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Best hardware (money not a factor)

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by anasmak11, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Which steering wheel and pedals would you buy if money was not a factor?
  2. A fully modded g27
  3. Can you be more specific? Ive been out of the sim hardware world for a while.

    What about the Frex type G wheel? Do u need to buy a G25/7 and take the board from it and put it in the Frex to make it work? Thats not practical is it?
    and what about the CST pedals? are they the best?
  4. Alex Ball

    Alex Ball
    Web Nerd

    I always thought the ECCI wheels were up there? I prefer a G25 to a G27 too!
  5. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    I heard the quality is really good. But I think the ECCI wheels has a spring and damper on the wheel to simulate the ffb IIRC, i.e. the force does not come from the simulation, but from a fixed spring and damper. Therefore it does not follow the tire behavior and does not change with bumps, load, downforce etc.
  6. From what I had heard in the past, the ECCI wheels didn't have any force feedback but were the most accurate wheel on the market bar none. As for the pedals, everyone seems to like the CST pedal set.
  7. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
    #47 Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    ECCI FFB or Frex GP wheel

    EDIT: I don't think the base of a G25 or G27 can provide the same quality as these expensive high end wheels.
  8. ECCI has a FF wheel for about $2500.00 US and if not mistaken is between 700 and 800 degrees of rotation. You can always email ecci and get more specifics, believe Dave would be the one to ask for.

    Pedals, i would go for the CST's have had my DIY ones for around 4 years with no problems, and the ones Todd builds are simply fantastic from what have heard ppl say who have them.

    And thank you for the plug on my web site. if you dont see a particular style or configuration your looking for, can always email me :)

    Good luck in your search!
  9. Thanx for the reply guyz. Alot of people are saying a G27 with mods is the best. But what are the mods u guyz r talking about? Changing the wheel and adding buttons?
    -Also, which is the best 6speed shifter and which is the best sequential shifter?
    -What do you guys think of the thrustmaster t500rs?
  10. The ARC G27 Mod. You can buy a ready modded wheel from them. I have the mod its good. Check the front page here for Brian Clancy's review. Good stuff and not too much £££.
  11. The best wheel is most certainly not depended on the money factor. It is what you want to do with it...
  12. Exactly

    Have G25 now..... will be replacing it with Frex G
    Had G25 pedals....... replaced now with CST
    Had G25 shifter........ replaced with simworks seq shifter http://www.simworx.com.au/page/page/5313948.htm
  13. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Geez! how many wheel manufacturers are there? This is what i can only find in Vancouver, G25/27, DFGT,the odd imported Fanatec, probably the cheaper model, thrustmaster T500 GT and four different Thrustmaster models. Thats about it. As for wheel modifications almost nil. I myself own a G27 and DFPRO. I run a two computer setup at home so i can do LAN connections and play head to head when friends come over.I'am new to sim racing(started last Nov)and am very overwhelmed buy how intense gear can be. I can say honestly it is going to be hard to go back to console racing. Sorry my good friends Forza and GT5 this may be the end:frown:. I somewhat kept things in budget(no choice) So G27 $400, New tower$1000 came with 23.5inch monitor, I bought a 22inch monitor from pawnshop $85, laptop $560. game for laptop and game for new tower $60 for both games with bundles, this way two people can play online at my place as well. Thats how much I got into this and I feel i came out ok budget wise. I really would like to have a modded wheel( can i make my G27 look like a V8 Supercar wheel?? and how much would i cost? one can dream right!:D Thanks for reading. PS for my gf for occationally looks over my should when im on this site Thank you for putting $300 towards tower and support love u hon :redface::D
  14. I'd go for the TM T500, and add a set of CSPedals and tuning kit if the original pedals were deemed inadequate{but they're very good by all accounts}.......don't forget Gregor Hutto was dominant with a $100 DFGT wheel and G25 pedal set, so it seems absurd to spend over 3k on some crazy set up that's likely to have poor games support and dodgy plug and play.
  15. I have this and it works great!!!


    And this: