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Frex Sequential + G25 Question

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Gary Jibb, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Gary Jibb

    Gary Jibb

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    Hello all.

    First off I should say that I do not own the Frex sequential shifter but I do have full intentions of purchasing one (unless you guys can give me logical excuses not to). Also I do own a G25.

    OK, on to the question.
    If I buy the Frex shifter, do I need to buy the USB controller or can I use the one from my G25. My question is based off of the Installation Manual off of the Frex site. It showing the H-pattern shifter being set up to the G25 controller.

    I would just like some help understanding if the G25 shifter controller will work fine, or if I need to get one of the controllers from Frex? (although I think I have read on a few forums that there are a few problems with the Frex USB Controller, maybe I am wrong).

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Nick Haeusler

    Nick Haeusler

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    I have a Frex sequential shifter and a G25. With this setup you will need to either purchase the frex USB controller or one of Leo's boards to plug the shifter into. I have an SLI-Pro, so that's what I use.

    I've had mine for about a month and love the feel of this shifter. I would strongly recommend it to anyone
     
  3. Gary Jibb

    Gary Jibb

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    Thanks for your help Nick.

    Can anyone tell me the difference between the Frex 3B+1A and the 12B Kit?
    Is it a better buy to spend the extra $$$ and just splurge on a SLI-M or SLI-Pro?
    If I get a SLI-M (or pro) is there any more I would need to get to make it all work?

    I'm sure I could just do some better research and figure alot of this out on my own, but it's nice to know from people who use it daily rather than a random website.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Nick Haeusler

    Nick Haeusler

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    I'm not too sure what the difference is with the Frex boards. I would definately get an SLI Pro, for the extra money you get your shift lights and display which is really hanfy in game. You also get the option of adding 30 odd buttons and rotary switches.

    If you do get an SLI Pro, just make sure you get the colour coded cables.
     
  5. Pete Mull

    Pete Mull

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    Can you tell me the size of the SLI Pro board, also the size of the gear display.

    Thanks,
    Pete
     
  6. Nick Haeusler

    Nick Haeusler

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    The gear display number is 15mm high x 8mm wide.

    The overall board is 100mm wide x 30mm high
     
  7. Ronald Kracht

    Ronald Kracht

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  8. Pete Mull

    Pete Mull

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    I have a Frex sequential shifter connected to a BU0836-LC and yes, it does present a few problems mapping the upshift and downshift in RBR - if you want some more information on how to do it please let me know.

    Pete
     
  9. Ronald Kracht

    Ronald Kracht

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    I only have problems with the simbin serie al my other games that I play works fine. (iracing, rfactor an dirt3) My shifter is still connect to the LC controler because I dont want the shifter be connected to the wheel. Maybe the TS is oke with that. Its a cheap solution :)

    @TS buy a sli-m/pro you wont regret it. You could also connect a buttonbox on it :)