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Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Jamie Cocks, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Jamie Cocks

    Jamie Cocks
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    So I reckon it would be great to get myself a racing wheel. Problem is, I simply don't know what I'm looking for. I don't know a thing when it comes to this kind of hardware.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm looking at a low budget - I've heard G27 mentioned one or two times, but what are your thoughts?
     
  2. PaulH

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    You need the resident wheel guru @Blkout to give you advice :thumbsup:
    I have a Fanatec GT3 and a Thrustmaster TX, the TX is a fantastic wheel and they are both belt driven so means they are much quieter that the G27(gear driven).
     
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  3. Jamie Cocks

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    Cheers mate, I'll keep an eye out for Blkout :)
     
  4. Blkout

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    What's your budget?
     
  5. Jamie Cocks

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    I would say $400- $500 to be absolute max, but that's pushing it and would prefer something quite lower. Of course it will depend on what the wheels/pedals are like (quality wise).
     
  6. Blkout

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    @Jamie Cocks

    Do you need an H-shifter or does that matter?
     
  7. Jamie Cocks

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    Optional.
     
  8. Blkout

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    My recommendation:

    http://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-...id=1425816689&sr=8-1&keywords=thrustmaster+tx

    http://www.amazon.com/T3PA-Wide-Ped...=1425816709&sr=8-1&keywords=thrustmaster+t3pa


    Optional:

    http://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-...=1425816716&sr=8-1&keywords=thrustmaster+th8a
    Or
    http://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-...1425816729&sr=8-2&keywords=thrustmaster+th8rs


    The G27 would give you a complete package for around $200-250, H-shifter included and 3 pedal set however, in my opinion, the FFB is not nearly as good as the current generation of Thrustmaster products and the H-shifter feels pretty cheap and sloppy. The wheel also makes quite a bit of noise due to the design. The Thrustmaster wheels are belt driven which means they're much smoother and quieter, as well having more FFB strength.
     
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  9. Jamie Cocks

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    Cheers for that @Blkout. Will probably just start off with the wheel and two pedals and see how we go from there. Cheers for your help o/
     
  10. woz9us

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    Thrustmaster TX for a first wheel - You won't be disappointed :thumbsup:
     
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