Ricmotech Short Shift Kit Review for Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter |$40

Ricmotech Short Shift Kit Review for Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter |$40

The Ricmotech Short Shift Kit for Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter was made to shorten the throw of the TH8A Shifter. Ricmotech is an officially licensed Thrustmaster dealer and they make sim racing equipment and mods.

The original Thrustmaster TH8A shifter has a long throw path, a bit more like an older muscle car and less like a new age high performance sports car.

When you add this mod from Ricmotech it shortens the throw path which will lead you to faster shifts and ultimately faster lap times.

What You need To Know

This mod works and is compatible with the Thrustmaster TH8A shifter and TH8ARS shifter! It really makes your shift distance much shorter by changing the geometry of the shifter which reduces the fore-aft throw by 35%. The directions for installation are straight forward (except for one piece highlighted in the video below) and really doesn’t take much at all to install it. To my knowledge this is the only mod on the market that will shorten the throw of the TH8A shifter.

Ricmotech Short Shift Kit Video Review for the TH8A Shifter

What Does It Take To Install the Shifter Mod

Ricmotech short shift kit review

Installing the shifter mod is pretty simple. You need to first remove your syour shifter plate, and the stick from your TH8A.

Then there is a piece of heat tubing you need to put on the bottom of the stick above the threads. You want the heat tubing to line up with the top of the shifter plate when you are finished. This is to protect the shifter stick from hitting the metal shifter plate. After that you screw in the Ricmotech shifter mod and then attach your TH8A shifter plate and you are done.

Th8a shifter mod reviewOn the right, this is what the Ricmotech shifter mod looks like when installed. As you can see it doesn’t really look like too much, but it certainly does the job.

All in all adding on the TH8A shifter mod takes a total of about 15 minutes to complete. Easy-Peezy!

Pros vs Cons


  • Shortens your shifts and reduces your lap times
  • Easy to Install
  • Built really well


  • One part of the directions regarding the heat shrink isn’t clear

Who is The short Shift Kit For

Anybody who own the Thrustmaster TH8A or TH8ARS shifters. If you find the throw distance on the Thrustmaster shifters to be too long of a distance this will shorten the distance significantly and make your shifts more efficient.

Ricmotech TH8A Short Shift Kit Review Conclusion

I love this mod. It is simple and does what it says. The installation is a snap and the faster shifts can really be noticed during a standing start. If you own a TH8A shifter than this is a great solution, especially since I myself have always felt the shifter had an immensely long travel distance.

“This mod couldn’t be more simple and yet it has had such a great impact on reducing your lap times”

FYI, Ricmotech advises that adding this mod to your shifter may void the warranty. This mod can only be purchased though Ricmotech and isn’t available anywhere else on the web. If you wanna check it out and see what other customers are saying, click the Buy Now button and it will take you too the Short Shift Kit page on their site.

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Do you own a Thrustmaster TH8A shifter? Do you find the throw distance to be long? Let me know in the comments below.

Ricmotech Short shift Kit TH8A Shifter

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