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Anyone use one of these steering wheels, It's real leather and it even has a clutch LOL

I've been playing Need for speed Pro street with my joy stick
Which is a fun game to play online so I thought I'd look for a steering wheel and ran across this Logitech G25 for $299.99
WOW thats a lot for a steering wheel, I guess it's a must for the extreme racer



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Dual-motor force feedback transmission: Experience quiet, powerful force feedback effects. You'll feel every bump, bank, and curb, recreated with remarkable fidelity.

Six-speed stick shift: Quickly select between six forward gears and a push-down reverse gear. Or switch to sequential shifting mode.
900 degree wheel rotation: Turns 2 ½ times, lock-to-lock, to accurately replicate real steering dynamics.

Metal gas, brake, and clutch pedals: Control your car intuitively with sturdy, true-to-life pedals.
Two paddle shifters: Keep both hands on the wheel while changing gears.

12 programmable buttons plus D-pad: Easily map game functions to your preference with the powerful software.

Comfort
Hand-Stitched Leather: The 11-inch wheel is wrapped in real leather to help keep your hands comfortable during long racing sessions.
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post #2 of 34
Ask Jakg (or is it Fusion Racing... it's one of those Brits ), he really likes it (or was it really wants it)

If you like car games, then I suggest you get that, especially because it has a clutch.
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I want one SOOO badly, but I think the new video card might just be a better upgrade for me ATM, lol. Can't wait till Christmas so I can ask for one then!

BTW, I live on my own, pay my own rent, etc..., but $200 "toys" are not exactly within my budget right now, lol. Hence the wanting it for Christmas, lol.

Can't wait till i can someday have a sweet racing rig!
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post #4 of 34
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I'm 39yrs old maybe I will ask my wife to get me one for my birthday, Then I think I'll move my PC in to the living room so everyone can see me race, LMAO
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post #5 of 34
It is a very nice wheel but the price is a big put off. If you play alot of racing games maybe you can justify it but I couldn't and picked up a Logitech Formula Force EX-
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ga...s/270&cl=gb,en

I love it for the price

BTW it only has 2 pedals so no clutch
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Fusion and Jakg both have one. I have also used one. They are amazing and really fun to drive with. However if you only play Need for Speed it would be a waste of a wheel because of the lack of realistic force feedback and game realism.

G25 is more used in simulation racing with titles such as:

GTR 1 + 2
Race 07
Live for Speed
Rfactor

However one arcady game that is quite good with is Test Drive Unlimited. On Test Drive, the game automatically switches between paddles and the 6 speed gear box depending on what the car uses.

A Cheaper version that is good for racing games is the Logitech Driving Force Pro.

EDIT: Fusion has a few crappy pictures on his gallery Here
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I think I may just attempt to pick up the Logitech Momo racing wheel myself instead of a new hard drive. Thanks for the idea!
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Man i want one for GT 5 prologue
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
I think I may just attempt to pick up the Logitech Momo racing wheel myself instead of a new hard drive. Thanks for the idea!
Yeh. The MOMO and Driving Force Pro are very similar. People often pick up the Driving Force Pro instead because it has more buttons on the wheel.

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Originally Posted by DaCrusader View Post
Man i want one for GT 5 prologue
There is a brand new wheel being made for GT5

Its the Logitech Driving Force GT

EDIT: Have a read through this
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Yeh. The MOMO and Driving Force Pro are very similar. People often pick up the Driving Force Pro instead because it has more buttons on the wheel.
indeed, but they do both have problems with the pedals if they are revision 1... but that can be fixed with a can of WD40

if you are playing Need for Speed, don't bother with a G25, its actually a waste to use the wheel on that game. if you really want the wheel, make sure you get some proper racing titles such as GTR2, rFactor, LFS and Race07... its also worth getting GT Legends to use the H pattern gearbox with the clutch, and Test Drive Unlimited is good for the same reason (and the fact that you can use the paddles on it aswell). If you just plan on playing games like Need for Speed, you are probably best off with a cheaper wheel.
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