ESR Logitech Inverted Pedal Kit Review

Logitech Inverted Pedal Kit

The pedal sets with the Logitech G (G25, 27, G29, G920, G923) series are not bad for the price. However, they definitely lack realism and the brake pedal definitely isn’t great. If you’re not ready to upgrade your Logitech pedal kit to a nice load cell set, it’s worth checking out the Logitech Inverted Pedal Kit from Extreme Sim Racing. I just upgraded to the Simagic P2000 Pedal Set and will review it at a later date.

Our friends at Extreme Sim Racing have developed an Inverted Pedal Kit for the Logitech G25, G27, G29, G920, and G923 series. Read on to learn more about this kit because it’s worth checking out. Also be sure to check out my review of the SXT V2 Wheel Stand from Extreme Sim Racing as well!

Disclaimer: This retrofit kit will void your warranty. If you aren’t careful could result in you breaking your pedal kit. F-R Racing and their partners will not be held liable for any damage caused by attempting this retrofit and is provided solely for informational purposes only. All technical support should be directed to Extreme Sim Racing.

Background

Sim racing is not a cheap hobby by any means. The investments include a computer, an iRacing.com subscription (join before December 1, 2022 and save big!), the cars and track cost, a racing wheel set, a sim rig or wheel stand, etc. I have a family and I don’t have a bottomless pit of cash to invest in products so I made the logical first move and purchased the Logitech G920 racing wheel and pedal kit.

Logitech G920 Force Feedback Racing Wheel
Logitech G920 Wheel and Pedal Kit

For $200-250 USD, what you get is pretty solid. It’s definitely a great first option before expanding into the expensive “load cell” pedal kits. That being said, the biggest issue with the G920 is probably the brake pedal. Inside the pedal, spring is a small piece of foam that provides you with the “pressure” that you feel when pressing on the brake. Because that foam is so small there is actually a bit of a gap where you don’t feel the pressure before you hit the pad and you feel it.

Inverted Pedal Retrofit Kit

Extreme Sim Racing Inverted Pedal Kit
Extreme Sim Racing G920 Inverted Pedal Kit

Extreme Sim Racing’s Inverted Pedal Kit for the Logitech G series addresses two things. First, it takes the existing pedals from your kit and provides you with a high-quality metal base and mount to give the “inverted” look that most race cars and high-end pedals use. Second, they provide you with a much larger foam piece to fit inside the brake. This gives you a much more consistent and accurate brake (for the money). Don’t get me wrong, it’s still no load cell, but it’s a lot better than the stock pedal setup.

Building the Retrofit

NOTE: THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY WITH LOGITECH.

As I mentioned above, the retrofit kit reuses the same pedals and wiring. The kit includes the base metal plate, the diamond plate cover, the three metal brackets for the pedals, the brake foam pad, and the necessary hardware to assemble. Note that you are going to disassemble your existing pedals and if you’re careful taking the parts apart, you could in theory return them back to the factory plastic casing.

Be prepared to spend about an hour working on the retrofit and check out the video from Extreme Sim Racing that shows you step-by-step how to install the kit:

Observations & Notes

Above you’ll see what the G920 pedals look like with the Logitech cover removed. Make sure you mark your pedals (if they aren’t already) as A (accelerator), B (Brake), C (Clutch). This is so you don’t mess up the order and position of your pedals.

Final Product

I’m an Electrical Engineer, so moving some simple wiring around and attaching screws was not a problem for me. Overall I felt it was a fairly simple retrofit. However, if you’re less technical, you’ll want to think long and hard if this update is for you as you can permanently

Conclusion

In summary, if you’re planning on using your Logitech pedals for a couple of years or longer, I would definitely recommend this retrofit. The quality of the kit paired with the brake upgrade makes it a worthwhile upgrade for your sim racing setup.

Inverted Pedal Kit Pros

  • Great looking retrofit kit
  • Well built and a major upgrade over the plastic casing provided by Logitech
  • Affordable Upgrade (on sale for $89 until Dec 1, 2022!)
  • The brake upgrade is a nice added bonus
  • Excellent YouTube video to provide guided instructions for assembly

Inverted Pedal Kit Cons

  • Will void your Logitech warranty
  • Assembly time could take more than an hour and may be difficult for non-technical people
  • Still not close to a load cell brake setup,
    • It’s also an unreasonable expectation to think that a foam pad will give you a load cell performance

Note: We are affiliate partners with Extreme Sim Racing. By clicking the link and making a purchase, not only will you have added an awesome upgrade to your Sim Racing setup, but we’ll get a small commission that helps fund our project here at F-R Racing. That gives us more opportunities to develop and share our lessons with you. Thank you for your continued support of F-R Racing.

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