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theequalizer33
22-09-2015, 22:49
Ya.. As the title suggests.. GT Omega Pro, GT Omega Art or just make my own! Anybody with any of these? your help/feedback will be much appreciated:yes::cool:

Zenzic
23-09-2015, 09:03
Make your own. Fun while building, sturdier, fully customized and most likely cheaper.

Johngrim
23-09-2015, 09:17
Iv just got the Gt Omega Art and Im very happy with it.It will adjust to any position you could need . it's a Good bit of kit!

Invincible
23-09-2015, 09:33
Make your own. Fun while building, sturdier, fully customized and most likely cheaper.

Depends on how good you are with crafting and how good your insurance is. :p
I already tried to build my own rig - I ended up with a useless pile of wood and a lot of contusions on my hands...

Fong74
23-09-2015, 09:36
Have a look at this. Those are easy to assemble, customizeable and of course you can extend the rig/add stuff later on.... If I would need a new rig (I have one that a friend built for me) Ill buy one of those:

http://www.motedis.com/shop/Friends-of/Sim-Rig:::200_423.html

Mr.Smoke
23-09-2015, 10:33
I built my own for about $100 CDN (including the seat) and got enjoyment out of doing so.

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

Mahjik
23-09-2015, 13:37
I've never been a huge fan of the GT Omega line. Their tubes are rounded which are not as strong as the rigs which have squared tubing. They are a decent price, but if you are spending money on a non-home-built rig, I would spend a little extra to get a more study rig.

theequalizer33
23-09-2015, 14:20
Thanks for the replies peeps, i must admit im swaying more to the option of a self-build, that way it would be more suited to me personally and no risks of not being happy with the overall sturdiness.. Building it shouldnt be a problem its more the problem with available time lol.. Any suggestions on material such as wood type etc. i dont really trust mdf to be honest, i dont know why lol

Mr.Smoke
23-09-2015, 14:41
All i used was spruce lumber, NOT pressure treated stuff, and plywood. Many have used MDF though too. Im actually thinking of getting an MDF piece with millamine on it for a new tabletop piece. Cleans off nicer & no need to worry about it getting wet from my glass of whiskey sweating ;)

rocafella1978
23-09-2015, 14:46
go 80/20 aluminum rig if you can. plenty put there just google it and Fong74 posted the version available or most reputable one in Germany.

PS: good thing about 80/20, if at some point u don't want the rig anymore u can morph into a shelf, desk or whatever else stand, table or else you want it. also free design tools for 80/20 are out there to use too. (i used it too!)

theequalizer33
23-09-2015, 15:05
I'll probably be going for a more 'Formula' type racing position. I'll just have a good shop around for materials cos after all preparation is key, for some reason i keep thinking of headroom and positioning with the seat.. It has to be comfortable for both the upcoming 'Playstation VR' and normal screen use..

Haiden
23-09-2015, 15:29
I've never been a huge fan of the GT Omega line. Their tubes are rounded which are not as strong as the rigs which have squared tubing. They are a decent price, but if you are spending money on a non-home-built rig, I would spend a little extra to get a more study rig.

Are you talking about the older models? Because the tubes don't look round to me.

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I like the GT Omega because the wheel deck isn't on a center post, interfering with pedal access, and the seat reclines and is pretty comfortable.

theequalizer33
23-09-2015, 15:43
You say comfortable so i assume you have one or know someone who does?.. Any opinion on stability at all bro?

Mahjik
23-09-2015, 16:07
http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/10/gt-omega-racing-simulator-pro-review/gtomega-chair-a.jpg


Are you talking about the older models? Because the tubes don't look round to me.

Could be they updated them.. Above is an older photo close up and you can see the tubes are skinny and round.



I like the GT Omega because the wheel deck isn't on a center post, interfering with pedal access, and the seat reclines and is pretty comfortable.

Several other rigs are the same... RaceRoom rig, rSeat, etc..

Haiden
23-09-2015, 16:59
You say comfortable so i assume you have one or know someone who does?.. Any opinion on stability at all bro?

I've used one before. Pre-ordered my own a couple weeks ago. Should be shipping at the end of the month. :) Pretty solid rig and wheel deck.


Could be they updated them.. Above is an older photo close up and you can see the tubes are skinny and round.


Several other rigs are the same... RaceRoom rig, rSeat, etc..

I think that's an older Pro model. The Art model, which is the only one available from U.S. distributors has square piping. Yes. I know there are others, but the OP didn't mention them.

Carinis
23-09-2015, 17:02
I can highly recommend the obutto revolution , comfy sturdy and comes with lots of options and extras

Mahjik
23-09-2015, 17:06
I think that's an older Pro model. The Art model, which is the only one available from U.S. distributors has square piping. Yes. I know there are others, but the OP didn't mention them.

Nope, that's just the way the Pro model was made. The new Art model is updated to not use the round tubes. It appears they are phasing out the Pro version. I'm still not a fan of the design, but it's priced well.

Fight-Test
23-09-2015, 17:54
I have to say 80/20 also. hassanak showed it to me earlier this year and I replaced my Playseat SV with it and its amazing. I spent $757.00 total (not including seat) for all the 80/20 and that included a separate heavy duty monitor stand from 4play racing. Its so much sturdier than the playseat. Below is what I got and price, and you can do the single monitor stand which is 100 dollars less but I wanted a tv stand that wasn't connected to rig, or didn't have to be at-least because I didn't want butt shaker shaking the tv.

