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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Dino Arellano Dino Arellano
Hey man. Love your style and input on all your reviews. I have a question: my rig is fo the ps4, it has the thrustmaster t300 Alcántara edition, the fanatec clubsport v3 pedals, the cpx adapter from Basherboards, and I am looking forward to get this fanate shifter. You said that I could connect this shifter directly to the pedals via a USB cable. My question is: is that setup only for pc or will it work with the setup I provided above? 

Thanks very much for your answer. I wouldn't wanna have to conform with the th8 because a misunderstanding of compatibility, and missing out on the fanatec Choice. 

Thanks a bunch! 

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Tim Chitwood Tim Chitwood
Okay 20 minutes is too short. Make the races an hour. Can you make it w/o pitting? I don't know, but with or w/o pitting it would be fun.

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Tony Reynolds Tony Reynolds
Thanks for the breakdown of your driving next to the best of your race. This comparison was an eye opener to how I should be driving compared to how I am actually driving.  You keep referring to trail breaking I'm relatively new to this new IRacing,(was an original owner of the first Nascar and had spend hours upon hours doing it.)  And I just don't get how it helps or hurts your racing style, I'll keep watching thanks for the video's and keep going fast. Tony

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Tim Chitwood Tim Chitwood
Great review really broke it down. 

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Aviev Akhmad Aviev Akhmad
Hi Shaun,

there are a lot of profle size in 80/20 inc, what profile size did you use on this demo? 1" would be stromg enought?


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