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The Ultimate force feedback "Wheel Buyers Guide" for Game Consoles (PS4, XBox One, PS3, XBox 360, PS2)

Which wheel(s) do you own and recommend?  

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  1. 1. Which wheel(s) do you own and recommend?

    • Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
    • Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS V2
    • Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR
    • Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2
    • Logitech Driving Force GT
    • Logitech G25
    • Logitech G27
    • Mad Catz Pro Racing Wheel
    • Thrustmaster T100
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    • Thrustmaster T300RS
    • Thrustmaster T500RS
    • Thrustmaster TX
    • Logitech G29
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    • Logitech G920
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    • Thrustmaster T150
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    • Thrustmaster TMX
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OVERVIEW GAME CONSOLE COMPATIBILITY (As of 8 April 2016)

 

 

NOTE:

  • This is to assist people transitioning from controller to wheel racing or maybe even encourage controller racers to transition to wheels as they are becoming more and more affordable and compatible
  • This post is to provide a list of wheels still available for purchase in the market
  • Primary focus will be force feedback wheels and basic specs/info. This will ONLY include popular wheels on the market as per native game support (maybe except Fanatec wheels)
  • FEEL FREE to ask fellow owners any questions that might help your new/upgrade wheel buying decision
  • Please be mature and share constructive and informative experience if you ONLY own/owned one or multiple wheels. What you consider to be dumb questions might not be for others especially to those who are just starting out. Be welcoming and courteous
  • This is NOT a general support discussion thread for each wheel. Please post any of your issues relevant to your wheel discussion post which could be found here
  • This is also NOT for voicing your frustrations in regards to platform support on PS4/XBox One for older wheels. Get over it. It is history. However you can still voice your frustrations somewhere here

Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/XBox One/PC Release Year: 2014 | Price: Very High (Base only)

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: NO | Pedals: No

Comments: Does not include steering wheel or pedals. PS4/XBox One requires compatible steering wheel or wheel hub

 

 

Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/XBox 360/PC Release Year: 2012 | Price: Mid

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: No

Comments: Discounted bundles available to include pedals. PS4 in-game support.

User Reviews: Link

 

 

Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/XBox 360/PC Release Year: 2011 | Price: Mid

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: No

Comments: Discounted bundles available to include pedals. PS4 in-game support.

 

 

Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS V2

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/PC Release Year: 2009 | Price: Mid

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: No

Comments: Discounted bundles available to include pedals. PS4 in-game support.

 

 

Logitech Driving Force GT

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Compatibility: PS2/PS3/PC | Release Year: 2008 | Price: Low

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle + Stick | Pedals: Brake+Gas

User Reviews: Link

 

 

Logitech G25

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Compatibility: PS2/PS3/PC | Release Year: 2006 | Price: High 

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle + Stick | Pedals: Clutch+Brake+Gas

Comments: Succeeded by Logitech G27.

 

 

Logitech G27

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Compatibility: PS2/PS3/PC | Release Year: 2009 | Price: Mid

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle + Stick | Pedals: Clutch+Brake+Gas

Comments: Succeeded by Logitech G29.

User Reviews: Link

 

 

 

Logitech G29

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/PC | Release Year: 2015 | Price: High

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Clutch+Brake+Gas

Comments: Preceded by Logitech G27.

 

 

 

Logitech G920

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Compatibility: XBox One/PC | Release Year: 2015 | Price: High

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Clutch+Brake+Gas

 

 

Mad Catz Pro Racing Wheel

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Compatibility: XBox One/PC | Release Year: 2014 | Price: High

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Brake+Gas

User Reviews: Link

 

 

Thrustmaster T100

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/PC Release Year: 2014 | Price: Low

Wheel Rotation: 270° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Brake+Gas

Comments: PS4 in-game support. Cannot use D-pad in PS 4 system menu.

