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New Gran Turismo wheel. Thrustmaster T500 RS

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Johan Top, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Johan Top

    Johan Top

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    *1080º
    *About 500€ official prize (not confirmed)
    *30cm diameter
    *7kg weight
    *Industrial FF (Par 150 mNm, 3000 rpm, 65 W, 52mm)

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  2. Tom Moloney

    Tom Moloney

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    Ugly looking thing, tbh. Hope those pedals are load celled and hall effected for this price.
     
  3. Johan Top

    Johan Top

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    They use Halleffect technology,,
    Imo the wheel looks like a racing wheel should look. Simple, no bull**** stuff on it etc.
     
  4. kikie

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    Any news on a load cell or pressure sensor?
     
  5. Kris Cabrera

    Kris Cabrera

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    man for 500€ ill buy a G27 and a wheels stand. Thats way to much for that wheel!!
     
  6. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

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    It does seem a bit expensive, but lets wait and see what the full details reveal and I have contacted thrustmaster about a review too. So hope we will find out more soon :)
     
  7. Boby Kim

    Boby Kim

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    I do not understand. I dont see the wheel on their website. Is there gonna be a shifter?
     
  8. Mark Spaeth

    Mark Spaeth

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    I'm going to say no, just paddles. But the price is extreme in comparison to who they're competing with...
     
  9. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

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    A shifter was mentioned, but it will be an 'extra'!!!!!!!!!!!! (I.E. MORE COST!!!!!!)
     
  10. Tom Moloney

    Tom Moloney

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    It was noted on GTPlanet that the cost is likely to be a conversion from the Japan price. In Japan (and Australia for that matter), G27's cost 450USD+.
     
  11. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    I hope they sell it seperately. As for buying a wheel stand and a G25.. Well i think you missed the specs of this wheel :p

    This wheel is comparable to wheels costing $2.000 for the wheel itself. To get pedals and a wheel for $599 is a bargain when you think about it. It uses HAL sensors which is indestructable because they don´t touch anything, it´s magnetic.

    The accuracy blows every Logitech and Fanatec wheel like it´s nothing. I have mailed Thrustmaster today asking if they will sell it without the pedals at a lower price so it should be interesting to see.

    This wheel seems to be flying under the radar for most people it seems. I can guarantee you that this will plays in it´s own league.
    G25´s and G27´s are a joke compared to this wheel (yes i´ve owned both of them)

    I even think G25´s are a joke compared to the Fanatec line. And i´m not that impressed by my V2 after the firmware update which seems to do more damage then good. FF turns on and off when you enter sessions in IRacing etc.

    I can´t wait to get my hands on this wheel. This wheel is for sure something very special.
     
  12. Marcel Campenaar

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  13. Jadran Dimic

    Jadran Dimic

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    Copy from InsideSimRacing:

    "149 euro only the new wheel to apply on the T500 for the owners,
    599 euros the integral T500 F1
    avaible from 23 september"
     
  14. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
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    It is $599 CDN funds. Sim Racing Central have given the wheel a good review. But myself prefer to buy the Fanatec 911GT2 / CS pedals.
     
  15. Alexander Rhodes

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    Ok, so the features are not bad, but what is the quality like? Does anyone know if it will last longer than an RGT pro?
     
  16. John Sydenstricker

    John Sydenstricker

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    I wonder if all the dials and buttons function?
     
  17. Jadran Dimic

    Jadran Dimic

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    Thrustmaster cleverly silent for now :rolleyes:
     
  18. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
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    Here is a Inside Sim Racing reveiw on the T500 RS.



    No Sequential Stick or H gate shifting.
     
  19. Jadran Dimic

    Jadran Dimic

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