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Yannick97
07-05-2015, 22:16
The big 'Show your own race rig/setup' topic
To kick off the forums it looked me fun to see everybody their race rigs and setups that they are playing this awesome new game on, it doesn't matter if you have a full cockpit with build-in vibration or just a desk setup, everything is welcome here :D .

Rules
There aren't much, but keep it on topic. It is allowed to say and ask things about people there setup, but don't ask things like: "What should I buy?".
And please have respect for eachother even when they are just showing off a triple monitor setup with a controller :p

Yannick97
07-05-2015, 22:24
So for myself as a topic starter, this is my setup. Just moved in my new bedroom and still figuring out how I gonna place everything in the room. Probably gonna get a 8020 Extrusion rig soon, in combination with a TH8a shifter and later on some Fanatec Pedals.

http://i.imgur.com/GJhnuKl.jpg

Khyber GT
07-05-2015, 23:31
http://i.imgur.com/QpHvTjel.jpg

Artwebber
08-05-2015, 02:06
here is my gaming room
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150327_150834_zpsb0zbstir.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150507_141316_zpskjskqk7r.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150411_075649_zpseb0id2uo.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150327_150906_zpskkufgep0.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150317_143452_zpsws7gxxws.jpg

McKiernan
08-05-2015, 02:08
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PS4 (yes I'm a peasant)
Wheel: Thrustmaster T300rs
Pedals: Fanatec CSR Elite Pedals (via Basherboards CPX adapter).

Erwan960
08-05-2015, 05:58
Let's start this thread ! ;)

Here the aluminum structure from which I made a dynamic cockpit.
http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/699822cockpit600.png

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/220635cockpitnew.png


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n33JOgmzWgA

K1FF
08-05-2015, 09:48
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=829045103791496&set=vb.100000580426260&type=2&theater hope this works ! my home made toy!!:D

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff218/KIFF_photo/DSCN1792.jpg~original (http://s238.photobucket.com/user/KIFF_photo/media/DSCN1792.jpg.html)

Max Kelly
08-05-2015, 09:58
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petervandamned
08-05-2015, 11:46
The Rig atm

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Processor Intel Core i7 3930K
Moederbord ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
Geheugenmodule 8x Kingston ValueRam 4GB DDR3-1333 CL9 € 32,50
Videokaart ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Strix 4GB
Harddisk/SSD Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe 240GB € 386,16
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB (SATA2, 32MB)
Voeding Corsair RM Series 850W
CPU-koeler Cooler Master Nepton 240M
Monitor Acer GD245HQbid
2x Acer X243WD
Toetsenbord Logitech K120
Muis logitech muisje
PC speakerset Logitech X210 2.1
Casefan 3x Noctua NF-F12 PWM € 15,95
Game
Project Cars
asserto corsa
Colin McRae DiRT 3 (PC)
F1 2012 (PC) € 49,99
F1 2013 (PC) € 18,98
F1 2014 (PC) € 15,05
Grand Theft Auto V
MotoGP 14 (PC)
rfactor 2
Ride (PC)
The Crew (PC)
Overige 4x ass shakers
buttkicker amp (defect atm)
fanatec crw f1 setje
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Monster Cable Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Red
2x nvidia 3d vision glasses
Nvidia 3D Vision Pack
sparco race seat

Manic DBB
08-05-2015, 22:36
Here's my console setup: Next Level Racing Wheelstand, Thrustmaster TX, GTE rim, T3PA-Pro pedals, & TH8A shifter. Not pictured: car seat mounted to Corbeau Gaming Base.

http://i.imgbox.com/0zQvEskk.jpg

Koenigscat
08-05-2015, 22:48
My budget-frame
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25385141/forumshit/pCARS/IMG_20150320_171557.jpg

Had to disassemble and reassemble it to set it up in my new room:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25385141/forumshit/pCARS/IMG_20150407_211924.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25385141/forumshit/pCARS/IMG_20150407_225100.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25385141/forumshit/pCARS/IMG_20150407_231021.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25385141/forumshit/pCARS/IMG_20150407_234402.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25385141/forumshit/pCARS/IMG_20150407_234642.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25385141/forumshit/pCARS/IMG_20150413_141912.jpg

Koenigscat
08-05-2015, 23:04
Could this thread be merged with: http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?21949-The-big-Show-your-race-rig-setup-topic
Noticed that that one does seem to be in the right place (this one seems out of place in the 'screenshots and videos' section)

DriftManiaX
08-05-2015, 23:31
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Aldo Zampatti
09-05-2015, 06:54
Thread merged. Although Driver Network sounded better to me :)

skiky007
09-05-2015, 17:13
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COMPUTER:
ASUS Maximus IV GENE-ZGEN3=Intel i5 2500 k OC to 4.5 ghz=G.SKILL Sniper series 2x4 gb=ASUS GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC=SSD OCZ Agility 3 60 GB=WD 500 GB=PS OCZ 500 w=Corsair H 40=acer V243HQ - 3x
RACING COCKPIT:
Thrustmaster T500 RS=Frex shifter=DSD button box=Leo Bodnar_SLI-M=Mimo 720 s=Sparco-sprint

spence52490
10-05-2015, 13:44
Temp setup until I get a larger desk in my main room.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/lamarr/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0186_zpsq7ekhmjn.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/lamarr/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0186_zpsq7ekhmjn.jpg.html)

I7-2600
EVGA 970 GTX
16GB RAM
3x Acer H236 Monitors
T300RS and Pedals
Fanatec Racing Seat

Nick Claydon
10-05-2015, 15:19
This is what mine did look like a few months ago, not atm though..... Now have a T500 / CSS SQ / CSR Elite and a Samsung curved 34" on its way, when the screen arrives a major revamp will happen.

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Projectmanager
10-05-2015, 22:56
Hi,
I was thinking of putting up pics of my creation,but seen some of the very professional outfits I thought twice,
But I will put up some pics anyway,on a limited budget I didn't have much to go on,but when I bought the xbox one,then the madcatz force feedback wheel and pedals I had to build a car/ simulator,
My 8 year old had a f1 bed which he grew out of,which gave me the brainwave of starting the project,so I set out building the car,and old child seat gave me the height and width of seating position,and it went from there,as you can see from the different stages,then after completion,bought sparco evo bucket seat,52 inch plasma smart hd tv,panasonic 5:1 surround sound,it's since been painted,and clocks been added,so you actually sit tight in this sim,speakers are placed on the car,the rear speakers actually vibrate the rear of the car on vibration,not intentionally,thanks for looking,201375

Projectmanager
10-05-2015, 23:02
Another..201376,201377,thanks for looking,I am on YouTube with this under Russell cooper,ime now looking for a formula ford body shell to build another one,

Khyber GT
11-05-2015, 03:47
Another..201376,201377,thanks for looking,I am on YouTube with this under Russell cooper,ime now looking for a formula ford body shell to build another one,

you gotta upgrade from that madcatz wheel something terrible!

nukedogger86
11-05-2015, 04:57
A shot of my rig taken today just for you guys, Logitech G27 with a nicer looking shift knob on a DXRacer stand, high back office chair, and MORGOTH (specs listed in sig). 201398

all4bespinnin
11-05-2015, 05:41
Still a work in progress but works well...

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a304/turbogti8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150120_101308_zpsttexvmi1.jpg (http://s14.photobucket.com/user/turbogti8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150120_101308_zpsttexvmi1.jpg.html)

RSphil
11-05-2015, 19:35
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PC spec:
Intel Core i7-3930K 4.4GHz (Sandybridge-E)
Asus X79 Sabertooth Intel X79
Corsair Dominator 32GB (4x8GB) PC3-12800C10 1600MHz Dual/Quad Channel
X2 MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming Edition 4096MB GDDR5

jaymondo
11-05-2015, 19:50
So for myself as a topic starter, this is my setup. Just moved in my new bedroom and still figuring out how I gonna place everything in the room. Probably gonna get a 8020 Extrusion rig soon, in combination with a TH8a shifter and later on some Fanatec Pedals.

http://i.imgur.com/GJhnuKl.jpg

Is that an old HP G5 Server on the floor there ?

jaymondo
11-05-2015, 19:54
Nice pics guys, and nice rigs, I have a powerful PC but would love to have the space you guys have to enjoy multi-screen, is it worth it in Pcars ?

Srt8 300c
12-05-2015, 12:45
201776

Abit messy!! On xbox one for Pcars :)
cobra v2 cockpit
bmw e46 seat (im a big lad lol)
Thrustmaster tx
t3pa pedals
th8 shifter (using sequential)
Panasonic TX-50AX802B tv 50 inch
Astro A50 headset

Old skool hemi
12-05-2015, 14:51
201802

This is my ferrari race sim room

Old skool hemi
12-05-2015, 14:53
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Old skool hemi
12-05-2015, 14:54
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Lunerock
12-05-2015, 15:07
My setup so far. Got a lot things to plan here :)

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But I have to say, you guys got some awesome setups

falken
12-05-2015, 15:08
http://i.imgur.com/yLheBuUl.jpg

Built out of 2x4 and MDF. CSR Elite with Formula Rim, SLI Pro, Clubsport V1 pedals, Frex Shift+ Sequential shifter.

MiKeAhOwSkI
13-05-2015, 16:10
Here is my setup. specs in sig.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d173/MiKeAhOwSkI/Mobile%20Uploads/20150511_215839_zpsnvdm9zuj.jpg

luka788
14-05-2015, 10:17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox3kCxQIe5s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHej2pfvkts202285202286

Strife1one1
14-05-2015, 12:54
Here's my rig. Just got done building it yesterday. Still have some minor tweaks to do along with some cable management. Monitor platform is on heavy duty drawer slides so I can slide the monitors back when I need to do actual work on the desk/computer. 202326

MrPix
14-05-2015, 13:25
The current Project Immersion... Handbrake is ready and waiting as my birthday pressie... so will be added in a couple of weeks :)

http://www.projectimmersion.com/images/GS105.jpg

LCJ
17-05-2015, 15:38
Here is my setup. specs in sig.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d173/MiKeAhOwSkI/Mobile%20Uploads/20150511_215839_zpsnvdm9zuj.jpgHi Mike, are you driving those three monitors with just one gtx970? And if so, what resolution/fps/settings?

Muska
17-05-2015, 22:55
MrPix, your rig is inspirational, I have followed your build for a while, I hope to do something similar one day.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7773/17172010994_3773ca6737_c.jpg

nhitrac
18-05-2015, 03:48
Wow some rigs here are truly drool worthy.

Mine's below.

