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Old 09-16-06, 12:52 PM Thread Starter   #1
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racing wheel..worth it?


im thinking about picking up a logitech racing wheel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826128006 but im not sure if im ready to drop the $70 for it. sure its pretty cheap, but im not sure its actually worth it. i have a good gamepad...would getting this really heighten my racing experience? im thinking about picking up gtr 2 and nfs:mw.

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Old 09-16-06, 01:16 PM   #2
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My roommate has one for his PS2, and he absolutely loves it. I don't know how much he spent on it, but he said it makes games like GT4 (which he plays constantly) a lot more enjoyable. Still though, 70 bucks is a lot of money.
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Old 09-16-06, 02:00 PM   #3
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I have that exact wheel and I love it. The feel of the actual wheel is a grippy rubber and it feels awesome. The pedals have a different pressure feel to them (the brake pedal is a good bit harder to press down on than the gas) and this makes the pedals feel almost like a real car, not quite, but close enough. Another feature I like is this: I use my wheel on carpet and I was afraid the pedals would slide around when pressing down on them but it comes with these "teeth" that dig into the carpet and keep the pedals in place.

I almost never use the sequential gearbox on the side as it just seems out of place but the paddle shifters are very nice! They are a great addition in realistic games like GTR (and GTR 2 that you are planning on getting) and add a lot of depth to a race.

Overall for the price, I would definetely recommend this wheel.

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Old 09-16-06, 05:06 PM   #4
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I got mine on eBay like a year something ago for dirt cheap, like $55 shipped and it was brand new never even been touched. It is a lot of fun using it, you just have to find racing games to use it with. I haven't actually used it in a while...

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Old 09-16-06, 05:19 PM   #5
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It depends on the game, for some they work great with for others they're worthless. I've got a MadCatz one that works with all last gen systems (xbox, ps2, Dreamcast, GameCube). It was really cool at first but the novelty wore off fairly quick.
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Old 09-16-06, 06:50 PM   #6
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Yea, I've tried using mine on the ps2 and It just doesn't work very good. However, I really only use it for the PC anyways with sims like GTR and GTL. With those two, and some other sim style racing games (like richard burns rally), it shines.

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Old 09-16-06, 07:41 PM   #7
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Is there a racing wheel setup that has a clutch? and a game to go with? That would make it interesting.

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Old 09-16-06, 08:35 PM   #8
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Is there a racing wheel setup that has a clutch? and a game to go with? That would make it interesting.
There are a couple but for what they cost you could buy a Wii, 360 or a Conroe CPU.

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-96341.../dp/B000GP8448

Especially the Ferrari one that uses the real wheel pedals and shifter from the Enzo $10,000, YIKES!!!!
Can't find link for it, have it in one of my STUFF magazines.
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Old 09-16-06, 08:58 PM   #9
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I would say yes for sure. I had one for my PS2 back in the day and it made some games that I thought to be pretty stupid extremly fun. The shifting with a good wheel just makes the games seem so much better.

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Old 09-16-06, 09:15 PM   #10
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Its a pretty nice looking wheel for that price.

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Old 09-16-06, 09:43 PM   #11
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I got the momo racing wheel. The driving experience is good; however, the controller isn't as durable as my microsoft sidewinder ff wheel. My microsoft sidewinder FF wheel lasted 7 years. before that I had a thrustmaster T2 wheel that lasted 6 years. The momo racing wheel offers a good driving experience but feels less durable and I don't think it will last 7 years. Also, you can get a clutch easy if you just get some extra peddles. I have peddles from old wheels that I have setup as a clutch.
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Old 09-16-06, 10:11 PM   #12
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why wouldn't you just go outside and get in a real car?

(For me, I would prefer for my car to have Left/Right/Up/Down instead of the wheel lol)

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Old 09-16-06, 10:17 PM   #13
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you should get a Driving force pro if you are cheap. it can be adjusted from anywhere between 180 degrees to 900.


the G25 is much much better. 2 motors instead of 1. it is made out of leather and steel instead of plastics. it has clutch pedal and 6speed/sequential shifter. 900 degrees and paddles as well.


I have a dfp i am happy with... but i am deffinatly buying the G25 when it comes out . the G25 is awsome.!!

G25>DFP>Momo
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Old 09-16-06, 10:29 PM Thread Starter   #14
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I got mine on eBay like a year something ago for dirt cheap, like $55 shipped and it was brand new never even been touched. It is a lot of fun using it, you just have to find racing games to use it with. I haven't actually used it in a while...
you gave me an idea . i ordered one on ebay just now for $48 shipped.

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Old 09-17-06, 07:34 AM   #15
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you gave me an idea . i ordered one on ebay just now for $48 shipped.
Great price! I think you'll be very pleased.

When you get it, tell us what you think

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you gave me an idea . i ordered one on ebay just now for $48 shipped.
Heh yeah, I really need to buy some racing games here. GT Legends demo was AMAZING when I tried it out a while ago but I think it has Starforce blahhhhh. Need For Speed sucks using steering wheels, at least competitively online but the cop chasing mode using it rocks.

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Heh yeah, I really need to buy some racing games here. GT Legends demo was AMAZING when I tried it out a while ago but I think it has Starforce blahhhhh.
GT Legends was more fun than GTR imo. Its an awesome game.

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Old 09-29-06, 11:01 PM Thread Starter   #18
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hey just to give you guys an update, i got my momo wheel today and im loving every minute of it! gtr2 is simply amazing with it.

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Old 09-30-06, 12:46 AM   #19
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A game i am sure you guys will love with a wheel is Live for speed. probably one of the most realistic racing sims as far as physics are concerned. Check it out at www.liveforspeed.net you can play online and its awesome.
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