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Hello Everyone!

I am a longtime lurker and finally registered on here.  I thought I'd share my sim rig setup.  It has been a few years in the making and I still have bits and pieces I want to add later.  

First the pics, then at the bottom is all my specs.  Let me know what you guys think!

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Sim Rig:

Assetto Corsa Edition Rseat RS1 Chassis

Fanatec CSW V2.5

Fanatec CSP V3

Fanatec CSS SQ V1.5

Fanatec CSH V1.5

Fanatec CSL Elite P1 Wheel

Fanatec CS Universal Hub (not pictured)**

NLR Motion Platform V3

SimRacingXperience (SRX) GT Dash (last one in the world ever made!)

Raceseng Sphereology Shift Knob

Sparco Meca 3 Gloves

Sparco Lap 5 Wheel L505 (not pictured)**

Tanaka 4-Point Harness

** - I'll be using the Sparco wheel and Fanatec hub as a daily

 

Electronics:

Pearl THMP-1 Buttkicker and Amp

Onkyo M-501 Amplifier

Onkyo P-301 Preamplifier

Theater Research Towers

Sunfire MKII True Subwoofer Bob Carver Signature Edition

Sony XBR65X930E 4K HDTV

 

I think thats about it 😁

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Whats good my fellow sim racers!

So I decided to add two more transducers to my rig.  I chose the AuraSound AST-2B-4's.  These units are actually bigger than the pictures I seen online.  I decided to stay away from Buttkicker for two reasons:  the Gamer 2 would be protruding out anywhere I stick it and the Mini LFE no longer has a viable mounting solution now that I have the NLR Motion Platform V3.  Discreet was the name of the game.

Anyways, I always wanted some suspension effects up front and this is what I chose.  I will be powering these AuraSounds with my SMSL SA-98E amplifier.  Now, onto my mounting location and test fit.

After removing my CSP V3 Pedals from the pedal deck, I took off the pedal deck and flipped it upside down.  The second picture shows two existing mounting holes on the far left.  The one towards the bottom (the one with the washer) is what is used with my V3 pedals so I chose to utilize that existing location.  After lining up the AuraSound transducer, it lines up perfectly with both holes, which is awesome!  At this point all I had to do is drill out the other two holes into the pedal deck with a 5/64 drill bit, which is the perfect size when using an M6 bolt.  In order for the AuraSound to accommodate an M6 bolt, I had to actually make the mounting holes wider, again, with the same 5/64 drill bit.  My drill sucks and died half way into my install.  But needless to say, the transducers are as far apart as I can get them and mounting them is not an issue at all.  I hope this helps people with the Rseat RS1 rig in figuring out how and where to mount additional transducers.  I will post finished pics in a few days.  Let me know what you guys think! Thanks.

 

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So I finished up last night and the install looks legit.  Very discreet, very clean.  The only thing I dislike about these transducers is that the push terminals do not accept a banana plug.  It will only take bare wire or those Nakamichi style banana plugs.  Needless to say, vibrations come in quite well on this wheel deck, considering it is a solid ass piece of metal.  I am waiting on my other SMSL SA-98E amplifier to come in so I can run an amp to each transducer.  I'll be running the AuraSounds in Chassis for the front left/right separation and the Pearl THMP in Extensions (seat).  

There is no rattling going on at all.  The pedals and wheel deck are solid and the impact of the AuraSound's can easily be felt.  Let me know what you guys think!

 

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So I had issues with the SMSL SA-98E amplifier...it seems it has bit the dust...while driving it will play a few frequencies then I will get no feedback from the amp.  Tried it multiple times, same thing.  So as of now, I hooked up my AudioSource AMP 310 (overkill I know, but has way more headroom), it makes the AuraSounds come to life.  I don't like the effects I have been getting using Chassis Mode (SimVibe) or lack thereof, so I will go back to utilizing Extensions (peddles and seat) and doing some configuring that way.

And, on a side note, I ordered myself the a wind simulator a few days ago from MotionHouse WindGenerator.  They shipped it from Korea on the 14th and it will be delivered today (17th)...3 days from Korea! I am stoked about that.  The software looks intuitive and easy to use.  I could have saved a few dollars going with Sim Racing Studios, but their 3D printed fans are not aesthetically appealing and I am not a fan of having to occupy 2 spots for 2 seperate power supplies.  And the GoPro mounts are tacky as hell.  HSR (hsimracing.com) fans look pretty good..I liked their anodized finished tubes.  HSR R'Fun Dual Exits.  Price was a little more than the MotionHouse.

As soon as I get it installed today I will post some new pics of the rig and let you know what I think of the hardware and software as a whole.  Stay tuned!

 

*- I switched back to Chassis mode...I forgot to switch to Quadraphonic....a lot better now 

Edited by pacifikballa

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Very nice.

Have an AC RS1 also. How did you get on fitting the NLR V3? Did the adapters raise the seat height? Been told some do and some don't. 

Also , maybe ditch the TV and go VR.  Costly as need a top notch pc but worth it for emersion. Spent the £2k saved for a NLR V3 on a pc good enough to run the rift.

Like the seat mover , VR is a huge game changer.

