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Sim racers - what are you running?

Discussion in 'Gaming Peripherals' started by swannyUK, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Yrkoon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 15, 2006

    Posts: 2,002

    Location: Edinburgh

    wow you guys have some impressive set ups, i only have a t-150 and the stock pedels, i am amazed at the set up's i am seeing :)

    <---back to horizon 4 i go :p
     
  2. Greboth

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

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    Location: Birmingham

    To be fair, I think most people start with just a wheel and it expands from there. Up until I changed to the above I'd spent ~15 years with desk mounted Logitech wheels (DFP, G25, G27 then G29). I just decided to go all out and do it properly :)
     
  3. Yadda

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2009

    Posts: 3,252

    Location: Baa

    Where are you racing these days? I haven't done any for quite a few months and I'm starting to miss it.
     
  4. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

    Posts: 5,623

    Location: Birmingham

    Honestly, I went through a season on F1 2019 and haven't played much since finishing it - I've been busy in and out of work and playing some non racing games when I got a chance to play (finished Kingdom Come Deliverance).

    I did have a little blast of Wreckfest the other day which is quite fun but I'll probably do some racing this weekend as the missus is away Saturday.
     
  5. Yadda

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2009

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    Location: Baa

    Fair enough. I want to get back into competitive online racing. Nothing too serious which is why I'm reluctant to jump into iRacing, but serious enough to have some decent racing. Anyway, hope to see you on track again sometime.
     
  6. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

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    Location: M28

    Thinking of getting a car seat from scrappy/breakers and build a stand for it. Anyone recommend a good comfy, yet supportive one?
     
  7. NeverWinter

    Soldato

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    I ended up being too busy to do any racing! Nevermind. Probably worth looking at SRS for AC if you want something like iRacing?

    Mine is from an Astra (mark 5), it's pretty comfy.
     
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  8. Greboth

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,736

    Location: Birmingham

    Do you drive in real life? what car do you have? If you find your real car comfortable, maybe that is a good starting point.

    For the most part though, every genuine car seat is designed with ergonomics in mind and will be comfortable and supportive. I originally tried to find an OEM sporty seat - Golf GTI's, Audi S lines, Honda Type R etc. seats but struggled to find any at a reasonable price that weren't a full set. In the end, I went for a Mk2 MX5 'tombstone' seat as I like the design of the seat and it looks good on my stand. It probably is a little narrow for me but it is comfortable enough to spend several hours racing without issue.
     
  9. Yadda

    Mobster

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    Location: Baa

    I got one from an Alfa Romeo in grey Italian leather, already mounted on a custom steel frame by the previous owner (a squaddie who's Alfa was trashed while he was away on tour so he salvaged the seat and turned into a gaming chair). It's very comfortable and pretty swish too, and he only wanted £10 for it!

    Yes, I'll definitely give SRS a try. I started looking into it last year but never got it going. Cheers.
     
  10. hyperseven

    Soldato

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    Location: M28

  11. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

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    Location: Birmingham

    I got mine from ebay, all in for £25 del and it was nice and clean.

    Old picture of setup:
     
  12. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

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    Location: Birmingham

    Decided to take an updated photo:
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    So this is:
    GT Omega ART with a Mk V Astra Seat
    Fanatec CSR
    Fanatec CSL Elite LC Pedals
    SHH 7R Shifter
    G25 Shifter (used as a button box/handbrake)
     
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  13. Chrisc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 29, 2016

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    Location: Up Norf

    wow, i was looking around at advice for a steering wheel and opened up a whole new world.

    Having played project cars2 on VR with a controller im on the radar for one of the logitec wheels. Looking at some of the setups, i think this is going to get expensive :p
     
  14. MoodyB

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 12, 2003

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    Location: Motherwell, Scotland

    Give the "Classic Summer 2018 FFB Profile" mod a try from the Steam Workshop. This made the cars more driveable for me on my T300 after the latest Wreckfest patches.

    Doesn't break single player & works fine online too.
     
  15. venomx

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 17, 2009

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    Just got my G29 yesterday, playing Forza 4 without the shifter for now untill I get used to it.
     
  16. NeverWinter

    Soldato

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    Location: Birmingham

    Will do.
     
  17. Greboth

    Mobster

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    It only gets as expensive as you want it to be really. A wheel* is a massive step up over no wheel but IMO once you have a wheel it is diminishing returns. A Fanatec set up is better than a Logitech one but at, for example, 5x the price it isn't 5x the experience or 5x better. The same for DD (Direct Drive) wheels and Heuskinveld pedals 10x+ the price but not 10x better.

    *assuming a force feedback wheel
     
  18. Chrisc

    Wise Guy

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    Like many hobbies then i guess. ill stick to a G29 around christmas and see where i go from there.
     
  19. NeverWinter

    Soldato

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    Location: Birmingham

    A Logitech wheel will do you well, I’ve had my G25 for over 10 years, still works and has served as a back up a few times since.
     
  20. Chrisc

    Wise Guy

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    Cheers, not sure whether to save a few quid and not get the gear stick? Reckon its worth the additional £40?