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knight01
15-05-2015, 23:40
I'm thinking of buying a gaming wheel and stand for use on PS4. What do people think of using either of these as a stand for a wheel. Most of the wheel stands I've seen are over 60 and Wheel Stand Pro v2 is 99.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40242177/
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http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00250249/
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These guys have modified it to look like this: http://www.ikeahackers.net/2013/04/vittsjo-laptop-table-to-upscale-side-table.html
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It's allot cheaper to buy a Ikea stand and modify it than to buy a standard wheel stand.

MaXKiLLz
16-05-2015, 00:47
I own a Wheel Stand Pro v1, which I use with my Xbox 360. Very well built and worth the money. Even when violently sawing away at the wheel, lock to lock, in games such as Dirt 2, it stays planted. Version 2 is supposed to be even more robust.

MutantOctane
16-05-2015, 01:43
Pay attention to leg room, the top one might work best because your legs can split the support. The bottom 2 mat not be wide enough to drive comfortably, FYI

gbm
16-05-2015, 03:24
http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?25340-I-found-the-perfect-DRIVER-STAND-(at-Home-Depot!) :)

...and post #25 has the detailed pictures and set up instructions.

AshenShugar
16-05-2015, 03:25
you will need to fix the pedals to the stand otherwise moving pedals on the floor will be an issue. those carpet grippers that come on the pedal boxes are no match to feet mashing the pedal in intense racing. Another thing is driving position you need to be confortable otherwise it will be an ache inducing experience. with either of the above solutions you simply have no adjustability in reach. Thus you may never find a position where both your legs and arms are comfortable and relaxed.

Personally I am using a wheelstand pro. I don't have room for a cockpit so I use one of those plastic chairs with the legs trimmed works a treat.

IMO just get the wheelstand pro, rather than spending money on a cheaper DIY solution only to find yourself buying the Wheelstand later anyway.

Haiden
16-05-2015, 16:02
IMO just get the wheelstand pro, rather than spending money on a cheaper DIY solution only to find yourself buying the Wheelstand later anyway.

I couldn't agree more. By the time you try a couple of stands, you'll be frustrated and just a few bucks short of what you would have spent on a Wheel Stand Pro anyway. If you can swing, you should.

Also...WS Pro is highly adjustable. That alone makes it a much better choice than a makeshift table.

MutantOctane
16-05-2015, 16:54
My first setup was similar to the OP's top picture. I used a Yoga Mat to try to keep the pedals from slipping away during frenzied racing. It was a blast, and much improved over gamepad. Start where you can, you can always evolve later into custom built seats.

Mr.Smoke
16-05-2015, 17:11
Just finished building my own stand out of lumber & plywood. Its a bit barbaric, but supports my T100 very nicely. Just need to do some funishing touches & try er out!!

Here is a pic of the finished product.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/MrSmoke420/DSC_0053.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/MrSmoke420/media/DSC_0053.jpg.html)

knight01
19-05-2015, 21:37
Thanks for all the feedback. I went to Ikea to look at both stands, they are both quite flimsy and I don't think will be suitable.

I've gone for the following stand http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151685249576
http://www.wheelstandracing.com/

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Projectmanager
19-05-2015, 21:50
Mines made out of a formula 1 bed,works a treat,too big for the lounge,permanent fixture in the garage,

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dav1980rfc
19-05-2015, 21:56
Thats fucking class m8. Imagine the family popping in while your sat in that... lol

Projectmanager
19-05-2015, 22:00
It's progressed a lot since that first piccie,sparco buckets seat,list is too long,wouldn't want to bore you,I need to share it with someone who knows what there doin behind the wheel,ime just a good novice,I needed to try something different,

SmileinHD
19-05-2015, 22:06
I would suggest not buying a light stand - I had a pretty light desk and the grip I use on my G27 causes it to sway over a lot, and force feedback is also an issue with lightweight desks, unless you want more realism with the stand vibrating as well :p

Crisis Nine
20-05-2015, 09:37
Thanks for all the feedback. I went to Ikea to look at both stands, they are both quite flimsy and I don't think will be suitable.

I've gone for the following stand http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151685249576
http://www.wheelstandracing.com/

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Let me know how that is as I've had my eye on one for a while but I'm not convinced just yet.

Lars Rosenquist
20-05-2015, 09:54
Wheelstand Pro v2 user here. Important thing to look for in a stand is stability. E.g. make sure that it doesn't move under lateral motion (e.g. swings/tips from left to right or vice versa). The Wheelstand Pros don't have the tendency to tip over/move under stress, they're very stable. It also has holes so you can bolt your wheel to it instead of clamp. Pedals are attached to the stand too and your feet are resting on it, adding extra stability.

