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SR Hardware | Official Support Thread

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Brian Clancy, May 28, 2011.

  1. First of all, I would like to thank Racedepartment for allowing us this forum and for their kind help.

    Simracinghardware.com or SR Hardware is a new company making cutting edge hardware utilising the very best technology, designs and materials along with skilled hand finishing to make truly special products. But more than this, we aim to provide approachable, quality customer service to back up our products.


    Our partners list include Symprojects (we are the only official Symprojects fixture manufacturer) ARC-Team, GT Omega Race Simulators, Simracn wheels and more!
    We are also soon to provide other products from numerous manufacturers and a D.I.Y. builders parts shop as well as a wide range of fully built and kit form products of our own. We aim to use this forum to give product support to customers and to help answer questions about our products.

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    Thank you :)


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  2. Was just looking for some more info on the G25 wheel plate.

    How many positions does the rotary switches support. I.e. How many different options can be programmed to each switch.

    Is it easily possible to change the shift light sequences. Are you able to set shift points etc and is it mod specific i.e set 18k outside of rFactor for f1 then exit rfactor and set 8k for WTM or does it automaticly adjust?

  3. Hi Lee

    The rotary encoders have 16 positions. You have to think of them as 2 buttons really, each time you turn the knob one click left you 'press' button A or right would be button B. For e.g. brake Bias each 'click' would alter the setting one point. You can assign any button to each of the two 'buttons' on each encoder. (hope that makes sense) :)

    The G25 wheel plates use Leo bodnars SLI-M or SLI-Pro boards, the shift lights can be user set OR will adjust automatically to each car/game very acurately :)


    Just let me know if you want any more info

    Cheers :)
  4. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    Isnt there a rotary type encoder that has separate inputs for each indent?
    I'm pretty sure there was. Maybe you could look at doing them as an optional extra?
  5. Hi Kris

    Thats a rotary 'switch', not an encoder. They could certainly be added as an option, all our products are 'flexible' and can be customized to suit the needs of the customer. The rotary switches are less pleasant to use and in many ways are less useful (although thats a personal opinion) but they can have advantages over encoders in some area's of use :)
  6. Hello,
    I'm very interested in your GT3RS add-on. Can I have more information about it please (functions, release date, price)?
    Thank you in advance,
  7. This is a review of the heel/toe spacers kindly given to me by Brian Clancy of Simracinghardware.com to test for the Logitech G25 (although Brian will be making these for pretty much any pedal setup). They are the first part of a total kit - hence the part 1 title. Part two will be an offset to move the pedal left and right (much like what you can do on the G27). I should at this point mention why I am doing this. I heel toe, with most mods that used/use such a method in real life. That includes 1980s F1 mods, WTM, DRM, and so on. With the current, default G25 setup, when you press the brake pedal, to get your foot accross in a heel/toe action to blip the throttle is difficult as the brake is too far depressed. A secondary problem is that the brake is too far from the throttle. Both of these mean that, after several hours of heel/toeing, I have a blister on my foot and a stiff ankle. Indeed, there is a patch of toughened skin on my foot from performing this action.

    Anyway, on to the product. The purpose is to adjust the height of the pedals from each other and from the floor. These were a prototype set, but very close to final spec, which would cost £20 altogether (£18.50 plus shipping). Considering Sim Racing Hardware's reputation, I was expecting good quality. However, what I got exceeded even those expectations. First of all, I received a parcel which contained an alan key, 8 high quality bolts of various lengths (you get a spare set of each length), 6x 3mm spacers and 2x 1mm spacers, made of acrylic. I have to say that the bolts are a significant improvement in terms of quality on the basic Logitech ones, which seem to be secured with loctite and torqued up to a low level. One was actually loose on the pedals themselves when I went to unscrew them, which surprised me - I wondered at first if the thread on the pedals had gone, but the new bolts torqued up fine. The acrylic used is colour coded to show the different thicknesses, and is firm, yet light, so will not stress the pedals too much.

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    Brian sent me a basic instruction guide over the internet but to be honest, a monkey could figure this one out, it's that simple. Unscrew two bolts, take the pedal plate off, put in as many spacers as you like, replace plate, place bolt through and tighten. The spacers sit nicely into the back section of the pedal, and don't move around at all once secured, since the holes drilled into them are a nice fit and perfect distance apart (no re-drilling necessary!). Took me 3 minutes to change the bolts and add some spacers.

    With a little tweaking (4 different spacer settings, each taking 3 minutes to complete), I finally settled on bringing the brake pedal up by 13mm, using 4 of the 3mm spacers, and 1 of the 1mm spacers. You can have up to 20mm of spacing, although I found that to be excessive and my foot was being forced the other way, but you can have increments of 1mm all the way to 20mm with this kit. A secondary usage might be to bring the pedals up from the floor slightly when fully depressed if you have extra large feet, and find that you end up using the middle of your foot at full braking rather than the ball, as it should be.

