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    To wheel or not to wheel

    As the title says, I am thinking of getting a wheel, but it is not that simple...

    To go with it, I will also need a new desk, a new chair as the pedals may be an issue.. Im 5ft tall, so being able to have it at the right height for the monitor and be able to view the screen at a decent angle.. all the while still being able to use the PC for other functions, I do not see how it will work.
    I have seen some others will a seperate screen, desk etc to one side, but there is no room for that kind of set up..

    Really struggling to see how I am gonna make it work!

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    Make it work! It's worth it!!
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    It's definitely worth working out some kind of solution if you want to make the most out of the game. If you are worried about how to get the wheel to the table you could opt instead for something like the Wheel Stand Pro. I have one for the exact reason that I can not get my TX wheel clamped to the table. It works exceptionally well and this allows you to have a wheel in virtually any situation.

    http://www.wheelstandpro.com/
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    Do It !!
    The only way you can drive a car properly is with a wheel and pedals !
    I recommend a TM T300rs or the slightly cheaper G27.
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    There is always a way. Initially I used the same desk and chair as I use for the PC. I build a little wooden holder for the pedals to get them at the height and angle that I was comfortable with. I added some little out riggers that went back to touch the molding at the base of the wall so they would not slide under use. They went under the desk so did not take up any space other than they did not allow my office chair to go under anymore, no problem there.

    As for mounting the wheel first I tried the keyboard tray but it would move around, I took 2 little c clamps and attached them to either side of the tray slider which stopped the sliding but the tray was not rigid enough and was afraid I would break it off. I then got a couple of boards and used two quick grips to clamp to the desk top and mounted the wheel to the board. This worked well but I have a U shaped desk so would be harder with a normal desk. With that setup when I wanted to drive I would just pull the board with the wheel mounted on it from under the desk and quickly clamp it on either side then when done I would release the clamps and set the whole thing under the desk.

    Later I ended up buying a car seat from the junk yard and building a wooden frame to hold it and mounted my wheel, pedals and shifter using my car as a guide for placement of each. It ended up being a bit heavy once the seat, wheel and pedals were mounted so I bought some casters like you would find on the bottom of a bed and added those to each corner so as to make it easy to move if needed. It does take up a bit of space but feels like setting in a real car. I added the adjustable track for the seat as well so the seat slides back and forward plus reclines and all. Makes driving much more enjoyable.

    I also added a little console with a padded arm rest on one side and made the wheel mount with a little expose surface on either side so I have a place for to sit my coffee and a place for my mouse or whatever I need.

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    I have since upgraded the wheel to a CSR Elite and the pedals to Club Sports
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    It makes driving so much more exciting with a wheel and pedals. I have a cheap DFGT and even that with the basic pedals it's much more fun. I actually had so much fun that I spent the money yesterday to get me a nice set of fanatec pedals.

    I have everything attached to a regular computer desk which isn't best, but it works for now.

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    Project Cars is truly ahead of it's time. Get a G27 wheel. Without a wheel the game is not the same. I just upgraded to a GTX 970 simply so I could enjoy the game at ultra settings. I actually have my G27 hooked into my desk. It' the perfect height for racing. I would suggest a racing seat if you are a serious gamer.

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    you can look at something like this too... u can put it away when you're done. attach everything to it


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    There's no question here, wheel!
    Don't think about it, just do it!
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    I got this exact cheapo desk http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-...-Desk/17479995 and use it for clamping the G25 on. When not racing, I just un-screw the wheel and put it on the floor. The pedals stay in place on a carpet, but that doesn't hinder normal computer use.

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