this end in mind, Ricmotech has partnered with Bryan Heitkotter, one of the most successful drivers to crossover from virtual racing to real racing. Bryan's unique path to road racing success . . . 
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Now a Stocking Dealer for the Simucube2

Now a Stocking Dealer for the Simucube2

Ricmotech is proud to be a US dealer for the Simucube2. Granite Devices has been an integral part of the direct-drive revolution that started back in 2015. Granite Devices has been making industrial motor controllers that have been ideal
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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website!

We are quickly approaching our ten year anniversary and we wanted to revamp our website for the occasion.  This would now be our forth website redesign in this time. The very first website was a simple platform when Ricmotech first opened for business in 2011. The site served us well, but it was only temporary.
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Is my internet connection good enough for online sim-racing?

Is my internet connection good enough for online sim-racing?

We often get asked how good does the internet connection have to be to sim-race online on titles such as iRacing, Assetto Corsa, rFactor and the like. The answer may surprise you. One would think the amount of data being sent is huge and it needs to be transmitted incredibly fast. However, the truth is that while the data needs to arrive very fast, it is actually not
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How to Calibrate your Pedals when Using a Load Cell

How to Calibrate your Pedals when Using a Load Cell

In most racing titles, the analog axis must be calibrated. On some titles and platforms the settings are remembered, and for others it must be done every time the sim is started. In the same way the wheel turns to full left and then full right so the game and the wheel knows the full extremes, you manually have to do this on the pedals. With potentiometer based pedals this happens within the first few seconds of racing
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Calibrating the Thrustmaster TH8A and TH8RS Shifter for the Ricmotech TMSS Short Shift Adapter

Calibrating the Thrustmaster TH8A and TH8RS Shifter for the Ricmotech TMSS Short Shift Adapter

Usually the TH8A shifter ships calibrated from the factory where it works correctly with our short-shift modification plate, but in some instances it does not. If you find that you have to push the shift knob to get it to engage in a gear, or that some gears don’t engage at all, then this calibration procedure will solve the problem.

You will need to download and install the following software: TH8 RS Calibration v1.0.7.0 

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Why are my Thrustmaster pedals inverted?

Why are my Thrustmaster pedals inverted?

So you went to use your Thrustmaster wheel and pedals and you step on the gas expecting the car to smoke the tires . . . but instead what happens?! YOU GET NOTHING! Then you come to find out that the gas pedal is acting like the clutch and the clutch pedal is acting like the gas. "How can this be?" you ask! Is this a feature for right-hand drive cars? No wait, that's not it. So why does this happen?
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How do I take apart the Logitech pedals?

How do I take apart the Logitech pedals?

We have made a video tutorial on how to dismantle the Logitech pedals to invert mount them or install the Load Cell Kit. While there are tons of guides showing how to open up the pedals, none of them show you the right way to do it. This method is based on the way the pedals are assembled at the factory. You will see that with this method you can put the pedal back together with ease.
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The Body Mechanics of Braking Accuracy

The Body Mechanics of Braking Accuracy

There has always been a lot of talk about improving braking accuracy in sim-racing. There are many kits and home-brew mods out there and all of them seem to work. In this blog entry, we are going to explore several methods used to increase braking accuracy which modify various characteristics of the brake pedal. So which combination of characteristics is the most optimal?
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What can i do to improve the Logitech G27 shifter?

What can i do to improve the Logitech G27 shifter?

The Logitech shifter can have a cheap plastic feel to it. There are ways to improve it. We have made a video tutorial on how to improve the shift feel of the Logitech G27 shifter. This tip also applies to the G29 and G920 Driving Force Shifter.
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Racing Glossary

Racing Glossary

If you're gonna sim-race, then you better know the lingo. Here are definitions of both legitimate words, slang words and phrases commonly used in sim-racing. Don't wonder about the meaning of these words ever again. A AERO Commonly used
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