We are the only distributor offering a 5-Year warranty with your Pro Sim shifter.
Our sequential sim shifter has been exclusively developed with world-renowned gearbox manufacturer Quaife Engineering. This shifter is the exact same mechanism used on a current production Quaife gearbox so the feeling is exactly the same as driving a real car. Being from a real car also means it is extremely robust and you can be very aggressive without the fear of breaking anything. This shifter is also a work of art and with the Perspex cover, you are able to see the complete mechanism working on every gear change which is something very special.
Following Pro-Sim's version 1 sequential shifter's success, they have upgraded the design based on feedback. The new design features a gear lever that is easier to adjust and to many more positions. The new design of the shifter is quieter than version 1 and more robust. Pro-Sim has also added an adjustable plunger now so that you can choose the exact strength of gear change required. The main advancement of this version is the optional active shifting that uses a hydraulic system and software only to allow gear shifts when the gear is unloaded exactly like on a real car.
What is included:
-Pro-Sim by Quaife sequential Shifter Plug and Play
-High-Quality 2m USB A to B cable
-Aluminium formula-style gear knob
HYDRAULIC SHIFT LOCK MECHANISM EXPLAINED (OPTIONAL EXTRA CAN BE RETROFITTED)
The main problem with all shifters on the market is that you cannot simulate missed gears nor interact with the software. For this to be accurate, it also needs to simulate the different types of gearboxes for dog engagement and also synchromesh:
A synchromesh gearbox is what you would commonly find in your road car. This type of gear is engaged using cones to match the speed of the gears and then held in place with multiple ‘teeth’. With this type of gearbox, there is virtually no play when in gear, but there is a lot of surface area with a load on holding the gear in place. Because of the load on the teeth and the fact that there is not much space, the gear needs to be doing almost the same speeds to be able to engage, and this is what the cones do, but they cannot overcome the engine brake without doing damage to the gearbox, and so the clutch is needed for all changes.
A dog engagement box is what you will commonly find in race cars and on most sequential gearboxes. This type of gear usually has 3 to 6 ‘dogs’ on each gear, and there is a lot of free space for them to engage. This means there is normally a lot of play when in gear, which is why you often see race cars juddering forward and backwards when going down the pitlane. When you are driving fast, this is not an issue as you are pushing on one side of the dog for acceleration or braking rather than hovering in the middle. This is also why they are not suitable for daily use on the road. When shifting gears, because of the space between the gears, there can be up to a 900rpm difference in gear speeds, and the gear will still go in. Because of this, you do not need the clutch. To make a gear change, you need to reduce the load on the dogs so that they can release. This is normally done by just lifting the throttle on the up change. To change down a gear, there is already a sufficient reduction in the load. You need to blip the throttle not to lock the rear wheels or cause unnecessary wear on the gearbox.
Please note the standard aluminium gear knob is the long thin one, and the optional GT knob is the one from the H pattern and is a round GT-style knob.
This shifter comes with the shaft extension as standard. The black/red shifter with the GT gearknob, the picture doesn't show the correct gearknob.
Designed and Manufactured in the UK