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      ISRTV Amazon Store   11/29/16

      Hi All, We created an Amazon store that's pretty basic and currently only for U.S. shoppers. If you purchase something from it and then other items through Amazon, we make a small commission. It won't cost anymore than Amazon normally does but will help support our show and website and would be greatly appreciated ! You can get to it by going here : http://www.isrtv.com/isrtv-amazon-store/ Thank for your support !

Shaun Cole

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About Shaun Cole

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    Spokane Valley, Washington
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    Racing, Sim Racing, Working on cars.
  1. Gran Turismo 6 Gameplay Videos

    Last week we put out a video that was the raw and mostly uncut first hour of Gran Turismo 6. In that video we really only got to touch upon the surface of the game. In preparation for our first real thoughts on the title we have done a bunch of driving. So we are now putting out those videos for you to see and start forming your own opinion of GT6 with us. First up is a 2 lap race at The Streets of Willow in Willow Springs, Ca. The car being driven is the KTM Crossbow and it is against some rather stiff competition of cars. We are driving in the arcade mode with the driving physics set to professional. The wheel being used in the driving angle is a Thrustmaster T500RS with the Ferrari GTE add on wheel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVmNzNsGtOY The next video is another 2 lap race with all of the same settings. This time it features the Nissan GTR racecar at Bathurst, Mt. Panorama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-FO23MJuoU Another fun aspect of Gran Turismo is the Career mode and that really starts off with the license tests. This is an all gold effort at the rather simple B License Test for GT6.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqCuhDD708A Welcome to our first look at Gran Turismo 6. We decided to fire up our cameras and let you enjoy Gran Turismo 6 along with us from the moment of first starting the sim. In the video we run with a Thrustmaster T500 wheel and pedals along with the TH8RS shifter. Despite the arrival of the Playstation 4, GT6 was released for the PS3 and we are going to see if it can hang with Forza on the new Xbox One. In this format we are a little raw compared to normal, but this gives you an idea what it is like for us with a new game release.
  3. Our review of the CSL Seat by Fanatec. This rig enters the market with an entry level price tag of $299.95. The question is how much rig do you get for your money? The CSL Seat is compatible with the Fanatec, Thrustmaster and Logitech wheel and pedal sets. In this review we go through the assembly process and look for any difficulties. We then go on to cover the Pro's, Con's and our final thoughts of this simrig.
  4. Wow, what a tease. I read the story, and I suffer from the same condition of my brain doing things on its own. Keeps me up at night all the time. I cant wait to see the rest of your rig.
  5. Our guide to get the most out of Simvibe. In this video we show you most of the details on how to install and get Simvibe running. This video comes after our actual review of Simvibe that can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs1CslGfFCg We show you the parts that you are going to need, we show you how to install those parts. And then we go through all of the tweaks that you can do to the software.
  6. Our review of the Simvibe Experience. This show has a detailed review of this piece of software that will control transducers directly from outputs of your favorite sim. This means your buttkicker, aura shakers or any other tactile feedback devise will actually be game controlled. The software will control up to 8 different devices. We play with the software, tell you a little bit about how to set it up, and then let you know how it really works while driving. We finish up with the pros, the cons and then give it a final score. To get more information of Simvibe from SimXperience please click on the banner at the top of our homepage.
  7. That is really awesome and very detailed. If I had the time and space I think I would go for this myself. We really want an arcade style racer.
  8. Uur review of the RS Formula sim racing chassis. This is the latest creation by RSeat and is a move in a completely new direction. This rig has featured never before seen in a racing rig. It also comes in at a price point a little higher then you might expect. Will this premium rig hold up to the rigors of Darin and Shaun? We put this incredible rig through some vigorous testing and let you know how it holds up. When we are done you will know the pros, the cons and our final score.
  9. Inside the T500RS GT wheel

    Great mod. I would definitely consider doing this myself. But like other have said before you are a brave guy.
  10. Great Idea on the paint Horace, everything would be easier in lengths, then just sand the connectors and paint, great idea.
  11. Our Installation and Review video of the AP Electrix load cell mod for the Logitech G25 or G27 pedals. As a sim racer the pedals are an important part of performance. And some people would argue that the brake pedal is as important as the steering wheel when it comes to fast lap times. In theory a load cell is a better measuring devise then a potentiometer. The AP Electrix upgrades the Logitech bake pedal to a load cell. In this video we show you how to install the load cell and then test its performance. We will point out the pros and cons and then score it so that you can decide if it would be of benefit to you.
  12. We recently did an episode on the show about building your own rig or DIY rig. We showed every step and have posted the drawings and plans here. There is also a link to the video if you would like to watch us build it and follow along. The tools that we need for the job are: SAFETY GLASSES A stable work bench A "C" clamp Circular saw (to cut the wood) Electric drill with a small drill bit for pilot holes ( 9/64" ) Rechargeable drill with Phillips Head Phillips Screw Driver Tape Measure Straight edge Pencil Paintbrush Materials Needed: 4 - 2" x 4" (8 Foot) 1 - 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 (6 foot) 1 - 11" MDF Shelving (8 Foot) ours was 1" MDF, plywood also works but has rougher edges, solid board is fine also 2 1/2" Wood Screws (Large Box 1lb.) 1 5/8" Wood Screws (Small box 30) #12 Wood Screws 1 1/4" (4) Paint The only trick cuts are for the wheel deck upright supports. I literally held them in place and marked them with a pencil and cut them to match my rig. It turns out the pieces are 32" long on the longer edge and cut to 30 degrees on one end with 60 degree cut on the other. Double check how it lines up before cutting. Here is a picture of the initial sketches: This is a 3d drawing showing the position of the pieces: Here is a list of wood pieces that will need to be cut: Here is a link to the video:

    That is what all simrigs should look like. Talk about planning things down to the last detail. I am very impressed with your creation and that is about the coolest "Sim Racing Lair" in the world. How did you get the vinyl graphics done?
  14. Tyrrell P34 replica cockpit

    I will put as simple as I can because after seeing this rig I am speechless. That is the coolest rig I have ever seen. It is a giant scale model of remarkable realism and yet you will be able to drive it. WOW!!!
  15. Derek Speare Raceking Button Box

    The Raceking is a custom version of Derek Speares button box that is only available to race winners. Darin was able to get his hands on one to review as well as take you through the line up of other Boxes and products for sim racers that Derek Speare makes.