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13 hours ago, kwakaman39 said:

Very nice.

Have an AC RS1 also. How did you get on fitting the NLR V3? Did the adapters raise the seat height? Been told some do and some don't. 

Also , maybe ditch the TV and go VR.  Costly as need a top notch pc but worth it for emersion. Spent the £2k saved for a NLR V3 on a pc good enough to run the rift.

Like the seat mover , VR is a huge game changer.

Thanks man I appreciate it.  The NLR Motion V3 did raise the seat a few inches with the adapters...almost 4” to be exact.  I had to get my wheel deck raised all the way too.

I wouldn’t ditch this TV cause I just bought it.  My sim rig is my workstation, so I watch my 4K movies on my shield and game on it on my PC.  I don’t think I will go VR until I move this television into the living room.   But I do agree, it’s almost a 5th dimension to sim racing, game changer for sure. 👍

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So here it is folks...the MotionHouse WindGenerator...and it’s pretty damn awesome!  First off, I wanna say the shipping was INSANELY fast and the packaging was impeccable...definitely top notch, foam padding and cardboard inserts everywhere.

This unit is exactly what I was looking for.  Small “intellbox” (even has its own engraving....all metal) single PSU (comes with Korea to US adapter for free upon request), extra long fan cables to mount far away if you want to, heavy duty steel plates, high flow fans (I took off the yellow sticker that was wrapped around).  

Everything was plug and play.  Hardware is simple to connect (didn’t see instructions, but they provide a video on their website on how to put it together).  Apart from the video, because I rock a GT Dash, I actually inverted all the mounts so I could clear my dashboard.  This makes it sit a little lower, but with the adjustable angle bracket, I was able to set it exactly where I needed for maximum air flow to my face.  Software side, I just had to enable the wind generator and I was able to adjust the settings manually or leave it at default.  Again, there website does a an outstanding job giving directions on all the sim games it is compatible with.  Best thing is, the software is continually updated and it’s written in easy to read English.

Anyways, I’ll take pics of it during the day after I wake up and then provide a review and post that in the appropriate board.  Lemme know what you think!

 

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Very nice looking rig. I haven't seen those dash's from SRE before but it looks really well made. Have you thought about securing the seat belts to the rear frame via springs? If not, it is worth doing as it easy to do and makes a big difference to immersion. Helps alot with feeling your brakes too.

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16 hours ago, Mayaman said:

This is a wonderful build, well done.

Thanks!

13 hours ago, Bushchook said:

Very nice looking rig. I haven't seen those dash's from SRE before but it looks really well made. Have you thought about securing the seat belts to the rear frame via springs? If not, it is worth doing as it easy to do and makes a big difference to immersion. Helps alot with feeling your brakes too.

SRX puts out a quality product that's for sure.  I have thought about using springs for my belts, but I currently do not see a proper mounting point. They are currently mounted (the shoulder belts) to the last bolt on the seat sliders.  I am however going to cross them in an 'X' pattern so that they have a more snug fit.  Anything to get a little more immersed will help.  Thanks for the tips!

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Yeah I was thinking something along the lines of a p-clamp with the rubber insert that you could attach to the large tubing at the back. You could attach the springs to that and at least you will get the tensioning of the shoulder belts when your seat moves. Not sure how strong the seat moving mechanism is on that seat mover you have but you would want to make sure you don't hinder the motion of the seat.

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On 1/17/2019 at 1:26 AM, Bushchook said:

Yeah I was thinking something along the lines of a p-clamp with the rubber insert that you could attach to the large tubing at the back. You could attach the springs to that and at least you will get the tensioning of the shoulder belts when your seat moves. Not sure how strong the seat moving mechanism is on that seat mover you have but you would want to make sure you don't hinder the motion of the seat.

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I actually found a better solution.  A neo magnet with eyelet that can take 175 lbs of force each.  Just add a spring to it and attach to the belt.  It’s only $10 on Amazon.  Imma give it a whirl.  Any suggestions or links to specific springs for harnesses? Let me know what u guys think. 

 

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Bought these custom made Buttkicker Mini LFE mounts for my Rseat RS1 off a fellow sim racer on eBay.  Gonna hit them up with a few coats of paint, otherwise, just have to drill 2 holes and mount them.

I’ll be able to run legit CM in SimVibe now.  

 

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Just a quick update.  Those mounts above weren’t giving the impact I hoped due to the NLR V3 above it.  Any vibration that the mini LFE was putting out was getting blocked by the V3.  So I’ll have to look for an alternative.

 

I installed those neo magnets I mentioned before and also added washer machine springs.  This gives a great amount of tension when accelerating and breaking.

 

And thanks to my friend Steve in the UK for sending me his Buttkicker mount for the V3! Now my Pearl THMP-1 is back in action.

 

If you guys need parts numbers or links for the springs and magnets let me know.  Thanks!

 

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On 2/16/2019 at 3:21 PM, Bushchook said:

Neat and very simple solution with the use of magnets. I am actually surprised that they are strong enough. 

They definitely take a good amount of muscle to pull them off the base of the rig.  Imma have to bend the ends of the springs more cause they tend to slip out of the eyelet of the magnet.

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