Author Topic: G25 shifter mods.  (Read 10537 times)

[SJ]INSTG8R

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Re: G25 shifter mods.
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2008, 11:35:26 am »
Okay now having had a go at BOTH my shifters. My 2nd attempt on my newer shifter worked out much better.
I went with the cable sleeve trick again, but this time I bored out the hole a bit (it has a taper anyway) so I just used a 6.5mm drill bit and reamed it out a bit(the hole is approx. 6mm)
So that worked out fine this time without any jamming so far.

Now my own innovation was to find the right thing to stick in the bottom of the hole to up the resistance. I ended up using a very short motherboard standoff. I added an O-ring to the top of it to isolate it from the spring.

It also now has a much more positive feel in Seq. Mode now as well which is a bit of a plus.

It is now VERY stiff, and well of course it has a small click in it of course. I also did the neutral mod with a rubber band, tho again I love my O-rings so I will look thru my stock and see if I have anything appropriate, as that will have much better durability and better tension.

But yeah so far so good. Im just gonna go do some TT's in GT5:P and see how it goes.

[SJ]GPI Steve

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Re: G25 shifter mods.
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2008, 02:19:53 pm »
If your like me and like to label up your buttons on your shifter. I just found this over at RSC...

I have tried it and it fits perfect, you can edit it to your preference obviously and best of all its free  :)

http://forum.racesimcentral.com/showthread.php?t=325244

Edit: I just quickly cut it out with blunt scissors and took a photo so you can see what im on about.

i reckon on glossy photo paper and with a bit of time with a sharp craft knife you have a very personal shifter  :)



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[SJ]INSTG8R

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Re: G25 shifter mods.
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2008, 03:46:15 pm »
Indeed that is quite sharp looking. That would be fine if I was only playing Simbin/ISI games but Im a bit more broad in my racing tastes so I wouldn't want to commit to any particular setup(tho it would be darn handy sometimes)

All in all tho I have REALLY upped the resistance and it feels nice and positive now.(Managed # 3 in the World in a Z06 on Fuji without even turning a perfect lap) I am definitely going to do a bit more work on the Neutral modding as with the shifts so crisp now I want the neutral tension a little more in line with it.

[SJ]GPI Steve

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Re: G25 shifter mods.
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2008, 05:31:17 pm »
Indeed that is quite sharp looking. That would be fine if I was only playing Simbin/ISI games but Im a bit more broad in my racing tastes


I'm gonna print one for each game on thick photo paper so i can interchange them. :)

[SJ]INSTG8R

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Re: G25 shifter mods.
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2008, 09:56:10 pm »
Indeed that is quite sharp looking. That would be fine if I was only playing Simbin/ISI games but Im a bit more broad in my racing tastes


I'm gonna print one for each game on thick photo paper so i can interchange them. :)


Odd you know I had the same thought....
I will finalize the shifter mods then I will tackle those nice overlays ;)

[SJ]Nodnerb

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Re: G25 shifter mods.
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2008, 10:27:27 pm »
Indeed that is quite sharp looking. That would be fine if I was only playing Simbin/ISI games but Im a bit more broad in my racing tastes


I'm gonna print one for each game on thick photo paper so i can interchange them. :)

That is a great idea.  thumbs up  I have been trying to align all of my games to the same buttons, but really struggle with it and make mistakes. 
This will help me no end I am sure. :)

[SJ]SergeBMW

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Re: G25 shifter mods.
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2008, 10:34:08 pm »
I heard most of these mods lessen the life of the shifter.

I havent tried any, clicking sound doesent bother, the wheel makes more noise lol. Id like to make the resistance a bit stronger but I dont want lessen the life of my shifter.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: G25 shifter mods.
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2008, 03:17:34 am »
If your like me and like to label up your buttons on your shifter. I just found this over at RSC...

I have tried it and it fits perfect, you can edit it to your preference obviously and best of all its free  :)

http://forum.racesimcentral.com/showthread.php?t=325244

Edit: I just quickly cut it out with blunt scissors and took a photo so you can see what im on about.

i reckon on glossy photo paper and with a bit of time with a sharp craft knife you have a very personal shifter  :)






You have exactly the same shifter knob i have lol

[SJ]INSTG8R

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Re: G25 shifter mods.
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2008, 11:58:42 am »
I heard most of these mods lessen the life of the shifter.

I havent tried any, clicking sound doesent bother, the wheel makes more noise lol. Id like to make the resistance a bit stronger but I dont want lessen the life of my shifter.


Nah I cant really see any of these being any more damaging than regular wear and tear. In fact I have always replaced the standard Lithium grease with better High Duty/Long Term stuff. So even just doing that is already an improvement over stock. I mean all I have essentially done is packed up a spring.