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TrueBrake Mod From AXC Sim

Every sim racer who has a Logitech G25 / G27 / G29 / G920 / G923 knows it: the huge frustration around braking. The Logitech braking system is 'progressive', meaning you experience more tension towards the end. As a result, you experience more control over the force of braking. The downside of this system is that over time - and with heavy use - the brake pedal loses its power, reducing braking performance. This is partly due to the huge pedal travel the system has as standard. This means that you have to press the brake pedal enormously hard and far with your foot to brake 'harder'. Over time, you cannot fully rely on your brakes, which means you miss momentum in a race and are not consistent in your braking zone. One solution to provide a more realistic experience close to a load cell system is the TrueBrake Logitech mod from AXC Sim.

What is TrueBrake?

TrueBrake is an upgrade for your Logitech G25 / G27 / G29 / G920 / G923 brake pedal. TrueBrake provides a more realistic braking feel. You feel the brake load / load and not the small pedal movements. This provides a very realistic experience that comes close to a load cell brake pedal, such as the Fanatec. It is the most convenient and cost-effective brake pedal Logitech mod available for your Logitech brake pedal. TrueBrake fits perfectly into your Logitech pedal set and all at a very reasonable price! This Logitech mod costs £49.99 (about ?56). So a very nice upgrade, just like this cool Logitech racing wheel mod.

TrueBrake Logitech mod

What does TrueBrake do to my brake pedal?

  • It changes the feel with the brake pedal based on brake load
  • It increases the brake load required to fully brake
  • It reduces the impression stroke of the brake pedal to a few millimetres
TrueBrake vs Logitech

The TrueBrake system allows you to apply more load (pressure in kg) to your brake pedal, reducing your pedal travel. Below you can see the difference between the standard Logitech brake pedal and the TrueBrake system. So with a TrueBrake system, you need less brake force and pedal travel to generate more load.

TrueBrake vs Logitech

What does TrueBrake look like inside?

  • Cylinder and housing: CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminium
  • Piston: has a spring travel of up to 4 mm in the cylinder
  • Main spring: Heavy-duty spring resists piston movement
  • Locking ring: keeps the piston in the cylinder
  • Linear motion potentiometer: high-quality component that detects piston movement
TrueBrake system inside

Is TrueBrake comparable to a load cell brake pedal?

Well, no. Although it does come pretty close to a load cell brake pedal. TrueBrake is considered an 'electromechanical load cell', according to the manufacturer. In any case, it is not a strain gauge load cell, as these use an electric strain gauge to measure the small bending of a spring element. Using TrueBrake in your Logitech brake pedal will give similar results to using a load cell system but much cheaper!

I am very impressed by this innovative technology and state-of-the-art engineering. As far as I am concerned, the TrueBrake mod an absolute must-have For every Logitech user!

Review TrueBrake Mod

I have been in the process of getting the TrueBrake Mod from AXC sim for a few months now. And wow, what a fantastic mod for my Logitech G29! Admittedly, it took a few days before I really got used to the new system. This was mainly to do with 'trusting' it to adopt. This required a slightly different technique than I was used to before. But once mastered, my lap times shot down!

One of its key features is a more consistent (and later) braking action. You notice that braking is much more precise and the 'bite' is harder. This means there is less pedal movement.

Conclusion:

AXC's TrueBrake Mod is a fantastic and innovative addition to your standard Logitech pedals. This mod allows you to apply the brakes much later, more accurately AND harder. This results in many more consistent lap times and more confidence on the track. Yes, it takes some patience to get used to this new way of braking. And also in-game (Assetto Corse Competitione) I had to make the necessary tweaks in my settings.

I am very impressed by this innovative technology and state-of-the-art engineering. As far as I am concerned, the TrueBrake mod an absolute must-have For every Logitech user!

Also check out this review

Barry Rowland of the Sim Racing Garage has made a comprehensive review. Check out the video below!

Wilco Verhaegh

For more than 15 years, I have been a passionate sim racer. My love for racing, motorsport photography and gaming are boundless. I am also proud of my book 'Mastering The Art Of Sim Racing', in which I share my knowledge and insights with aspiring sim racers worldwide!

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