Breakdown of the Best Sim Racing Pedals

The wheel, pedals, and seat are the three points of interaction between the driver and the cars in any sim setup. For those of you who are familiar with Sim Racing, the pedals can undoubtedly make a significant difference in driving skill and consistency. The driver can control the car without second-guessing what the car will do if the pedal sensation is constant and accurate. This not only improves braking performance, but also tyre wear and overall automobile handling by reducing pitching and instability. The right pedals may make or break a driver's ability to be consistent and perform at their best. From more budget-friendly choices to expensive sim racing gear, we've broken down the four finest pairs of pedals.

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Product

Style

Price

Compatibility

B.J. Sim Racing Steel Series GT Pedals 200kg Load Cell

Load Cell           

$1049

PC

B.J. Sim Racing 1000psi Hydraulic GT Pedals

Hydraulic

$1749

PC

Thrustmaster T-LCM Load Cell Pedals

Load Cell           

$349

PC, XBOX, PLAYSTATION

Fanatec Clubsport V3 Pedals

Load Cell           

$626

PC, XBOX, PLAYSTATION

 

B.J. Sim Racing Steel Series GT Pedals 200kg Load Cell

$1049

STYLE: LOAD CELL

BRAND: BJR

 

The BJR SIM RACING pedal range come equipped with the leading simulation brand in electronics Leo Bodnar, using their 16-bit Loadcell USB board which is specifically designed for load cell pedals used in racing simulators. The board has integrated EMI filters, this means when the pedals are used on motion sims or heavy FFB set ups there is no creeping on inputs making them more precise. On the brake pedal BJR have fitted a 200KG industrial aluminium single point Loadcell which is super reliable and extremely accurate. This type of loadcell is well known to be the best when converting pressure or weight into an electronic output, when testing these pedals, we seen this compare against other styles and is one of the reasons we choose BJR Sim Racing Pedals.

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B.J. Sim Racing 1000psi Hydraulic GT Pedals

$1749

STYLE: HYDRAULIC

BRAND: BJR

 

 

The BJR SIM RACING pedal range come equipped with the leading simulation brand in electronics Leo Bodnar, using their 16-bit Loadcell USB board which is specifically designed for load cell pedals used in racing simulators. The board has integrated EMI filters, this means when the pedals are used on motion sims or heavy FFB set ups there is no creeping on inputs making them more precise. When it comes to braking in simulation the pinnacle of precision and immersion can only be found with a Hydraulic brake set up. BJR Simracing have set the new standard with a genuine Wilwood slave cylinder and pump commonly used in the racing industry, if you want the most realistic pedals on the market for your sim set up this is it.

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Thrustmaster T-LCM Load Cell Pedals

COST: $349

STYLE: LOAD CELL

BRAND: Thrustmaster

 

 

 

 

Thrustmaster is proud to launch its first multiplatform magnetic pedal set featuring a brake pedal incorporating Load Cell technology, for ultra-precise braking in racing games. Thrustmaster’s renowned proprietary H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology) system gives racers the opportunity to experience incredibly lifelike sensations, thanks to magnetic sensors allowing for up to 16-bit resolution. Versatile and stable, the T-LCM Pedals set gives users significant advantages when racing: the pedals can be adjusted; a set of 6 springs allows for a multitude of adjustment options; the unit features non-slip, 100% metal materials; and the pedal set’s settings (dead zones and electronic force [Brake Force]) can be adjusted via the included software. This product is compatible with PC (Windows 10/8), as well as both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. (For consoles it is required to be plugged into a Thrustmaster wheelbase) Compatible with PC (via USB) in Windows 10/8 with all racing wheels on the market. In PC games (using the USB cable), the resolution of the T-LCM Pedals is 16 bits per pedal. Compatible with the PS4 and Xbox One consoles with the Thrustmaster T-GT, T300, T150, TS-XW, TX and TMX racing wheels. In PS4 and Xbox One games (using the RJ12 cable), the resolution of the T-LCM Pedals is 12 bits per pedal.
One key advantage these pedals have over many others is that if paired with a Thrustmaster family wheel, then these are compatible with almost all devices ranging from consoles to PC. So if you are looking for an entry-level set of pedals while not losing out on the great feel of a load cell then look no further than the T-LCM Pedal set.

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Fanatec Clubsport V3 Pedals

$629

STYLE: LOAD CELL

BRAND: Fanatec

 

If you are in the Fanatec ecosystem or looking for a set of pedals to improve a starter sim racing setup, then the Clubsport V3 pedals are a great choice to consider. Nothing will make you faster than a set of good pedals. We are using the latest and most advanced technology to give you an advantage. There are countless ways to adjust these pedals according to your racing style and ergonomics. The third generation of the ClubSport pedals is still using the simple but proven design of its legendary predecessors. This pedal set can be used on gaming consoles, if connected through a Fanatec Wheel Base / Racing Wheel. Please check the information on the product page of the Fanatec product through which they will be connected to the console. It will not work on consoles using the direct USB Connection or a ClubSport USB Adapter.

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