Thrustmaster T3PA Pro Pedal Set Review | $150

Thrustmaster T3PA Pro Pedal Set Review | $150

The Thrustmaster T3PA Pro pedal set is very similar to the T3PA wide-pedal set Thrustmaster released in 2014, but with tons of improvements and upgrades.

These pedals look and feel exactly like the highly acclaimed Thrustmaster T500 pedals, that come with the T500 rim. This is definitely the pedal site we have all been waiting for Thrustmaster to deliver!

These T3pa pedals are all metal, feel really good on your feet, and offer you some nice options for setting them up for your personal preference. Thrustmaster designed these to emulate automotive standards and really stepped it up a notch engineering this pedal set.

Thrustmaster’s aim here was building a more robust standalone pedal set than the previously released T3PA’s. These pedals look and feel like they were built to last and withstand a beating! They are heavy and really feel like a quality product the moment you take them out of the box.

Thrustmaster T3PA Pro Pedals Review Video

T3PA Pro Pedals Are Compatible With Multiple Wheels

The pro pedal set is compatible with all of the Thrustmaster steering wheels released in the T-series (TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition / TX Leather Premium Edition / T300 RS / T500 RS / T300 Ferrari GTE / / Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 ). For Xbox One folks, The thrustmaster t3pa pro invertedThese pedals feel pretty damn authentic and weigh about 15 lbs. The pedals and all of the internal and external parts are metal and the large metal footrest with non-slip grating is an awesome touch. The pedal face plates look to be the same as the T3PA Wide Pedal Set, but everything else is re-hauled and re-engineered nicely.

“What make the t3pa pedals so good is all of the adjustability they offer”

First it allows for 2 different user positions; Floor-mounted position (F1-style) and Suspended position (GT-style). Second, you can move each of the 3 pedals spacing for 3 positions/pedal), also adjust the incline for each pedal (2 positions/pedal), and third you can adjust the height for each pedals (4 positions for the gas and 3 for the clutch and brake pedals).

T3PA Pro Gas Pedal

t3pa pro pedalsThe Gas pedal has a nice throw length and a decent spring in it. The throw seems slightly longer than the T3PA Wide pedal set enabling more precise inputs and better control.

The Brake Pedal Has Options

The brake pedal has some awesome options so you can really customize this pedal set to your preferences. With this pedal set you get 2 different optional brake mods that you can install beneath the brake pedal. When you adjust the position of the mods, you can change the pressure force on the brake.

These are your 3 options for the brake:

NO MOD:: This is using the pedal set as is. You can adjust the brake pedal pressure force between 15 lbs. and 22 lbs.

SPRING BRAKE MOD: Contains an additional compression spring and you can adjust the brake pressure forcebetween 31 lbs. and 35 lbs .

t3PA Pro Conical brake modCONICAL RUBBER BRAKE MOD: Composed of a conical stop made from industrial-grade high-density rubber (like the T3PA wide Pedal set features), for true ultra-progressive resistance at the end of the pedal’s throw range. You can adjust the brake pressure force between 44 lbs. and 66 lbs

In all three instances you can also adjust the range of travel of the brake. Having brake options is really a HUGE deal, because that is the pedal you need the most to control your car.

“If you are looking for the most simulated experience the Conical rubber brake mod offers the best and most authentic resistance”

You can also opt to add a load cell brake, which is what I have. You can get the load cell from Ricmotech and install it in the T3PA Pedals yourself or buy the pedals with the load cell brake installed. You can read more about the load cell brake here.

T3PA Pro Clutch Pedal

The Clutch pedal has a long throw length for a clutch and the spring back return is a bit light for a clutch, but I think that was the only option Thrustmaster has because the pedals can be inverted. The clutch pedal leaves a little to be desired, but at the price point of the pedal set it is serviceable.

T3PA Pro Pedal Set Will Mount On Cockpit’s And Wheel Stands

Playseat Pre-drilled Pedal PlateWhile the pedals, themselves are plug in and play, you may want to mount them to a wheel stand or cockpit for maximum stability.

I mounted the pedals to my Playseat Evolution. The holes didn’t exactly line up with the pedal plate, like the T3PA wide pedal set did, but I was eventually able to finagle it on with some strength. Once it was on it felt extremely stable and tight.

You can also mount them onto a wheel stand. Click here for the compatible wheel stand.

If you are playing with your wheel mounted to a table and have these pedals on the floor, they will slide minimally, but the fact that they are 15 lbs keeps em pretty stable.

T3PA Pedals | Pros vs Cons

PROS:

    Look and feel like a high quality product built to last
    The brake is an improvement from the stock TX F458 pedals and the T3PA Wide Pedals
    Pedals can be inverted…I personally think the GT style feels more simulated
    Pedal spacing adjustments…you can put your gas and brake close to each other

CONS:

    Not easily inverted, the holes don’t exactly line up, and instructions are vague
    The clutch could use some more spring pressure
    The face plate on the brake pedal should be wider like a real brake
    Thrustmaster disclaimer states do not use these with bare feet or just socks as a pinching hazard exists

T3PA Pro Pedals vs T3PA Wide Pedals

T3PA Pro vs T3PA Wide

There are 3 main differences between these two T3PA pedal sets.

The PRO pedal set is made of all metal, while the Wide Pedal Set is made mostly of plastic. The Pro Pedal Set has more adjustability including inversion and multiple brake mods, while the Wide Pedal Set has only 1 brake mode (conical rubber stopper) and only allows you to adjust the face plates. Lastly the price. The Pro deal set is $150 and the Wide Pedal set is $100.

Those are the 3 main differences and in my opinion for an extra $50 for the Thrustmaster Pro Pedal Set, you are getting so much more value. If you would like to learn more about the T3PA Wide Pedal Set, read our review or click here for a more detailed comparison.

Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set Wrap Up

Hands down this is the best pedal set on the market at this price point. These are an enormous upgrade for most stock pedal sets in the Thrustmaster T-series and even the T3PA Wide Pedals. Despite the fact, that this pedal set can be a pain in the ass to invert, the quality construction and feel of these pedals on your feet make this pedal set worth every penny.

Every racing game you play with the Thrustmaster T3PA Pro Pedals, will immediately become more immersive and simulated simply because you have so many options to set these up exactly how you prefer. I am usually pretty stingy about assigning a 5 star rating, but this t3pa pedal set is a no brainer, especially because I think they nailed the price point!

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Have you tried either of the Thrustmaster T3PA Pedal sets…what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

2 Comments

  • Jason says:

    I just picked these pedals up, along with a playseat evolution. Any chance you can point to which holes on the pedal plate you eventually mounted the pedals to? I’ve been trying to guide it on with very little luck. I would love some assistance. Hope that even though this is almost a year old you might still be able to help!

    • James says:

      Hey Jason,

      Two great products…good choices!!

      My T3PA Pro’s line up nicely on the Playseat Evolution pedal plate without any drilling, bending, or struggling. I looked under my pedal plate to see which holes I use. I use two screws to hold them on and below I have circled where they are on the pedal plate.

      Let me know if for some reason you still cant get them on or if you have additional questions. I am happy to help.

      -James

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