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Logitech G29 or Thrustmaster T300RS

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Hi,

thinking of getting a driving set up for Xmas for the 'kids', anyone had experience with these, opinions on them?

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I've not used the thrustmaster but happy with the g29 on my PS4. Pedals are pretty close together so I find shoes are a no no.

 

I'd suggest budgeting for a stand as well. Frustrating trying to use a table with pedals on the floor, as pedals and wheel move around too much in spirited use.

 

I've built my own stand and made it so I can still bring the pedals closer for my 6 & 8 yo girls

 

 

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I notice that JB HiFi have the logitech G29 + Forza 7 for $399.

 

Seems like pretty good value based on the cost of the game and quality of the steering wheel.

 

Bonus is you can use it with a PC and a HTC Vive for ultimate VR racing.

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I think it is worth stepping up to a a mid tier system like the CSL series. For the longest time I couldn't justify the full blown Club Sport series from Fanatec but the CSL Elite with the load cell really really makes the set up change from a toy to serious sim kit.

 

 

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I bought the Logitec G29 and had been running it on a old sewing machine stand.....OK, but not great.

 

After much searching, and reading/watching many reviews, I decided that buying a Next Level Racing Stand was the thing to do.

Sure it was more expensive than most steering wheel stands [buy about $100+], but it is the most versatile as well, as it's up-gradable, and after receiving it I can say you get what you pay for.

It's certainly very stable, and nothing moves much at all.

 

I only received my stand about 2 weeks ago, so I'm not sure if what I'm about to reveal is the norm [seems this stand's design is under constant revision], but my NLR Stand came with some additional stabilizing bars, these can be use in two ways, either as extra stabilization for people who slam down hard on the pedals, of for those who remove the slant plate from the foot pedal plate, and want to be able to have some minor slant adjustment......it's one or the other.

 

The only thing I don't like about the G29 is the Steering Wheel size.....it's too small.......but I guess that's due to design choices regarding long term working life [force feedback] V's realistic turning....You are obviously going to put much more torque against the G29's electronic motors using a larger steering wheel, than you would with a smaller one........The G29 motors would crap out if fitted with a larger steering wheel I suspect.

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On 14/11/2017 at 5:45 PM, DoggieHowser said:

 

Get the CSL Elite PS4 edition :)

 

I'm keen on doing this for my kids at Xmas too.

 

@DoggieHowser  Does the CSL Elite PS4 Edition have a PS3 mode? And will it work with GT5 do you know?

 

Or would I have to get one of the Drive Hubs you've mentioned in another thread?

 

I find the Fanatec website rubbish to navigate.

 

I dont want to have to get a PS4 or Xbox, I'd rather build a new gaming/HT PC. 

 

Cheers

 

 

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There is a "compatibility" mode which emulates a Logitech IIRC. Never tried it on a PS3 so I can't be sure

 

Worse case scenario is to get an older Fanatec Porsche Turbo S wheel (which I also have :P) and upgrade the pedals

 

 

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Edited by BuffySlayer

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I got the G27 and love it, thrustmaster seems overpriced in comparison and for the hardcore

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Haven't used G29 so cant say anything about that. Using Thrustmaster its really good and long lasting

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On 08/12/2018 at 7:26 PM, Farpun said:

I got the G27 and love it, thrustmaster seems overpriced in comparison and for the hardcore

 

The G27/29/920 are good entry level wheels for sure, but have a particular feel to the steering resulting from the gear driven feeback setup.

 

The Thrustmaster TMX Pro is around the $400 mark and includes the decent T3PA pedals with conical brake mod, and is pretty decent bang for buck.

 

The Thrustmaster TX/T300 wheel base is a better unit though - much stronger feedback and interchangeable wheels.  Sadly, the cheapest TX setup comes with a crappy plastic imitation Ferrari wheel and a rubbish two-pedal set. You're forced to spend $700 to get a decent baseline TX/T300 setup.

 

I went a little bit silly a while back and took over the kid's toyroom, much to their disgust. This started out as a way of getting them used to driving, whilst also giving me some thrills from time to time...

 

After buying the Thrustmaster TX Leather setup, I whacked a WRX bucket seat on a moveable base, hard-mounted a TX wheel and T3PA pedals onto a piece of Sweden's finest furniture, hacked into a USB keyboard to create a brain centre which controls a button box, DIY handbrake and sequential shifter, and carbon-fibre magnetic paddle shifters from Ascher Racing installed on one of my DIY OMP steering wheels (thanks China via ebay!). There's also the TH8A H-pattern gearbox with shorter shifter, and the pedals have been extensively modded with different springs to give more realistic feel, and a load cell on the brake pedal which turns the brake pedal into a pressure-based setup, rather than travel-based. 

 

Ironically, it's getting to the point where the kids can't use it - the brake pedal is too firm for little legs! Bad Daddy...

 

I desperately need a better TV in there to make the most of the XBOX One . The old Hitachi plasma has since gone, and there's a freebie Soniq 42" 1080P LCD in its place which looks surprisingly OK. A 55" 4K is on the wish list.

 

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G29 is a sweet unit. Great bang for buck.  Yo ucan drive just as quick with it as with wheels that cost 5x the price. 

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