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Post by Envy The Best on Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:43 am

Problem is the area i want to put it is a total mess, so it won't be until later today or early tomorrow until i set it up. Also don't know when JB will have my turbo, so no rush at the moment, will update with pics!

The packaging, not as big as i expected, but still reasonably sized! Low quality pic due to phone cam



Now, time for a review

Packaging
Was smaller than i expected, but everything was in there as espected, all covered in nice bubble wrap and foam stuffs so no issues there

Construction
Now i actually had a few issues with this one, partly because i didn't know how to properly secure the front bolts until an hour later or so, but mainly because the optional supports (the side poles connecting to the wheel support) necessitated the removal of two of the bolts at the front, something the instructions ommitted for whatever reason. I was trying it so many ways, scratched a fair bit of the black finish of (seriously don't expect it to last in the construction areas, it scrapes off real quick, and i was being gentle). However after i got that in place, the height of the stand is perfect, solid and absolutely gratifying.

I'd also recommend for the various bolts to come in their own mini packets that are labeled, mainly because it took a good 10 minutes of staring at the instructions and sorting the bolts until i picked up on which go where.

Result
It was all worth it however, the seat is comfy as, the standard distances on the seat are perfect, the seat reclines to whatever angle you want. I am having a slight issue trying to figure out how to move it back and forwards, but really i don't really care at this point. I'm now just waiting on JB to call me and say they've got my wheel in (why its taking them so long i dunno, they're just grabbing it from a neighbouring store (it costs heaps to park there which is why i'm getting it into my local).

Overall with the construction experience, 7/10. It definitely could have been much clearer, and as for the product itself, 10/10. its comfy, it fits, its entirely adjustable. Its a brilliant product, just get some advice from people who do have them during construction if you do splash out and grab one.

Pics will come later, right now time for some controller action in the seat Razz

edit: Currently having an issue with the seat adjustment lever, the one for moving the seat back and forward. The lever catches on the seat, meaning there isn't enough leverage to get the locker out of its current position.

edit2: Pics without wheel, JB STILL haven't got it in yet...what is taking them so long to transfer an item 5km...







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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:53 am

Pics pics pics pics. hurry hurry hurry lol

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Post by Envy The Best on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:18 am

OP updated.
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Post by TEEROY 34 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:36 am

hah you lucky bugger!!! insanely jealous
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Post by Harry Highpants on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:56 pm

I want a picture of you sitting in it using a controller!!

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Post by Waffelz on Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:08 pm

^^ lol
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Post by mcrow5 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:24 pm

Harry Highpants wrote:I want a picture of you sitting in it using a controller!!

lol!

oh yes!! that would be awesome
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Post by Envy The Best on Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:11 pm

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Post by Harry Highpants on Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:46 pm

Envy - goddam it. Put this thing together so I can look at it.

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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:11 am

yeah ive got that cockpit as well....very sturdy and feels great...i bought mine from Gametraders at Marion here is S.A

also have the Fanatec Turbo S wheel as well..i am in heaven...just need to buy a buttkicker and the fanatec shifter set....

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Post by Envy The Best on Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:46 pm

Harry Highpants wrote:Envy - goddam it. Put this thing together so I can look at it.

Lol i have, just waiting until the whole mess is cleaned out in the room i've got it in. And yes i'm using a controller Razz
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Post by xPPRTxPACMANx on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:21 pm

we need a photo of u sitting on the seat holding the controller doing the corner lean. Razz
Its funny how some of us lean in to corners while playing games like its going to help.
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Post by Envy The Best on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:36 pm

lol!

I only do the corner lean if i'm absolutely pushing the limit of the car, almost off the road and the rears on the edge of letting go Very Happy
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Post by xPPRTxPACMANx on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:40 pm

so u were doing a fair bit of leaning on saturday night in the supercars. lol
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Post by Envy The Best on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:51 pm

Nah i had TCS on because i was afraid of crashing into everyone with inexperience on my side Razz
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Post by xPPRTxPACMANx on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:53 pm

i wish i had used tcs. lol if i race tuesday night i will be. i think i need a better tune though.
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Post by Envy The Best on Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:55 pm

xPPRTxPACMANx wrote:i wish i had used tcs. lol if i race tuesday night i will be. i think i need a better tune though.

Well i used Recoils FG tune for that night, twas solid.

chrisw_30 wrote:yeah ive got that cockpit as well....very sturdy and feels great...i bought mine from Gametraders at Marion here is S.A

also have the Fanatec Turbo S wheel as well..i am in heaven...just need to buy a buttkicker and the fanatec shifter set....

I've actually looked at the Buttkicker once or twice mainly for use in Flight sims (IL-2 V12 Merlin anyone?), was happily surprised to see it as a recommended accessory for use on the simulator.
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