 

 

Thrustmaster T150

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/PC Release Year: 2015 | Price: Low

Wheel Rotation: 1080° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Brake+Gas

Comments: Built-in official buttons for PlayStation4 (PS/SHARE/OPTIONS)

 

 

Thrustmaster T300RS

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/PC Release Year: 2014 | Price: High

Wheel Rotation: 1080° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Brake+Gas

User Reviews: Link

 

 

Thrustmaster T300RS (599XX EVO Alcantara Edition)

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/PC Release Year: 2015 | Price: High

Wheel Rotation: 1080° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Brake+Clutch+Gas

Comments: Alternative edition of original T300RS with Thrustmaster 599XX EVO 30 Wheel and T3PA pedals

User Reviews: Link

 

 

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/PC Release Year: 2015 | Price: Mid

Wheel Rotation: 1080° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Not Included

Comments: Base ONLY

 

Thrustmaster T500RS

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Compatibility: PS3/PS4/PC Release Year: 2011 | Price: High

Wheel Rotation: 1080° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Clutch+Brake+Gas

Comments: PS4 in-game support. Cannot use D-pad in PS 4 system menu.

User Reviews: Link

 

Thrustmaster TMX

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Compatibility: Xbox One/PC Release Year: 2016 | Price: Low

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Brake+Gas

 

 

Thrustmaster TX (Ferrari 458 Edition)

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Compatibility: Xbox One/PC Release Year: 2014 | Price: Mid

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Brake+Gas

Comments: Also available standalone base version, TX Servo Base Racing Wheel

User Reviews: Link

 

 

Thrustmaster TX (Leather Edition)

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Compatibility: Xbox One/PC Release Year: 2015 | Price: High

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Brake+Clutch+Gas

Comments: Alternative edition of original TX with TM Leather 28 GT 11" wheel and T3PA pedals

 

 

Thrustmaster TX (Servo Base)

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Compatibility: Xbox One/PC Release Year: 2015 | Price: Mid

Wheel Rotation: 900° | Shifters: Paddle | Pedals: Not Included

Comments: Base ONLY

 

PS4 in-game support depends on each game.

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genius post for new comers! good job!

Thanks. Just trying to help others as it took me 5 months before making my initial wheel purchase because information were overwhelming, scattered and sometimes distorted by sponsorships and brand supporters which made it so hard to decide when you're on a limited budget.

 

I hope this will help more racing fans new to console/pc gaming to get a proper wheel.

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Thanks. Just trying to help others as it took me 5 months before making my initial wheel purchase because information were overwhelming, scattered and sometimes distorted by sponsorships and brand supporters which made it so hard to decide when you're on a limited budget.

 

I hope this will help more racing fans new to console/pc gaming to get a proper wheel.

I've been here since June I believe and still haven't pulled the trigger on anything so I definitely know this feel.

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I've been here since June I believe and still haven't pulled the trigger on anything so I definitely know this feel.

So what's holding you back? Perhaps someone more experience around here can help or are you just waiting for  a cross-platform wheel for PS4/XB1/PC?

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Great post !  I just "pinned" it

Thanks Darin.

 

I included those "User Reviews" threads that you had just created. Great idea. Let me know whether you'll be creating for the rest of the other wheels as well. I'll update the OP as needed.

 

It'll be cool if they are all cross linked so that it makes it easier for people to jump back and forth between different wheel review threads and here etc.

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So what's holding you back? Perhaps someone more experience around here can help or are you just waiting for  a cross-platform wheel for PS4/XB1/PC?

Entering an expensive hobby with very limited funds and price of the only option of a 900 degree wheel on PS4 is not exactly cheap (especially considering the low quality pedals it comes with for the asking price).

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LOL, not in a bad way, just you're pretty much insanely stoked for the V2. :lol:

 

not really anymore with fanatec's horrible customer service and lack of communication when they have knowledge their products are delayed way ahead of a preorder date and refuse to let anyone know until after that date when the customer asks them...(css sq).... actually been debating since that debacle last week to cancel v2 and the css sq with them and just stick with my TM gear.  They got my money and I got nothing and for someone to have my money and not talk to me (or anyone else unless directly asked, then we get a common response) is not cool

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I've never bought anything "mechanical" from Fanatec but I sure like my wheelstand, and even tho I have a triple screen PC rig it still holds up the DFGT I use to play PS3 games on the big TV.

