• 25000+ Members! Dear Guest, click this link to join the community on the official RaceDepartment Discord server

Advice about a new steering wheel

Andrei Sorea

25RPM
Apr 14, 2013
26
2
40
Hi, I've posted a similar thread a couple of weeks ago or something like that, but since then I've come across a Thrustmaster F430 which is as good as new from what the seller tells me (and he seems to be a very thrustworthy person, refusing a higher offer than mine for the wheel because he was already in talks with me about it). Anyway, I really love everything about the wheel, from design to pedals. Now, I've seen both positive and negative opinions about this wheel (some say they had it for 6 months and the gas pedal spring broke off or something) so I thought about asking our professionals here. I'm really looking forward to your responses whether I should get it or not, thanks
 

David Turnbull

PrestoGP Veteran
Sep 17, 2009
3,225
6,279
42
I actually just aquired this wheel from a friend for free, The wheel itself is very decent with the only drawback for me being the 270 degrees rotation, The feel is great, much better grips than G25, The amount of buttons is also great, The FFB of the wheel is fairly strong and smooth with it being part motor and part belt, In rFactor2 I had no problems using the wheel once I'd got used to the 270 degrees but I have ended up going back to G25 due the degrees limitation.

The pedals on the other hand are useless, I didnt recieve pedals with the wheel because they had already broke long before, they are purely plastic with a very light resistance spring in each pedal, the pivot points are very weak and snap very easily and when it does happen they are unfixable.

My thoughts are decent wheel but let down by 270 degrees and the plastic pedals.

Hope that helps :thumbsup:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Andrei Sorea

Andrei Sorea

25RPM
Apr 14, 2013
26
2
40
Thank you so much ! I'm still undecided though if you say the pedals break so easy, I wouldn't want to spend money on something that's not going to last me
 

Slalom823

RDTCC S10 Champion
Jan 1, 2015
912
434
I've never used this wheel, but my opinion is that I wouldn't want a wheel that only rotates 270 degrees unless I only drove karts and maybe open wheelers. You won't really be faster with more rotation, but I believe it is more realistic and more immersive, and allows sim driving to better transfer over to real life.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Andrei Sorea

Andrei Sorea

25RPM
Apr 14, 2013
26
2
40
I've never used this wheel, but my opinion is that I wouldn't want a wheel that only rotates 270 degrees unless I only drove karts and maybe open wheelers. You won't really be faster with more rotation, but I believe it is more realistic and more immersive, and allows sim driving to better transfer over to real life.
That's true, but the 270 degrees don't bother me, i want to use it for formula 1, so it's goos enough since those wheels don't rotate so much
 

What is your favorite social network?

  • Twitter

    Votes: 56 31.3%
  • Instagram

    Votes: 66 36.9%
  • Facebook

    Votes: 32 17.9%
  • Other (specify in thread)

    Votes: 43 24.0%