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Hello racers I'm looking for the BEST & the most INEXPENSIVE rig "IF" that is possible. I am on a limited income Disability an a small penision IE: INEXPENSIVE I do NOT have any hand tools to build one out of wood even though that wood <-- :D  :D  be my best bet any help would be appreicated

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I think Playseats offer the cheapest sim racing rigs around. No one would say they are the best, but they are decent for the money. Above that prices start to escalate. You may also want to research the secondhand market as I'm sure you'll find a bargain.

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Obutto oZone if you have to buy one new gets you everything you need for about $350. By the time you tax and ship it you might be into it for $450. But it's a nice seat, with monitor stand and keyboard and shifter trays all included.

 

Watch for used deals tho, used rigs are often CHEAP bucause they're a pain to ship. I got an oZone from a local group member for $100 or so, and resold it locally for $100 when I was done with it, so watch the Buy Sell Trade and your local craigslist or whatever and see if you can't net a deal.

 

But yeah, if you gotta get something new? oZone.

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I dont know how old this list is but I'm sure you can find something here. Perhaps in the wheel stand section below and pair it with a comfortable chair/gaming char.

 

Cockpit and wheel stands 

4playracing. ebay store only http://stores.ebay.com/4playracingusa 
Aeon Simolators http://www.aeonsim.com/
Apiga http://www.apiga.com.hk
ARC Team http://www.f1driving.it/en
Bernax http://www.bernax.nl
Ball Racing BRD Velocity V1 250 motion system http://www.brdsim.com
Carriage works VCR 1000 www.racingsimulatorseats.com/
Classic Race Simulators http://www.classicracesimulators.com
Cobra Racing Sim http://www.slicksteel.co.uk/cobra.html
Cockpit Extreme racing http://www.cockpitextremeracing.com.br/blog/
Converttable http://www.converttable.eu/
Custom Cockpits http://www.custom-cockpits.com/
CXC Simulation Professional http://www.cxcsimulations.com/
Dxracing http://www.dxracer.com/index.html
Ellip6 http://www.ellip6.com/
Fanatec Rennsport Cockpit www.fanatec.de
Fast track Sims http://www.fasttracksims.com/
F K Automotive http://www.fk-shop.de/en/Sport-Seat...PC-gamers-and-game-consoles-fabric-black.html

Force Dynamics http://www.force-dynamics.com/
GamePOD GT2 http://www.gamepod.co.uk/
Gamers cockpit http://www.gamerscockpit.com.au
G force sim http://www.gforcesim.com/
Gekosystem http://www.gekosystems.com/
GT Omega Racing . http://www.gtomegaracing.com
GTC pro racing cockpit http://www.granturismocockpit.com
GTR simulator http://www.gtrsimulator.com/
Granstand http://www.granstand.com/
Grandturgismo http://www.granturgismo.com/rkdmini.html
Home Racing by DCM www.homeracing-seat.com
Humanracing GT Chassis http://www.humanracing.co.th
JCL Sim Racing http://www.jcl-simracing.com/en/#blockbestsellers
Joy Ride Simulators http://joyridesimulators.com/
Monsta s Gamimng systems www.monsta.cc
MS4R simulator http://www.ms4r.com/simulators
myhome simulator www.myhomesimulator.com
Nixim http://www.nixim.com
Obutto http://obutto.com/
Open wheeler http://www.openwheeler.co.uk /
Oring F1 Simulator http://www.motionsystems.eu/
Pagnian imports http://www.pagnianimports.com.au/racing-simulator-cockpit.html
Playseat (http://www.playseat.com/en)
Playseat Challenge http://www.playseatstore.com/challenge.html
Profisim http://www.profisim.cz/
ProSimu http://www.prosimu-shop.com
Race Room http://www.raceroom.com/shop_usa/
Redline game theater www.pinballsandgames.com/sitdowndrivers.html
Ricmotech Driving Sim http://www.ricmotech.com/diy
Rinoseat Revolution (http://www.rinoseats.com December 2012 purchased by Fanatec
Rosso Modello http://www.rossomodello.com/eng-gtd.html
rSeat http://www.rseat.net
Race star shop http://shop.race-star.com/index.php?XTCsid=99v89724bmnmcs6amggogo25a0
Sim Craft http://www.simcraft.com/
Simxperience http://simxperience.com/en-us/home.aspx
Sim Racing Station www.simracingstation.com
Sim Seats http://www.sim-seats.com
Simwor simulators http://www.simworx.com.au/simulators.html
Speed Master 2 http://speedmaster2.de/index-1.html
TL1 Simulator from Ariel Atom http://www.motionsimulation.com/
Total Spanish Simulators http://www.totalspanishsimulator.com/
Virtual Cockpi www.virtualcockpit.com.ar
Virtual Motorsports http://virtualmotorsportsinc.com/
Visionraccer VR3 us. http://www.visionracer.com
VRC racing chassis http://www.bobearlracing.com
VRX Simulator http://vrx.ca/
Vesaro racing sim http://www.vesaro.com
Volair Sim http://www.volairsim.com/
Wagner race products http://www.wagnerraceproducts.com
Xpit http://www.xpit.hu
X6 Simulator http://www.x6-simulator.com/
Zalem http://www.zalem.es

