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Hi there, I need to buy a birthday gift for a teenager soon, and I know he wants a racing wheel. He has one currently, but it is really bad and cheap (it came directly from China) that can only turn 90 degrees either way.

So I'm looking for a good racing wheel preferably below $50 but I can go up to $100 at the most. I'd like it to be PC compatible, although PS2 compatibility is nice and would be very useful.

So all I have in mind currently is the Logitech Momo racing wheel or the Driving Force Pro by Logitech. Is the DFP compatible with PC? I'm not sure...

Recommendations please! Thank you!

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I have the Driving Force Pro, and i love it.........yes it is compatible with PC as this is the only system i use it on.

The Momo is good but the Driving Force Pro offers more extra's for the near same price. Like 235 degs rotation (or something like that.)


Also the G25 is the VERY best if you want to buy them that
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The G25 is the best IMO, but I'd rather get the momo's.
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Dad? Just kidding. Logitech makes alot of nice wheels. I've heard good things about the Driving Force series.
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Hmm....what about the Thrustmaster 360 Modena wheel? Or the Saitek R440?

I'm leaning towards the Driving Force Pro since it can be used in other systems. Should I just get that?
    
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What about the Logitech Wingman Formula Racing Wheel? I can get one for ~$40
    
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i have the wingman formula. its not very good. it cant rotate very far, and its horrendously innaccurate. the driving force pro would probably be the best choice. i would argue the G25 is just too complex for a teenager.
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i have the wingman formula. its not very good. it cant rotate very far, and its horrendously innaccurate. the driving force pro would probably be the best choice. i would argue the G25 is just too complex for a teenager.
Alright, I think I'll get the DFP. I think it will be better for him. thank you all for the help!
    
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i have the wingman formula. its not very good. it cant rotate very far, and its horrendously innaccurate. the driving force pro would probably be the best choice. i would argue the G25 is just too complex for a teenager.
I'm 15 and i'm on my second G25 - not sure it's too complex for me

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Hmm....what about the Thrustmaster 360 Modena wheel? Or the Saitek R440?

I'm leaning towards the Driving Force Pro since it can be used in other systems. Should I just get that?
Don't, they suck and break.

The DFP is a very nice wheel - do it!

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Never heard of the thrustmaster or the Saitek, but all i can say is the DFP is a very nice wheel. That is from personal experience, as i created a thread askignt he same question and this was he clear winner (behind the G25 ofcourse) but that is a bit too pricey for your avid racer.
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