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YEAH G27! What should I know

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So my paddle shifters on my Driving Force EX stopped working, super broke, didnt have money for a new wheel. Really wanted to upgrade but what to do, my birthday just passed but I am 28 years old and my parents havent gotten me anything for my birthday for the better part of a decade. But figured it was worth a shot, called my dad and asked if he wanted to buck the trend of not getting me anything and told him the story about the wheel breaking and what I wanted. He laughed and I left it alone, today I get a purchase confirmation from Frys, G27, not sure how at 28 I am jumping up and down in my living room with my 3 year old givng me a funny look...but whatever, it is what it is...

Now that the story is done, the unfortunate part is he shipped it, he is a good 700 miles away and you can only do store pickup from frys if you have the card you purchased it with. So I have until Tuesday to get ready...and wait in anticipation.

So, what should I know? how did you all mount the shift pod, do you still use the C-Clamps or do you use hard points? Any other input/advice?

Finally, my impatience may get the better of me, what do you all think of the idea of heading to frys on friday when I get paid, buy a G27, then return the unopened one that gets delivered on Tuesday....is that a little too crazy?

Man I am juiced, wanted one forever and figured I would never get one just because any time I got $300 in my pocket there were things higher up on the want list.
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Just wait for it, no sense in going through the hassle - in a week from the time you get it, you'll forget you even had to wait for it. I always find when I try to rush things, thats when things go wrong and you get yourself into trouble. - I have mine mounted to the desk just with the C clamps and it works perfectly fine, just make sure you don't have a chair that moves otherwise you'll be pushing yourself back all the time.

Its a great wheel, you'll have fun with it, great feel and fun to play with - good luck!
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