Wheel Stands

ApexVStand www.apexvgear.com
Apiga http://www.apiga.com.hk
Cockpit extreme racing http://www.cockpitextremeracing.com.br/blog/
Driverpod http://www.coolsimsolutions.com/index.html
Dxracing http://www.dxracer.com/index.html
Earl RS http://steeringwheelstand.co.uk/
Fanatec Rennsport wheelstand www.fanatec.de
GamePOD GT2 http://www.gamepod.co.uk/
Granstand http://www.granstand.com/
GT Omega Racing . http://www.gtomegaracing.com
GTvRacer Wheel Stand www.gtvracer.com
Home Racing by DCM www.homeracing-seat.com
Ionrax http://www.ionrax.com/shop/
Pagnian imports http://www.pagnianimports.com.au/
Playseat Challenge http://www.playseatstore.com/challenge.html
Proto Sim Tech http://www.protosimtech.com/
Sim Racing Station www.simracingstation.com
Speedblack Evo www.speedblack.com
Steadiplay http://steadiplay.com
Wheelstand pro www.wheelstandpro.com
Wheelstand racing http://www.wheelstandracing.com/
Xlerator Wheels Stands www.xwstands.com
Virtual Cockpit www.virtualcockpit.com.ar

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depends on what qualifies as best and what qualifies as inexpensive and depends on what you are looking for :wink:

 

Personally I don't think there's any consumer grade rig that ticks all the boxes without some sort of compromise.  I also think that once VR gets into full swing you'll start to see some more unique designs that will leave some of the traditional rig manufacturers in the dust.

 

My personal favorite right now is the T1000 5 motion, simply because it's the only consumer grade rig on the market that offers traction loss combined with 3DOF and is very reasonably priced and can be easily upgraded (starter version without seat comes in at about $560).

 

Edited by UNKLE

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As an owner of playseat evo I would not recommend buying it.

In a word of an awesome Time Lord "It's really just a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff"

I had to ghetto mode it to at least be able to drive in sims for longer than 20 minutes.

I'm currently looking to buy myself aluminium profile rig, the only ones that come with actual adjustability that is acceptable/required. And they are cheap, as in profiles themselves are cheap, so just need to find someone that cuts them :)

Motedis got something I would want, just with some modification to pedals so I could inverse csp. And of course since they are not shipping where I live I have to find someone locally.

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Mr. Steve

     Where could I pick-up a set of plans for an aluminum rig Sir .... I also saw on a different formum that you can use a regular wheel how would you attach it to the console ?