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    It took me about a lap to adjust to the brake being slightly higher than before - I kept being surprised that I had to lift my foot slightly more than before to get to the brake. However, the difference is remarkable, in that, I don't notice any pain, blistering... actually, it feels more comfortable, and I don't have to worry about my feet at all anymore. Once the mod is in place, you completely forget about it, and I am able to concentrate better as a result. What is most brilliant, though, is that it feels more natural. I still need the pedal to be offset to the right, to get closer to the accelerator, but that modification will come in part two.

    Best still, the alan key is still useable! It's not a disposable one, like most others that you get in packs such as these, which is an added bonus, considering there may come a time when I need to sell the pedals on, or I want to play around with the adjustment by a mill or two - I don't need to go searching for a new alan key.

    My only concern is that with the pedal slightly higher, you do get more leverage from side to side, should you brake with a lot of sideways pressure. I never have done, I always press the brake with no sideways movement, but you may do if you have a dodgy seating position, or have to have the pedal box offset for some reason. My brake pedal rocks anyway by a couple mill, either from heavy heavy use - I have no idea how many laps I have done with them, but lots is the answer - or they came like that. Most of you will not be such a heavy user on your pedals; neither do I know if they rocked when I first bought my G25 (which was second hand to begin with), so I don't see it being an issue unless you are a daily user, like me.

    Having used them for over a week now, they are still in perfect condition when I took them off to inspect. The bolts were still just as tight as when I did them up (which was, in hindsight, probably too tight. The bolt heads didn't round off when I couldn't undo them at first with the alan key, which is a bonus. God knows why I tightened them so tight.) To put the pedals back to their original state would take 3 minutes, tops. It really is that simple.

    Basically, I highly recommend this simple mod, since it has improved my experience of heel/toeing no end. If you have a G25 and heel/toe, want to learn to heel/toe or feel you could do with adjusting the position of your pedals anyway (the spacers are compatible with all three pedals) then this kit really is definitely worth it - it's a low cost, not very time-consuming modification that is discreet, high-quality and well designed. Kudos to Sim Racing Hardware!

    To get the full use of the spacers, I will need to get the offset plates to fully complete the heel/toe kit, which should be coming soon. Stay tuned!

  8. A little youtube video so people can see what we make :)

  9. I need to know when the product in object will be available to market.Thank a lot.
  10. Hi :)

    We hope to have it ready for sale in one to two weeks, are you looking for a kit version where you have to build up the unit and supply the electronics separately or a full built up unit ready to just plug in and play?

  11. Lovely products, can't wait to get my hands on the Formula Pro Dominator LED! What's the current ETA & price estimate on it? I keep hoping the button "BUY NOW" appear when i refresh :D (which i've done for two weeks now!:p)
  12. Thanks for the compliments :)

    The Dominator is getting closer to release, like a lot of things we could rush it, but then it would not be right and we want all our products to be the best they can :) I can say that were hopefully looking at a few weeks now (We are very busy with orders, so its not easy to find dev time, but we are). Price is still a bit hard to nail down, there is a lot of components in the unit, but more so, the assembly time.....

    Sorry your still waiting, but we want it to be worth the wait:wink:

    Not sure if you have seen this vid, its pretty poor quality (the LED's had to be dimmed to less than 5% brightness to stop glare, hence they are VERY dull) The unit has changed slighty in detail, at the moment were finishing the boxing of it, so its really starting to get close :)


  13. New Button box for SLI-Pro or SLI-M, 4 rotary encoders and 8 momentary buttons. Fully boxed, made with our usual multi-layer construction. All mounting hardware, buttons and rotarys are included/fitted. The customer will just need to add his / her SLI unit and wire up :) Fully built units including SLI and wired up will be available to special order... More Info Soon! :cool:

  14. Hi, would it be possible to make SR / Symprojects Hardware compatible with GT5 on PS3!? Since rpm and shift leds on g27 are suppored i got hope... Greetz Dragon
  15. Hi

    At the moment its just not possible, it something we will look at in the future but it requires licenses and quite a bit of work too.

    Sorry about that


  16. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    Spot on :)

    So this is the first of many fully cased units i hope? ;)

    Looks good fella :bang:
  17. Yup, we have a whole range of boxed units in the works right now :)
  18. Christ.. I've put aside a month's worth of salary, only to blow it all on your products! Modified the crap out of my Obutto to make room for some more gauges / boxes :D

    Eagerly anticipating the release(s)
  19. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    Haha, thats what i call dedicated to Sim Racing!!