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RSfordy
19-05-2015, 16:09
my rig


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marvin1959
19-05-2015, 18:39
Hi

My rig can be seen in a short video over at Youtube.com (https://youtu.be/GtnIQ87eMyQ).

Setup:

GT Omega Racing Pro cockpit

Single monitor stand mounted with a 40" full HD TV from Philips.

Thrustmaster T500RS wheel and pedals with the F1 add-on mounted.

PS3 slim with 360 GB / PS4 with 500 GB / Lenovo Erazer 510 gamer PC with Intel I7-4770K & AMD R9 290 GPU.

A Sony surround receiver which I bought on sale for less than 1000 danish kroner (usual price approx 2300 danish kroner) connects my PS3, PS4 and gaming PC with the TV via HDMI so I don't have to move too many cables around to get started.

Some pretty old small Sony surround speakers are used for the sound at this time.

I am however using a Jamo center speaker which is very good.

No sub woofer is connected at this time.

With ths setup I can very easily change from PS3 to PS4 to PC games on the same cockpit / screen.

To record videos of games played on the PS3 and PC I use a hauppauge hd pvr rocket that record on to SD cards or USB sticks.

Most of my videos played on PS3 in Gran Turismo 6 can be seen on my channel over at http://www.kartingvideos.com

I haven't published any Project Cars videos yet.

Marvin
(Copenhagen, denmark)

Kingleo
19-05-2015, 20:07
Great Rigs! This is all I have atm I love the 80/20 aluminum wheel stand though.

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jason
19-05-2015, 22:39
My setup Vision racer - modified to strengthen things up a little e.g new sleaves instead of the plastic ones , a new from bracing bar added to stop any wobble with the t500 - 47" led tv
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rolandk10
21-05-2015, 06:51
I had to make my rig so it would be easily moved. Just disconnect a dozen wires and slide it away. Simple...LOL.

I like the visuals from the big screen (112") and with the Trackir the pov doesn't matter as much. Well at least in so I don't have to zoom out farther than is comfortable so I can see more. I also have the 4 rotarys on the button box mapped to all the FOV/Seat adjustments so I can quickly change it on the fly if I need to.

I'd say I'm done but no one would believe me. I keep finding things to add or upgrade. I just ordered the Club Sport pedals last week. Should be here by July/August i guess. I've also got a usb gear indicator from SimRacingHardware.com on the way. Next I need to upgrade the wheel. Think I'll go with the CSW v2 so I have a matched set.


203799rSeat Evo v3 with G27 wheel, pedals with GT EYE upgrade, Fanatec CSS Shifter


203800A Buttkicker Gamer2 is installed under the seat for use with Simvibe. Laptop is running vrHive.


203801Z1 Dashboard and two Hud Dash apps


203802You can spot the TrackIr reciever on top of the laptop. Wasn't going to work on top of the screen :) Also, the seat cushion is an AirHawk that I used on my motorcycle. Makes sitting for long periods painless.

NVI0U5
21-05-2015, 12:27
Wow some amazing rigs out there, my state of the art rig is so advanced it doesnt even work on pCars, but its ok Ill when technology gets up to date with my rig itll be awesome
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r93/NEMOnLISA/project%20c%20ars/Fc_lhDkgaB3vSNJiGRlvANd1is8RkaRi4ZuY5ZZ_QSNk-YUxY09ih77y7Gc882w-dll7jicqbN4WByZpzrdyeb7BIIIpUIAw-0Ojw512-h288-nc.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/NEMOnLISA/media/project%20c%20ars/Fc_lhDkgaB3vSNJiGRlvANd1is8RkaRi4ZuY5ZZ_QSNk-YUxY09ih77y7Gc882w-dll7jicqbN4WByZpzrdyeb7BIIIpUIAw-0Ojw512-h288-nc.jpg.html)

RSfordy
21-05-2015, 12:46
awesome I had one of these my first wheel lol :cool::cool:



Wow some amazing rigs out there, my state of the art rig is so advanced it doesnt even work on pCars, but its ok Ill when technology gets up to date with my rig itll be awesome
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r93/NEMOnLISA/project%20c%20ars/Fc_lhDkgaB3vSNJiGRlvANd1is8RkaRi4ZuY5ZZ_QSNk-YUxY09ih77y7Gc882w-dll7jicqbN4WByZpzrdyeb7BIIIpUIAw-0Ojw512-h288-nc.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/NEMOnLISA/media/project%20c%20ars/Fc_lhDkgaB3vSNJiGRlvANd1is8RkaRi4ZuY5ZZ_QSNk-YUxY09ih77y7Gc882w-dll7jicqbN4WByZpzrdyeb7BIIIpUIAw-0Ojw512-h288-nc.jpg.html)

justonce68
21-05-2015, 13:13
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XB1 setup
Omega pro cockpit
TX wheel, GT and F1
T3PA pedals
TH8A shifter
Turtle beach XP500
Butt kicker Gamer 2
Elgato Game recorder
Samsung 50" TV

jim jonez
21-05-2015, 19:06
http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag84/digigem/2015-01-22131743_zps25e86aa8.jpg (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/digigem/media/2015-01-22131743_zps25e86aa8.jpg.html)

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag84/digigem/2015-01-22131636_zps57b296bb.jpg (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/digigem/media/2015-01-22131636_zps57b296bb.jpg.html)

Baron_Greenback
22-05-2015, 09:48
There are some seriously fantastic rigs in this thread. Mine certainly won't be, as I'm going the homebrew route.
I'm just sourcing some real car parts to build mine ATM. The plan is to build a base frame out of 2 inch box section, weld it together and then start bolting stuff to it. I think I'm going to go with an Audi A4 leather seat for comfort, as well as aesthetics.

My mate is a car breaker, so the parts are cheap (or free) and in reasonable condition....and located directly opposite my workshop. Oh the possibilities..:)

As it stands I have a G27, some steel and a reasonable idea of what I want to build.

fitzsteve
22-05-2015, 11:00
Wow some fantastic setup's here, my wife would kill me if I had anything that extreme!

How do you get the timing info a Laptop?

memoric77
22-05-2015, 12:46
For me (and my wife) the best compromise. The new Playseat Challenge i dont want to miss!

Fixed a Bodyshaker too, second one is ordered. I dont want to miss!!

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First attempt ;) :
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rolandk10
22-05-2015, 13:27
Wow some fantastic setup's here, my wife would kill me if I had anything that extreme!

How do you get the timing info a Laptop?

That is a program called vrHive. You can find it on the pCars apps page: http://www.projectcarsgame.com/apps.html

Basically, you run a program on the same computer as Project cars. Then you can have it display timing/fuel info on a second monitor or you can run it in server mode and install the same program on the laptop and set it to client mode. All you need is the IP address of the server and plug that in to the settings on the client.

ctzn
22-05-2015, 14:07
Nice setup, memoric.

fitzsteve
23-05-2015, 13:41
Thanks Rolandk10,

I'm all up and running :D

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And a Video of my setup (before I installed the Apps)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8CVgBnLbk4


Now to go and do some racing!

ps. Computer is quite humble, AMD8350, 8gb Ram (DDR1800) and 2x GTX660 in SLI.

Baj
23-05-2015, 16:59
I use this with my Oculus Rift
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Franco Ferrari
25-05-2015, 19:15
I received my Playseat today :)

I've just finished the assembly... and all I can say is that it's great.
I've already tested it with pCARS and it's a real gamechanger.

Here it is.
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awd
27-05-2015, 11:45
:-)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfJ3bzLm8Yg

NYdubber
28-05-2015, 16:52
Nothing crazy - still trying to figure out what I want to do desk/cockpit-wise. Just grabbed some of the apps last night, messing with where to put the screens;

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/NYdubber/C-A-R-S/IMG_0601_zpsnc6sc0gm.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/NYdubber/C-A-R-S/IMG_0594_zps2rxw18oe.jpg

So until I do something permanent, I'll be heading to Lowe's this weekend :cool:

luka788
30-05-2015, 16:48
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpB-7nkDwtE

updated my rig

Joni Varis
31-05-2015, 07:05
My current system/setup

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PC:

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ThereIs0nly0ne
31-05-2015, 21:21
R-Pod MkII

- Fanatec CSW v1
- Fanatec CSP v2 with DSD Tilton pads
- Fanatec CSS SQ v1
- DIY Rig
- Hacked DSD button box
- Android phone running DashmeterPro
- Ultrawide monitor
- Sparco Sprint seat
- 4 Mini LFEs with Simvibe

... and the most important bits:

- Fire extinguisher
- Seat belt
- Tow hook

Rig pictures:

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/AlmostComplete_zpse5919a52.jpg (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/AlmostComplete_zpse5919a52.jpg.html)

Seat on side mounts and seat runners:

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/RightSeatDone2_zps0ad5c6d3.jpg (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/RightSeatDone2_zps0ad5c6d3.jpg.html)

Real carbon fibre dash:

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/FinalDash3_zpsdc534e07.jpg (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/FinalDash3_zpsdc534e07.jpg.html)

LED lights and tow hook:

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/Lighting2_zps5238c017.jpg (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/Lighting2_zps5238c017.jpg.html)

Shifter pod with extinguisher: :

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/ShowCase8_zpsf097cf37.jpg (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/ShowCase8_zpsf097cf37.jpg.html)

DashmeterPro on custom mount:

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/DMPFitted1_zpsvkrcksc1.jpg (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/DMPFitted1_zpsvkrcksc1.jpg.html)

Video tour:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QcNid8TQC8

No triple screen ... yet.

Baumstark
03-06-2015, 12:25
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/NYdubber/C-A-R-S/IMG_0594_zps2rxw18oe.jpg


Nice setup.
Can anyone tell me which app allows me to show the mini map of the track on a tablet / 2nd screen? Thanks!

rolandk10
03-06-2015, 21:32
Nice setup.
Can anyone tell me which app allows me to show the mini map of the track on a tablet / 2nd screen? Thanks!

Pcars dash will do it on android and I think iOS. Vrhive and z1 will do it on windows either locally or remotely. Search for "project cars apps" to find the list of available apps.

This is for PC only.

Baumstark
03-06-2015, 23:58
Alright, I will give it a try. Thanks!

Steve UK
04-06-2015, 20:00
There are some great rigs in this thread, here is mine which was built 14 years ago and still going strong :) Note the heavy duty table for an old crt television :) since been modified for an early led and now too low for my current tv.

