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Recommend a sim rig

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Glen Orpheus, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. hi guys
    could really do with some suggestions please.
    i was looking at buying a GT Omega Evo, but I've just been to there website and it's been removed completely :(
    so I've been looking at other rigs, to me it has to be a sturdy rig, and as small a thumbprint as possible.
    I've looked at the RSeat's RS1 Basic, which i like very much but I've noticed its a right hand drive rig, and me living in the UK just seems odd.

    so any suggestions to other rigs available would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. Probably be a good idea to drop Leo over at GT Omega an email to see if he is just updating the Evo. Very much doubt its gone EOL. He has been updating a few models recently such as his Wheelstand parts.
     
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  3. done....i'll let you know, many thanx ;)
    still up for any other suggestions though
     
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  4. Leemstradamus

    Leemstradamus
    Mid pack attack!

    I built mine out of 80/20 aluminum extruded. I've updated it so I plan on posting some pictures soon.
     
  5. I myself would go for the Gtomega as well
    though I prefer that pro rig instead of the evo one
     
  6. Nixim racecraft GT. Pure love :)
     
  7. Ok Leo has contacted me and the EVO GT OMEGA is getting a new seat and will be back up on the site soon.
    Nixim race craft looks a little big to me but thanx anyhow (",)
     
  8. got any DIY skills ? Nothing more satisfying than building your "Own" rig.
     
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  9. yes a little, but my biggest problem is the tools for the job, i don't have any really, so it would be expensive to get myself kitted out.
    Leo has told me that the EVO is going back up on the site this weekend, so think i'll be ordering one :)
    thanx peeps
     
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  10. Bez

    Bez
    All the gear, no idea...

    Only gripe i have with my evo is the plate that the wheel attaches to, had a bit of play and some flex, i had to pack some shims under the plate to remove this flex. I wonder if the new seats are gonna be available as an upgrade for the older evo's.

    previous thread that shows one of the places i was getting some play, pics about half way down first page
    http://www.racedepartment.com/forum...-been-tearing-my-hair-out.80675/#post-1616498
     
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  11. Awesome...thanx for the heads up Marc
    the only other thing i'm a little concerned about is that I'm 6ft 2 so i may get a little flex in the middle just in front of and below the seat, if you get were i mean :)
     
  12. Bez

    Bez
    All the gear, no idea...

    I'm 6ft 1 myself and one of my friends is 6ft 5 and neither of us has found any problems with flex in the middle of the frame like I saw the ISR review mention, the main frame seems very rigid. I gave all the bolts a nip up after a few weeks of use and it hasnt really loosened since. I was checking the gt omega site the other day and noticed he has a new rig called the ART, looks like another solid cockpit and i like the way the wheel plate is angled slightly.
     
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  13. thanx again Marc, good to know about your heights not being a problem.
    and yes it was on the ISR review that i saw the flex.

    yeah i think the ART does look rather rigid, but there is something about the EVO that keeps pulling me back, also Leo (from GT Omega Racing) has sent me some pictures of the new seats this morning, and they should be live on the site over the next couple of days. ;)
     
  14. I'm a very happy evo owner for just over a year now. It's a fantastic piece of kit, especially at the price. I have no flex in my base at the joints and I still think they had the bolts in the wrong way round in that review. They have silver showing outwards, but it should be black. Rock solid rig with my t500. I too have used a slither of metal to prevent what was some slight sideways movement of the steering column.
     
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  15. well I'm a very happy sim racer now, oh and i don't appear to be getting any wobble on the wheel mount with...... :)

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  16. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

    Evo rocks for the money..
     
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