Sim Racer – Shiftin’to’Win

For anyone not comfortable with the long throw’s of the TH8A Shifter, here’s a solution! Shorten it.

There are two options to shorten your TH8A. (A) you could replace the shaft with a shorter one, or (B) just buy Ricmotech’s plate replacement. Clearly I went with option (B) 😀

There are plenty of online YouTube video review’s that go into greater detail about this neat kit, so I wont bore you too much.

Here is the final product that arrived in the mail including a manual and official Ricmotech signatures!!! For anyone not familiar with Ricmotech, you can checkout a whole range of their products here! Ricmotech

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Ricmotech kit

The packaged arrived with replacement screw’s too! So no need to worry on that front. The throw’s take a little to get use to, especially if you’re use to the longer length throw’s from stock. However, after a few hours of game-play your muscle memory adjusts and the faster your shifting begins to feel more evident.

Image of Ricmotech Short Shifter plate installed.
Ricmotech mod

The only thing I would have liked to be included in the package, Is a longer plastic sheath to go around the metal shaft. You may notice after a period of time the metal shaft get’s dented when shifting. This is from hitting the side’s of the metal TH8A H plate, when going into gears. So something to keep in mind, just don’t go smashing the gears! I haven’t needed to change anything yet, but just something to keep an eye on.

Overall, a great accessory to add to the arsenal 😉

Ricmotech Short-Shifter plate installed
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