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Best low budget novice wheel??

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Steve read, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Hi there.

    This will be the first wheel I have ever used, I have always used an Xbox controller but I now want to try out a wheel. I have done some searches on here and online but haven't really found anything up to date.

    So what i'm looking for is a good low budget wheel.

    Any advice you can offer is gratefully appreciated.

  2. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett

    Steve what will you be using it for console or PC, give us more info and I'm sure RD can get you sorted :thumbsup:
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  3. What is your budget, and where are you in the US or UK...or other?
  4. Hey guys.

    Im using for PC, Will be running Game stock car and eventually Assetto Corsa.

    Budget wise I want to spend as little as possible to get a half decent wheel. I'm one of those that will pay a little extra to get the right thing, but don't have particularly deep pockets.

    And yeah i'm from England.
  5. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    You can't get a decent wheel for a low prize. If you really want the cheapest of the cheapest you will probably end up with a plastic wheel and pedals and like with a controller don't really feel any immersion when racing.

    Go for mid range to at least have a proper wheel. If you are passionate about racing games you won't regret the purchase for sure.
  6. Ok with that in mind do you have any recommendations?
  7. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett

    A new Logitech DFGT would be a good starter, or you want something a little better maybe a used Logitech G25/G27. Like Bram says you will to spend a least 100 plus for a wheel or it's just a controller
  8. ok cool i will check those ones out.

    But you reckon i could pick something half decent up for around £100?
  9. i'd go for the g27 if I were you
  10. For that budget, you can easily get a Driving Force GT Pro. Excellent wheel, pedals are OK too.

    However, for double that, you cab get a G27, which is miles ahead.
  11. cool thanks for your help guys.

    Looks like I am gonna pick up a G27 next week.

    Thanks again guys
  12. Michael Lowe

    Michael Lowe

    Where are you in the UK Steve? I have a g27 and wheel stand pro I need to offload. I'd do a very competitive price if you paid cash and collected. I'm in Nottingham.
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  13. Richard Hessels

    Richard Hessels

    Good choice.. easier to sell also if you had enough of it.
  14. Michael Lowe

    Michael Lowe

    Can't be a better wheel, bang for buck, and the wheel stand pro is a great piece of kit. Just doesn't get a look in since I got a gt omega evo and t500 in March. Lol
  15. How much would i be looking to pay? I Have an almost brand new HTC One I would be willing to swap if I can throw that in to the mix. probably worth about £300. if not no worries.
  16. Michael Lowe

    Michael Lowe

    I don't need a phone thanks. Lol. Worth much more than I want too. Think the wheel alone is over 200 brand new and consistently go for over that used on ebay. Cash on collection you can have it and the wheel stand pro for 180.
  17. I thought not. I will have to sell the phone anyway so thought i might aswell put it out there. Does that include pedals?
  18. Michael Lowe

    Michael Lowe

    Yes mate, this is why the g27 is such a popular choice, it has wheel inc paddles, pedals comprising of acc, brake and clutch and a 6 speed shifter. And it all bolts onto the wheel stand pro. i initially started racing sat on the sofa, works like a dream.
  19. I have used the DFGT for more then 5 years and I have tested both the Logitech 25 & 27 wheel and I can't say it's that much better then the DFGT, BUT... the pedals that comes with the 25 & 27 are WAY better then the DFGT pedals. For me it's not any problem since I use a DIY set of pedals and have a better use with the DFGT wheel since it have more buttons on the wheel itself. (More like the Fanatec CSR) You can't go wrong with any of the wheels, you have to look more on the pedals then the wheel if you buy it as a "kit" or a standalone wheel.