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Thrustmaster T500RS Racing Wheel - Playstation 3

Platform : PlayStation 3
3.9 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews

Price: $599.00 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Authentic wheel size with 100% metal adjustable pedal set
  • Authentic sequential gearshift levers attached to the base
  • Officially licensed for PS3 & Grand Turismo 5
  • Force Feedback with industrial motor (torque 150mNm, 3,000 rpm, 65W)
  • Brake pedal with reinforced & adjustable resistance
  • High precision wheel with 1080 degree rotation and super-powerful smooth force feedback effects
  • Precision, Force Feedback & realistic angle of rotation
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Product Description

Product Description

The Thrustmaster T500RS is an Authentic wheel size with 100% metal, adjustable pedal set. It is 12" in diameter with brushed metal central spokes, Fully detachable (allows for future upgrades). It has Authentic sequential gearshift levers: crafted of brushed metal, attached to the base (so they don't move with the wheel) 6.9" in height (for instant access along 1080°. The New H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology on the wheel allows for an Ultra-precise wheel, with 16-bit resolution (65536 values on the steering). Precision that won't decrease over time (contactless magnetic sensor) Built with an industrial motor (Torque 150mNm, 3000rpm, 65W, 52mm/2") The Super-powerful, quick responding Force Feedback mechanism is a Rigid motorized stopper, no matter what angle of rotation you select. The Angle of rotation is adjustable up to 1080° (3 full turns). The Realistic Pedal Set has Unique design with your choice of 2 positions: Floor-mounted position (F1-style) and Suspended position (GT-style). 100% metal, for optimal stability, weight (more than 15.4lbs) and resistance. 3 100% adjustable pedals (adjust the spacing between the pedals as well as the height) Brake pedal with reinforced and adjustable resistance (includes a removable “Realistic Brake" mod) and includes Includes metal footrest with non-slip grating texture

From the Manufacturer

The T500 RS Racing Wheel for PS3 from Thrustmaster, maker of innovative PC and console accessories, delivers the most realistic, powerful driving experience, with no compromises. The T500 RS wheel and pedal set is specially designed for Gran Turismo 5, and other driving simulators for the PS3. PC drivers are now available through the Thrustmaster website, making it fully compatible with all PC racing titles.

The Thrustmaster T500 RS
Ultra-precise wheel with up to three full turns of rotation
The Thrustmaster T500 RS
Experience the ultimate in PS3 racing with the Thrustmaster T500 RS

The Thrustmaster T500 RS
Optimized for game play performance and driving sensations. View larger

The Thrustmaster T500 RS
Three adjustable pedals provide the most realistic driving experience. View larger

The T500 RS is a real driving simulator, combining power and precision. Thrustmaster has drawn from more than 20 years of expertise in racing wheels, with a single goal: to develop a wheel and pedal set that allows users to go as far as possible in the Gran Turismo 5 experience. The designers have taken into account the expectations of the most demanding gamers, while also adhering to the technical choices of the developers of this new opus in the benchmark car racing series.

An Infinite Number of Driving Styles

Completely optimized for GT5, the T500 RS meets the demand for absolute realism. The first thing you'll will notice when setting it up is its weight: 10lbs for the wheel, and 16lbs for the pedal set. Another instantly visible feature is the omnipresent use of metal--for the gearshift levers, the wheel's central spokes section (12" in diameter) and the pedal set. This has required a mechanical design with no compromises.

Realistic Wheel Handling

Ergonomics were at the heart of the wheel's development, with an eye on optimizing game play, performance and driving sensations. The sequential gearlevers mounted on the base feature large 6.7" levers that are constantly accessible without letting go of the wheel. The wheel itself offers a remarkable 1080° rotation. These 3 full turns are also adjustable, thanks to a motorized stop, allowing the gamer choose the maximum degree of rotation according to the type of racing circuit and the car being driven.

Metal Pedals with Two Driving Positions

The spacing and height of the 100% metal pedal set is also fully adjustable and accommodate individual driving preferences by offering 2 positions: "floor-mounted" F1 style, or "suspended" GT style. The brake pedal has been given extra attention, with reinforced and adjustable resistance that lets users perfectly tailor their braking with near surgical precision, and which includes a removable mod. A textured foot rest, also crafted entirely of metal, completes the pedal set. Gamers will notice that having 3 pedals at their disposal not only enhances the level of realism, but it also gives them a taste of what's to come with the addition of an independent gear stick, which will also be available from Thrustmaster in the coming months.

The Thrustmaster T500 RS
Achieve next level racing with total precision that never decreases over time. View larger
More Power and Precision to Push the Limits of Racing

The T500 RS is a true racing simulator designed for the most die-hard racing fans. Its power is unmatched, with Force Feedback effects relayed via a 65W industrial motor, providing 150mNm at 3000 RPM. The Force Feedback mechanism is vigorous, fast-acting, and extremely responsive. While the power is potent, the integrated large dual-belt system ensures backlash-free and smooth behavior.

Fans of even the most intense racing experience know that power alone does not allow them to achieve the best performance. With this in mind, the T500 RS provides total precision which never decreases over time. The T500 RS employs the same technology developed for the world's latest benchmark flight stick, Thrustmaster's HOTAS WARTHOG. The magnetic sensor-based H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology is incorporated into the wheel's steering mechanism. As a result the wheel is super-precise with 16-bit resolution and 65536 values on its steering axis.

