Thrustmaster T150 Improved Cooling Mod/Ball Bearings Belt Tensioners Mod


Armchair Racer
Here's how it works the cooling of T150


The two holes are 4mm.

One hole 4mm.

The holes in red are enlarged to 3mm.
The hole in blue is enlarged to 4mm.

These holes are 4mm.

After this mod I can play 4-5 hours nonstop at high force feedback settings without overheat.
Remove the top cover before drilling the holes!
When you are not playing you must cover the wheel to prevent a dusting!

Attention,this mod will void your wheel warranty!


Pretends to Know What He's Talking About
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Awesome to see this :D I am going to be getting in a TMX soon to review, so I may see about trying this mod ;)


Armchair Racer
Thrustmaster T150 ball bearings belt tensioners mod.

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My advice is to buy quality made/expensive bearings.
Ball bearings dimensions:
Internal diameter-3mm.
External diameter-8mm.
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Attention:this mod will void your wheel warranty!
Attention:before loosening the bolt of the belt tensioner mark the exact position of the belt tensioner (as in the picture,use something sharp)because you will have to return it to the exactly same position when you finish!
There is a hole in the front cover in which there is a rubber pad,remove it and you will have access to the bolt.
You will also need about twenty washers for M3 bolts.The axis of the belt tensioners is about 11mm. long and the ball bearings width is 8mm.You will fill this gap with washers.
This mod can be made without disassembling the entire front end of the steering wheel,simply remove the top cover(it is a little tricky to be made like that but can be done)
This mod will reduce the friction which will make your wheel little smoother, little faster and you will feel little more details in the force feedback especially around the center of the wheel,you will also feel better when the car start to oversteer.
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Armchair Racer
One very simple but very effective mod for the paddle shifters.
If you find the T150 paddle shifters for little soft here's what you can do:
Take three rubber bands
and put them around the paddle shifters like that:
Here is the hole which give you access to the belt tensioner bolt.