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SinCitySimRacing
06-06-2015, 11:49
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Baumstark
08-06-2015, 16:09
because of limited space (and for the sake of house peace :D) I too went with the playseat challenge to turn the living room into a racing room.
No regrets yet :)

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FTW Leceur
11-06-2015, 21:52
Some EPIC and expensive rigs in this thread, well done!
Watch my progress with my Microsim DIY build HERE (http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?30784-Microsim-Racebase-DIY)

mau2494
15-06-2015, 23:43
Hi guys,


This thread is intended for those who want to share their racing seats/cockpits and gamertags (XB1, PS4, PC)

I´m using a GT Omega Racing pro cockpit with a Thrustmaster TX wheel.

*Gamertag: Mau2494 (XB1)

Please share your pick and lets have some fun racing!

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TassieDevil
15-06-2015, 23:52
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RS1 RSeat
Thrustmaster T500RS
TH8A Shifter
PS4 and Project Cars awesome. :)

Olijke Poffer
16-06-2015, 11:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox3kCxQIe5s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHej2pfvkts202285202286

That is a great setup And Nice racing.

Vic Flange
16-06-2015, 16:12
http://i.i.cbsi.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2013/02/21/controller004.jpg

BCFCBristolRed
16-06-2015, 16:53
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EDIT: GT.... BCFCBristolRed

Mahjik
16-06-2015, 17:01
Thread merge...

CustomInternals
17-06-2015, 04:14
I'm still trying to dial everything in right now but it seems to be going ok so far. Still need to adjust the pedals for optimum placement and the stiffness on the brake.
It also seems that only certain games/cars allow use of the H-Pattern and Sequential standalone shifter. This setup feels so much different than the DFGT that I was
using and is going to take some time getting use to. Once I get everything positioned how I want, some good settings for the wheel, and more seat time, I'm sure I'll
not only catch but exceed my old times. First biggest things I noticed was how smooth the belt driven system is compared to the gear driven DFGT and the very stiff
but fully adjustable brake pedal.

Any suggestions on wheel or pedal settings feel free to let me know. Thanks and I hope to see you all on the track!

Here's a few pictures of my rig. I've been waiting for a long time now and it's finally here!!!

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Since I don't have a dedicated PC for sim racing this setup works good for me. I have a normal computer chair that I wheel in it's place when I'm not racing.

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All the settings on the wheel are nice but overwhelming right now.

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Inverted CSR Elite's. I catch myself going towards the clutch a lot when I should be braking. Still use to the borrowed DFGT I was using prior that was clutchless.

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Too busy enjoying the new setup to get rid of all the boxes and make a bracket for the ClubSport E-Brake.

Franco Ferrari
17-06-2015, 08:07
It also seems that only certain games/cars allow use of the H-Pattern and Sequential standalone shifter.


Could you please explain this to me?
I'm planning to purchase the Fanatec SQ shifter as a stand-alone controller (with their branded USB adapter) to use with my T500 RS wheel and given the cost of the item, I don't want to have... surprises. :p

Seelenkrank
17-06-2015, 15:02
if you use pro settings you can only use H-Shifters if the car in real world had H-Shifters (no Wheel paddels work and no seq. shifter) and so on...

JamieF86
17-06-2015, 15:32
wow these rigs are amazing must be bloody expensive, maybe a lot of single guys with these rigs?

I have a T300 with Pro Stand and a crummy old PC chair that is falling to pieces all goes neatly away after use to keep the peace lol

CustomInternals
18-06-2015, 04:48
Could you please explain this to me?
I'm planning to purchase the Fanatec SQ shifter as a stand-alone controller (with their branded USB adapter) to use with my T500 RS wheel and given the cost of the item, I don't want to have... surprises. :p

My issue was with me trying to update my firmware 100 times. I re-calibrated the shifter after the first few times but forgot to on the last one I guess. I calibrated it and now it's working properly in PCars. Was only working in AC until I calibrated it again.

Also Seelenkrank is right from what I can tell so far. I use custom settings but I was able to use the H-Pattern for the Evo FQ400 but was using the paddles for the BMW M3 GT3. I just set the auto-clutch to off and they both worked great. The BMW M3 GT3 worked with the paddles no clutch needed but when I switched to the H-Pattern for the Evo FQ400, you had to use the clutch pedal to get it to shift. I also have everything plugged in to my wheel at all times and didn't need to change anything when going back and forth from the different cars. I don't know how it works as a standalone but I would assume it should still work properly once calibrated. You might want to email Fanatec to make sure though.

JamieF86 how did you know!!!

angelfood
18-06-2015, 18:38
Finished today :triumphant:

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Timmynator
18-06-2015, 22:06
Inverted CSR Elite's. I catch myself going towards the clutch a lot when I should be braking. Still use to the borrowed DFGT I was using prior that was clutchless.


Try offsetting your clutch pedal to the left, i.e. use the right most (when viewed from the front of the pedalface) screw hole on the pedalface. That should give you more room to hit the brake without hitting the clutch as well.

CustomInternals
19-06-2015, 10:05
Try offsetting your clutch pedal to the left, i.e. use the right most (when viewed from the front of the pedalface) screw hole on the pedalface. That should give you more room to hit the brake without hitting the clutch as well.

On my next days off I was planning on adjusting them. Right now I have it set up where the clutch and gas are the same distance from the edges of the base and the brake it closer to the gas pedal. I thought it would help with learning how to heel-toe. It has helped me with trying to learn left foot braking though. I still am going to adjust it but I think I'm going to push both side pedals farther out then move the brake over to the left slightly. It still should be close enough to the throttle to be able to heel-toe. I was also going to angle the rear of the pedal plate up because of how low the seat is compared to a normal car.

JeyD02
19-06-2015, 10:18
Wow incredible. I wish I had some of those!!.

One serious question. Will all those features actually improve lap time?

Photonenbert
19-06-2015, 12:00
Wow incredible. I wish I had some of those!!.

One serious question. Will all those features actually improve lap time?

hard to say. if your office chair always moves back while braking then yes, probably.

with a dedicated rig you are just more confident as your seating position never changes even 1mm. but if you have a fixed office setup and quite a good seat position I would say it doesnt make you that much better.

most important things are monitor placement as well.

as close to your face/wheel as possible to get the most out of if.

using correct FOV (often a problem!). so you need the perfect immersion and if you get the in game seatin position right as well it can changes the way you look into corners and how much of the track you can actually see.

Photonenbert
19-06-2015, 12:10
Its WIP currently (well its always WIP I guess :p )


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yesterday I finished my G25 METAL MOD. Works perfectly! And will last longer than the plastic housing was meant to last hopefully :D
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I drilled some extra holes into the metal plate that holds the motors so I could mount the bearing shell. Its used in kart racing for the rear axle and works great for this. although it was kinda rough to put in the bearing into the shell as the shell got a crack but exactly where it should. there is a screw that tightens the pressure onto the bearing so you can just tighten that and its all good.

the plastic spacers are 30mm and didnt need further adjusting. If you cut piping yourself then it wont probably be exactly 30.0mm so I wanted to buy those instead of cutting them myself. just to make sure the bearing fits perfectly straight onto the plate. But as it turned out, the bearing I also bought on the carting page is rounded on the outside.
so it can "turn" quite a bit inside the bearing shell if you havent tighten it already.
this compensates for slighty angled shells or if those spacers dont match measurements. so all good :)
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2 holes just on top of the motors. there is very little space but with M4 screws it works fine.
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only plastic is the steering column itself which will hold forever since its a tubing and the spacers that dont have to hold much force as the column turns inside the bearing and is very very smooth. There is no additional resistance to the way it felt before the mod ! therefore Im very pleased with it. Couldnt feel any difference.
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on the bottom you can clearly see the crack and also that there is a screw to hold it together from left to right.
you can also see that the bearing has tubing sticking out further. as it turned out, the front steering tubing that holds the wheel fits so perfectly onto the steering column even with the bearing sticking out that it felt like it was just made for this.
lucky me again :p
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Timmynator
19-06-2015, 16:12
Wow incredible. I wish I had some of those!!.

One serious question. Will all those features actually improve lap time?

As Photonenbert says, it depends. Coming from an office swivel chair/pedals on the floor/wheel clamped to table to a proper seat-with-pedals-and-wheelstand-rig, I can't tell you whether my lap times are better but what I can tell you is that you don't have to worry about anything shifting or moving if you use a little more force than usual. That makes you more confident and gives you a more consistent environment where you can devote more time to thinking about your race instead of having to worry about "how hard can I press the brake before either the pedals or my chair start moving?".

Plus it just looks cool having a rig with a racing-style seat in front of triples :D

CustomInternals
20-06-2015, 11:50
Wow incredible. I wish I had some of those!!.

One serious question. Will all those features actually improve lap time?

Experience is the biggest factor obviously but I will say that certain things from my new setup have helped me be more consistent. I couldn't drive without ABS with the pedals that came with the DFGT but once I upgraded to the CSR Elite pedals, that have a load cell, I can comfortably play w/o ABS. I won't say it will cure locking up 100% but the load cell makes all the difference for me.

I also noticed that the more time I've put in with the Fanatec V2 wheelbase the better I've got with being more fluid with entering and exiting a corner. I think it has to do more with the amount of deadzone I was having with the DFGT and it's gear driven system vs. the belt driven system of the V2. Overall it just feels smoother with the steering and it's responsiveness. I'm not bashing gear driven systems or saying belt is that much better but the DFGT I was using seemed to have "slack" when it came to changing direction.

You probably won't improve your lap times right at first when upgrading because you're going to first have to put in some time getting use to the new equipment. I think it also comes down to what you've upgraded from and what your upgrading to. I've only used the DFGT and my current setup so I can't say there's going to be a huge advantage if your coming from a G27 to say a T500 or Fanatec V2. Hopefully someone who's used a wider range of setups can chime in on this.

CaddyGuy
21-06-2015, 04:01
I'm in the process of turning my old work car into a simulator.https://youtu.be/4Ev7cg601MI

As of now I just have the wheel tied to the real steering wheel.
The plan is to make a bracket and take the wheel off so I can mount it lower in a more natural position. The tilt wheel is cool with the computer steering wheel. :-)*

The pedals are just sitting on the floor (the ones that came with the wheel and a set of aviation pedals that I'm using for a clutch).
The plan there is to reuse the real pedals and hydraulic system, add a clutch, and tie it to the computer.

I need to buy/make an h-shifter and possibly replace the bench seat with a bucket seat to make room for the shifter.

I used an old atx power supply to get 12v without a battery and reinstalled the CD player for auxiliary input to run the audio and also rewired the dome lights. I had to just hookup the front dome lights because the power supply isn't big enough for the whole circuit and the CD player. I intend to repower the whole interior light circuit though.
The speakers are some 4" infinity Kappa 3-ways in front and some Walmart 6x9s in the back. I didn't have the CD player hooked up in the video, that was a Bluetooth speaker.

