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foxymop
29-03-2018, 16:21
Both wheels are 200 euros in the biggest online store .es!

T150 pro (with t3pa) is 206 euros!
g29 is 210 euros!


Most of the VS threads add the difference of price as a parameter, but now, ther's not.

Cons for me:

T150 - Bad Reliability, cappy rim
G29 - Deadzone; smaller rim


Now that the two wheel are the same price, what is the best entry wheel?

To be honest, i'm thinking about Fanatec CSL next ear, but till there, i might buy a cheapest wheel.




Ps: Don't bring up the T300 or my hair will go into flames. ( I had 3. All broken ).

belaki
29-03-2018, 16:43
Started on a G27. Cheap, and fun.

But now....

Fanatec CS 2.5 with Formula Black wheel. Not so cheap, way more fun.

Still running the G27 pedals, but with the Ricmotech load cell and the Bodnar cable. Huge difference in performance...

So, I'd go G29. Upgrade the brake hardware. Then go wear out the wheelbase, upgrade to Fanatec, keep the pedals until you're ready for something "more better."

Ofnir4
29-03-2018, 18:05
If you are really into it, consider the long term cost instead of the immediate price it will cost you.

Since you mention having had 3 T300, you can compare the benefit of having multiples "cheaper" (not meant in a negative way, just comparatively) versus one higher quality one (that will last longer or satisfy for need longer)

On one hand you can get entry level gear, feel fine with it. (or simracing is just a phase and anything over that price range is just money lost)
Or you could get an appetite for more refined gear, meaning selling your entry level at a loss (obviously) thus making the next step pricier (basically making the next gear + amortization of the old).

awaite85
29-03-2018, 19:29
I have the T150 pro edition. I LOVE it. It is perfect for PCars 2, GT Sport and even Nascar Heat 2.

David Slute
29-03-2018, 19:37
Ive had a g27 and a T300 both were reliable during the time I owned them.

Only reason id pick the T150 over the g29 would simply be due to the amount of complaints I see in every sim form regarding the g29 ffb and people asking for ffb profiles and settings cause there not happy with the base settings.

Is it due to the games, personal preference or unoptimized logitech drivers?

sroc3
29-03-2018, 20:11
I had the T150 with PC1 and then upgraded to T300.

That being said - the T150 was very good. But I've heard that the G29 trumps it......never tried it.

Sad that THREE of your T300 broke.....I have mine now and using it for PC2 w/ the Ferarri F1 replica wheel. It's AMAZING. Maybe 4 times a charm?

foxymop
29-03-2018, 21:53
T300 is a really bad wheel in my opinion due to its price and specially the horrific reliability.

Sorry to say.
I know a lot of people with 4 and 5 replacements. It's ridiculous.
I don't know anyone who had 3 t150, or 3 g29, or 3 Fanatec or 3 whatever.
There's a poll in other forum about the T300 reliability and more than 50% had problems. More than 50% faulty.

I would buy a 4th if its price was like $60. Knowing what I know now, and it's reliability, I think it is the fair price. Maybe less.

It's a nice wheel to use, I really liked the only one I had that wasn't faulty out of the box and that worked for a few days, but it's poorly build, with ridiculous pedals for $300.

I only bought it cause I got it on sale for 220.

And if you buy the t3pa, that you have to, it makes it almost at the same price of the Fanatec.

It's not worth it in my opinion.

UkHardcore23
29-03-2018, 22:29
G29 purely because the pedals are great compared to the T150 and also a decent starter wheel.

I'd save up a bit more though for the T300 Alacanta with Pro pedals.

foxymop
29-03-2018, 23:16
I'd save up a bit more though for the T300 Alacanta with Pro pedals.

It's a joke, right?

UkHardcore23
30-03-2018, 11:18
It's a joke, right?

No. I went from a G29 around a year ago to the T300 and Pro pedals. Big step up wheel wise/ffb wise.

Shockwave Fox
30-03-2018, 13:12
I have a T150, I'm actually on my second as the spring on the accelerator pedal broke.

I love it, although I really want that Fanatec now.....

foxymop
30-03-2018, 17:42
No. I went from a G29 around a year ago to the T300 and Pro pedals. Big step up wheel wise/ffb wise.

You didn't read my reply above yours then. Haha.

I had 3 T300. It's a really bad wheel and really overpriced for the quality and reliability.

And the Alcântara is the same price as the Fanatec SCL. Makes zero sense buy those T300 versions.

