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Uk and Australian wheel users

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by jimortality, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    I was wondering, and this goes for any other Country that frequents here that uses right hand driving, we drive on the left hand side over the here. My question to you is ........ when you are sim racing, most of the cars we drive are Left hand drive so If you use a shifter, which side do you have it mounted? I currently have my set up for right hand drive but I know it's personal preference but to me that feels natural but when you are simming in a left hand drive vehicle, maybe I should have it on the other side. What are your thoughts cheers
     
  2. I drive however the car is intended. Left/Right/Paddles. I have no preference and I feel I'm comfortable with the feel of how close you are to the wall/track edge on either side of the car, but that may be experience based.
     
  3. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    Hi Gary, I was thinking more about people that use shifters whether they have it for rhd or lhd.
     
  4. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    I always leave my shifter on the left hand side.
    That still feels ok to me even if the virtual car is LHD, but more importantly, my SimRacing setup isn't too flexible for constantly swapping the shifter.
     
  5. If you look at some old LMP or Group C cars, they were right hand drive with the shifter on the right. Or you have cars like Radicals where the shifter is in the middle and the seat and steering go on either side depending.
    My sequential is on the right, but that's because the Porsche Cup cars have it there...
     
  6. I've been driving manual cars in Australia for over 25 years, but I've always played racing titles with the shifter mounted on the right as a legacy perhaps from old Arcade Racing games.

    But I can switch the shifter side in both the real and virtual world and drive without issue.