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Baj
11-06-2009, 10:10 AM
Ive just bought a VERY good racing wheel set up (Logitech G25) and will eventually build a racing pod in the garage to sit in and play, but in the meantime (realistically thatll be next year) I need a solution that means i can play in my lounge for 12 months. I dont want to fork out 300 for one of these racing seats, so im open to suggestions as to what other people do.

Remember, this is a sim level wheel, the feedback on it is immense, so whilst cheapy wheels might cope stuck to a crappy portable dinner table, im not sure this will.

ideas?

Baj
11-06-2009, 10:31 AM
we may have a winner
http://wheelstandpro.com/order.html

Ponty
11-06-2009, 12:31 PM
Get yourself an old Recaro or Cobra style bucket seat off eBay and knock together a frame to sit it on.

Baj
11-06-2009, 12:39 PM
Methinks you need to re-read my post. I need something easy for the lounge, a bucket seat is hardly portable...

Ponty
11-06-2009, 12:40 PM
Meh, they weigh nothing and would be a feature needed for your forthcoming racing pod anyway.

Baj
11-06-2009, 12:42 PM
The weight isnt the issue, the space is.

Ponty
11-06-2009, 12:43 PM
Simple then, stick the missus's chair out in the garage for now.

Baj
11-06-2009, 12:44 PM
or buy this http://wheelstandpro.com/order.html

Ponty
11-06-2009, 12:47 PM
I don't like that chair... ;)

Baj
11-06-2009, 12:49 PM
Me neither, but its the best I can do til I build my own pod

tommi
14-06-2009, 09:31 AM
What games do you play with your G25 Baj?

rFactor....??

Baj
14-06-2009, 09:40 AM
My racing pod will be for rFactor yeah, but until thats built its mainly for Grid on PS3.

tommi
14-06-2009, 09:44 AM
what series do/will you play on rfactor? I highly recommend the Megane Trophy (the only one i play)

Baj
14-06-2009, 10:00 AM
At the moment my only experience with rFactor is on the sim at Race Centre in chandlers ford, driving the Formula BMW's, GP2's and F1's. So i've literally touched like 1% of what the game has to offer, would be really grateful to hear of other things the game can do that you recommend.

Baj
14-06-2009, 10:17 AM
Just watched http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6377124003031149180 , those meganes do look fun!

tommi
14-06-2009, 12:11 PM
This could take a while........!I'm not sure how much you know about rfactor but basically it's a community developement game - download the binary from the internet, and then develop your own cars/series/circuits/setups/engine maps/telemetry (the list is endless) or just download what others have produced! rFactor can do everything any other racing sim can do and then about 10 times more. IMO it is the most advanced and respresentative racing simulator out there - hence why most F1 teams use it in their simulators. Don't bother with the F1 sim -it's not that great to be honest, just download the megane series (v2.02), download some circuits - join up to an online game and prepare to be amazed... www.rfactorcentral.com is the place to visit, also give me a shout on tommit@gmail.com and i'll send you over some stuff in more detail. I usually play on line with a few mates, we have an audio server which we connect up to and chat whilst racing - sounds a bit geekish but it adds to the fun. The only problem is that to be any good at it yo uhave to put the hours in (genuinely)

Baj
14-06-2009, 01:01 PM
Sounds fantastic mate, ill drop you an email.

Yeah, i was "aware" for what rfactor can do, but obviously I've no experience with it other than on the sim racers. I really enjoy the F1 sims, but enjoy racing more than enjoy speed, I actually prefer racing the Formula BMW's.

Will pop you an email now :)