recommend a new wheel for rfactor 2 and AC

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  1. eltidi

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    My fanatec CSR has just died on me, this is the second fanatec wheel in 4 years, I love the feel and the on the fly settings but I want something more sturdy can the thrustmaster t300 GTE fill the bill.

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  2. Jokeri

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    Directdrive wheel!

    OSW
    Bodnar
    Accuforce
     
  3. Ashes

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    Must be honest, I'm loving my Thrustmaster TX (same deal as the 300)
    I can highly recommend it
     
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    What is your budget and expectations of a wheel?
     
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    t300 or tx 458s both seem like great wheels, but i dont know about their reliability...i feel like w/ any wheel you have to take a bit of a gamble there. ive heard all 3 major brands are awful at various times by various (multiple) sources, it only takes one bad experience to put someone off forever.
     
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    I was satisfied with the fanatec csr wich is a 240 € wheel, I already have clubsport pedals and the the thrustmaster shifter so I only need the wheel, for around 300 I can buy a fanatec csr again, a t300 gte or a tx 458( this is my prefered option as the wheel seems like a plastic toy)
     
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    I saw today the T300 GTE for around 250 EUR and the TM Leather 28 GT for 140 EUR. This would be my favorite Combo :)
     
  8. eltidi

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    That's a real good price, where did you find it?
     
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    If you want real high-end, then forget wheel's like the Bodnar, Accuforce, Frex, ECCI, etc. Get an Open Sim Wheel (OSW) or pay someone to do it for you. 30 Nm (or was it 25?) for the price of around an Accuforce.

    If you want pretty high-end but nothing in the $1000+ range, then there's only one to choose: the Fanatec Clubsport Wheel V2. It seems like a real darn good wheel.

    If you want a good, relatively inexpensive wheel, then get the Thrustmaster TX or T300RS. They're apparently 100% identical products besides some slightly different electronics for the console each product is made for. Between these two, I'd therefore go for a TX as it's usually 25% cheaper than the (apparently) identical T300RS - around $300 instead of around $400 (U.S.). The cheaper rim is probably lighter and therefore quicker to respond, faster to rotate/move, and probably relays FFB better - I'm just assuming though.
     
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    Depending of the amperes one uses, but 20Nm for the small mige and 30Nm for the bigger one.
    OSW price is around 1000e, less if you use GD`s ION controller.
     
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    Sorry to hear your troubles with Fanatec, but i can really recommend the CSW V2. It really seems to be built to last, and is a major improvement to a Thrustmaster or lower spec Fanatecs (GT3RS, CSR, ...). I have never tried the really high end direct drive wheels, as they are just above my budget. But i feel the CSW V2 is a long lasting investion, and even if it would break, my experience with the support of Fanatec is very good. So for me it doesn't seem expensive at all.
     
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    Yes, the Asian-made 30Nm motor :) . I don't to hijack this thread, but do you know the best place for me to get info and ask questions about the project?
     
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    Yes. I`ll post about it in a minute. .
     
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    http://forum.virtualracing.org/forumdisplay.php/293-DIY-Cockpitbau

    See that link. They are really helpfull. Just register there and ask questions..

    This is the main thread:

    http://forum.virtualracing.org/showthread.php/90823-DIY-OpenSimwheel-NET-Selbermacher-Servo-Lenkrad

    Here you can find info of the MMO's FFB controller

    http://forum.virtualracing.org/showthread.php/92420-DIY-USB-Force-Feedback-Controller

    And here is talk about GD's IONI controller

    http://forum.virtualracing.org/show...-DIY-DD-FFB-Discussion-and-information-thread
     
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  18. Juergen-BY

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    The TX is the older Product (2013) with a lower rotation range (900° instead of 1080°). The Price in Germany seems to be the same for both.
     
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    If you get a wheel in the same price range as the CSR wheel it'll probably last about the same amount of time. Then again, you can buy 3 of those for the price of one CSW V2 + wheel rim.
     

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