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Good wheels for Xbox?

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by Gareth Jones, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Hey,

    Currently I'm on my second madcatz wireless racing wheel since Christmas and it's gone faulty again, so I'm looking for a good steering wheel for the xbox. Whenever I do searches the same wheels keep coming up, such as the Ferrari 458 wheel. I have a madcatz mc2 but am not fussed on it. Are there any good wheels out there? I'm not looking to spend more than £100-150 max.
  2. If you were able to up your budget slightly I would suggest the entry level csr wheel and pedals by fanatec. I have just purchased it, although the settings take time to master I am well impressed with my wheel and have begun to learn my racing games all over again.

    Check out fanatecs website etc for more information.

    I'm sure some more experienced guys on here will be able to help you more than myself tho.

    Good luck
  3. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Agree with Gary.
    There is no quality wheel below the Fanatec CSR.
    The price has just dropped and with current X rate poss sub £200.
    Ihave one , very happy.
  4. Right, this is probably a stupid question but I'm guessing it is compatible with F1 2011? as I see it's licensed by turn10 and has the Forza logo plastered on it. The d-pad looks really tiny though, is it awkward to change the tyres/fuel with the d-pad that small?
  5. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Its great for F1 2011. The D pad is actually a little toggle / joystick. Works better than d pad.
  6. If you're buying the CSR wheel I'd suggest to combine it with CSR Elite pedals.
  7. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Victor I guess it may come down to budget.
    If Gareth has targetted £150.00 he will need to stretch to just get the CSR and CSR pedals.
    That said the price now for the pack with the elite pedals (and geartstick) is only about £20 more than what I paid for the standard ones with the value pack..
  8. At the moment, the value pack at just over £200 is too steep. From the pics I've seen on the site it looks good, it's too bad that there is so little choice if you play on xbox. Are there no compatible logitech wheels?
  9. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    No there are not.

    I spent many hours on this subject.
    Its one of those times where as the young apprentice carpenter asks the experienced carpenter whether he should buy the cheap tools or the good ones?
    The older guy asks "will you eventually own a good set?"
    Is the answer is yes then the only variable is how much money you blow on junk between now and then!
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  10. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Premium Member

    Hey Gareth,

    I know that's always hard but if you're almost there I guess waiting some more weeks wouldn't hurt - it's hard but you'll ultimately be the winner in the end.

    Just keep in mind that you'll get a far superior wheel and that it'll probably outlast (and outperform, of course) a cheap wheel by far. :)
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  11. I agree completely, I'm glad I paid a bit extra for the csr, I looked at the madcatz originally but after about an hours research I knew straight away I would have to pay the extra.

    The only thing I am not really impressed with are the entry level csr pedals, although probably better than the usual two pedal set up I wish I had paid the extra for the elites.

    I would really like to try them out just to see how much of an improvement there is but I don't know anybody or anywhere in Scotland that I could.

    Anyone know if there is a better feel with both the accelerator and brake?

    Definitely if possible save up a little bit longer, you won't regret it, I'm finally getting the settings right and loving it!
  12. The accelerator is the same but the load cell brake is absolutely incredible! None of it's feeling is close to the conventional brake pedals.
  13. Some very good points, I guess it's probably better to save a bit longer, I'll be getting a refund for the madcatz when I send it back so that's £90 I can put towards the csr. I haven't looked at the fanatec site in detail, is there a two pedal option that I could get as I'm not keen on the three pedal setup
  14. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Premium Member


    I'd purchase the Forza Motorsport CSR wheel value pack, which will cost you ~250 Euros. I guess it's the best you can get for your buck. A 2 pedal solution is, to my knowledge, not available in combination with the CSR wheel.
  15. You can always remove the clutch pedal if you want only 2 pedals but considering all 3 pedals are adjustable there's no need to do it. If you can add 70 EUR more I really suggest you to take CSR Elite pedals.
  16. From what I've seen I would have to buy the elite pedals and the wheel separately, which would cost 350 euros; 200 for the wheel and 150 for the pedals. The value pack is 250 all in. Do you guys fix the wheel to a table top? at the moment I put the madcatz on my lap as it has leg supports.
  17. I have the wheel on a table this now but am currently building my DIY sim rig. Csr is just unbelievable value, I think I am right in saying the csr standard pedals will be a lot better than your madcatz. There is an xl value pack from fanatec for 350 I think that includes the better pedals.

    Save up mate, only advice I could give, I'm getting my setting spot on for f1 and forza and it is great fun, I'm keeping up with my mates on controllers now lol

    Wish some of these companies had a demo shop or outlet in certain areas that you could try before you buy tho. It does seem very expensive before you try one but hey oh.

    Good luck
  18. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Premium Member

    Whilst it's indeed difficult to find good opportunites to test sim rigs yourself, insidesimracing.tv actually checked them all out. Well, more or less. Especially their review section is a great source for both information and inspiration, should you need ideas to upgrade your current or DIY rig.
  19. Yes, agree there, that's actually how I started getting more into the sim racing. I still say it would be good to have somewhere to test the wheels on the market before stumping up 200+ pounds/euros/dollars etc. problem being everybody is different lol.
  20. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    One of our league guys is about to get a phone upgrade, normally he sells the old one. this time he is selling th enew one and buying a CSR (elite for him though).
    You just gotta do it!