Can't speak for other brands of stand, they probably offer similar robustness/stability.

Just imagine a little table with a wheel clamped to it and you steering hard left or right or making quick corrections, will it move or not? Especially when pedals are not attached to the table, so your legs are not resting/adding extra stability.

Revvin
20-05-2015, 11:57
I posted these links in another thread where someone said he didn't have the room for a cockpit/steering wheel setup to show that you don't need a lot of space if you use one of these:

Wheelstand Pro (http://wheelstandpro.com/)

Fanatec CSL Wheel Stand (http://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/wheel-stands-table-clamps/csl-wheel-stand-eu.html)

GT Omega Steering Wheel Stand (http://www.gtomegaracing.com/gt-omega-steering-wheel-stand)

The Ultimate Steering Wheel Stand (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Steering-Wheel-Stand-Black/dp/B006GNMOZE)

Playseat Challenge (http://www.playseatstore.com/challenge.html)

Gregz0r
20-05-2015, 12:05
I have a Wheelstand Pro, which I used with my DFGT on the PS3.
With that wheel now rendered useless on the PS4,:apologetic: I'm waiting for delivery of a T300 RS. Will the Wheelstand be compatible with the T300 RS?

gto-baza
20-05-2015, 12:55
have alook at the gtomega racing stand,i use it with a thrustmaster t300gte and works really well

BimodalRocket
20-05-2015, 13:06
Was the wheel you bought worth it? Do you consider it worth the approx 1200 dollars more than a thrustmaster tx? (Edit: intended for the fellow who made the neat f1 car playseat thing).

CRU5557
20-05-2015, 13:11
I'm thinking of buying a gaming wheel and stand for use on PS4. What do people think of using either of these as a stand for a wheel. Most of the wheel stands I've seen are over 60 and Wheel Stand Pro v2 is 99.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40242177/
202767


http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00250249/
202768

These guys have modified it to look like this: http://www.ikeahackers.net/2013/04/vittsjo-laptop-table-to-upscale-side-table.html
202769

It's allot cheaper to buy a Ikea stand and modify it than to buy a standard wheel stand.

Hi,
I had same idea as you and checked this laptop stands in ikea by myself, unfortunately it's not stable enough... but when i was there i found some very, very cheap table... its something like class table for kids for just 10Eur! and it was perfect! unfortunatelly isn't in online catalogue...


EDIT:
Something like this:
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Mattias
20-05-2015, 13:11
I have both a wheelstand pro (now dedicated to the g27 wheel) and a playseat (which used to have the g27 but now my new t500rs has taken its place.)
If you have the room, a playseat is awesome and highly recommended!
If not, a wheelstand pro will be the next best choice. The wheelstand pro is quite robust and of high quality for the price range it is in.

knight01
20-05-2015, 14:15
The ultimate setup if not short of money (US $29,628.42) :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DBOX-4500HD-6-Motion-Actuator-System-6-Inches-Human-Racing-Rig-VHD-Plate-/261885473173

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Darth Praxis
20-05-2015, 16:28
The ultimate setup if not short of money (US $29,628.42) :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DBOX-4500HD-6-Motion-Actuator-System-6-Inches-Human-Racing-Rig-VHD-Plate-/261885473173

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YIKES!!! That is the same price as my soon to purchase Ford Focus ST!!! Priorities? :)

For that matter you could probably pick up a used "race car" during "silly season" go through the proper race driving school and become licensed to ACTUALLY RACE on a real course for that kind of coin! ;)

I didn't see any links to this stand....

http://www.nextlevelracing.ae/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/img_3595.jpg

http://www.nextlevelracing.ae/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/h/wheelstand3.jpg

http://rs2.pbsrc.com/albums/y34/Disturboed/DSCF4691_zps813c509a.jpg~320x480

http://www.montrealracing.com/wp/wp-content/gallery/1214pagnian/gtultimate.jpg

I like how modular and compact this stand can be! Seems pretty versatile and the price is outstanding. And with that last picture it's clear that one could go all out with a full racing seat if you so desire.

https://www.pagnianamericas.com/store/index.php/simulators/pagnian-next-level-racing-wheel-stand-free-shipping-for-g27-g25-thrustmaster-t500-rs-fanatec-madcatz-wheels-thrustmaster.html/

Kingleo
20-05-2015, 16:58
I love how adjustable 80/20 is. You can put this stand in so many ways. lay it out F1 style all the way up to driving a turck


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http://granstand.com/