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.


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[1] 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.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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