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Old 02-28-2019, 05:14 AM   #1
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Default Thrusmaster TPR Hydraulic Damper Mod

OK guys did a Hydraulic damper mod this afternoon using a CNC Motorcycle Damper and some hardware I purchased. Damper was about $30. Hardware was maybe $5-7. This completely changed the TPR pedals which were already awesome and a huge step up from my MFG Crosswinds. The pedals now feel Hydraulic! Feel is amazing and added and unintended bonus is with the damper going from the base to the horizontal arm I am getting way more effects from my Simshaker/transducers in the pedals so it feels even more real!

Install is pretty easy. The U bracket I got off of Amazon and it's for a bathroom door stall panel(painted it black). You need to screw two small holes in the base to attach the bracket. Then remove the existing E Clip on the left horizontal arm and replace it with a 60mm long M5 scew. I found aluminum sleeves that would fit on the M5 and had an OD of 7.9mm...the openings on the Damper are 8mm so these were a perfect fit...here are some pics!

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Old 02-28-2019, 08:00 AM   #2
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That is an excellent idea and really well executed!
When I get these pedals (one day!), I'll be doing the same!
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:54 PM   #3
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Awesome. On my way to the garage to take the damper of my wife's Gixxer!
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:06 PM   #4
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very cool ! also what s that left hornet panel in your sim ? Homebuilt ?
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:22 PM   #5
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That Button bos he has on the left is a Dereck Speares Designs Race King button box with custom stickers on it. I have the same box and use it for everything.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:33 PM   #6
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Awesome mod!
Will be doing this as well when eventually I get a TPR set as well

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Awesome. On my way to the garage to take the damper of my wife's Gixxer!

As long as you don't touch the one on my ZX10R you're good
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:06 AM   #7
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Ok after some experimentation(did a little refinement of the hardware to get everything isolated with rubber and vinyl washers etc. and some good feedback from Yomo in CSG-1 who's also doing this mod we discovered it's better to mount the damper bottom right in the middle...so please see the new reference photos:





I will tell you this mod is game changer for the pedals! They feel like they are in a jet!
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Why did you make the change?
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:24 AM   #9
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Why did you make the change?
The travel of the Damper in the original orientation cut off about 10mm of the total travel of the pedals. It calibrated fine and still had a lot of travel and felt great but it was bothering me and we wanted to get a orientation that would allow for the full travel stop to stop of the pedals. In the new location it allows for it to go the full travel and added that 10mm of travel with about 3mm of travel left to spare on the damper so perfect...the hydraulic feel was the same
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Aaaah I see!

Yes that's a very good reason for the switch off course.
I would have been surprised if there would be any discernible difference in feel between the two.
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