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Using a 'dumb' wheel with Fanatec Elite base

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Lesthegringo, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:30.

  1. Lesthegringo

    Lesthegringo

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    Guys, I have a Momo suede wheel that I want to use with a Fanatec Elite base (arriving with my boss on the 8th August). I do have the Formula wheel to go with it, but would like to use the old Momo for the early GP cars, with no buttons and my H-pattern box.

    I can 3D print the physical adapter to marry them up, but will the Elite base work with feedback without the electronics on the wheel connected to it?

    Cheers

    Les
     
  2. Raikku

    Raikku

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    You need universal hub to use "whatever rims", there's no way around it. Remember that you can use just basic hub part, without those button pods, yo just remove them and there's still needed buttons in hub itself.
     
  3. Lesthegringo

    Lesthegringo

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    Thanks, shame that I have to do that.

    Are there any simple aftermarket hubs I can use? As I said, I don't need any buttons on the wheel, just the force feedback provided by the base

    Cheers
     
  4. RaceWasGood

    RaceWasGood
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    I have no idea if it would work with a generic rim, but it just crossed my mind that they're selling these quick release adapters now since the release of the McLaren wheel.

    https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/steer...clubsport-quick-release-adapter-black-eu.html

    Edit: I just realized you were looking for a solution with the Elite base... Sorry. It'd still be interesting to know if it's possible to use said adapter with a generic wheel on a CSW though!
     
  5. Jeremy Ford

    Jeremy Ford

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    The base will always 'needs' a Fanatec wheel or the universal hub attached to work as the base is using the electronics from the wheel/base to function.