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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

 

Yeah I guess I'll have to start somewhere.

I like the G27 because it has all 3 pedals along with the clutch. The DFGT only has two.

 

Smart move, while the DFGT is a nice wheel and does everything well, I am sure you would want to upgrade at some point from it. 

 

The G27 is most certainly a wheel that could last you the rest of your SIM racing career. 

post #17 of 176
Racing with a wheel is much more enjoyable. biggrin.gif
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Smart move, while the DFGT is a nice wheel and does everything well, I am sure you would want to upgrade at some point from it. 

 

The G27 is most certainly a wheel that could last you the rest of your SIM racing career. 

There is better wheels though.

 

I preferr the Fanatecs though the G27 has come down in price so it´s an okayish budget option. If you go up a bit more you have wheels like the T500 RS and then the CSR Elite and CSW. There is also Frex and Ecci force feedback wheels.

 

G27 won´t last a lifetime neither will the thrustmaster or Fanatec wheels I recon. They do where down but they do generally last a couple of years at least if you are using it quite frequently. Like audio you have to choose your budget wisely :D

 

If you want to race on xbox you are pretty much limited to Fanatec if you want a decent wheel.

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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

 

There is better wheels though.

 

I preferr the Fanatecs though the G27 has come down in price so it´s an okayish budget option. If you go up a bit more you have wheels like the T500 RS and then the CSR Elite and CSW. There is also Frex and Ecci force feedback wheels.

 

G27 won´t last a lifetime neither will the thrustmaster or Fanatec wheels I recon. They do where down but they do generally last a couple of years at least if you are using it quite frequently. Like audio you have to choose your budget wisely :D

 

If you want to race on xbox you are pretty much limited to Fanatec if you want a decent wheel.

 

Thanks for the info!

post #20 of 176

Yes there are better wheels out there and I own some ALOT better than it, but for the price the G27 is hard to beat. 

 

I really liked my GT3RSv2 but I sold it soon after getting my ECCI Setup. 

 

I have owned the DFGT, G25 (still own), G27 (returned didnt see the upgrade over the 25), Fanatec GT3RSv2 (sold), TSW 720, ECCI 6000, ECCI 7000. My personal opinion pedals make more of a difference than wheels do. Being able to modulate the gas and brake precisely makes more of a difference than wheels. 

 

Here is my current set-up minus the button box and shifter. I am in the process of relocating it to a different room and its slowly being stipped.....lol

 

post #21 of 176
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Originally Posted by asmoday View Post

Yes there are better wheels out there and I own some ALOT better than it, but for the price the G27 is hard to beat. 

 

I really liked my GT3RSv2 but I sold it soon after getting my ECCI Setup. 

 

I have owned the DFGT, G25 (still own), G27 (returned didnt see the upgrade over the 25), Fanatec GT3RSv2 (sold), TSW 720, ECCI 6000, ECCI 7000. My personal opinion pedals make more of a difference than wheels do. Being able to modulate the gas and brake precisely makes more of a difference than wheels. 

 

Here is my current set-up minus the button box and shifter. I am in the process of relocating it to a different room and its slowly being stipped.....lol

 

 

Wow thats a good one.

I'd love to have something like that, but I'm just afraid of collecting a lot of stuff...a bit troublesome when shifting houses (rental)...

post #22 of 176

 

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Originally Posted by asmoday View Post

Yes there are better wheels out there and I own some ALOT better than it, but for the price the G27 is hard to beat. 

 

I really liked my GT3RSv2 but I sold it soon after getting my ECCI Setup. 

 

I have owned the DFGT, G25 (still own), G27 (returned didnt see the upgrade over the 25), Fanatec GT3RSv2 (sold), TSW 720, ECCI 6000, ECCI 7000. My personal opinion pedals make more of a difference than wheels do. Being able to modulate the gas and brake precisely makes more of a difference than wheels. 

 

Here is my current set-up minus the button box and shifter. I am in the process of relocating it to a different room and its slowly being stipped.....lol

 

That´s a really nice setup. Are you using ECCIs FFB wheel now? Is the Obutto Ozone stable enough to cope with your ECCI and triple monitors. 