 

As for their wheels, I almost ordered the GT3RSv2 back in the day, as they had a bundle that included Clubsport pedals INCREDIBLY cheap... but didn't. Bought a G27 and loved it. Saw the CSR Elite and CSW, and was thinking really hard about them... but I caught a tremendous sale on the T500RS and got it instead.

 

I get the feeling that Fanatec is a small company that tackles issues that it can't handle in a timely fashion... but they always seem to deliver. I'm sure your patience will be rewarded.

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I get the feeling that Fanatec is a small company that tackles issues that it can't handle in a timely fashion... but they always seem to deliver. I'm sure your patience will be rewarded.

I share your sentiments from what I've gathered. Also considering how small they are as a company, I was curious as to how you think a company like Fanatec would do on a TV show like Shark Tank? Surely those issues you mentioned would be ironed out quickly if they had a huge partner to please. Plus, Mark Cuban is always saying things that are immersive/give an experience are always the best...and sim racing/racing wheel peripherals is as close to an experience as it gets...

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Amazon is already doing some pretty decent discounts pre Black Friday sales. 

 
Thrustmaster TX only USD$299
 
Will update everyone if other discounts are available for any of the wheels for this 2014 Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday. Or check out Amazon Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday pages for discounts.

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Thank you for this post! I created an account to ask a couple questions..
I'm trying to decide on which wheel to purchase. I like the Thrustmaster T300RS, but I've read that the pedals aren't that great, and that I'd probably want to buy a better set to replace them. So would the Fanatec CSR Elite Pedals be compatible with this wheel?
Also, I've never owned a wheel before, so should I buy a stand and if so, which one?

I'm playing on PS3 and PS4, so compatibility with both those is also a concern.
Thank you in advance!

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Thank you for this post! I created an account to ask a couple questions..

I'm trying to decide on which wheel to purchase. I like the Thrustmaster T300RS, but I've read that the pedals aren't that great, and that I'd probably want to buy a better set to replace them. So would the Fanatec CSR Elite Pedals be compatible with this wheel?

Also, I've never owned a wheel before, so should I buy a stand and if so, which one?

I'm playing on PS3 and PS4, so compatibility with both those is also a concern.

Thank you in advance!

The pedals are compatible with a basher boards CPX adapter (Google it ;)

 

The stock pedals are a fine starter set, and more than adequate for console racing, I still use the standard set with a foam block tucked behind the brake lever to give a bit of progressive resistance. Personally I would put the pedal money towards a rig.

 

I would at least buy a stand to start with, all dependent on your budget of course, I started with a $15 student laptop desk as a wheel stand (worked great) and I got two solid years out of that proving to my wife this wasn't a "fad" :) Then I built one, then purchased one. 

 

As for dedicated stands, i would be looking at the Next Level wheel stand Darin reviewed on here, as it is rock solid (I know several other owners as well and they all testify) and it can be converted to a full rig later on with the seat add on.

 

Another option would be the Fanatec CSL as a starter rig, economical, compact, light, and rigid. (also reviewed by Darin)

 

Hope this helps.

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A very generous fella is giving away a G27 for free

 

Decided I am never gonna use my G27, tried a few title's on my old ps3 and the truth is you just cant go back, So to anybody starting out that got a crappy wheel or is even using a pad then I am gonna hand mine over,  all you got to do is post a pic of your set up and the guys will decide on which is worst.... :-| I can ship for free to anywhere in U.K but if you guys across any ponds want to pay shipping then have at it. ps. wheel and shifter only, and a DFGT does not qualify as a crap wheel.

 

 

http://www.isrtv.com/forums/topic/15837-g27-givaway

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