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Wheel and Pedal Questions (maintenance, etc)

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Dave R, May 18, 2015.

  1. Dave R

    Dave R
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    I just got my first Wheel and Pedals and I'd like for them to last a long time. First a side note. I cannot believe how much better my performance is with a wheel and pedals and how much more "fun" it is. I'm 41 and short of going to the arcades as a child/teenager I've never really used a steering wheel. I got my wheel on Saturday and promptly set it up on all my games (and was worn out by the end of this process. I seriously have far too many racing games now). I have noticed my lap times have improved dramatically on each track and I have a far greater respect for drivers now and I've also noticed how much more nerve wracking a trip around a track can be with a wheel (Bristol Motor Speedway is less harrowing with a controller than with a wheel). My question is should I unplug the power from the wheel each evening or is it ok to stay plugged in. Is there any kind of maintenance to be done on the wheel short of cleaning it and dusting it off? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lazarou

    Lazarou
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    I am not sure which wheel you have, but really you should not have to do much. I have a DFGT that has been hammered for two years and it still works perfectly as the day I got it. I have Fanatec CSR elite pedals that in the beginning needed a bit of WD40 but even after a absolute hammering no problems.

    I think like most manufactured goods if you get a good one, it should be fine but like any goods you can always be unlucky and get a Friday afternoon effort.

    As for the power pack there should be no reason to unplug they are designed to be connected to the mains at all times.

    Have fun :)
     
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  3. Dave R

    Dave R
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    I have the DFGT as well and am thrilled with it. Thanks for the advice!!!
     
  4. Lazarou

    Lazarou
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  5. Dave R

    Dave R
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    thank you so much. I'm considering the paddle shifters at the moment.
     
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  6. Lazarou

    Lazarou
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    I have had them for nearly 2 years, I dread to think how many shifts that is, but never skip a beat. Well engineered as well, just four screws fro the red clamp part and job done.
     
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  7. Dave R

    Dave R
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    You've got a fantastic setup there too!!!