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Wireless Racing Wheel for Xbox 360®

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by William Bush, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. i have just bought the madcatz wireless wheel and i am wondering who has one as i have no vibration and i wondering what power supply pack as it takes power from mains aswell
  2. I have one, I'm not sure about the supply from the mains. Why do you want that if it's wireless?
  3. i was only wondering if i would get some vibration thru the wheel with the power supply or is there just no vibration at all on these wheels
  4. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
    Premium Member

    there is a force feedback version costing about 180 pounds and one which costs about half of that with no ffb. i'm guessing urs has not ffb.
  5. yeah i guess so lol but to not even have a vibration function kinda sucks , i have a 39.99 pound wheel with force feedback but it doesn't support headset and i buy this one for 75.99 and it doesn't even have vibration , should really complain to madcatz
  6. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Premium Member

  7. The one I bought cost £89.99 and has no force feedback. I've never experienced ffb so I wouldn't know if it would be worth the extra. I'm happy with mine, just have to keep an eye on the batteries. :)
  8. gareth thats the same one i have aswell dont get me wrong i like it it feels really nice to use
  9. Keep away from the Xbox speed wireless 'U bend' steering wheel.....

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  10. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    I really don't understand why people spend money on buying such wheels. For that prize you have an awesome second hand mid-range (or even high range if you look closely) top quality wheel.

    The Xbox wheel should come with the console for free imo as the quality is so low you can't even ask money for it.
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  11. Karl Fuss

    Karl Fuss
    last but not least Premium Member

    As an MS wheel user i can say that the quality is pretty good for the price they charged initially.And they have force feedback. The Paddle shifters do have a tendency to brake (i've busted 3) but where i live i can find used wheels cheaply enough to replace the busted parts.
    My original MS wheel lasted a good couple years before i had the first problem with it. It was only after is switched from auto gears to manual gears that i had an issue.
  12. karl bram was on about the u bend Microsoft wheel i think not the official Microsoft wheel that i think you're on about
  13. Karl Fuss

    Karl Fuss
    last but not least Premium Member

    ahh, now that i re-read it you might be right William.
    now, where is the 'facepalm' emoticon.......
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  14. lol now i have given my madcatz wheel a few days and secured my pedals (stoping them slide with heavy braking) i am loving it , and i dont really mind not having ffb now well pleased at this
  15. Ben Herbert

    Ben Herbert
    Next Match attending Hull(H) 16th 15.00

    I brought my Xbox wheel with the wheel stand pro all second hand. The guy really looked after it. Asked Karl about this wheel be for hand and he sold it to me. I've had it since feb now, I've had no problems with it and I love it.
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  16. I bought a microsoft official wheel 2nd hand off Ebay and done the bearing mod to it. I would probably bet that most of them on Ebay now have worn out bearings which is proper jobby to use in that condition. The bearing mod is dead easy to do. It works fine for me and I like the force feedback. I bought mine for £35 + £9 for a bearing.
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  17. Peter Hooper

    Peter Hooper
    Premium Member

    I have had my Microsoft Official Wheel for about a month or so now and love it. Took some getting used to but wouldn't go back now although my old MadCatz MC2 gave me sterling service for 20 months and I would not knock it at all.

    What is this bearing mod you are referring to Mark?
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  18. Here is the link to the youtube video Peter. It is fairly long and in 5 parts but shows you exactly how to do it. Takes a bit of patience but does work ok. I've done a few now and mine is holding together fine, tens times better than it was. I've put in the link to the place I bought the bearing off on ebay too. If yours is a bit wobbly and you have the tools I would give it a go.

  19. Thanks for posting the video and bearing link mark, might have to attempt this mod myself as my steering wheel has got the wobbles now lol.

    Do you remember what size of bearing you ordered from the eBay link mate?
  20. Karl Fuss

    Karl Fuss
    last but not least Premium Member

    I have considered that mod before, but didn't think that it would in anyway improve my driving or make my wheel last longer.
    I have had quite a hard time with the paddle shifters on these wheels, and have broken three in the last seasons racing. I broke two up shift paddles and one 240 wheel lock in the same week! lol
    If i had done the bearing mod on my first wheel i would have had to re-perform the mod again on the next wheel

    There is also a d-pad mod that looks fairly easy to perform as well.

    Note, the paddles are brittle and changing them out is not fun, but it's not impossible.
    Fixing the wheel lock is probably doable, i just don't have the desire. Where i live used MS wheels are easy enough to come by and fairly cheap as well.