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      01-04-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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iRacing? suggestions for set-up

A few track rats I know are getting into iRacing.com. Grassroots Motorsports recent article had good things to say. It seems to have the most realistic physics engine for a racing sim and quite a few people are using for off track training. I'm not a gamer per se but am going to sign up, anyone try it out yet and have feedback?

Any experience with an affordable seat/cockpit set-up would be appreciated. I have the seats out of my Cayman available if I can get one to work for this.
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I'd never heard of this before but it looks quite promising



How much cash you willing to spend on your setup?
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Price no issue!

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      01-04-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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wow....that setup = more than a track day LOL
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      01-04-2009, 07:44 PM   #5
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I'm going to get the GT25 wheel and try to make/buy the rest for a few hundred dollars. That setup above is wicked, wish my garage was bigger.
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g25?

you need to check this out first. G25 is in the past now.

www.fanatec.com
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g25?

you need to check this out first. G25 is in the past now.

www.fanatec.com
Too intense for gaming imo.
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Too intense for gaming imo.
too intense?? o_O did you see that guy's setup?! I think it is fine...LOL
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g25?

you need to check this out first. G25 is in the past now.

www.fanatec.com
i want!!!!!!!!!!
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      01-05-2009, 09:45 PM   #10
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g25?

you need to check this out first. G25 is in the past now.

www.fanatec.com
thanks for turning me onto this, their band driven forcefeedback is getting great reviews, just ordered the GT3RS set and wheel stand.
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thanks for turning me onto this, their band driven forcefeedback is getting great reviews, just ordered the GT3RS set and wheel stand.


For me it was either the steering wheel or something for my car... I'm sure you know which I'm picking...hehe

please take vids/pics when you get it, I really want to see this thing in action

those pedals are ridiculous though...full force feedback pedals with vibration! $200~
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Been evaluating this recently and gotta say it is great - the Radical SR8 is great fun and sounds unbelievable. Using Momo force (Logitech)
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I too have been going at iRacing a bunch. TOTALLY ADDICTED!! Have my C lic. now, trying real hard to be fast tracked to my B lic soon.

I agree about the Radical. Man that beast is so fun. So far I have only been able to test it, no practice or races in that car yet. But, soon I hope to be.

I am Jason King, if you want to add me to your friends lists.
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I have a fanatec wheel, but have yet to try it on any PC sims. Been using it with Forza 3. Great wheel.
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I have a fanatec wheel, but have yet to try it on any PC sims. Been using it with Forza 3. Great wheel.
Radiant, go get a trial iRacing membership. Dude, it's GREAT!!! I want to say they have trials starting @ $5 right now. I can't find the info, though

Also they just announced that they will be having the 2009 Williams F1 car, later in the year
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+ they just announced that they are just starting work on the '09 Williams F1 car The i Racing staff is currently @ the Williams factory getting CAD data, and other information. As someone in the forums said, it would be a marketers dream come true to have it available for the British GP. But, the folks @ iRacing haven't let us in on any definitive release date.

... one more reason to NOT keep your credit card in the wallet
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I'm an avid iRacing enthusiast! I use it everyday. Take a look at the Nixim.com - they make great chassis Ihave one. I highly recommend CST pedals too.

I absolutely cannot wait for the FW31 Williams F1 car!!! I'm also a huge F1 fan.
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I'm an avid iRacing enthusiast! I use it everyday. Take a look at the Nixim.com - they make great chassis Ihave one. I highly recommend CST pedals too.

I absolutely cannot wait for the FW31 Williams F1 car!!! I'm also a huge F1 fan.
Oooh, the Nixim is a a nice setup!! I want, I want. My "cockpit" is still just a desk with my G25 clamped onto it.

I just started in iRacing back in Oct. So far it has been an absolute blast. I too can't wait for the Williams F1 car. It is so incredible that the powers that be over @ iRacing were able to get that car. And the level of cooperation they are getting is insane. If you go to the iRacing forums, in the off-topic section they have a chat about the F1 car. It's worth a read. I don't want to spill any beans here.

to all here that love F1, or racing in general ... get over to iRacing and give it a try for a month or 3. It is really fun, if you are into driving fast on a track. If you're looking for a DIRT2 or PGR type game, iRacing isn't it.

03SGM///M3 ... add me up as a friend in iRacing, Jason King is my name.
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