Thrustmaster TMX Wheel Review - Is $200 Enough

Shaun Cole On January 26, 2017
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Are you new to Sim Racing and looking for a wheel to use.  Do you have a friend who you are trying to get into Sim Racing and trying to start off small?  Then the Thrustmaster TMX wheel might be the answer for you.

The TMX is a force feedback steering wheel and pedal system by Thrustmaster that at only $200 offers many features of the much more expensive wheels on the market.

But as the level of our wheel, and the prices to match go up, what do you really get for $200.  Will it hold up?  Will it perform?  These are the questions that we are looking to answer.

Here are our settings within the control panel of windows for our Thrustmaster TMX wheel during testing.

Rotation - 900
Master - 60
Constant - 100
Periodical - 100
Spring -  100
Damper - 100
Center spring overide by game - checked

In iRacing 

Damper - 1
Force Feedback - 10-20


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