I would like to get a couple transducers for the seat and maybe for other places. Haven't looked into a price for those yet so I don't know if that will happen.

I also want to remove the wheels and make brackets for some heavy duty casters that can go over grass, which would be necessary before redoing the pedal setup.

I also added a 9" fan to keep it comfortable.

Thank You, hope you enjoy.

Photonenbert
21-06-2015, 13:04
I'm in the process of turning my old work car into a simulator.https://youtu.be/4Ev7cg601MI

As of now I just have the wheel tied to the real steering wheel.
The plan is to make a bracket and take the wheel off so I can mount it lower in a more natural position. The tilt wheel is cool with the computer steering wheel. :-)*

The pedals are just sitting on the floor (the ones that came with the wheel and a set of aviation pedals that I'm using for a clutch).
The plan there is to reuse the real pedals and hydraulic system, add a clutch, and tie it to the computer.

I need to buy/make an h-shifter and possibly replace the bench seat with a bucket seat to make room for the shifter.

I used an old atx power supply to get 12v without a battery and reinstalled the CD player for auxiliary input to run the audio and also rewired the dome lights. I had to just hookup the front dome lights because the power supply isn't big enough for the whole circuit and the CD player. I intend to repower the whole interior light circuit though.
The speakers are some 4" infinity Kappa 3-ways in front and some Walmart 6x9s in the back. I didn't have the CD player hooked up in the video, that was a Bluetooth speaker.

I would like to get a couple transducers for the seat and maybe for other places. Haven't looked into a price for those yet so I don't know if that will happen.

I also want to remove the wheels and make brackets for some heavy duty casters that can go over grass, which would be necessary before redoing the pedal setup.

I also added a 9" fan to keep it comfortable.

Thank You, hope you enjoy.

sounds like a huge project. cant wait for some pics

Steve UK
23-06-2015, 11:58
Big Accident Last Night!

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Ha Ha, not really :) Just fitting my new T3PA-PRO pedals, which are great after a quick go last night.

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TAGS Battfink
24-06-2015, 09:57
Nearly finished, pro pedals coming this week, and leather gte wheel, then its a transducer. 208926

Nowhere near as epic as some of the setups here though, well impressed

MartinMWWebb
24-06-2015, 10:57
So jealous of some of these setups, wish i had the room/understanding wife :)

As i only play for an hour or so at a time i tend to stick with our Samsung TV and xbox wireless speed wheel. interested to see if i could hide away one of the Playseat Challenge that a couple of others on here use though.

Angst1974
24-06-2015, 15:13
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EDIT: GT.... BCFCBristolRed

Ha I will one up that :


http://www.thrustmaster.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/media_large/product/gpx_lightback_ferrari-led1.jpg

Pyromaniak666
25-06-2015, 11:41
Nearly finished, pro pedals coming this week, and leather gte wheel, then its a transducer. 208926

Nowhere near as epic as some of the setups here though, well impressed

Wicked setup, nicely tucked away, doesn't the window glare bother you though?

TAGS Battfink
26-06-2015, 21:30
Nah, i just turn the blinds the oppisite direction and pull the curtains. Besides, i usually dont see the light of day, im stuck in work 80 hours a week....... very little project cara gaming right now :(

ian2726
27-06-2015, 22:10
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memoric77
02-07-2015, 19:32
My cheap custom Buttonbox for hopefully support with ps4 and patch 2.0
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Photonenbert
02-07-2015, 21:18
Its WIP currently (well its always WIP I guess :p )


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yesterday I finished my G25 METAL MOD. Works perfectly! And will last longer than the plastic housing was meant to last hopefully :D
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almost finished with the DIY wheel button plate.

also almost killed the Leo Bodnar USB Controller when I drilled into its plastic housing...lucky me.

and YAY! all buttons and switches work!! (I swapped the rotaries for switches since I ordered 2 sets of them and they just wouldnt work :( but switches are also nice)

some pics maybe tomorrow !

Gloomy
03-07-2015, 08:43
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Some of your setups are awesome. One day maybe I'll get mine like that, for now my couch is pretty comfortable. I'd love to have a decent pc and 3 screen setup.

Photonenbert
05-07-2015, 21:18
This is the current Layout im using for Project Cars. Obviously this is the main sim and for other sims like LFS or Dirt Rally I need to memorize the few buttons I can manage.
The arrows on the right are "seat forward/backward" which should be possible since there are electric seats. Therefore I only have real life actions that are managed by the button plate.
"Talk" is obviously not with my pit crew but during team speak, so I'd say it still counts :p
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the Bodnar USB wouldnt fit inside the G25 housing so I purchased a small plastic box. Fits perfectly.
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so many cables inside the steering column. but theres plenty of space. there isnt inside the front steering housing where you attach the wheel and plate though :eek:
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Next up would be adjusting the top part of the G25 case so I can reattach it to the wheel base. Need to do some sawing but even with my metal mod I can still put it back on and have a bit of grid and dust protection.

the shittiest part of the mod was putting the wheel+wheelplate back onto the steering column. Cause you need to put the 2 G25 button cables onto the little circuit board but also need to hold the wheel itself and 20 cables that need to fit perfectly into the small wholes on the sides. Nearly seemed impossible but somehow I managed it. THe cables where a tad too long so I will probably take it apart again at some point and maybe install a second connecntor in the front for easier maintenance.

but first I will put the mod in ToDaY's wheel so he gets them fancy buttons too :p

I dont really need the closed case look. When I'll have the time and place to do so I will rebuild the whole rig anyways and integrate the wheel inside it if possible. I imagine some selfmade dashboard and stuff :) GT3 car for reference since it looks like the most "common race car"

MAARTEN
08-07-2015, 08:34
My cheap custom Buttonbox for hopefully support with ps4 and patch 2.0210406210407

Nice! Can you confirm if the small keyboard/button box works?

Timmynator
08-07-2015, 08:56
That NumBlock idea is great. Is it USB? That should make it plug n play for PC in any case...

MAARTEN
08-07-2015, 09:00
Here is my setup
Next step will probably be to build a descent gaming-PC and get a triple monitor setup with stand.
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MAARTEN
08-07-2015, 11:30
Bought a USB-connected numerical keyboard today like the post before this and it works like a charm :D

tonypbeck
08-07-2015, 17:00
Hi, I didn't realise you could use the Buttkicker with the Xbox One, how does it perform?

Regards

Tony

MrPix
08-07-2015, 17:37
Hi, I didn't realise you could use the Buttkicker with the Xbox One, how does it perform?

Regards

Tony
You can run the Buttkicker gamer 2 off any subwoofer or low frequency output. The Amp responds to low frequency input and can filter high frequencies completely out, so if you have a mixed single channel output you could use that. (Most tactile feedback end devices work on low freq via Amps too!) The reason for using the subwoofer output is that it is usually a combined (left/right) output with just the low freq. If you were to use a single output from either left or right or one of the rear outputs, you probably would lose a lot of the sounds that represent some form of vibration in game.

On PC however, you can run it with more control from programs such as simvibe (other software solutions are available) that actually respond to telemetry output from the game rather than sound from the game. The software then converts the output to a suitable sound to represent the desired effects such as rumble, slip, textured surfaces, etc.

Awong124
08-07-2015, 18:18
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11665597_10153308288546760_7602044327178071014_n.jpg?oh=6fb12d416eb2fad9b8abb7958e3e15a6&oe=562B3D42

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/1506478_10153308288961760_4025441649302169576_n.jpg?oh=e31f977f3aa43053ac864232c24f95a3&oe=562C7812

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11403184_10153308303371760_5516366074264508286_n.jpg?oh=074fc67a0f33c90a6bae188982d57fc8&oe=56136C99

Spazzmavrik
08-07-2015, 18:28
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MAARTEN
09-07-2015, 09:52
Bought a USB connected numeric keyboard. A Targus Numeric Keypad, Black (AKP10US) and assigned the extra functions like TRC, ESP, PIT, Seat adjustment and more.
Works really great. Next step is to fabricate a steel plate in about 40 degree angle so it's more upwards against me.
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memoric77
09-07-2015, 10:01
Nice! Can you confirm if the small keyboard/button box works?

yes I can. But have a look at a special Thread for usb keyboard in this forum.

memoric77
09-07-2015, 10:03
Bought a USB connected numeric keyboard. A Targus Numeric Keypad, Black (AKP10US) and assigned the extra functions like TRC, ESP, PIT, Seat adjustment and more.
Works really great. Next step is to fabricate a steel plate in about 40 degree angle so it's more upwards against me.
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you have to build a diy buttonbox with nice illuminated switches ;).

MAARTEN
09-07-2015, 10:09
you have to build a diy buttonbox with nice illuminated switches ;).

Yes, i have been thinking about doing that ;) It shouldn't be to hard to do.

mjemec11
09-07-2015, 14:16
Bought a USB connected numeric keyboard. A Targus Numeric Keypad, Black (AKP10US) and assigned the extra functions like TRC, ESP, PIT, Seat adjustment and more.
Works really great. Next step is to fabricate a steel plate in about 40 degree angle so it's more upwards against me.
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Does the game look to the left when you press front rollbar+ (numpad 2) for example?

MAARTEN
09-07-2015, 16:12
Does the game look to the left when you press front rollbar+ (numpad 2) for example?

Yes it does. But at the same time it also adjusts the rollbar so it works, but it looks a bit funny when you press key 2 for say 10 times you look 10 times to the left also.

Muska
09-07-2015, 18:45
New pedals today :)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/403/19551431995_5fd2292f26_c.jpg

That button box is a great idea for a cheap mod :)

mjemec11
10-07-2015, 07:04
Yes it does. But at the same time it also adjusts the rollbar so it works, but it looks a bit funny when you press key 2 for say 10 times you look 10 times to the left also.

Shame. Hopefully this will be fixed in the next patch. Or I might just go a slightly different route and try to find a cheapo one handed FPS keyboard.

MAARTEN
10-07-2015, 08:13
I am certain that it is a legacy from the PC-code so i think that SMS shouldn't have any problem to correct that in the next patch.

Photonenbert
14-07-2015, 13:25
Small preview...

