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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:07 pm

Over Xmas I came across a new 911 turbo S wheel and Clubsport pedals for $400 or $500. Snatched it up as I wanted to invest in a wheel that was all 3 platforms. The csr was taking too long to filter to Oz (thankfully pagnian will bring smiles to others waiting). Glad now as the csr is more expensive and atm I can do without the newer features. Anyway my main point is my slap together desk/stand for it sucks so am gonna buy one. Just wondering if the cockpit is worth the extra $200 over a stand (in terms of enjoyment value? I have a spare 42" tv so could setup a permanent rig in corner of a room instead of my initial thoughts of a stand in my lounge when needed. Am starting to get impatient as i know I'm just getting upto par on lap timing which will all be scratched once I go wheel all the time. My makeshift stand moves and is too bulky so have only used the wheel couple of times. Gonna take a while to learn it and how to have the settings but have seen the ease of some corners in particular using the wheel and itching to figure out what I'm saving for so can purchase it in next week or two. Other thing being the value of the pedal tuning kit?

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Re: Racing Simulator

Post by Dazza4610 on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:05 am

I have the Next Level Racing GT Pro, and love it. Every time I sit in it, I am glad I spent the cash. What can I tell you about it... It is comfy; the fanatec wheel and club sport pedals fit perfectly, and do not move. Each time I go for the brake it is right where it was last time I used it. I get the same feel each time I sit down. It is like a real car in that way, The seat is adjusted right where I like it, the pedals are at the right spot each and every time I sit down to play.

I chose the GT Pro over the GT Extreme mainly because I am not what some would call a small person.. The seat on the GT Pro does not wrap around like that on the GT Extreme. Plus it is a bit cheaper, not sure why though; it is exactly the same other than the style of seat.

I have it permanently set up in the corner of the family room right in front of my 50" plasma.

The Next Level Racing GT Pro has my tick of approval.



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Re: Racing Simulator

Post by feralcobra on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:07 am

hi bpfreblade my personal experience is i love my home made race simulator frame if i could aford one of the flash ones i would have bought one but i did the same as you and got the 911 aswell then realised i had nothing to use it on so over the weekend i knocked one up. here is a pic of it



but i was realy lucky and after the v8 series i was the lucky winner of the next level wheel stand so i put the wheel onto the to try out and i was very impressed was very stable and is a liitle smaller then the simulator here is a pic of the stand



if you have the space and want more of the real feeling of racing the car i would go with the simulator also i have bought the shifter kit and pedal tuning kit but i haven't changed any thing yet as i haven't had long enough of a brake when im not using them to race online but i would grab one especially if the bushes of the pedal are plastic as the kit has brass ones in it that's why i grabbed it i hope this has helped a bit any way you will enjoy the wheel driver


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Re: Racing Simulator

Post by iWolf on Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:09 am

I've used a few different stands and only recently finished building my own race simulator which I posted HERE.

If you've got the space a sim is the best option by far, because you have a consistent, permanent setup ready to race in as Dazza said ^^^.
Other than that a decent stand for the wheel would be my next choice, something like the Next Level wheelstand that feralcobra won.
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Post by Sly Dux on Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:06 am

Ah man i wish i could afford a setup like yours dazza that thing is sick!!
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Re: Racing Simulator

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:42 pm

Thanks for the responses gonna save the extra for the full sim. Would post pic of my makeshift stand but i would too embarrassed. Am thinking of the gtpro aswell cos 50+ to me doesn't justify wrapping of the extreme. Will post some pics once i got it. If anyone is eager for em msg me and I can post some pics of my current sim setup (tv, controller, couch) hehe.

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