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F1 wheel mod

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by James Scanlan, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. just wondering if any one knows any links on a DIY F1 wheel mod for a G25 not just that video thats been floating around im after actual instructions or something like that.

    Thanks guys if any one happens to know of or find any.
  2. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
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    switchin out wheels its really quite simple on the g25.

    1. undo the 6 alan head bolts from the center plate of the existing wheel on the front.
    2. pull the whel away and disconnect the wires from the 2 buttons being carefull not to over-stretch them.
    3. take your new wheel and using the original wheel as a template drill holes for the screws.
    4. put buttons in your new wheel if you require them (push-to-make I believe, easy to get from any electronics store)
    5. connect the wires to the buttons in the new wheel
    6. attach using the bolts
    more infoe here -> http://www.nogripracing.com/forum/showthread.php?p=953518
    some rather expensive replacement wheels here -> http://www.f1driving.it/english/index.htm

    Id suggest making your own. you can change it to your liking then.
  3. i was more after something like this
    only with instructions rather than just showing it off and a breif montage of how to make it. and thanks for the info on how to actually take the wheel and stuff off i thought it would be something like that.
  4. Was browsing some Youtube vids about F1 DIY wheels and came across this link... http://www.langamers.it/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1170
    A step by step instruction on how to create your own wheel. Since I'm browsing with Google Chrome it translates it from Italian to English (or language of choice). I myself am considering purchasing the F1 wheel from Ċ½eljko Roso in the near future. :cool: But hope the link helps anyone thinking about creating their own.
  5. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    Id say hes used an existing wheel as a base. you could cut of the top and bottom of a G25 wheel and use that for a starting point.

    As for switches you used something like this http://www.xkeys.com/custom/xkmatrix.php which allows you to map buttons and axis to controls in the settings page like you would any other controller. there is a better one around that has3/4 analogue inputs too which you could use for the clutches, but i cant remmeber the name of it.

    you use simtools and some custom code to drive the lcds and a usb output board to show the lights gear and other data. http://www.rfactorcentral.com/detail.cfm?ID=SimTools they have a website but its been borked by the look of it. http://www.sim-tools.de/

    Either way its no small 2 week project. certainly possible though. :)
  6. hey thanks for the links guys bookmarking them now and google chrome is the ****tt haha. I was hoping to build something more along the lines of the youtub vid that i posted as i want it to be a full blown replica of a Mclaren formula 1 steering wheel so if any one has any links that show you how to make that step by step ( doesnt have to be mclaren lol ) that would be great. those links will indeed be helpful thanks heaps guys appreciated
  7. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    your unlikely to get a step by step, most people that pull off projects like that end up marketing and selling them so don't really want to give all their know-how away for free.

    The original link i posted to the expensive wheels has the installation instructions for their wheels availbale to download on the site. maybe you could scout some extra info out of those.
  8. I'm making my own F1 wheel, made out of wood. I'll get some pictures in the next few days and post them.

    Plus, my wheel is based on McLaren 2007 F1 wheel!
  9. awesome philip would there be any chance you would be able to email or pm the specs like size and things like that ? and maybe a few tips and stuff?
  10. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    pm, bah! He should post it in the open so we can all be jellous :D
  11. Pieter Theron

    Pieter Theron

    You might want to make it yourself but why don't you mail the guy from YT and see how much he charges to make a while like that. Would be kinda intersting to see the cost involved. I also like it a lot :)
  12. i was thinking about that but i certainly wouldn't buy it off of some guy off youtube just incase i got scammed. but yeah i might email him and see how much he charges. and yeah philip if you could would you be able to post all the plans and specs and whats needed and stuff. that would be awesome mate thanks.
  13. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    The guys from my link (post #2) do several different ones. ranging from 500 to 1200 euros. Of sourse you can do it cheaper but people must pay that if thats what they charge itsw insane.
  14. yeah indeed i mean why charge so much when it can quite easily be made for so much cheaper the real F1 wheels how ever thats different there made out of real carbon fiber and the electronics are a lot different still amazes me that one steering wheel is worth nearly 50,000.00 . but 1200 euros for something like that is insane probably only costs them 50 bucks to make ( yeah i realise it is actually more lol ) i cant wait to build one of these wheels. gonna be alot of fun.
  15. I've got to admit, it is much for satisfying making your own wheel than buying it straight off the internet. I'm only at the sanding phase atm and still got a bit of work to do, but already I feel really pleased with I've achieved so far.

    I'll make a new thread and link to it here, complete with pictures etc.
  16. awesome philip any chance of adding specs like lengths and materials used and tools needed and all that kind of stuff ?? sorry to be a pain but i really would like to make my own and really have no idea where to start. would like it to be as close as humanly possible to a real mclaren wheel ( including the right measurments and stuff ) would it be worth attempting to email mclaren lol i know its probably not but if you guys seem to think so ill do it and post the response i get.
  17. I'll put more info in the actual post, but iused 18mm MDF wood, two sheets of that together, making the final width of the wheel around 36mm. The size of it looking down on it at plan view is about 29cm > by 16cm ^

    Also, I doubt you'd be able to make it a full blown replica. Mine is based on the McLaren wheel from 2007 and 2008, with modifications by me to fit my needs. It is incredibly hard to make a full blown replica. After all, it's your wheel, you do things the way you want :)
  18. sweet look forward to your post mate :) thanks heaps.
  19. Oh, thanks Dave! Forgot about that.

    Thanks again. :)