Before
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Photonenbert
15-07-2015, 13:09
And After !
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So 2 Mods of the same kind (kind of) finished for me and my buddy t0daY :)

same thing as before. this is the connection inside of the steering column in case I need to look inside again.
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splitting up of the GND (ground) cable of the Bodnar USB conroller. 10 slots and 1 for each button/rotary/switch so 10 GND wires that are split up after the cables go through the tiny gear at the very end of the steering coloum. saving space :)
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so since t0daY uses a smartphone for the HUD Dash app we were able to just fix the smartphone case onto the USB box on top of the G25. I cant to that cause I wouldnt see my tablet anymore. therefore my box just sits near the G25 somewhere lose.
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did a cleaner job on cable management on t0daY's mod since I knew how to do it properly. my cables are a mess in that front steering column and here its super clean and soldering was the last job so I could just cut the wires in perfect length (you will need some extra wire so you can disassemble the wheel and have some room for the screws and stuff.
so no cable gets stuck under the screw mounts and the wheel plate and gets cut off.
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bigger holes for the rotaries on the bottom right.
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I've bend the cable attachments of the rotary as they are quite big and could stick out at the sides.
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sorting out the actual button numbers for each cable (except ground as that is just the same for each one)
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some more soldering and heat shrink tube for clean looks
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here you can see what I meant. since the plastic hub on front of the wheel sticks out to the back so it will fit perfectly on the screw mounts sticks out quite badly you can easily destroy your wires between parts.
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left one is t0daY's and the right one is mine obviously.

how about some multi wheel action on one rig?
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Photonenbert
15-07-2015, 13:16
G25 Wheel Plate MOD - Final Product Pics (construction pics one post above)


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t0daY
15-07-2015, 13:43
:) :) :) :) :) :)

Solodan
15-07-2015, 18:02
Thought I'd post a pic of my race rig too. Idea comes from www.converttable.eu but the price was a bit too much for my wallet.

Greetings Solodan

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Keithb23
19-07-2015, 17:15
New pedals today :)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/403/19551431995_5fd2292f26_c.jpg

That button box is a great idea for a cheap mod :)

What kind of pedals are those and how much did they cost, if you don't mind?

Muska
20-07-2015, 10:19
They can be found from this company: Heusinkveld Engineering (http://www.h-engineering.net/shop/) and cost about 850EURO's to the UK. I see you're in Canada so I think you can remove 20% from the prices as you wont pay VAT.)

Mahjik
20-07-2015, 13:29
Another pedal option if the HE pedals are a little too expensive:

https://protosimtech.com/en/PT-1-Sim-Racing-Pedals

Muska
20-07-2015, 21:07
^^^

Awesome pedals too, long wait list though as only the one guy makes them.

Photonenbert
22-07-2015, 15:59
So next up:

http://www.nixim.com

Spring Mod. Nixim provides three new springs for the G25/G27 pedals. The Brake pedal will get more progressive, the accelerator pedal is a bit firmer and the clutch pedal well....thats a different story.


First we have to have a look at the brake pedal spring:
As you can see they look different. THe left one is the original G25 brake pedal spring. The on on the right is the new NIXIM mod spring.

Normally, a brake pedal is progressive. Therefor the pedal feel needs to increase the more you push the pedal to the end.
The brake spring will always (!) compress the soft part first, no matter from which side you push. thats physics. So for a brake pedal this will work easily. The spring is hard and soft on one of the sides.
A clutch pedal though works the other way round, first its heavy and then gets soft. No spring is able to do that. you will need an intelligent mechanism to do so! Thats why I didnt buy the clutch pedal, its nonsense. But you can try if you want ;)
The brake spring is not only progressive but also harder in general !

The rubber thing is to increase the "getting harder"-feel....uuhmm....sounds right to me. FOr my taste it was very very heavy so I decided to try it without the rubber part first and I might use it later on. You can cut it smaller and adjust the feel to your liking.
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My pedal set from the wrong side. I put in the new brake spring and obviously got a spear. I decided to try it as a gas spring but that didnt work very well as it was way to heavy. The original brake spring is a bit harder than then clutch spring so Im going to use the old brake spring for the clutch and leave the accelerator spring as it is (fine).
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make sure to clean your pedals once in a while. Cant point out how many people had problems with pedals not being recognized properly and not being able to go full throttle as the potis just went crazy and went up and down in the HUD telemetry.
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and this one is t0daY's pedal-set.

he also bought an accelerator spring. So we put in a new acc, new brake, and also the old brake spring for the "new" clutch --> 3 new springs. There you go :)

all springs perfectly aligned:

top left: clutch
top middle: old brake
bottom middle: new brake
top right: old acc
bottom right: new acc

the acc is a bit stronger.
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Bulltwinkle
24-07-2015, 00:28
That looks amazing.

Let's start this thread ! ;)

Here the aluminum structure from which I made a dynamic cockpit.
http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/699822cockpit600.png

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/220635cockpitnew.png


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n33JOgmzWgA

rolandk10
24-07-2015, 19:45
Just updated mine again. (Previous is post #43). Basically replaced all the Logitech gear with Fanatec Clubsport. Also, reconfigured the dash screens and added shift indicator. I really like the improved feel from the v3 pedals and CSW base.213196213197213198213201213202

chase66down
24-07-2015, 22:31
Just updated mine again. (Previous is post #43). Basically replaced all the Logitech gear with Fanatec Clubsport. Also, reconfigured the dash screens and added shift indicator. I really like the improved feel from the v3 pedals and CSW base.213196213197213198213201213202

sweet! Can the v3 pedals be inverted by swapping cluch and gas over?

rolandk10
24-07-2015, 22:50
Just from looking at them, it looks possible. They look isolated to themselves with spacers in between. I'm not going to try but if taking the sides off lets the pedals slide off, then you should be able to put them back in any order. the thing that could be an issue is the length of the wires. The one from the gas is long enough to reach to the other side but the clutch would have to be extended. Its just a flat 4 wire phone cord though so that shouldn't be too hard.

This is of course just a guess from looking at them in front of me. If you want to buy them to do that, I'd check with Fanatec support first.

chase66down
25-07-2015, 10:19
I think the module that all pedals connect will need to been moved over to allow for the short clutch cables, have a set on order so have to do this to invert as l prefer the pedal action that way. Thanks for info.

rolandk10
25-07-2015, 17:03
I think the module that all pedals connect will need to been moved over to allow for the short clutch cables, have a set on order so have to do this to invert as l prefer the pedal action that way. Thanks for info.

Cool. I hope it works.

I also ordered two of the dampeners but they look like they wont ship until 9/30. I figure if I don't like them they should be pretty easy to resell with the long wait times.

chase66down
25-07-2015, 19:48
Cool. I hope it works.

I also ordered two of the dampeners but they look like they wont ship until 9/30. I figure if I don't like them they should be pretty easy to resell with the long wait times.

yea me to, got to build a new cockpit around it all bucket seat and 2" black pvc waste pipe for a frame..

memoric77
25-07-2015, 23:42
almost finished ;)

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ELAhrairah
27-07-2015, 01:32
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11665597_10153308288546760_7602044327178071014_n.jpg?oh=6fb12d416eb2fad9b8abb7958e3e15a6&oe=562B3D42

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/1506478_10153308288961760_4025441649302169576_n.jpg?oh=e31f977f3aa43053ac864232c24f95a3&oe=562C7812

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11403184_10153308303371760_5516366074264508286_n.jpg?oh=074fc67a0f33c90a6bae188982d57fc8&oe=56136C99

nice rig and cool table

Faya
28-07-2015, 01:25
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And last but not least, the racing seat!!! (But I'm not a rapper)
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It's not too much but it's a start, but I plan to have an awesome racing cockpit in the years to come.
It's not too much but I can still set some wicked times!

Mahjik
28-07-2015, 03:16
Here are some photos... Nothing special (i.e. nothing custom made or built):

http://mahjik.homestead.com/files/House/Interior/PC_Setup/PICT3956.jpg

http://mahjik.homestead.com/files/House/Interior/PC_Setup/PICT3957.jpg

http://mahjik.homestead.com/files/House/Interior/PC_Setup/PICT3961.jpg

The fan cools the Buttkickers and the amps...


Here are the Buttkicker Gamer 2's:

http://mahjik.homestead.com/files/House/Interior/PC_Setup/PICT3963.jpg

Re-did the mount that comes with rSeat since it wasn't good.

http://mahjik.homestead.com/files/House/Interior/PC_Setup/PICT3964.jpg

Added the front mount under the pedals..


Sorry for the crappy pictures....

memoric77
28-07-2015, 09:20
Project Button-Box just finished ;)

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Olijke Poffer
28-07-2015, 10:36
My very simple setup but efficient enough for me. The screen is a Samsung 55inch .UE55H7000 a very nice screen this is..


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Faya
28-07-2015, 15:09
Project Button-Box just finished ;)

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Why do you spell camera with a K?

t0daY
28-07-2015, 15:12
Why do you spell camera with a K?

Because in german you write camera with K. Kamera. Also its "rechts" and "links" instead of "right" and "left" xDD

memoric77
28-07-2015, 18:43
Why do you spell camera with a K?

I' am from Germany ;).

DIY PS4 Button-Box How-To: https://youtu.be/WVT_yaiFq-E

bomarfield
29-07-2015, 19:00
PCars is my main racing game at the moment so adding some pics from my simrig as well.
Part names are in my signature if anyone interested.

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memoric77
02-08-2015, 19:56
Summary of my Playseat Challenge Mods (still convertible and moveable!):

DIY CHEAP DOUBLE-BUTTKICKER 30€/1h Worktime:
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DIY FANATEC GEARSHIFT HOLDER, REALISTIC POSITION 10€/1h Worktime:
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DIY BUTTON BOX 100€/25h Worktime without professional Skill:
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Plage
07-08-2015, 08:39
Here is mine. Nothing really fancy.

http://i.imgur.com/aDEVgzt.jpg

MAARTEN
07-08-2015, 19:04
Here is my upgraded rig. I recently bought a PC instead of playing on my PS4. Also invested in GT Omega Racing triple monitor stand and to that three ASUS 24" displays.
The keypad on the right of the steering wheel is just a numeric keypad where i assigned buttons to get easy access to.
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Tomcul
07-08-2015, 20:20
Here is my upgraded rig. I recently bought a PC instead of playing on my PS4. Also invested in GT Omega Racing triple monitor stand and to that three ASUS 24" displays.
The keypad on the right of the steering wheel is just a numeric keypad where i assigned buttons to get easy access to.
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How have you found the move from ps4 to PC am also thinking of making the switch.. I like your rig 3 screens is very nice.

MAARTEN
07-08-2015, 20:54
How have you found the move from ps4 to PC am also thinking of making the switch.. I like your rig 3 screens is very nice.

Thanks! I don't regret the switch a bit :) The graphics is stunning in Pcars in ultra settings compared to PS4 that i believe has medium settings in graphics.

