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Anyone ever used a direct drive wheel?
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KYGTIGuy wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:42 pm Anyone ever used a direct drive wheel?
pretty sure my Logitech is direct drive?
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golftdibrad wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:58 pm
KYGTIGuy wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:42 pm Anyone ever used a direct drive wheel?
pretty sure my Logitech is direct drive?
More likely gear or belt driven. G920, correct? DD wheels typically start at 1k.

2 years ago I decided against buying a sim set up and here I sit and I'm still interested so I decided to buy something. And now I'm doing what I always do..."for a little more money I could have this instead!" Actually ordered a CSL elite and cancelled it to order the DD. Now I'm waffling again.

I just want it to be worth the upgrade. If I can get 90% of the feel for 50% of th cost, I could use that money on a sim PC, especially if the PS5 doesn't support current gen peripherals.

https://fanatec.com/us-en/racing-wheels ... g-wheel-f1
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Also, are you still using your set up 2 years on?
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KYGTIGuy wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:41 pm
golftdibrad wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:58 pm

pretty sure my Logitech is direct drive?
More likely gear or belt driven. G920, correct? DD wheels typically start at 1k.

2 years ago I decided against buying a sim set up and here I sit and I'm still interested so I decided to buy something. And now I'm doing what I always do..."for a little more money I could have this instead!" Actually ordered a CSL elite and cancelled it to order the DD. Now I'm waffling again.

I just want it to be worth the upgrade. If I can get 90% of the feel for 50% of th cost, I could use that money on a sim PC, especially if the PS5 doesn't support current gen peripherals.

https://fanatec.com/us-en/racing-wheels ... g-wheel-f1
g920 yes so gear I guess.


same setup. I don't play enough to justify a big dollar investment
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golftdibrad wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 pm
KYGTIGuy wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:41 pm

More likely gear or belt driven. G920, correct? DD wheels typically start at 1k.

2 years ago I decided against buying a sim set up and here I sit and I'm still interested so I decided to buy something. And now I'm doing what I always do..."for a little more money I could have this instead!" Actually ordered a CSL elite and cancelled it to order the DD. Now I'm waffling again.

I just want it to be worth the upgrade. If I can get 90% of the feel for 50% of th cost, I could use that money on a sim PC, especially if the PS5 doesn't support current gen peripherals.

https://fanatec.com/us-en/racing-wheels ... g-wheel-f1
g920 yes so gear I guess.


same setup. I don't play enough to justify a big dollar investment
There havent been any new releases since the g920, correct? I really want to upgrade from my logitech ferrari wheel. But I dont know where to start. After my track day this weekend even Forza would be better than nothing for good practice hitting apexes and learning car control.

Ideally id go :fullretard: and spend 3k on a setup. But thats a couple track days I could do instead.
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Barnes93cb wrote: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:19 pm
golftdibrad wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 pm

g920 yes so gear I guess.


same setup. I don't play enough to justify a big dollar investment
There havent been any new releases since the g920, correct? I really want to upgrade from my logitech ferrari wheel. But I dont know where to start. After my track day this weekend even Forza would be better than nothing for good practice hitting apexes and learning car control.

Ideally id go :fullretard: and spend 3k on a setup. But thats a couple track days I could do instead.
like I said I don't play enough, and my setup is baller as fuck compared to a controller.

turn off all the driving aids and put it on simulation, add a litt dead zone to steering And you are good
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Barnes93cb wrote: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:19 pm
golftdibrad wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 pm

g920 yes so gear I guess.


same setup. I don't play enough to justify a big dollar investment
There havent been any new releases since the g920, correct? I really want to upgrade from my logitech ferrari wheel. But I dont know where to start. After my track day this weekend even Forza would be better than nothing for good practice hitting apexes and learning car control.

Ideally id go :fullretard: and spend 3k on a setup. But thats a couple track days I could do instead.
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I'm selling my sim stuff, haven't used it in over a year and it's all in my way.

This stuff is on ebay now, except for the Bodin load cell mod for the T3PA pedals which is still available offline for $100.

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troyguitar wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:16 pm I'm selling my sim stuff, haven't used it in over a year and it's all in my way.