With this wheel and pedal set, users will go farther than ever before in the thrill of the ultimate racing experience. Get ready for an extraordinary ride.

Product Details

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]
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  • ASIN: B004J6KRD6
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 15.2 inches ; 25 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: January 1, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,460 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]

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I bought the T500 rs in march of 2011. Three months later the cooling fan started to sound like it was going to break off. I emailed thrustmaster customer support as my 30 day return period from amazon was over. They took two days to respond and started by asking me for a video in which they could hear the abrasive sound. I did so immediately. Customer service is located in France so they took another 24 hours to respond. When they did so, they started asking me questions which I felt were designed to incriminate me regarding foul use of the wheel. This process took several days, they then asked me for proof of purchase, to which I replied with the invoice from amazon. They then told me that they could not open the attachment. I had to resend it. This of course took another 24 hours of what was now starting to become a tediously long and cumbersome process. After this they told me that the unit would have to be mailed by me to France. They would not pay for shipping. This of course is not the way returns should be handled by a corporation doing business in the U.S. I was not about to spend hundreds of dollars on shipping a faulty unit I had just bought for $600.00 dollars. I politely asked them to please send me a new fan so I could perform the repair myself. They took a couple of days to respond, and when they finally did, they asked for my telephone number. I gave it to them that very day. A couple of days later, I get a call from a woman in France. She proceeds to question me again about the use I have been giving the wheel. She asks me if I am forcing the wheel in any way from side to side during start up. She then asks me if I have the wheel set up to a Dell computer.Read more ›
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I was very excited as I unboxed my T500RS to replace my well worn G27. I attached the wheel and pedals to my Playseat WRC; the wheel fit perfectly, but the mount holes for the pedal set did not line up, had to zip-tie in place. (I have seen rumors on line that Playseat is working on an adapter but 5 months after release it is still yet to be seen...)

I started Gran Turismo 5 on my Playstation 3 and got in about 3 hours of play. The wheel was remarkably better than the G27, impressively responsive.

I turned the system off, and returned a few hours later for another session, to find that the unit will not power up. The AC Adaptor's indicator light is on, so it must have power, and when I connect the USB cable, I hear a high pitched whine coming from the wheel, but the power light on the wheel does not light up and the unit is not responsive.

VERY disappointed that a such an expensive unit would die on day 1. Awaiting a response from Thrustmaster support and trying to figure out if it is worth the effort to set the G27 back up...

UPDATE: I initially called Thrustmaster support on Monday May 23. They ran me through the usual script - attempt to connect to multiple different PCs, attempt to re-flash firmware, etc. After I reported back through e-mail that none of these steps worked, I received a reply 10 minutes later asking for more detailed contact information and proof-of-purchase. I was hoping that meant this would be a quick repair, but I did not receive any further contact. After one more e-mail to them asking for status, I called again Friday May 27. The rep I spoke with confirmed that they received my e-mails earlier in the week, and said they would follow up with the person this case was assigned to and have someone get a status to me that day.
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I would give 0 stars if I could. Opened for Christmas, within 30 minutes it stopped working. Between Dec 26,2012 and March 7 2013, I am still dealing with Thrustmaster. Their customer service is horrible, it takes them days to get back to you, After pages and pages of emails and calls to them to fix this thing, they sent me a PCB board for me to try to fix their problem with wheel, that DIDN'T work, after 2 months they told me to send it back to Canada which cost me $74.00 and they refused delivery. To this day, they still want me to send it back to them. A giant piece of JUNK.... DON'T BUY IT
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The wheel worked really great while it did. The feel and force feedback was realistic and accurate. But after a couple hours the second morning of racing, the pedals were still responsive, but the steering quit. The smell of hot, burnt electronics emitted from the vents on top of the case, and I realized I never heard the cooling fan come on (which was kinda loud when it had the day before). I think the fan failed and allowed the unit to over-heat. Even after allowing it to cool down for a couple hours, it never worked again.
I returned it to Amazon for refund, which was about as painless as possible. In the end I was out nothing, even for any shipping. This was the first time I ever had to return anything purchased online, and Amazon handled it exceptionally well with no hassle. I bought a Fanatec ClubSport this time, and it's been working very well.
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I usually do not take the time to write reviews but this time I feel I have to because of my painful experiences with the TM T500RS wheel. This review is very similar to Claudio Moreno's so I will not go into the painful dealings when trying to get help from the TM's customer service department. From the positive point of view, when this product works it performs very realistically but do not count on having fun for very long because it will eventually break. Then is when the "other fun" starts! It seems that some key parts are made with either sub-par quality components or designed incorrectly so they will not last. in 13 months I have had three problems with my wheel. After five months the shifter was shifting two gears at the time. After numerous e-mails, during at least a month and a half, TM replaced the shifting kit which I had to install. In the mean time I bought an F1 wheel adder and after six months this one is now missing shifts and it lost its "click" when shifing! So I went back to the original wheel now. In the mean time the fan sounds like is grinding bones inside the housing. I told this to the TM people who started giving me excuses. Therefore, because I was not willing to go through another month or two of painfully frustrating e-mailing back and forth I decided to put up with the noisy fan until it dies. Now the spring for the break pedal return broke! So the set is useless again! This is 13 months after having purchased the 600 Dollar toy which, for that price, one would think that it should be made of good quality materials and last for at least three years or more. My conclussion is that if you want to have the best performing wheel in the market to put in a closet so that it will not break, you should buy a TM T500RS wheel.Read more ›
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