MAARTEN
09-08-2015, 14:29
Did some minor upgrades to my rig :) bought a Playseat carpet and a Nürburgring-sticker. It's all about the details :D

For anybody else interested in the sticker i bought it on eBay here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/151056740319)

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Zeke Bewlay
17-08-2015, 20:54
Has any one tried the GT Art Racing Simulator Stand? Looks Ok and a good price but can't find any reliable reviews. Is it stable? Will it adjust for a 185 cm person(6' 2") Can the wheel be adjusted up to throat level. Thanks for any advice


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Seelenkrank
18-08-2015, 19:54
hmmm small tubes, i think it will bend under load from the FFB and steering.

MAARTEN
18-08-2015, 20:03
hmmm small tubes, i think it will bend under load from the FFB and steering.

If you got that amount of FFB i would worry about the wheel or my arms before this thing breaks :) It looks pretty solid to me because it's square and not circle-bars.

Seelenkrank
19-08-2015, 13:17
well i think round objects like tubes are more stable than other forms

memoric77
19-08-2015, 13:59
Did some minor upgrades to my rig :) bought a Playseat carpet and a Nürburgring-sticker. It's all about the details :D

For anybody else interested in the sticker i bought it on eBay here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/151056740319)

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Get this here ;)
http://store.projectcarsgame.com/product-category/stickers/

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MAARTEN
19-08-2015, 14:50
Get this here ;)
http://store.projectcarsgame.com/product-category/stickers/

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Nice! Yes i will make a purchase ;)

F1_Racer68
19-08-2015, 17:43
Mine is an ever evolving setup. Here are some of the latest pics as it evolves towards a triple screen setup.

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The basic unit was inspired by the Ricmotech RS-1 DIY kit, but I built it to my spec without their plans. The unit features:

- Triple Screen support
- Logitech G27 Wheel
- Inverted pedals
- Center console for Shifter mount as well as storage box
- Integrated Button box panel
- Integrated USB HUB
- Driver`s seat from 2005 Ford Focus

The Saitek P880 USB Controller will eventually be disassembled and the innards used to create a full button box.

For now, the rig is shared by the PC and the PS3. Very soon it will be PC specific as my PS3 will be retired by the end of this year.

rw02kr43
21-08-2015, 18:45
Not in use right now, but I might set it up someday.

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MrPix
26-08-2015, 21:06
Bit of a change for me, new rig... gearstick / handbrake can go on either side, but A45 is flappy paddles/semi auto/full auto... so didn't swap after the Caterham.

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and the drivers eye view...

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memoric77
26-08-2015, 22:30
spectacular driving view ;)

jason
26-08-2015, 22:45
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spidey11
27-08-2015, 13:03
Hi SubGTracer my names spidey, cool rig :) where did you get your button box from?

P.s. hello doggy :)

rocafella1978
28-08-2015, 04:33
Hi SubGTracer my names spidey, cool rig :) where did you get your button box from?

P.s. hello doggy :)
u can get then from "Rem"@http://www.ignitioncontrols.com

Photonenbert
29-08-2015, 20:39
Thought I should post a picture of my current setup :)

The main screen is that high when I change to the flight sims and play some DCS or War Thunder so I dont have my wheel in front of the screen. Need a dual monitor mount for the screens which works properly though.

The joystick is a Saitek Cyborg USB. Thought about building a mechanism to fold away the joystick between my legs. Something like an extension but then I will also need to have a proper keyboard mount as having the keyboard on the right is a pain in the ass.

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E30_Hntsvl
29-08-2015, 21:23
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doubleace
30-08-2015, 10:42
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Photonenbert
30-08-2015, 21:35
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very clean, simple and most important: small. not like my mothership of a sim rig :p

looks awesome!

Mr.Smoke
02-09-2015, 17:33
Created a thread earlier as i didnt come across this one in my searching. Just got finished v1 of my new rig last night. Its still quite raw & unfinished, but is functional for me which is what is important. Still need to mount my button when it shows up later this week. Still have some adjustments to make & will end up painting it down the road. Next step is to raise up the TV and slide the rig underneath the stand so im closer to the screen, and creating more space in my small game room.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/MrSmoke420/1441191680022.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/MrSmoke420/media/1441191680022.jpg.html)

maurice-pascale
02-09-2015, 19:03
here is my gaming room
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150327_150834_zpsb0zbstir.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150507_141316_zpskjskqk7r.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150411_075649_zpseb0id2uo.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150327_150906_zpskkufgep0.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w294/artwebber/Mobile%20Uploads/20150317_143452_zpsws7gxxws.jpg

I must ask that, because i wonder that since month ago.....WHERE CAN I GET SUCH A BIG WHEEL FOR THRUSTMASTER T300 AS A ADD ON??....saw so much people with a different and great looking wheel on their thrustmaster, but i never saw so ething to buy for......i need a bigger wheel for it, mine is to small....can someone tell it to me?? Would be nice

Bad_Dan
02-09-2015, 20:01
I´m pretty sure, they are custom build.

maurice-pascale
02-09-2015, 21:01
I´m pretty sure, they are custom build.

And i saw some people with a nice BMW m3 gt3 wheel.......but they must buy something like that somewhere....saw much different wheel add ons for thrustmaster from other gamers here.....and i searched and never found something online....

really hope someone can say something clear where to get those wheels...

Mr.Smoke
02-09-2015, 21:50
Just got some new goodies for the rig!!

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/MrSmoke420/DSC_0081.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/MrSmoke420/media/DSC_0081.jpg.html)

rocafella1978
03-09-2015, 18:49
And i saw some people with a nice BMW m3 gt3 wheel.......but they must buy something like that somewhere....saw much different wheel add ons for thrustmaster from other gamers here.....and i searched and never found something online....

really hope someone can say something clear where to get those wheels...
BMW M3 GT2 Wheel is from Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel BMW M3 GT2 US, Model: CSW RBMW (http://www.fanatec.com/us-en/steering-wheels/clubsport-steering-wheel-bmw-m3-gt2-us.html)217159


you can get or have Sam Maxwell Customs (http://www.sammaxwellcustoms.com/gallery.php) work on custom wheels, i am sure prices range without the actual wheel $500USD to $$$$ sky is the limit! (only for PC)
another one for PC only again, SimFai Solutions (http://www.simfai-solutions.com/#!gt-formula-sim-wheel/c1k6h). same here, $700 to $$$$ sky is the limit.
another one for PC only...Simulaje (http://simulaje.blogspot.com.es/) $750 and $$$ sky is the limit.

these are the ones i know of and some more...surely many many more out there...

Bagaz
05-09-2015, 15:49
Thought I'd share my humble little setup
Next step will be a monitor so I don't have to take over the lounge every time I race.
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff208/bagaz2001/33DCE200-35F9-401E-BE93-30C06CF3C1CB.jpg (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/bagaz2001/media/33DCE200-35F9-401E-BE93-30C06CF3C1CB.jpg.html)

ian2726
05-09-2015, 22:49
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Todays upgrade. ��

Mr.Smoke
11-09-2015, 14:23
Made some changes to the rig the other day. Put a bigger table-top on so i could eliminate the TV stand to make more space in my room, and have the screen closer.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/MrSmoke420/1441754598286.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/MrSmoke420/media/1441754598286.jpg.html)

Had to build a little shelf off the side to hold the PS4.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/MrSmoke420/1441754595187.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/MrSmoke420/media/1441754595187.jpg.html)

Still need to properly tie up the wiring & one day paint the entire thing. Before that happens i need to get the button box mounted though.

rocafella1978
11-09-2015, 15:24
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Todays upgrade. ��
how do you like the curved Samsung? what is the native response time and Hz on that Samsung?

ian2726
14-09-2015, 23:06
http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-brand/samsung/ju6500
It got really good reviews for gaming. Hence why it is solely mine for playing xbox on in the Xbox room.
Don't really notice the curve. But its huge and I love it.

kamilo62
01-10-2015, 05:40
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And this is my place for driving. Many years i was driving on Notebook..From Half Year i switched into PC...not big because i dont have many place to do a Race Rig.. But for me is enough.
Maybe in future i will try to do different desk...- Like i say - dont have enough place..and im sitting on the same sport chair when im not driving :) Good for me. Yesterday i do it different instalation for my shifter.
A lot of electric cable because i dont know why PC is not recognisation my shifter when im plug in to the wheel [not usb]..

Fanapryde
01-10-2015, 20:35
Probably the last picture of my rig with PS4 and single screen setup (switching to PC and triples soon).

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Silraed
02-10-2015, 17:23
Probably the last picture of my rig with PS4 and single screen setup (switching to PC and triples soon).


That is going to be one hell of a rig once you get the triple screens on there.

I am probably going to regret asking this having just bought a TH8A but, how is the CSS SQ?

MAARTEN
02-10-2015, 17:58
Probably the last picture of my rig with PS4 and single screen setup (switching to PC and triples soon).


You are not going to regret it :) made the same upgrade this summer and the rig is sooo much better now.

Fanapryde
02-10-2015, 18:03
That is going to be one hell of a rig once you get the triple screens on there.

I am probably going to regret asking this having just bought a TH8A but, how is the CSS SQ?
Thanks.
You are not going to regret having bought the TH8A. It is good, but I made it better with Patrick's custom SQ and short throw H plates (don't run off to buy some, because -sadly- Patrick does not make them any more.

But then, the Fanatec SQ shifter is another level. Switching from H to SQ takes one second, resistance is very easy to change and it feels so much more like a real shifter. You also get two knobs (both pretty heavy), one for H, one for SQ. In fact, you can use every aftermarket gear knob, because it is the same thread as in real cars.
The SQ throw of the TH8A is so short that I need to get used on the longer travel of the Fanatec SQ, but that will be no problem.
Only downside on the Fanatec SQ: switching from paddles to SQ needs remapping in the menu. With the Thrustmaster shifter, I could operate SQ or paddles without making any changes.

Fanapryde
02-10-2015, 18:12
You are not going to regret it :) made the same upgrade this summer and the rig is sooo much better now.
I see you have the GPU I Have planned (GTX 980ti), happy with that ?
I want to use it with three 27" BenQ 144 Hz monitors.

MAARTEN
02-10-2015, 18:57
I see you have the GPU I Have planned (GTX 980ti), happy with that ?
I want to use it with three 27" BenQ 144 Hz monitors.

Very happy with the 980Ti. It performs very well with my triple 144 Hz monitors. When going for triple monitors there is a lot more GPU power needed than single monitor so it's a wise decision to go for the 980Ti.

Silraed
02-10-2015, 19:37
Thanks.
You are not going to regret having bought the TH8A. It is good, but I made it better with Patrick's custom SQ and short throw H plates (don't run off to buy some, because -sadly- Patrick does not make them any more.


