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Best, stable, cockpit for heavy wheels

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by racingenthusiast, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. racingenthusiast

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    Looking for the best, stable, cockpit for heavy wheels for a reasonable price. I wasted £260 pounds on a playseat revolution and it snapped because my thrustmaster tspc racer wheel was too heavy for it.

    So was wandering does anyone know good cockpits that are stable, sturdy and suit heavy wheels. Thank you
     
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  3. racingenthusiast

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    [​IMG]

    Went to the website but they look so strange, what is that lol,where do I sit and I do not see any hard mounting holes for the pedals?
     
  4. rocafella1978

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    go research 80/20 rigs/ cockpit or in Europe known as Aluminium Extrusion.
    www.heusinkveld.com
    www.sim-lab.eu

    you will need to check with them if you need any extra mounts or accessories for your specific wheel base, pedals and/ or shifter if you have a shifter. (contacts to those shops are on their respective websites) and you can google search images and YouTube videos of these cockpit/ rigs. there is nothing mode sturdy and rigid than AluExtrusion cockpits. (most OSW/ direct drive owners use AluExtrusion cockpits.

    of course there are many many other AluExtrusion cockpits/ rigs in the market, very easy to google and if you have specific questions just contact them.
     
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  6. jordyvaneijk

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    What do you think is a heavy wheel? OSW, Bodnar or what?
    If you think fanatec is heavy this is still doable on a playseat.

    Maybe you can give some more information about the wheel and pedals you're using.
    But my opinion! Go with a 80/20 rig Build one your own or go for pre fabricated one
     
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  9. racingenthusiast

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    thanks guys ill check them all out
     
  10. racingenthusiast

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    How about read what I said, I mentioned everything
     
  11. Poloman

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    If looks aint the problem,you could do something with PVC,like this:

    with slight modifications.

    While I am using it with a G27,many fellow racers use it with DDW.
    It costed me around 200€,and it is upgradable(i plan to change to DDW (soon i hope) and a clubsports shifter.
     
  12. Sigmar Bomar

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    Somehow I doubt PVC rig would be a good idea for direct drive wheel.
     
  13. manc0ntr0

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    I have a PVC rig. Cockpit 45 design from the same guy of the video above. I think if you want to use a DD wheel you'll need a stronger rig.
     
  14. Poloman

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    Trust me guys,it is way more rigid than most rigs i have seen.
    Somewhat flexible,but rigid.
    Just get some strong pvc,50mm,and strong wood.
     
  15. racingenthusiast

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  16. Gaudin

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    Have to agree on that, assembled mine yesterday, and it's just a massiv peace of heavy duty equipment - you can use it as bombshelter if needed I guess,

    It's worth every euro, the details and perfection of this thing is just stunning, my playseat is still intact, but will be sold asap hehe
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