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? I don't see what you are trying to argue here. Re-read the OP.
? I did, it's just I personally wouldn't bother spending extra to get a wheel purely for a clutch, cause it'll never really get used unless you play LFS. They don't even make much use of it IRL.

That was my point
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? I did, it's just I personally wouldn't bother spending extra to get a wheel purely for a clutch, cause it'll never really get used unless you play LFS. They don't even make much use of it IRL.

That was my point
That was what I was trying to say... Wow man.
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That was what I was trying to say... Wow man.
Yeah but I merely raised the point to your comment of;

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you can shift gears in all cars without actually using the clutch, even with auto-clutch set to off.
As if its a flaw in the game, which it is not, that's how its supposed to be, just in real life. Using the clutch in racing isn't for the sake of being able to change gears, you can change gears without using the clutch, just it seriously reduces the lifespan of the components, but race cars aren't concerned with that. The clutch is more for car control than anything in racing sims I find.

Sorry you misunderstood what I was getting at.
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Yeah but I merely raised the point to your comment of;



As if its a flaw in the game, which it is not, that's how its supposed to be, just in real life. Using the clutch in racing isn't for the sake of being able to change gears, you can change gears without using the clutch, just it seriously reduces the lifespan of the components, but race cars aren't concerned with that. The clutch is more for car control than anything in racing sims I find.

Sorry you misunderstood what I was getting at.
Yes I know all of that, in long races, it wears out the engine. Although in Shift 2, I have on purpose done long races without using the clutch and nothing ever happened to my car. So it isn't even realistic from that angle.
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You know IRL race drivers very rarely use the clutch in their cars right, you can shift without it.

...first I must say that racing drivers most definitly do use their clutch. it is possible to shift without the clutch, but you have to match the rpm of your drivetrain to the exact rpm of your engine, then theoretically your shifter should just slide right into gear. You risk so much damage to your tranny that its not even worth the .2 seconds you would lose shifting withoutthe clutch.

ok back on topic

My budget is under $150

I've been looking at this wheel


Only problem I see with is that is only 270 degree turning

@ yura- thats a real bummer about the clutch. If it doesn't work then whats the point of even having one? :
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Yes I know all of that, in long races, it wears out the engine. Although in Shift 2, I have on purpose done long races without using the clutch and nothing ever happened to my car. So it isn't even realistic from that angle.
Ooooh right fair enough haha.



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...first I must say that racing drivers most definitly do use their clutch. it is possible to shift without the clutch, but you have to match the rpm of your drivetrain to the exact rpm of your engine, then theoretically your shifter should just slide right into gear. You risk so much damage to your tranny that its not even worth the .2 seconds you would lose shifting withoutthe clutch.

ok back on topic

My budget is under $150

I've been looking at this wheel

Amazon.com: Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Racing Wheel: Video Games

Only problem I see with is that is only 270 degree turning

@ yura- thats a real bummer about the clutch. If it doesn't work then whats the point of even having one? :
Urh, yeah they do. RARELY. Watch footcams if you don't believe me.

Also, race drivers don't care about long term damage to the car. They want that 0.2seconds. Thats the point....

Also that Thrustmaster RGT is ****e. Get a logitech driving force pro, minimum, if you want even a semi decent wheel.
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I had the RGT and it's nice, but feels like a toy because the wheel is so small. The 270 degrees won't bother you as much as the size of the wheel. I have a DFGT now and it's better and was much cheaper. You can probably find one used for cheap on CL if you don't mind used. Gamestops don't buy or trade them so people who bought it for GT5 and don't play anymore are always selling them.
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@cyph3r

you mean I should pick one of these up? it looks a little...cheap.



@rquinn19 I'm glad I could hear from someone who has first hand experience with an rgt, could you spell out DFGT for me? I decided today that I was going to buy a wheel, so I don't know any of the abbreviations yet
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post #19 of 29

As cheap ones i suggest the logitech GT driving force wich are 900° and good.


If you have more money I suggest you, in addiction to the really good Logitech G27, this: Fanatech GT3RS V2 clubsport edition wich includes really good pedals and two shifters http://www.fanatec.de/webshop/new_us...a5c688464364dd (it's a great deal because buying the pedals and the wheel separetly would cost more than 400$)
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@cyph3r

you mean I should pick one of these up? it looks a little...cheap.

Amazon.com: Driving Force Wheel for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3: Video Games


@rquinn19 I'm glad I could hear from someone who has first hand experience with an rgt, could you spell out DFGT for me? I decided today that I was going to buy a wheel, so I don't know any of the abbreviations yet
I meant the Driving Force GT

If you got money to blast though there's you can get some pretty nice setups.

*cough* FANATEC GT3RS w/ CLUBSPORT PEDALS *cough*
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