That is nice to hear from somebody who has experienced both products :). I have an idea for a diy short throw mod but I will have to wait until I can get my hands on the TH8A and have a good look to see if it will work or not.
The long term plan is to still get a CSS SQ at some point hopefully when money frees up a little. Enjoy your gear mate, I am incredibly jealous.

I will look at getting a pic or two of my less than impressive setup once the TH8A arrives hopefully on monday.

Mascot
02-10-2015, 19:52
A few recent updates to my rig: CSR Elite wheel, Formula rim and mint condition 1990s RS Turbo Recaro seat (Yay! No more leatherette Betty Swollocks!)

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Photonenbert
03-10-2015, 14:52
A few recent updates to my rig: CSR Elite wheel, Formula rim and mint condition 1990s RS Turbo Recaro seat (Yay! No more leatherette Betty Swollocks!)

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very clean setup! like it.

Zenzic
03-10-2015, 17:06
Some very nice setups here! I am however surprised at the "smaller" screen sizes of most setups. Don't get me wrong, these screens are still large by any standard, yet I found that increasing my screen size dramatically has really made day and night difference in terms of immersion, even though I only have a T100 and a cheap homemade race seat. Do you guys feel spending money on a good wheel first is worth having a smaller screen?

jeneric
04-10-2015, 03:42
Ok, here's a few early pics of my set-up. It's changed a bit since these shots were taken, in terms of added kit and TV placement/ positioning.

This is a recent video of me racing (https://youtu.be/_HAnnkx-FFs), with the new monitor placement (side TV's slightly angled more) and added auxiliary screens and F1 rim.



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jeneric
04-10-2015, 04:19
Some very nice setups here! I am however surprised at the "smaller" screen sizes of most setups. Don't get me wrong, these screens are still large by any standard, yet I found that increasing my screen size dramatically has really made day and night difference in terms of immersion, even though I only have a T100 and a cheap homemade race seat. Do you guys feel spending money on a good wheel first is worth having a smaller screen?

As you can tell from my previous post, I too enjoy bigger screens sizes (playing on 3 x 40 inch TV's), as you say, they add greatly to the immersion of racing.

I suppose it comes down to what you want to speed your cash on. I opted for big screens and a powerful PC. Others go for better racing hardware, in the form of 'high end' steering wheels, pedal sets, shifters, racing seats etc. Each to their own. I own a Thrustamaster T500 wheel, which I'm very happy with. I realise that there are now better wheels on the market, but I feel I would get more enjoyment from speeding my money on other aspects of my rig.

Fanapryde
04-10-2015, 07:15
This is a recent video of me racing (https://youtu.be/_HAnnkx-FFs), with the new monitor placement (side TV's slightly angled more) and added auxiliary screens and F1 rim.
The video says Project Cars, but are you sure ? Or did you pay an external spotter and pit engineer ? It does not sound like the one I have ? :rolleyes:
Love the big screen setup, but I am going for triple 27" 144 Hz. Compared to my actual single 32" TV, the difference is huge...

MAARTEN
04-10-2015, 07:56
For me it was more important with a stable/smooth and fast image and with the 144 Hz G-sync monitors i do get that. At around 130 fps it's almost like looking in real life.
If i could i would have bought the 27 inches with Gsync instead of the 24, but they were too expensive. My 24 inches costed me about 1200 euros.

jeneric
04-10-2015, 10:36
The video says Project Cars, but are you sure ? Or did you pay an external spotter and pit engineer ? It does not sound like the one I have ? :rolleyes:
Love the big screen setup, but I am going for triple 27" 144 Hz. Compared to my actual single 32" TV, the difference is huge...

Haha;). Yeah the external spotter and pit engineer don't come cheap, but I always knew sim racing was going to be an expensive pursuit. I'm using a third party pit crew app, which comes up with far more useful info than the inane ramblings provided by the default engineer. Also, it does superb voice recognition, which works every time, but I was too embarrassed to use it in the video.

Triple 27" @ 144 Hz sounds sweet and I'm sure will result in a great racing experience. I've always gone for big screens over refresh rate myself (as long as my fps never dips below 60), as I'm a sucker for that big wide live size experience, but as I said, we are all different and the great thing about pc gaming, is that it can accommodate us all.

Now where can I get my hands on 3 x 40" 144 Hz monitors? That would be the best of both worlds. Might have to remortgage my house first though.

rolandk10
07-10-2015, 23:48
http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?21949-The-big-Show-your-race-rig-setup-topic&p=1062341&viewfull=1#post1062341


Just updated mine again. (Previous is post #43). Basically replaced all the Logitech gear with Fanatec Clubsport. Also, reconfigured the dash screens and added shift indicator. I really like the improved feel from the v3 pedals and CSW base.213202



Finally got the two dampener kits. I've had the one on the brake for a while and the second one for the gas came in today. I can say that they pretty much change the feel of the pedals completely. For the better in my opinion. Even on the gas, I have it adjusted on the lighter side but with the extra resistance, it makes putting minor adjustments more precise. Before I added it, If I had the gas half way down and just wanted a little more input, it would kind of pop when the pressure was applied I couldn't just squeeze it slowly. With the dampner, I can. Or I can put it to the floor quickly. I've only tried it for a few laps but I was impressed.


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Matthijs035
08-10-2015, 20:57
Hi,

I just wanna show you my new rig. This week its finally being painted and completed...

For more pictures of the total building process, check :
http://www.isrtv.com/forums/topic/15987-new-dutch-member-and-new-diy-rig/

Hope you like it,

Greetings from Holland!

http://i62.tinypic.com/mm74wg.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/2ee8nx0.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/25ppyrl.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/4pvb7t.jpg

Mascot
09-10-2015, 06:28
Hi,

I just wanna show you my new rig. This week its finally being painted and completed...

For more pictures of the total building process, check :
http://www.isrtv.com/forums/topic/15987-new-dutch-member-and-new-diy-rig/

Hope you like it,

Greetings from Holland!





Very nice indeed..! Just curious why you went for a shelf instead of a VESA mount for the monitor..?

Edit: I see from the link you also have a triple-screen mount.

Zenzic
09-10-2015, 06:47
Very nice, Matthijs! Loving the exotic angles. Any idea on total material cost, construction time and weight?

Matthijs035
09-10-2015, 16:12
Very nice indeed..! Just curious why you went for a shelf instead of a VESA mount for the monitor..?

Edit: I see from the link you also have a triple-screen mount.

Yes, i could use the triple screen mount, (with 3x 22 inch pc screens.) But most of the time i use my 42 inch led TV screen.
We liked it this way (Shelf), but your right, with a vesa mount you could use a bigger range of screens...


Very nice, Matthijs! Loving the exotic angles. Any idea on total material cost, construction time and weight?

Construction time : I have checked with my brother, who has build the rig, 35 / 40 working hours in free time.

Weight : heavy... i have no idea, but i can mount 2 wheels on the back, lift the front and move the rig arround... (see the building photo's @ the link given above)

Costs : arround € 1150 euro

Chair - 150 euro
Wheel - 350 euro
Pedal set - 250 euro
Shifter - 200 euro
Keyboard/mouse - 30 euro
USB cables - 25 euro
Second-hand seatbelts - 40 euro
Paintjob - 50 euro
Build by my brother - 60 euro
Residual material for the total frame - free

Danny Wilde
09-10-2015, 16:49
Great Job. I like it.

Silraed
09-10-2015, 16:56
Definitely one of the more pleasing to the eye full cockpits I have seen. Interesting method for angling the pedals and wheel.

Extra points for the drink holder, we should all have somewhere to keep the beer between pit stops.

Danny Wilde
09-10-2015, 17:30
Definitely one of the more pleasing to the eye full cockpits I have seen. Interesting method for angling the pedals and wheel.

Extra points for the drink holder, we should all have somewhere to keep the beer between pit stops.

Don`t drive drunken. :p

gruzzlebeard
09-10-2015, 18:10
Hi,

I just wanna show you my new rig. This week its finally being painted and completed...

For more pictures of the total building process, check :
http://www.isrtv.com/forums/topic/15987-new-dutch-member-and-new-diy-rig/

Hope you like it,

Greetings from Holland!


I really like it. Chapeau Monsieur :encouragement::applouse::loyal:

GrimeyDog
09-10-2015, 18:56
I built it to fit and feel like I'm in my 350Z... I got the seat from a Subaru Impreza and made a base for it... I'm going to Change the Wood base the seat screws into to a bigger 1 and add the hand Brake and Club Sport Shifter... I changed the V1 to the V3 pedals...and there is 1 more Buttkicker amp that's not in the pic.

Haiden
10-10-2015, 14:14
All done, at least for this year. Next year's a different story--new year, new toy budget. :)

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vahagn_hayk
14-10-2015, 04:12
Ok, here's a few early pics of my set-up. It's changed a bit since these shots were taken, in terms of added kit and TV placement/ positioning.

This is a recent video of me racing (https://youtu.be/_HAnnkx-FFs), with the new monitor placement (side TV's slightly angled more) and added auxiliary screens and F1 rim.



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nice setup! which wheel are u using?

sebplane
22-10-2015, 05:54
nice setup! which wheel are u using?

It's a T500 RS.

memoric77
23-10-2015, 17:06
My worldwide exclusive ButtonBox is for sale, offers please via PM:

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SUBGTRACER
23-10-2015, 17:15
Latest updates to my rig , button box finally mounted and rear speakers and mounting pole all wiring hidden inside deck ...

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mjemec11
04-11-2015, 22:04
Anyone here using a single measly 23" monitor for their rig? I'm trying hard to set my FOV just right and was wondering if anyone could share their settings.

Keithb23
05-11-2015, 05:21
@mjemec11
Best advice I can offer is to set your fov as low as possible so that as much windshield view is as visible as possible. Map your left/right side mirrors to buttons on your wheel. Forget about having the dash display on-screen. Your monitor is too small and to fit the dash on-screen you will lose a lot of detail out the windshield, especially for hitting apex's, and the dash will be so small it will be difficult to read anyway. Given the size of your monitor I would seriously consider using bumper cam/hood cam to give you as much of a view of the track as possible. Many players often try to fit everything on-screen and as a result it makes it very difficult to drive at a higher level because hitting apex's and finding the fastest way around the track is much harder with less windshield real-estate. Experiment and see what you think.

@subgtracer
Very nice rig. Button box is extremely well done and the rig as a whole is very 'clean' looking. Great job!

SUBGTRACER
05-11-2015, 07:34
Thank you Keith I appreciate that very much

Cheers

Soulbr1nger
07-11-2015, 06:51
Latest updates to my rig , button box finally mounted and rear speakers and mounting pole all wiring hidden inside deck ...

