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    Fanatec shifter

    Hi guys,

    Those who have the Fanatec shifter, is it any good?
    Fanatec offered a refund for the GT3 wheel as it broken again. Iím thinking of buying a Fanatec shifter. I now have the TH8A shifter. The problem with this one is I constantly have to swap the top plate between sequential shifter and H shifter. Not very handy.
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    I only use mine as an H-pattern shifter, but it's been great.
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    I use it as both H-pattern and sequential. Both modes work great for me. You can vary the stiffness from very weak to very hard in H-pattern and yes, the change to seq mode is made by simply pushing a small slider (you can change the knob too if you want).

    I had the TH8A before this and its like night and day. I find the Fanatec has a much better handling and a better immersion too. The seq mode has no "click" or force variation so its fully linear and some point this as a weakness. I find it has still a good feeling it suits my needs very well, provided that I use it about 80% of the time in H-pattern mode.
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    Thanks. I asked for a swap. My faulty wheel for a Shifter.
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    Yeah a good deal but not the same use ^^. What was wrong with your McLaren if I may ask. I have mine since nov 2018 and it works fine, its a good wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotik View Post
    Yeah a good deal but not the same use ^^. What was wrong with your McLaren if I may ask. I have mine since nov 2018 and it works fine, its a good wheel.
    First wheel had left flipper problems double shifts etc or no shifts at all. Send it back and got it repaired. One week later again the same problems. Send it back again and got a brand new one from Fanatec. But again after one week the same problems, only now the right shifter gives problems. Double up/down shifts. I may send it back for repair once again or
    I can choose for a refund. As I don’t thrust this wheel anymore I choose for a refund or in this case a swap. My GT3 rim for a shifter.
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    Sorry about your gt3 wheel. Mine has been ok.
    I love my shifter and recommend it highly but it does need to be mounted on a rigid rig to get the best from it. It is quite tall so needs a lower mounting position than smaller shifters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olijke Poffer View Post
    First wheel had left flipper problems double shifts etc or no shifts at all. Send it back and got it repaired. One week later again the same problems. Send it back again and got a brand new one from Fanatec. But again after one week the same problems, only now the right shifter gives problems. Double up/down shifts. I may send it back for repair once again or
    I can choose for a refund. As I don’t thrust this wheel anymore I choose for a refund or in this case a swap. My GT3 rim for a shifter.
    I understand, pretty unusable. I just googled it and saw that many have double/miss shift problems with that wheel. Not the best Fanatec product to date. I would obviously make the same decision in your case.
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