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What wheel do you use?

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  • #132344

    matthew
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    so f1 2011 i was happy to play with a pad, but i’m taking 2012 a bit more serious, plus in addition have landed myself the last seat of the drivers line up in a sauber. for the F1F Xbox 360 World Championship! which im excited about (yes im sad lol)
    so seens as a pad isn’t going to cut it, i’m looking for a half decent wheel and pedals. pref with force feed back. there’s so many to choose from, and don’t want to buy a crap one.
    price limit s/h about £80/£100, but please list even if its an expensive one, least i can compare, and maybe stretch to more for a decent one
    so if you could, list what set you have pros/cons and price new, although it’ll more likely be s/h from flea bay, please copy and paste the list below, thanks

    @mat-k
    set-up:
    pros:
    cons:
    price:
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    #214837

    PieLighter
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    @mat-k
    set-up: Logitech G27
    pros: Excellent wheel, can be configured on any racing game and has 900 degrees of rotation, with 3 pedals, a 6-speed gear stick and flappy paddles. Wheel rim is made from genuine hand-stitched leather, and the whole setup has a very solid feel to it. Force feedback is also brilliant. I’ve had mine for over a year and it’s been absolutely flawless, and I’ve heard reports that they last a very long time. Any review you read of the G27 will be singing its praises.
    cons: Only 6 buttons on the wheel itself but that’s more than enough for what I use. There is also a d-pad and 8 buttons on the gear stick. If you want an actual F1 wheel, go for the Thrustmaster T500RS with the Ferrari 150 Italia wheel, but that has a very steep price.
    price: I got mine for around £200, you might be able to get it a bit cheaper.
    comments: Flawless. One of the best wheels on the market, and IMO the best in the affordable price bracket (the prices of those Fanatec wheels are ridiculous).

    #214838

    dot_com
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    I’d be interested in your opinions too… :)

    #214839

    Paulocreed
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    @mat-k I’d recommend the Logitech G27 as well. I have it along with a playseat evolution. And would say the same as @pielighter However the G27 does not work with the Xbox360 to my understanding and I’m not sure which wheels are compatible with the Xbox 360.

    #214840

    pimbers4955
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    If you’re on a budget, I’d suggest the Logitech G25. Its basically the same as the G27, but with a few less buttons on the steering wheel. I’ve had mine for the best part of 5 years and its still doing well

    #214841

    matthew
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    @pimbers4955 @pielighter @paulocreed

    the g25 and g27 is for pc/ps3

    found this oneThrustmaster Ferrari F458 Italia Steering Wheel and Pedals for Xbox 360 and PC

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121016452648?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

    thoughts? but say 270° steering radius?

    be interested to know what @madmolloy thinks

    #214842

    PieLighter
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    I’ve had bad experiences with low-end wheels. I had a cheap Thrustmaster once. Right paddle stopped working almost immediately (I mean, after a couple of clicks) and the left not long after. I’d advise you get at least a G25, but go for a G27 if you can.

    #214843

    matthew
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    for a xbox?

    #214844

    infernojim
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    @mat-k i think you’d be surprised about our leag…ue. I use a wheel and pedals as do a few others but many including our dominant 2x wdc @lemon use a pad. as does @maddogmolloy and my team mate @strunk27, both of whom are competitive

    #214845

    matthew
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    @infernojim
    thanks jim, im ok with a pad, just want a better in-game experience.
    but to read mad and lemon use a pad im going to hold fire on buying, but still interested in whats on the market,what about the official wheel and pedals?

    what wheel do you use jim?

    #214846

    matthew
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    what about this ?

    http://www.game.co.uk/en/logitech-xbox-360-driving-race-fx-steering-wheel-27689

    getting mixed reviews across the net

    #214847

    graham228221
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    I invested in a second hand Official MS Wheel from eBay for about £75 about 6 months ago.

    It’s by far the most expensive item I’ve bought off of eBay, but I have to say it’s one of my best purchases ever! It’s worked pretty perfectly since I got it and most games seem to work out of the box with too much faffing around (accept with F1 2012, of course).

    Not sure if I got lucky or what though…

    #214848

    Alexander
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    Im using Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Pro Clutch Edition for pc and im very satisfied with steering wheel’s performance.Furthurmore by the time you are going to play a game,the buttons have already been regulated so you are ready to play any game (Formula 1 2012 etc).Vibration also working great consequently you have a real sensation! It costs 120 euros. http://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-Force-Feedback-Clutch-Edition-Steering/dp/B002FYRLLA

    #214849

    infernojim
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    I use a pretty budget one – microcon mc2 wheel. Was about £35. Does a decent job. It’s quite a good wheel, but nothing special.

    I’m definitely better with it than a pad, but not massively.

    #214850

    PieLighter
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    our dominant 2x wdc @lemon use a pad.

    @infernojim Perhaps because Codemasters F1 games are designed to be run with a pad? rFactor is certainly one you would use with a wheel.
    Yes, any racing game or sim is better with a wheel, but the Codemasters physics are designed to be forgiving so that pad users will be OK.

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