UkHardcore23
30-03-2018, 19:45
You didn't read my reply above yours then. Haha.

I had 3 T300. It's a really bad wheel and really overpriced for the quality and reliability.

And the Alcântara is the same price as the Fanatec SCL. Makes zero sense buy those T300 versions.

The Fanatec is much more expensive.

£350 for the Alacantra T300, £438.98 for the CSL and then £122.92 for the brake pedal = £560. That's an extra £210

I actually got my T300 Alcantara for £250, Price seems to be up n down on them and didnt realise the price has jumped up so much. G29 half the price so that really is a great starter setup.

Ravager619
31-03-2018, 06:24
I never tried the G29, but I was happy with my T150 even after I broke the clamp handle. That was on me. My desk didn't allow me to secure it to a flat surface. I eventually upgraded everything. I ditched the stock pedals for the T3PA pedals and added the TH8A shifter at the same time. I also bought a Wheel Stand Pro and managed to get another six months out of that clamp. I just used part of my annual bonus to replace the T150 with the T300RS and I have zero complaints.

If I had to do it on a budget again, I'd go with another T150. For the price, I really liked it.

foxymop
31-03-2018, 12:51
The Fanatec is much more expensive.

£350 for the Alacantra T300, £438.98 for the CSL and then £122.92 for the brake pedal = £560. That's an extra £210

I actually got my T300 Alcantara for £250, Price seems to be up n down on them and didnt realise the price has jumped up so much. G29 half the price so that really is a great starter setup.

The cheapest I found at the moment was on Amazon es. It's 325 gbp.
On Amazon uk it's 440 gbp.
On local stores it's 413 gbp.

CSL bumble in their website its 440 pounds.

115 gbp comparing with the cheapest. But I'll assume that's a sale price, due to the prices everywhere are higher.

UkHardcore23
31-03-2018, 13:26
The cheapest I found at the moment was on Amazon es. It's 325 gbp.
On Amazon uk it's 440 gbp.
On local stores it's 413 gbp.

CSL bumble in their website its 440 pounds.

115 gbp comparing with the cheapest. But I'll assume that's a sale price, due to the prices everywhere are higher.

But you still have to buy the load cell pedal to make the pedals comparable.

£350 at the box

https://www.box.co.uk/Thrustmaster-T300-Racing-Wheel-Ferrari-A_1919331.html

Still for a starter the G29 at half the price makes more sense.

Egg90
31-03-2018, 22:31
I've had my T150 pro since PC2 release and I've found it great for the price and not had any issues.
Not tried a g29 but I think those wheels are hard mountable? The T150 needs an aftermarket bracket otherwise it's just the screw clamp, which I found slipped a little after about 30mins racing on my wheelstand. So maybe factor in that extra cost. Here's the link:

https://www.ricmotech.com/hard_mount_adapter_for_T150_tmx_wheels_p/rmt-t150hmp.htm

Also, while the brake mod that comes with the T3PA pedals is pretty good, BBJ Sim Racing have made a replacement mod that feels much better, with 3 hardnesses of rubber to choose from. This feels like a real bonus whereas the hard mount is something that should have been included in the first place. Again, link:

http://bbjsimracing.com/brake-mods-and-pedal-servicing

micmansour
01-04-2018, 07:04
Both wheels are 200 euros in the biggest online store .es!

T150 pro (with t3pa) is 206 euros!
g29 is 210 euros!


Most of the VS threads add the difference of price as a parameter, but now, ther's not.

Cons for me:

T150 - Bad Reliability, cappy rim
G29 - Deadzone; smaller rim


Now that the two wheel are the same price, what is the best entry wheel?

To be honest, i'm thinking about Fanatec CSL next ear, but till there, i might buy a cheapest wheel.




Ps: Don't bring up the T300 or my hair will go into flames. ( I had 3. All broken ).

If you bought 3 pairs of Nike shoes and they all fell apart, would you buy Nike's again?

If you bought 3 Toyota's and they all broke down, would you buy Toyota again?

Don't know how you'd even consider a Thrustmaster after 3 failures! Even if you get a TM for free, you still won't feel any better about it when it's out of action! Go the G29, proven to be much more reliable, and only talked down by the TM faithful who think paying more = better quality. I have a G29, and almost 6 months later, with 15 hours play time each week on average, it still looks, feels, plays, and even smells new! Go for it, the best you could buy for the money. Get it on sale, and even if you absolutely despise it, you can on-sell it for 80% of what you paid for it on eBay.

