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Pisshead30
03-09-2017, 11:56
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Looking some advice, was considering buying this Playseat and a T300rs GT edition wheel? Your thoughts please.

jimmyb_84
04-09-2017, 21:40
Do it mine is epic! Honestly think I've gained a second a lap just because I'm comfortable

Blake-Lee43
04-09-2017, 23:47
Man that center bar would piss me off

jimmyb_84
06-09-2017, 20:00
Man that centre bar would piss me off

I don't find it causes any problem, however I currently only have a 2 pedal set. When I finally upgrade to a 3 pedal set we will see. I absolutely love the seat.

Visceral_Syn
06-09-2017, 20:15
I've have a Playseat Evolution, for about 10 years, similiar to this ones design, the steering wheel mount bar is a none-issue. Once you sit in it, you'll see its a none-issue.

Fanapryde
06-09-2017, 21:34
I had one, years ago, for about one week...
The seat may have changed by now, but the one I had was really uncomfortable.
The central post bugged me a lot (using a three pedal set), if only for getting in and out (I'm "a bit" older, mind you).
The pedal plate was not stiff enough and bended under hard braking.
No inclination possible for the steering plate.
But it is better than no rig, that's for sure... :)
Still, there are better rigs for the same money.

Trans-Girl
06-09-2017, 21:43
I had one, the alcantara edition, very disappointed with the build quality, the plate the wheel mounts on wasn't level and the whole rig is too flexible, especially as stated the plate that holds the pedals flexing a lot under braking, i thought the folding aspect was going to be useful, in real terms it was pointless, was too much of a pain folding it down and trying to get it back in the same place... also it is not adjustable enough, could never get it just right.. If you go for a T300 i would suggest you also get the alcantara add on wheel, the stock wheel is a horrible affair, plastic with a rubber grip on the rim.....
with a bit of lateral thinking it is easy to build a rig for similar money

hkraft300
07-09-2017, 01:02
Building a rig like that with some basic tools is really simple easy and cheap. Some steel bars you can bolt/ weld together.
Slap a comfortable aftermarket/2ND hand car seat + rails on it and you're done.

The hard part might be to engineer the adjustment into the rig.

I don't see the centre bar being an issue: I'll never clutch/brake with my right foot or throttle with my left foot. So if you offset the pedals you'll never hit the center post.

Blake-Lee43
07-09-2017, 07:29
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I went one of these to avoid the whole centre bar problem. Served me very well so far.

jpmmuc
10-09-2017, 09:52
Playseat with the center post is for me a clear no go, you can't really use a 3 pedal setup. There are enough alternatives like GT Omega https://www.gtomegaracing.com/art-racing-simulator-cockpit/art-cockpits/gt-omega-art-racing-simulator-cockpit-rs9-seat or Raceroom https://www.raceroomstore.com/shop_de/game-seat-rr3055.html

Mahjik
10-09-2017, 14:28
Any rig is better than no rig, center post or not. ;)

Trans-Girl
10-09-2017, 14:59
Playseat with the center post is for me a clear no go, you can't really use a 3 pedal setup. There are enough alternatives like GT Omega https://www.gtomegaracing.com/art-racing-simulator-cockpit/art-cockpits/gt-omega-art-racing-simulator-cockpit-rs9-seat or Raceroom https://www.raceroomstore.com/shop_de/game-seat-rr3055.html


I never had a real problem with the center post using3 pedals,

RoccoTTS
10-09-2017, 15:34
I have the evolution alcantara and i have no problem with the centerpost using 3 pedals, but i understand why some people might have some problems with it.
To solve the problem i moved the plates of the brake and gas pedal to the right.

Pisshead30
18-09-2017, 15:52
Thanks for all the comments, i'm 6ft 1 does anyone see my height causing any issues with this set up?

Mahjik
18-09-2017, 15:56
Thanks for all the comments, i'm 6ft 1 does anyone see my height causing any issues with this set up?

Looks like it should be fine: http://www.playseat.com/gaming-seat-dimensions

Franco Ferrari
18-09-2017, 16:37
Playseat with the center post is for me a clear no go, you can't really use a 3 pedal setup.



Here's me playing Dirt Rally on my Playseat with 3-pedals.
The center post clearly proves to not be a problem whatsoever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MYPjdUmU7g

I'm 1,81m tall (5 ft 11) by the way.

Jbpd
06-10-2017, 19:48
It's all about the play seat challenge in my opinion it's better than a normal playseat

dault3883
06-10-2017, 19:51
The center post on my Open Wheeler is no problem just off set the Pedal unit to the left a little and no issue

Benkid
13-10-2017, 20:13
Centre bar would put me off. I upgraded from my rennsport wheel stand and the centre bar on they used to drive me nuts. As people have said you could offset your brake and accelerator pedals but then it's gets in the way when left foot braking

I put up with it for about 8 years and recently upgraded to a GT Omega Pro and it Really notices going from centre bar to no centre bar.