Here was what I got

* Race version of rig, no seat $429
* Dual Post TV Stand $279
* Wheel support with two bars $20
* Buttkicker Mount $29

add this seat from ricmotech - http://www.ricmotech.com/Reclining_Fiberglass_back_Sim_Racing_Seat_p/pbs-1615c.htm

you can also go to the local junk yard like smoke did and get a real seat. He got the seat out of the car he drives in real life.

Sorry about the bad pic of mine, its the only one I had on me. The second on which is small iswhat just the rig looks like with chair. Then the f1 tilt that you can buy is the third pic and then the dual monitor stand. If your not going to ever expand into three monitors or if you don't use a buttshaker, save yourself a 100 bucks and buy the single bar monitor stand. or if you have a wall close, just mount tv to wall with a extendable tv wall mount and slide the rig up to it. Keep in mind the $429 is the most expensive base unit he has. There are all kinds of add ons, button box mounts, keyboard mounts, risers, floor pans, inverted pedal mount, cup holder, etc. ITs leaps and bounds better than than the playseat.

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Robhd
23-09-2015, 18:18
I went for the Playseat Evo... Really well made and i like it a lot.. Only downside being the centre post which makes heel and toeing awkward at best with a 3 pedal manual

theequalizer33
23-09-2015, 20:19
Some good info here thanks, im gonna have a look around tho see what i can come up with for a self-build.. Or at least maybe get the ART RS9 and mod that. Got some ideas im confident with and if all goes well i should have a pretty nifty set up lol

theequalizer33
23-09-2015, 20:20
I think i will get the buttkicker too is it any good?

Mascot
23-09-2015, 20:33
I've always been happy with my old FM3 Playseat, but be aware that any seats with fake leather can lead to Betty Swollocks during extended use, especially in the summer.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk45/massscot/mancave_zps21cs8amg.jpg

I collected a couple of fabric Recaro seats earlier today to swap one out for the original Playseat one.

theequalizer33
23-09-2015, 20:34
Hahaha thanks for the heads up

Mr.Smoke
23-09-2015, 20:46
Fabric seat is best IMO too. I considered leather, but its hot in the summer & cold in the winter.

Fight-Test
23-09-2015, 21:58
yea its pretty good. Adds some immersion. Not gonna be as good as a tactile transducer but those are expensive and since we don't have a app to help control the vibrations I think the buttkicker is just fine. I would prefer two actually so I can mount one under the pedals but just haven't got around to picking one up. Make sure if you get one to add some rubber feet to whatever rig you get so it will vibrate better. Also, 4play racing has a website but the pics don't work, and he has alot of stuff on ebay and hes easy to get ahold of if you pursue the 80/20 route.

Seat: agree about the hot seat on the playseat. the seat I linked earlier is cloth with leather on the parts that get the most wear. Very comfortable.

bigsilverhotdog
23-09-2015, 23:01
I recently bought two Openwheeler+ (http://www.openwheeler.co.uk/gaming-seats/openwheeler-plus/) and am very satisfied with them. Comfortable, very sturdy, well designed, and the company responds quickly to questions and replaces broken parts immediately. Upgraded from Bob Earl V1. The only drawback I found is that they're not compatible with Fanatec by default. A significant drawback, but improvisation is not terribly difficult.

GTsimms
24-09-2015, 01:55
insidesimracing rig with racing seat from DNA motors (http://stores.ebay.com/dnamotoring/Racing-Seat-/_i.html?rt=nc&_fsub=3310512010&_sc=1&_sid=749604070&_sop=2&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=2) for 130.99 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-CLOTH-FULLY-RECLINABLE-TYPE-1-SPORTS-STYLE-RACING-SEAT-SLIDER-RAIL-LEFT-/151755987516?vxp=mtr&hash=item23555c9a3c) Seat installed yesterday!

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Mr.Smoke
24-09-2015, 04:03
Got my plans from ISR as well but made personalized adjustments. Certainly solid plans to start a DIY lumber rig with.

Mascot
24-09-2015, 08:02
Fabric seat is best IMO too. I considered leather, but its hot in the summer & cold in the winter.

This is one of the pair of Recaros I picked up yesterday and will be fitting to my rig this weekend.

Mmmmmm...Velour!

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Anyone know what car they might have come from? I'm thinking maybe a sporty old Ford (XR versions of the Sierra, Escort or Fiesta).

Edit: after some research I *think* they are 'Zolda Shadow' Recaros from a 1990s Ford Escort RS Turbo.

theequalizer33
24-09-2015, 10:46
Yes mate thats a Ford Escort RS Recaro interior seat.. I had one and recognised seat straight away

Mahjik
24-09-2015, 13:12
I have the ART rig and my tubes are square.

We already went through a discussion that the Art rig is a redesign which doesn't use the round tubes like the Pro did. ;)

beetes_juice
24-09-2015, 19:16
Anyone have any experience with the Rseat - RS1 Simulator (http://rseatamerica.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=53)? Definitely easy on the eyes but price seems a bit step.

Seelenkrank
24-09-2015, 19:52
well i only got an Rseat wheel stand pro but the product photos and the original parts are not the same quality... it is ok but i dont want buy it a second time --> self build is better
i had to modify and buy other own created stuff to use it proper (Button Box and Shifter holder is a mess...)
and i did see a vid on youtube where the shifter holder is not very stiff and wobbel around.
so not worth the money i guess...

Mahjik
25-09-2015, 02:37
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvAuwmKTTOs


Anyone have any experience with the Rseat - RS1 Simulator (http://rseatamerica.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=53)? Definitely easy on the eyes but price seems a bit step.

I have the rSeat Evo V2 rig. IMO, worth every cent... If I didn't have the Evo and was buying today, I wouldn't hesitate for the RS1. I do think the Evo is better for adjustability, but the RS1 looks 10x better. ;)