This stuff is on ebay now, except for the Bodin load cell mod for the T3PA pedals which is still available offline for $100.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143562472593?s ... 1555.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143562475423?s ... 1555.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143562490374?s ... 1555.l2649

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I hopped on yesterday to do some laps.
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I've got a Logitech wheel and pedals I bought years ago to "race" but never got around to building a rig to use them. Perhaps now is the time...
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Detroit wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:30 pm I've got a Logitech wheel and pedals I bought years ago to "race" but never got around to building a rig to use them. Perhaps now is the time...
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Sim racing is exploding. I bet when this virus is all over used gear will be all over eBay.
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KYGTIGuy wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:49 am Sim racing is exploding. I bet when this virus is all over used gear will be all over eBay.
Or real racing dies and sim racing is all that's left. :iono:
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Zillon wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:29 pm
KYGTIGuy wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:49 am Sim racing is exploding. I bet when this virus is all over used gear will be all over eBay.
Or real racing dies and sim racing is all that's left. :iono:
I think the pros will return but club level stuff is going to take a massive hit
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golftdibrad wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:52 pm
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Or real racing dies and sim racing is all that's left. :iono:
I think the pros will return but club level stuff is going to take a massive hit
This is going to change a lot of industries.

And it should, really. I worry about local race tracks, though. :(
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Arrive and drive karting should be the future. With electric motors they should be able to make them more equal if someone wants to have a more serious league, with licensing required to run the fast karts so that the general public doesn't bash them to shit.
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troyguitar wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:43 pm Arrive and drive karting should be the future. With electric motors they should be able to make them more equal if someone wants to have a more serious league, with licensing required to run the fast karts so that the general public doesn't bash them to shit.
I'd be ok with this
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troyguitar wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:43 pm Arrive and drive karting should be the future. With electric motors they should be able to make them more equal if someone wants to have a more serious league, with licensing required to run the fast karts so that the general public doesn't bash them to shit.
K1 speed does this. No license requirement but they do have a height/age requirement for the adult GP league.

1 year long season with monthly GP’s for points. Whoever has the most points every 3 months wins a go pro. Etc

https://www.k1speed.com/challenge-gp.html
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Only downside is sometimes the karts doesn’t randomly or they just aren’t as well maintained as others. It’s hit or miss but it definitely adds to the drama of the season. I did 3 GP’s before our daughter was born and I won 1 of them.
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razr390 wrote:Only downside is sometimes the karts doesn’t randomly or they just aren’t as well maintained as others. It’s hit or miss but it definitely adds to the drama of the season. I did 3 GP’s before our daughter was born and I won 1 of them.
Yeah in order for drivers to take it seriously, the track operators will have to do the same - both by enforcement of rules and and making it cost enough to cover actually maintaining the karts.

Can't happen out here :doe: because low population density and 6 months of winter to destroy the track.
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razr390 wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:58 pm
troyguitar wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:43 pm Arrive and drive karting should be the future. With electric motors they should be able to make them more equal if someone wants to have a more serious league, with licensing required to run the fast karts so that the general public doesn't bash them to shit.
K1 speed does this. No license requirement but they do have a height/age requirement for the adult GP league.

1 year long season with monthly GP’s for points. Whoever has the most points every 3 months wins a go pro. Etc

https://www.k1speed.com/challenge-gp.html
k1 definitely has levels they set the karts to.

I went once with strippthree and our first session was with a bunch of jackoffs, we
lapped them all. 2nd session was just us 2 and after I figured shit out and was hitting the limiter at the end after not being jackoffs they turned them up to 3 of 4 and holllllyyyyy shit. after talking to the guys running it on our last session they gave us full beans. changes the way you have to attack the course.

I imagine for leagues they give you level 4 but who knows.
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golftdibrad wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:18 pm
razr390 wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:58 pm
K1 speed does this. No license requirement but they do have a height/age requirement for the adult GP league.

1 year long season with monthly GP’s for points. Whoever has the most points every 3 months wins a go pro. Etc

https://www.k1speed.com/challenge-gp.html
k1 definitely has levels they set the karts to.

I went once with strippthree and our first session was with a bunch of jackoffs, we
lapped them all. 2nd session was just us 2 and after I figured shit out and was hitting the limiter at the end after not being jackoffs they turned them up to 3 of 4 and holllllyyyyy shit. after talking to the guys running it on our last session they gave us full beans. changes the way you have to attack the course.

I imagine for leagues they give you level 4 but who knows.
So fun fact, every person has a profile at K1 (usually assigned to your membership card). Based on your performance against certain parameters on the track and the marshals, they usually bump your profile to “green square” which means every race is “level 4/4” of kart speed/power/etc.

I’ve had them bump me out of races where they were limiting other newbies because they didn’t want me to have to deal with them or lap them so often that their races would end in 10 laps when mine ended in 12.

Everyone in GP challenge is a green square. Usually all competitors are within 0:250-0:750 of a lap of one another in their “best” attempt.
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