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Gary Bloom Sr

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Gary,

 

First thing I would do is hop over to the DIY Plans Only section of these forums and look around. I spent a few hours this afternoon knocking together a modified version of the "Deathmobile" from some spare lumber in the basement. Add some casters for mobility, a $35 seat out of a Subaru, and I'll be racing tomorrow afternoon with a little luck. Once I figure out how I like things laid out, I'll probably move up to the very cool Simul8r PVC rig.

 

Even if you don't think you want to build your rig, I found that looking at what others have done was a good way to get my thoughts in order for what I wanted in my own setup. I settled on the "Deathmobile" because it seemed like it would be easier to make personalized adjustments to a wooden rig than to a PVC one. Cheaper, too!

 

If DIY really isn't your cup of tea, I'd recommend checking out your local Craigslist postings. Sim rigs are not easy to ship or move so people often sell them instead. There's a Playseat Evolution with a G25 Wheel/Shifter/Pedals for sale near me right now for $300. Or a custom built aluminum rig with Thrustmaster 500RS wheel/pedals for $900 a little further away.

 

Good luck!!!

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Cheeba

     Hello you have my attention. What type of discount are we talking sir and what all is included please OH-----IO

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Gary Bloom Sr

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Hey Gary I will send you a PM with photos and relevant info tomorrow morning. Chassis is currently in storage but I will snap a few pics tomorrow.

If you can't wait here is a link to an old thread regarding the HR chassis, there are a few pics of my rig on post 58+

http://www.isrtv.com/forums/topic/5709-you-can-buy-humanracing-gt-chassis-in-us-and-canada/page-3?hl=humanracing

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BTW if tools and shop space are the only things keeping you from building your own, be aware that military bases often have various shops and machinery available with instructors.  For example MacDill appears to have a wood/hobby shop accessible for $3/hour, though I'm not sure if it's open to the general public or just DoD/veterans.  You can also look for "makerspace" and "hackerspace" operations, which are probably free and might have things like CNC machines and 3D printers available; from a quick search there's several maker groups in Tampa including one with a big milling machine that meets inside a nudist club :blink:

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Mr. Cheeba

     Sir on you rig 1) where would I place my TV screen  2) what is the weight limit on the rig as I'm just a little fellow 6'6" 364 US pounds <-- LITTLE :grin: :grin: 3) If Iwas to purchase rig could you deliver for an extra $20.00 maybe 4) If you still have the rig after I get my tax refund I'll will consider buying it from you

Thank You

Gary Bloom Sr.

BEAT T.U.N.= Team Up North

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On 9/18/2015 at 3:01 AM, GarySr said:

Mr. Cheeba

     Sir on you rig 1) where would I place my TV screen  2) what is the weight limit on the rig as I'm just a little fellow 6'6" 364 US pounds <-- LITTLE :grin: :grin: 3) If Iwas to purchase rig could you deliver for an extra $20.00 maybe 4) If you still have the rig after I get my tax refund I'll will consider buying it from you

Thank You

Gary Bloom Sr.

BEAT T.U.N.= Team Up North

Hey Gary,

 

what did you end up buying then?

 

ANy good suggestion about the list?

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I suggest you post this question in the xsim forums

FWIW, this is a compact frame mover. Better suited for flight Sims than racing. You want a seat mover i.e. simxperience or CXC to trick the mind that your body is behind the wheel. 

That said, the price is very good. Again, go ask the xsimulator.net forum. 

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On 1/15/2017 at 3:03 PM, chouck said:

I Just found one that looks reliable and is few times cheaper than any other. Looks like they have 2 DOF $999 and 3 DOF versions $1499 only...

http://dofreality.com/

Does anyone have any feedback on it?

WTF I had a double take at that photo on the website cause it's a VR3 rig that has been taken apart and the motion rig part added to the bottom so it's very deceiving that photo.

Pedal plate size and adjustment would be my initial concern because you can see in the photos someone has had to mod it to get high end pedals fitted.

Would love to read some reviews on this rig though.

 

Edit: Just looked at the videos and the motion profiles don't seem to accommodate suspension bumps and road textures, it all looks rather smooth the motion.

 

 

Edited by UNKLE

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