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Buying Steering Wheel (advice needed)

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by cruyff, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. cruyff

    cruyff

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    So I can finally buy a steering wheel. Now, to my knowladge, there is no wheel compatible with both xbox and pc. If you know one, feel free to mention it.

    If there isn't one, for which machine would you buy one for? I have rFactor and F1 2011 on my PC and Forza 4 on my xbox 360. I'm also certainly buying F1 2012 for the xbox as soon as it comes out.

    Finally, which wheel do you recommend?

    I know this is a very subjective matter.
    I deeply appreciate your help.
     
  2. Steve Greenwood

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    Fanatec do one that is compatible with both
     
  3. Ian Craft

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    Fanatec has wheels which are useable at xbox and pc and even ps3 at the same time.
    But Fanatec is expensive. The other fact is you get probably quality.

    best regards


    I cant recommand I dont used one of them.
     
  4. cruyff

    cruyff

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    How much is it? My budget is at about 70-80 euros. Is it well over 100?
     
  5. Ian Craft

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    Yes its well over 100. 100+100 And that would be only the wheel.
    Check out the Fanatec Site
     
  6. cruyff

    cruyff

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    I checked. :( Very nice wheel though.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  7. Ian Craft

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    I would like but Iam dont know much about that thing.

    Dont want to suggest wrong things to you.


    My pennys. For 100 you get a DFGT thats good rated. And its from Logitech.
    Checkout Ebay for g27 g25 you maybe get that for 100-160€ its a class higher than the DFGT.
    I use a DFP for a long time now. Its the antecessor of the DFGT.

    best regards
    Iam out
     
  8. Jim Smith

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    For €70-80 I think you'll struggle to get a decent wheel. If I were you I'd keep saving and go for a Fanatec. I've got the CSR Wheel and pedal value pack which has just been reduced €50 to €250. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for. I upgraded from a Microsoft wheel and the difference is amazing especially on F1 2011.
    Don't know what your set up is like but another thing to consider is how you're gonna mount the wheel. I have mine on a Wheelstand Pro which will add another €130 approx to the final figure
     
  9. Alex Ball

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    The only wheels that work on PC and Xbox360 are:
    Fanatec CSR
    Fanatec CSR-Elite
    Fanatec GT2
    Fanatec PWTS
    Microsoft Wireless Wheel

    :(
     
  10. Steve Greenwood

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    I think you can get an adaptor for the Logitech G27 for the Xbox, sorry I can't remember where I saw it
     
  11. cruyff

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    I think the last one is kinda cheap. But does it really work with PC? (do you need some kind of adaptor?)
     
  12. Alex Ball

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    Yeah you need the microsoft wireless controller adaptor. It's a shockingly bad wheel and I Would not reccomend anyone buys it.

    Actually, I forgot one. Logitech Drive FX. Also a pretty crap wheel, but better than the MS effort, and works on both without adaptors.
     
  13. cruyff

    cruyff

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    "shockingly bad"?! You are not helping me...
    But anyway I decided to buy a wheel for the xbox. So.. anything that doens't cost 250 pounds AND isn't crap?
     
  14. Alex Ball

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    No such wheel exists. Sorry.
     
  15. cruyff

    cruyff

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    what about the DFGT? It's around 150 EU and very good.
     
  16. Alex Ball

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    Doesnt work on 360.
     
  17. Jim Smith

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    I wouldnt go as far in saying the MS wheel is shockingly bad. I think thats a bit harsh. If thats all you can afford and you've only ever used a joypad then I think you'll think its pretty good. It's just then if you had a go on a more expensive wheel you'd see that it isn't great but its not shockingly bad
     
  18. Alex Ball

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    Maybe I had a bad one. Who knows. :)
     
  19. Jim Smith

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    I wouldn't waste your money on any of those wheels if I were you
     
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