It may not be a problem for some but if you can avoid it in the first place why bother?

I'd imagine you could pick up a GT-Omega ART for similar money.

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Mascot
17-10-2017, 14:24
Thanks for all the comments, i'm 6ft 1 does anyone see my height causing any issues with this set up?

I'm 6'1" and mine fitted me fine. Of bigger concern should be the lack of lumbar support, but a small cushion should do the trick. I found the fake leather on my FM3 Playseat was a bit sweaty too, so I swapped it out for a Recaro from an Escort RS Turbo. Much cooler, and much more comfortable. The central bar has never bothered me.

https://i.imgur.com/CvKJDyQ.jpg

Robhd
17-10-2017, 14:35
I have a playseat evo and use 3 pedal set up, its a none issue... No problems, although i think now some of the new rigs ma be a bit cooler!

MarcsGTi
06-12-2017, 23:09
Yes the middle bar can be an issue if you break with the left foot (wheel shift gear) but all depends how you mount the pedals.

I'de like to leave a Basic/mid-range racing rig setup under $1500. Cockpit: Playseat Revolution, Logitech G29, PS4 1TB, 42" TV 1080p, 5.1 Channel Speakers, PVC mat... yes, we can lower the price tag under the $1000 mark on refurbished/second-hand SIM racing equipment. (for those who interested in looking for).

So, let me know your likes or dislikes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_coCaUYMgnI?t=2m34s

Atak Kat
07-12-2017, 04:28
I have basically the same seat (not PC2 version though), T300RS, T3PAPro pedals and TH8A shifter.
- it's decent quality and structure for the money. Usually they are quite inexpensive compared to other rigs.
- the centre post can be annoying, but once you get your pedals set up and spend a bit of time fine-tuning their position, it's ok. Obviously there's a bloody post there, but as long as your leg is not resting against it, its ok.
- if you use pedals that have pressure sensor, or mod that requires more brake pressure, you will need to re-inforce the pedal mount. This I thin is the most important thing. It flexes too much if you push hard on the brakes. If youre using standard brakes (no load cell, or mod that requires a lot of brake pressure), its OK. Otherwise you need to re-inforce the brake mount plate. Check this link (http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?57639-Fanatec-CSL-or-CSW-V2-5-Which-one&p=1436481&viewfull=1#post1436481) for related info.
- you can get a separate mount for the shifter. It works well and is solid.

Invincible
07-12-2017, 06:44
I have the Playseat revolution. It is fine so far. The Bar is not an issue for my legs when driving, but it is in the way when getting in or out of the seat.
And it lacks stability. Don't get me wrong, it isn't flimsy or such, but I would have liked less flex.
also I had to use duct tape to prevent the wheel table from slowly sliding down when driving. You cannot push it up or down by hand, but I think the ffb vibrations are causing it to crawl down 2 inches per half an hour of playtime.
I wrapped one layer of duct tape around the bar and now it doesn't move down anymore.
If now the flex issue of the wheel table was solved, I'd be a happy man.

Pisshead30
06-01-2018, 09:31
Finally got my T300RS GT edition wheel and was thinking of buying this

https://www.gtomegaracing.com/wheel-stands/gt-omega-racing-wheel-stands/gt-omega-steering-wheel-stand

inthebagbud
06-01-2018, 11:29
For the immersion if you can afford it go for seat rig.

I have the Playseat and had never raced before pcars 1 so had no preconceptions, at first I bought a wheel stand but this was binned only after a couple of weeks as it didn't add to the race experience .

The playseat rig is fine as a starter rig and i have used it nearly every day for 2 years and it works great. The center bar can be a pain sometimes but I purchased the seat slider upgrade which allows a lot more adjustments as the standard rig has a fixed seat.

RoccoTTS
06-01-2018, 11:59
For the immersion if you can afford it go for seat rig.

I have the Playseat and had never raced before pcars 1 so had no preconceptions, at first I bought a wheel stand but this was binned only after a couple of weeks as it didn't add to the race experience .

The playseat rig is fine as a starter rig and i have used it nearly every day for 2 years and it works great. The center bar can be a pain sometimes but I purchased the seat slider upgrade which allows a lot more adjustments as the standard rig has a fixed seat.

Yes, i also bought a wheel stand at first and while i was pretty happy about it at the time, i upgraded to a full playseat rig.

But if you don't have the space for a full rig, a wheel stand is a good solution and worth the money.

m1ndgames
19-01-2018, 21:55
I have the Raceroom Game Seat RR3055 and i like it. Its sturdy (with the additional bars).
I wouldnt recommend any monitor stand whatever seat you get. It moves around and the distance is not really changeable at all. Use a Table/Board or something.