Olijke Poffer
01-04-2018, 08:07
I have A T150 pro and works really nice. It is lesser than the T300 of course. I had a xbox version of the T300 at the time I still owned the xbox.
I can’t advise you about other wheels bit the T150 does the job and the low price makes it a wanna have.
If you will race on a daily base and a pro driver I would spend more money and buy ahiger end wheel.

Racefanbeers
02-04-2018, 01:36
I think t150 had better ffb but only lasted a year. I got g29 for $200 on Black Friday I like it the pedals are really nice just want it to last!

foxymop
02-04-2018, 02:28
It's a shame Logitech didn't improve their g29.

CSL-Drive
02-04-2018, 08:56
i tried g29 t300 and t-gt. g29 is the complete kit, t300 is smoother, and t-gt is a t300 with stronger ffb.

no idea what you mean by deadzone. I dont consider my t-gt less deadzony than my g29.

David Wright
02-04-2018, 11:42
In depth review of the G29 here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxT2UOmHN-I

Interestingly he prefers the G29 to the T300 in PC2.

In the UK, PC World regularly has a New Year sale on G29s. I got the G29 + shifter for £150. This is a little less than I paid for my G25 ten years ago.

foxymop
02-04-2018, 12:32
In depth review of the G29 here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxT2UOmHN-I

Interestingly he prefers the G29 to the T300 in PC2.

In the UK, PC World regularly has a New Year sale on G29s. I got the G29 + shifter for £150. This is a little less than I paid for my G25 ten years ago.

I've seen othat video aso. It seems the break pedal is....funny...

Kitt
02-04-2018, 15:31
never had a t150 but the g29 are a horrible notchy rattly load of rubbish

foxymop
02-04-2018, 18:10
never had a t150 but the g29 are a horrible notchy rattly load of rubbish

It sucks. Below Fanatec, there's nothing "ok".
Everything is overpriced "crap" for 200, 300 400 bucks.
G29 has old tech, Thrusmaster wheels don't last two days, below this you have Ori or something like that, thats even worst.

simsimsheree
02-04-2018, 20:26
G29 purely because the pedals are great compared to the T150 and also a decent starter wheel.

I'd save up a bit more though for the T300 Alacanta with Pro pedals.

OP specifically mentioned the T150Pro, which comes with the three pedal t3pa set and a brake mod. Are you referring to this, or the crappy 2 pedal set?

MrA2theK
03-04-2018, 12:27
I run a G29, the first one broke after 22months (2 months still in warranty luckily enough).
Curry's replaced it under warranty, so far 6 months in with this one with no issues (fingers crossed). Don't even bother with Logitech customer support, a waste of space!
But the main issues is the cheap plug that connects the wheel wiring to the base on the back of the wheel assembly, after so many rotations the wire breaks in its holder. A well known fault by Logitech!

So if you get the G29, do yourself a favour and keep the receipt safe. Because there is a good chance you will need a replacement. That being said, I love the G29. One day I may get a Fanatec set up if I win the lottery haha

David Wright
03-04-2018, 12:38
I run a G29, the first one broke after 22months (2 months still in warranty luckily enough).
Curry's replaced it under warranty, so far 6 months in with this one with no issues (fingers crossed). Don't even bother with Logitech customer support, a waste of space!
But the main issues is the cheap plug that connects the wheel wiring to the base on the back of the wheel assembly, after so many rotations the wire breaks in its holder. A well known fault by Logitech!

So if you get the G29, do yourself a favour and keep the receipt safe. Because there is a good chance you will need a replacement. That being said, I love the G29. One day I may get a Fanatec set up if I win the lottery haha

My G25 is 10 years old and still going strong so this surprises me.

Edit: then again the G29 has far more buttons on the wheel so I guess this is an area of the design that will have changed.

MrA2theK
03-04-2018, 12:45
My G25 is 10 years old and still going strong so this surprises me.

Edit: then again the G29 has far more buttons on the wheel so I guess this is an area of the design that will have changed.

Yes it seems to be the wires that connect the said buttons where the issue is.

UkHardcore23
03-04-2018, 16:13
It's a shame Logitech didn't improve their g29.

Its a strange one as they had such a following and many years ago considered better than Thrustmaster.

MrA2theK
04-04-2018, 08:42
You can take it apart and hot glue the wires as a preventative measure, but that obviously voids the warranty. A catch 22!