 

I was looking for an Ozone but it was a problem with importing and went extreme instead. Personally I use a nixim racecraft Mark2. Different colour and chair and without monitor stand but you get the picture http://www.nixim.com/forums/album.php?albumid=7&attachmentid=149. It´s very special to race in a cockpit where it´s just impossible to get it to flex whatsoever. Tons of steel. I think he even put on even more to compensate for long delivery time lol. Big and bulky so you gotta have room though. Mark 3 is even wider.

 

G27 is really malplaced here but I am not that into simracing anymore so have limited my expenses on it. The cockpit is as versatile as it gets for gaming purposes so it get ton of use anyway.

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Honestly with the Nixim I see no need for a Obutto. biggrin.gif I went with the Obutto with because at the time I could buy it semi local and save on the shipping. It is very well put together and does a decent job of handling the weight. I do think it would be a little more stable with 24" monitors instead of the 27" that I have on it. There is a little (very little) side to side wobble with it as it is now, plus I cant really get the angle for the monitors I would like do to the arms hitting the center monitor. They do have a new monitor mount (aftermarket but recognized by Obutto) that is made for bigger monitors now. I had thought about getting one and probably will at some point but I have been using mine in its current state for 2 years now and have gotten use to it. 

 

I bounce back and forth between the ECCI 6000 and 7000. I really like them both equally, I started SIM Racing back before there was FFB Wheels so I am still a little partial to Non FFB wheels. Sometimes I feel the FFB gets in the way, if I am out to be super competitive for the night or whatever I use the Non FFB wheel, just wanting to have fun and add as much realism as possible I go with the FFB one. There so easy to swap in out it can be done within minuets so its not a issue. How ever if I didn't already own both, I would probably just settle for the 7000.

 

I think there is both pluses and minuses for both G27 and Fanatec wheels. With different internal workings I can find good and bad in both, I ultimately used the GT3RSv2 more than the Logi wheels when I still had it. I liked the sort of built in dampening you get with the belt drive wheel. 

 

I would still like to try the T500RS and Fanatec Clubsport Wheel at some point along with the new Clubsport Pedals to see how they stack up against the older Clubsport Pedals. But I have way to many steering wheels and pedals lying around now that don't get any use. biggrin.gif

post #24 of 176

ECCI? Holy crap, you've got the Stax of racing wheels there...wish I could afford the FFB version myself, but by that point, I could probably afford a used car!

 

On the other hand, if I wreck a virtual rally car in a simpit, all I have to do is hit "restart"...

post #25 of 176
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On the other hand, if I wreck a virtual rally car in a simpit, all I have to do is hit "restart"...

 

Thats true.

On the other hand, I've also heard that some ppl have been helped by sim racing in real life. Their response times and awareness improved, and they've managed to save their car from being wrecked.

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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

 

Thats true.

On the other hand, I've also heard that some ppl have been helped by sim racing in real life. Their response times and awareness improved, and they've managed to save their car from being wrecked.

It´s a double edged sword though. I started to push the pedal harder after getting into simracing. But absolutely the difference in control of the car before and after is immense.

 

You can´t compare the cost at all to real racing. It´s one thing to buy a race car then another one to maintain it. Then it´s the extra track fees and all that.

post #27 of 176
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

 

It´s a double edged sword though. I started to push the pedal harder after getting into simracing. But absolutely the difference in control of the car before and after is immense.

 

You can´t compare the cost at all to real racing. It´s one thing to buy a race car then another one to maintain it. Then it´s the extra track fees and all that.

 

Oh, I meant it more in terms of normal everyday driving.

 

Yes, it cannot be compared to a real car, but I think creating a realistic simulator, the likes of which are used in F1, would probably cost more than a cheap car that can be used for race weekends.

post #28 of 176
I played Pole Position all the time before I was old enough to have a drivers license. Learning how to recover from spinning out helped save my mother's car a few times after I got my license.
Edited by Draygonn - 11/7/12 at 6:31pm
post #29 of 176

I love gran turismo2,3,4,5, but unfortunately i cant afford to get a ps3 and a wheel...frown.gif

post #30 of 176
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Anyone heard anything abount GTR3? I've been waiting for months now.

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