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So I got GT5 and Plan on Picking up Dirt 3 on my PC.

I love racing games but kinda stopped playing them because the Controller is such a poor way to play them. I tried the Madcatz wheel when Forza 1 came out back in the day but it was a hunk of junk. I got maybe 35 Degrees ingame when I turned the wheel 90 degrees.

I plan on a GT25/GT37 simply because I know nothing of other wheels and need one that works on all platforms.

Thing is is I will need a way to mount the wheel to my lap and a way to mount the shifter and pedals. So I need a recommendation on a affordable setup. Because $500 is too much, for the playseat stuff. I would rather buy a seat and harness and fab my own mount.
post #2 of 6
300$ playseat? the obutto went for 250$ but got raised to 470$ since it got popular. fanatec makes them too but their actual cockpit goes for 1200$ and their wheel stand goes for 130$

i've been looking for one too but they were just too expensive so im just sticking to my desk and my computer chair xD
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I need the force feedback. Its just way too twitchy feeling without.

I am considering just buying a Sparco Racing Seat and harness and fabbing a Monitor mount and interchangeable Keyboard/Steering wheel lap cover.
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by BeerPowered View Post
I need the force feedback. Its just way too twitchy feeling without.

I am considering just buying a Sparco Racing Seat and harness and fabbing a Monitor mount and interchangeable Keyboard/Steering wheel lap cover.
a sparco seat would go around 300-1600$ so if you wanna shell that out + labor then go ahead. i would rather just get an obutto cockpit xD
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post #5 of 6
Don't get me wrong, Sparco makes extraordinarily nice race seats. I have a Pro 2000 in my race car. But isn't that a little overkill for a racing game? You'd be just as well off going with some much less expensive Kirkey Roadrace Aluminum shells (@ $165 ea.), vs. high priced (albeit, very worth it in a real high speed accident) Sparco autoclaved fiberglass, or carbon fiber seats.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Kirkey/570/47912/10002/-1?CT=999

Very cool idea, none the less. You should definitely post pics when it's finished
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post #6 of 6
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Well they usually sell in pairs, so I would just put the other in my Toyota Starlet. I wouldn't necessarily get Sparco either I just know I can get a deal on some used ones.

My idea is build it not just for racing but so I can just play all my PC games from it. and when I'm done disconnect a couple cables and put it next to the wall.

I don't know about you but when I game I prefer to lean back and put my legs out straight. Usually though you end-up slouching in the chair though and the legs hit the back wall of the desk or something underneath like a APC batter or router.

With a Gaming Station/Seat you could nullify all the hassle and make something really comfortable.


I am still making drawings and stuff but this is something I can see myself making some point in the future.
Edited by BeerPowered - 4/26/11 at 4:08am
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