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Wow nice setup man! How does that button box work.
And where can you buy one it look amazing

Seelenkrank
07-11-2015, 09:16
Wow nice setup man! How does that button box work.
And where can you buy one it look amazing

http://www.ignitioncontrols.com/

Fanapryde
07-11-2015, 10:05
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Invincible
07-11-2015, 11:01
Awesome rig! Must be ready exiting to race in it!

Keithb23
07-11-2015, 16:54
Another great example of a very clean design. Fantastic work, mate!

Fanapryde
07-11-2015, 17:17
Awesome rig! Must be ready exiting to race in it!


Another great example of a very clean design. Fantastic work, mate!
Thanks guys !
Now looking for a tablet to add that will show Pcars dash. The stretched telemetry screen is really bothering me...:blue:

Invincible
07-11-2015, 17:21
I just realised we got the same case (zalmann z9) mate. Is it warm in your room? Because mine exceeds 25°c only in summer...

Fanapryde
07-11-2015, 17:50
I just realised we got the same case (zalmann z9) mate. Is it warm in your room? Because mine exceeds 25°c only in summer...
Room is heated yes. Max temp readout was 28°C.
It seems the GTX 980 Ti produces some extra heat too, and the sensor is placed somewhere in the middle of case.

SUBGTRACER
08-11-2015, 22:16
Thank you Soulbringer here some build pics as requested to give you some ideas .............. Button box works as a keyboard it is a quality piece of hardware so easy to set the button and the finish is second to none , as stated above that is the site for the button box......... You cant go wrong with it "great product)

I used a label maker to make the stickers $25 for gold and black label print , as I was not keen on the ones I got with it , added the little colour dots to the buttons , got them from office works .........$1

You have asked some questions about the rig and I am more then happy to send you photos to help your build .

None of it is pvc its all steel tubing

Vision racer cockpit , not cheap but I had to modify to make it stable ....

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Modding for stabilisation and removing the centre post ..

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Wow nice setup man! How does that button box work.
And where can you buy one it look amazing

SUBGTRACER
08-11-2015, 22:38
Building the deck to hide wiring , I hate that stuff it ruins the overall look for to many rigs .... :) Maybe I'm to anal about it .......

It was pretty easy if you have it all drawn up first for the size you required , its simply compressed sheets of board , really easy to cut , drill , screw, paint .

I was lucky my hardware store cut the pieces to the dimensions I required .......Half the work done :)

On the inside of it I have cable holders for all the wires so they don't sag on the floor inside the platform..... it does have support in all corners with 50 x 50 timber to keep it sturdy , painting was easy with aerosol cans from the hardware , undercoat and gloss black u rub down in between coats....

Put some cable holes in it prior to painting :) was worth it .

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SUBGTRACER
08-11-2015, 22:50
Aluminium sleaving for more stability and strength ....... Vision racer comes with plastic I didn't much like them .

Machined on a lath by my loving farther :) he's a good man ...

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SUBGTRACER
08-11-2015, 22:55
This was fairly easy with a little time and measuring carbon fibre wrap and a heat gun to make it go around corners nicely .

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And for the button box mount I made a square adapter to attach the button box , run a 12mm threaded bar - rod through it drilled a hole in the pipe work its attached to ......

I didn't work very well as with the threaded bar alone it was really wobbly when pushing buttons , I didn't want to drag the welder out so I got some pool vacuum hose cut it and painted it black.

Compressed the hose like a spring , in other words cut it a little longer than required and squeezed it to fit , which has given it stability .......

Crazy little mod that I think looks ok.

Sorry for overtaking this forum ........Soulbringer was after some ideas / information on my rig ......... If you require any help Soul just ask , I'm more then willing to help bud.....

MrPix
08-11-2015, 22:58
@SUBGTRACER is the next step bringing the TV into the same dimension (e.g. right behind the wheel?)... believe me, it will increase your immersion 1000%. (great clean rig BTW)

SUBGTRACER
08-11-2015, 23:16
Mr Pix that Is currently on my list to do :) great idea ........ I am so looking forward to making a tv stand that will straddle the floor mount so I can drag the tv forward into the optimal position and have the tv so It can be raised and lowered for as you say to be right behind the wheel .......

Cant wait but its going to take a little work that one :)

cheers bud

This will happen right after I make some mounts for Ipad and Iphone for telemetry info.

Photonenbert
09-11-2015, 06:03
great build !

SUBGTRACER
09-11-2015, 06:11
Much appreciated Photonenbert ....... Thank you !

I enjoy the build just as much as playing on it .

Soulbr1nger
09-11-2015, 06:49
Much appreciated Photonenbert ....... Thank you !

I enjoy the build just as much as playing on it .



Asome man really nice!!! Thx for your info

Soulbr1nger
09-11-2015, 06:57
Much appreciated Photonenbert ....... Thank you !

I enjoy the build just as much as playing on it .



Asome man really nice!!! Thx for your info

Photonenbert
09-11-2015, 12:38
Much appreciated Photonenbert ....... Thank you !

I enjoy the build just as much as playing on it .

oh yeah! same for me, building stuff is awesome :)

slimzlim
11-11-2015, 13:44
Here is mine :D
Next buy, oculus rift CV1 :D

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mjemec11
11-11-2015, 16:23
Simple and clean. I like it.

SUBGTRACER
12-11-2015, 04:38
Very nice

SwiftyOne
12-11-2015, 23:19
@SUBGTRACER is the next step bringing the TV into the same dimension (e.g. right behind the wheel?)... believe me, it will increase your immersion 1000%. (great clean rig BTW)

Does that not fry your eye's being that close to a 65" TV? Or does the fact it's a 4K make a difference?

BTW: I have been told, I have to wait till after Xmas for a new PC :( I wish I was single again :rolleyes:

911 C4S
13-11-2015, 01:39
Does that not fry your eye's being that close to a 65" TV? Or does the fact it's a 4K make a difference?

BTW: I have been told, I have to wait till after Xmas for a new PC :( I wish I was single again :rolleyes:

I'm pretty sure I'm still single Because of this hobby. One way to scare a girl off is to show her my "office" where I have my rig the morning after. I'll know I've found "the one" when she joins me on top of the rig ;)

Btw, that's an old wives tale, sitting close to the TV is fine and it will indeed enhance your immersion 10 fold.

Fanapryde
13-11-2015, 07:16
I'm pretty sure I'm still single Because of this hobby. One way to scare a girl off is to show her my "office" where I have my rig the morning after. I'll know I've found "the one" when she joins me on top of the rig ;)

Btw, that's an old wives tale, sitting close to the TV is fine and it will indeed enhance your immersion 10 fold.
LOL, wise enough to not show your office earlier...:D

Not sure about the TV thing though.
Before I had my triples (27" 144Hz BENQ), I used a full HD 32" LED TV, and there was no way I could have it as close as my triple monitors (which are right behind my wheelbase).

MrPix
13-11-2015, 09:02
Does that not fry your eye's being that close to a 65" TV? Or does the fact it's a 4K make a difference?

BTW: I have been told, I have to wait till after Xmas for a new PC :( I wish I was single again :rolleyes:Most definitely not, sitting that close to an old CRT was thought to be bad because of the radiation exposure, but modern components put that one to bed and with LCD technology and zero radiation all it does it aid the immersion as 911_C4S states too

I know a 'Hitman' if you need one... just PM me for details!

911 C4S
13-11-2015, 17:05
LOL, wise enough to not show your office earlier...:D

Not sure about the TV thing though.
Before I had my triples (27" 144Hz BENQ), I used a full HD 32" LED TV, and there was no way I could have it as close as my triple monitors (which are right behind my wheelbase).

How are you liking your BenQ's? I'm in the market for a new monitor setup. I have been leaning towards 27" 144Hz but also looking at 24" with Gsync and the newer 34-35" curved look nice but don't think I would be getting as much immersion as with the triples.

Fanapryde
13-11-2015, 17:16
How are you liking your BenQ's? I'm in the market for a new monitor setup. I have been leaning towards 27" 144Hz but also looking at 24" with Gsync and the newer 34-35" curved look nice but don't think I would be getting as much immersion as with the triples.
I have the XL2720Z monitors and they are really great. Very bright (I really had to turn brightness down a lot and now I still have much better view while night racing), less tiresome on the eyes, razorsharp.
I have them angled up at about 45°, all some 60cm from my eyes.
If PCars' triple screen support would be implemented, it would be even better (but the stretched view is not to blame on the monitors) :cool:
Surely big enough to have great immersion, 24" may also do the trick, but I'm glad I went for the 27" size.
Personally (having triples now) I agree that nothing beats that. Could never go back to single screen I'm afraid...

GrimeyDog
13-11-2015, 17:21
Went from a Samsung 40in Flat Screen to a SamsunSamsung Curved Screen!!! it makes a Big Difference!!! the Curved Screen adds Extra immersion.

911 C4S
13-11-2015, 17:37
I recently went from a 52" TV to 3 monitors of varying sizes I had laying around to get an idea of what a proper triple monitor setup would be like. Both are nice but I do believe triples are more immersive at least compared to a flat TV.

Gopher04
13-11-2015, 18:23
Hard to see the rig, bit dark, but love the view you have..

SUBGTRACER
13-11-2015, 18:34
Absolutely love the view of the city that looks beautiful , post some more pics of the rig bud they are hard to see .

911 C4S
13-11-2015, 18:56
I'm on it

SUBGTRACER
13-11-2015, 22:48
So many sweet looking setups , great stuff guys and a great place to pull of some inspiration

F1_Racer68
14-11-2015, 02:11
So many sweet looking setups , great stuff guys and a great place to pull of some inspiration

I couldn't agree more. I already have some ideas for upgrades brewing (just don't tell my wife) :)

cenkcnk
14-11-2015, 13:51
not impressive but does it's job

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F1_Racer68
14-11-2015, 20:35
not impressive but does it's job

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It works for you, and that's the most important part. It's the same way I started many, many, many years ago.... (yes, I am THAT old)

Photonenbert
17-11-2015, 11:28
Have been improving my rig finally! It was just too wide and I made the edges smoother and put a plank for the pc on it so its better fitting onto the rig. Still need to adjust for some squeeking. Im gonna put some doorfoam stuff between the wood planks that should get rid of the squeeks. Also i made a new top plate for the shifter.

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SUBGTRACER
17-11-2015, 13:37
Wrap that sucker in carbon wrap it will look great bud , it's not expensive and it's easy to work with ..... Nice work mate ! You will need a heat gun to warm up the wrap if you go in that direction .

Oh car bog may finish of some of the edges and stop the squeaking too :)