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Hi Everyone,

 

I`ve read so much About Iracing and I am really interested in starting the game... Been playing a lott of racing games. Like all the F1 games since 19 9´s ofcourse collin mc crae back in the beginning. Now Ready to get started in Iracing. 

I have a fully fittet pc for it with nvidia 1080 etc. so thats not the issue. But the Hardware like steering Wheel etc. I got a Budget of arround 2000 euros. wich i am willing to spend. Now I know there are so many who have been asking the same Question but didnt wanna go with logitec etc. But rather bit more Feedback in the game. Is that within the Price range or is the 2000 euros not near what I Need to spend????

Is there anyone that can help me with my Setup and or Maybe offering something? And Maybe helping a bit out with my starting in the game. I have teamspeak for getting in contact or just lett know thru email or PN.

 

thanks for all the help.

 

P.s. sorry for my bad Gramatic

 

Dutch

 

 

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Sim cockpit ------> https://www.autoguide.com/top-5-racing-simulator-cockpits for example.

Though I'm not recommending these, I just wanted to see if something like this was part of what you needed, as you didn't mention this in your first post. As you need to be specific otherwise it's difficult to speculate on your requirements.

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Hi Many thanks for replying,

well what would you recommend?

not Looking for Cockpits. just a good Setup. I got a good pc. wich is running good and fast. for all games.

what are you using and what do I Need to spend?

just don´t wanna buy stuff and after a while concluding it is trash. just want to say I am willing to spend arround 2000 euros. Is it realistic or is it not enough to spend? 

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2000 euro is plenty. Fanatec gear is what I'd recommend. https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/

Wheel base:
https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/wheel-bases/clubsport-wheel-base-v2-5.html

Wheels:
https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/product/pc#steeringwheels

Pedals:
Are planning to mount this to a desk? As that will alter what I'd recommend for the pedals from what Fanatec offer.

My setup is over 2000 euro so not what you're after.

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so you have a belt drive steering Wheel... what About a direct drive Wheel, any experience with it?

I was not gonna mount it on my desk but rather putting it on a rig or simulair...

 

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3 minutes ago, Dutch said:

so you have a belt drive steering Wheel... what About a direct drive Wheel, any experience with it?

I was not gonna mount it on my desk but rather putting it on a rig or simulair...

 

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I have a direct drive wheel. It's a professional one costing £3000. I used to have a belt driven wheel. Have you actually ever used a wheel for sim racing before?

You said you didn't need a sim cockpit, and now you've just said you are going to attach it to a rig. So you're contradicting yourself. Do you have one, or do you need to buy one? And is that part of your 2000 budget?

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Okay, I understand. So the wheel and pedals is your 2000 budget. A direct drive wheel is superior. It's not something I would outwardly recommend for someone new to sim racing, but if you want to jump in at the top end then yeah, a direct drive wheel is huge step up over a belt a driven wheel.

Fanatec have this one coming soon: https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/wheel-bases/podium-wheel-base-dd1-eu-1.html

That's 999 euro for the wheelbase without a wheel. Add the Fantec pedals (Clubsport V3) at 360 Euro. 300 for the BMW Rim. 250 for the F1 Rim. That's under 2000 total.

That will be a very good setup.

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The alternative is a direct drive wheel like one of these. https://www.simracingbay.com/osw-assembled-direct-drive-kit-new/ or https://www.simracingcoach.com/en/contenido/kit-augury-osw/

Then you'd need to source a wheel with a button/paddle plate, and separate pedals.

This is a more complicated setup as you're buying parts from different vendors.

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okay that Sounds and Looks good,

so is there a way that someone can help with my Setup? in case I am missing out something?

is there a list of Things that I also Need?

monitor wide screen asus i have and pc is top!

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There's nothing overly complex here, what do you think you're missing?

Wheels and pedals are game controllers like any joystick. And whatever you buy it will be ready out of the box to plug them into your PC (along with the software drivers) and map them in-game, and it works as simply as that. You do have to adjust the force feedback settings in-game and the software driver settings, but that's unique for each title and wheel. You work out the best FFB settings for yourself by testing on track and making adjustments.

The best advice I can give you is pick out the sim hardware you actually want to go with. List that here and then someone can comment if there's anything else you need to be aware of.

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Hey Jeremy,

I really want to thank you for your support and Patience!!!

okay what I like to purchase is a 

direct drive kit because it is better than belt drive.

peddals wich I have no clue

don´t want to have a Hand break and a shifter either

I like the paddels on the steering Wheel

seat and rig needed is playseat good enough?

I am not the oval Racer and drifter.

I would like to drive f1 and gt series

so this will be it. a complete kit would be great. 

 

 

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I think the Fanatec gear will be the best option for you. It will be the easiest to setup technically, and it's all from one supplier.

Podium Wheel Base DD1 - https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/wheel-bases/podium-wheel-base-dd1-eu-1.html
ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula Carbon - https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/steering-wheels/clubsport-steering-wheel-formula-carbon-eu.html
ClubSport Steering Wheel BMW GT2 - https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/steering-wheels/clubsport-steering-wheel-bmw-m3-gt2-eu.html
ClubSport Pedals V3 - https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/pedals/clubsport-pedals-v3-eu.html

The thing I don't understand is how the Podium Wheel Base mounts, as it only comes out in April and the mounting method will differ from anything currently out there. That's something you should email Fanatec about.

Only the very expensive Playseat Sensation Pro would be sturdy enough for a direct drive wheel. Instead, I'd recommend this - https://sim-lab.eu/product/gt1-evo/. The seat will need to be purchased separately, but any seat will mount to this cockpit. Look on eBay or Amazon.

The above would a be a complete setup to get into sim racing. There's nothing more you'll need.

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Hey Jeremy,

 

many many thanks for your info...

ill be goiing for that than.

the direct Wheel is the main Thing I wanted as priority. Diden´t even know fanetec did have it. I´ll write a email to fanatec and see what they say.

Setup is plug and Play?

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dutch said:

Hey Jeremy,

 

many many thanks for your info...

ill be goiing for that than.

the direct Wheel is the main Thing I wanted as priority. Diden´t even know fanetec did have it. I´ll write a email to fanatec and see what they say.

Setup is plug and Play?

 

 

 

No worries. Fanatec gear is plug and play (along with Fanatec drivers) and supported by all racing titles. So an easy setup.

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