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Experience With Racing Wheels

GregoireA

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Anyone have any real experience with a variety of gaming/racing wheels?

I'm tempted to make the jump to a low-end fanatec(CSL ps4) but am a bit concerned about spending 4 times as much on something that I have no idea how it will feel or perform. Personally I have owned several Logitech's and tried out one thrustmaster, the T300 RS. The thrustmaster was the most expensive I have ever owned. It was around $400 at the time and I was incredibly disappointed by the quality and performance.
Let me know if you have any long term experience with sim-quality wheels, or if you know someone else who is dumb enough to spend as much as a cheap car on a fake car wheel.
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Coach

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I cannot help but to say that I own three G27. I would like to know what a better wheel and pedals is like so I will be watching this thread.

IMO G27 is a good starting point.
 

GregoireA

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I concur. I ran a G27 playing GT5 and GT6 for several years and thousands of virtual miles and never had an issue. I just sold it this spring for more than I bought it for.
 

GregoireA

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Screw it, I'll treat myself this winter. CSL PS4 edition with CS Load cell pedal on the way. I hope I don't need to pay customs.
I will be sure to update with first impressions and long term assessment.
 

Izerous

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My last racing wheel was a logi driving force gt (the special edition gran turismo wheel). Honestly I wanted to love it but I could never figure out how to make it comfortable to use. My desk, TV etc none of them were quite right for mounting too high, too low etc. The simple +/- shifting also took some feel out of it.

Because I have gutted my 2004 Outlander's cloth interior and replaced the whole thing with I was seriously considering taking one of the cloth seats and making a little racing station but I honestly don't play enough racing games any more to justify having yet another thing sitting around especially as big and bulky as that. However since I was able to expense a quest 2 for development purposes and some personal use could do it again but use the quest instead of a TV/monitor making it a lot smaller.
 

okonomi

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i will say if you order fanatec pedals, make sure you add in the pedals to that you get the $29 discount. the default bundle only discounts it $10.

my rig is on the way will report back to let you know. csl elite, p1 xbox wheel, standard pedals with loadcell brake add on. Logitech shifter with an O-ring sequential mod and amazon 16bit handbrake. using the gt omega stand.

i'd say the shifter/handbrake from fanatec is not worth it since you can use the logitech and the O-ring mod for like $80-85 compared to the $200+ fanatec.
 

CMetaphor

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I've got a G920 and have had older Thrustmaster wheels as well, it's pretty good for what it is, but until i get the chance to feel what a properly configured fanatec setup is like in a driving game I know, i went risk the buy.

My view is, no matter how good the sim it'll always be a static or semi-static seat looking at a screen. No road feel, no g forces, etc. So to justify spending so much more on a very high end setup, I'd need to know that - at very least - it feels far far better and makes my driving better.

0.02$.
 

GregoireA

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I've got a G920 and have had older Thrustmaster wheels as well, it's pretty good for what it is, but until i get the chance to feel what a properly configured fanatec setup is like in a driving game I know, i went risk the buy.

My view is, no matter how good the sim it'll always be a static or semi-static seat looking at a screen. No road feel, no g forces, etc. So to justify spending so much more on a very high end setup, I'd need to know that - at very least - it feels far far better and makes my driving better.

0.02$.
Very much in the same boat. I'm hoping that it will no longer feel like a toy. Hell, at 1100CAD starting price it better not feel like a toy.
 

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