One of the things you may feel lacking with your G27 pedal set is the pedal resistance and progressive braking system lacking compared with other more realistic pedals on today’s sim racing market. Nixim has come up with a new spring design which brings the missing realistic resistance and also uses the progressive system to bring the best feeling to the Logitech G27 pedal set. Recently we received our Nixim springs for the G27, including the G27 Brake and Clutch springs and Accelerator spring which can be purchased separately from the Brake and Clutch spring.
When our package arrived we were greated by 3 springs, 2 of which feature a progressive style spring meaning that when your press on your pedals, the further and more you press the more resistance is felt from the spring. The progressive spring system works by the more pressure you apply to the pedal the tighter and more compact the spring becomes, it then begins to meet a tighter more compact section of the spring which results in the more resistance felt by the driver. Both the Brake and Clutch pedal features the progressive spring with an extra addition to the brake pedal spring which is the threshold buffer which can be cut and trimmed to your suited preference, currently we are running our threshold buffer standard and the pressure is fine.
Once you carefully install the springs, which we recommend you follow the tutorial on the Nixim website when doing so you will notice a major difference in the amount of pressure required, one thing we highly recommend you adjust your game settings for both the clutch and brake pedal until you find your comfort zone with the pedals as the new springs bring a major difference in the overall feel of the pedals.
In Game Impressions
At first it took us a few laps to get used to the pressures needed to the pedal, also our first few laps we took the time to adjust the settings both in game and in the Logitech profiler where Nixim recommends a dead zone of around 30-35% and a brake pedal sensitivity of 75%. Both these settings can be adjusted to your preference depending on what you feel most comfortable with.
When driving with the stock G27, a brake lockup would become a fairly often situation due to the little resistance given off by the pedal springs, with the new Nixim spring installed a brake lockup can be easily corrected with a simple reduction in pressure you are applying to the pedal. Due to the stiffer, two stage spring the simple change in pressure can be felt more allowing you to judge how much braking force you should apply.
Overall the Nixim springs, wither it be for the Accelerator, Brake or Clutch all bring a major difference in the resistance and realism felt when using the pedals. The pedals now become more controllable and predictable, you are able to “stab” on the brakes and still receive only half the pressure, which you may only require at that time due to the progressive spring system over the standard springs in the pedal.
The Nixim springs bring outstanding results in comparison with the standard springs in the G27 making them a must have for those wishing for better pedals but without spending crazy amounts of money to receive the next level of realism and feeling through your pedal set. These springs will not turn you into the best driver ever seen but instead it will take practice to get the hang of, once you have achieved this your actions through the pedals become a lot more controllable and you will find yourself in control of the car more than you previously were.
You can get yours hands on the springs today by visiting the links below!