Published on June 30th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
TH8S Shifter Add-On: Push your gears to the red line
Thrustmaster is expanding its racing ecosystem with a new shifter: TH8S Shifter Add-On. A direct descendent of TH8A Shifter Add-On, the gold standard of high-end shifters, TH8S Shifter Add-On is a more affordable version that boasts the same excellent performance, retaining the essential features of its predecessor.
With its 8-position “H”-pattern shift plate, TH8S Shifter Add-On is the versatile shifter for all types of games and vehicles with manual shifting, for next-level racing immersion sensations.
TH8S Shifter Add-On is compatible on PS5™, PS4™, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S with Thrustmaster Force Feedback racing wheels, and compatible with all racing wheels on the market on PC.
PUSH YOUR GEARS TO THE RED LINE
TH8S Shifter Add-On is the perfect complement to your sim racing setup for enhanced racing sensations. Push your gears to the red line and get started double-clutching with this 8-position manual shifter.
- Versatile shifter
TH8S Shifter Add-On inherits the same 8-position (7+1) “H”-pattern shift plate used by its big brother, TH8A Shifter Add-On, allowing for direct shifting of the 7 gears plus the reverse gear with no unnecessary movements required. TH8S Shifter Add-On adapts to all types of games and vehicles with manual shifting: rally, GT, NASCAR, trucks. The number of gears can easily be doubled using a keyboard/gamepad shortcut to be configured in order to adapt to driving trucks with up to 14 gears.
TH8S Shifter Add-On’s design has been modernized with a red ring — echoing the ring found on Thrustmaster’s recent T128 and T248 racing wheels, for aesthetic coherence in users’ sim racing setups. The “H”-pattern shift plate features a pronounced texture for the Thrustmaster “TM” logo, also stamped on top of the shift knob, giving the product real character and class.
- Responsive shifting
With its 1.6″ / 4 cm metal shift lever, TH8S Shifter Add-On is a “short” shifter — specially designed with responsiveness in mind, for clean and precise shifting. The frictionless H.E.A.R.T technology derived from Thrustmaster’s high-end TH8A Shifter Add-On shifter version is incorporated into TH8S Shifter Add-On, ensuring the same extreme level of precision throughout the product’s lifespan.
TH8S Shifter Add-On features an ergonomic “sport-style” shift knob for easy handling, helping you stay in control in all situations — even off-road!
- Full compatibility
The dual connectors (DIN and USB-C) on the back of TH8S Shifter Add-On allow for outstanding compatibility with virtually every type of sim racing setup. On PC, TH8S Shifter Add-On is compatible with all racing wheels via the USB-C/USB-A connection. On PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, the shifter is compatible with all Thrustmaster Force Feedback racing wheel bases via the DIN connection.
The two cables are included with the product, for Plug-and-Play use. The sliding notch lets you hide the unused connector.
- Built-in clamping system
TH8S Shifter Add-On features a built-in sturdy clamping system for all types of tables, desks and supports (0.04–1.6″ / 0.1–4 cm thick). Clamping doesn’t require any tools, allowing the shifter to be attached and unattached quickly and easily. Set up TH8S Shifter Add-On only when you need it, and then conveniently store it away in just a few seconds when you’re not using it.