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Old June 13, 2013, 07:08 AM
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OK, figured I should post some pictures, this is a never ending project. So far, I have built the wooden frame for about $30. I glued all joints, it is super strong, no flex what-so-ever. I am using the seat/tracks out of a 2008 Chevy Express, firm and comfortable. I have a G25 which is getting more mods every time I find one. Right now, I have the pedals reverse mounted with the Ebay springs in the brake and clutch, MAJOR improvement for feel there. I also have a cheapo Ebay 14" steering wheel and hub adapter. For now, the shifter is not touched, will be very soon as I am doing a handbrake (out of a 1998 Sunfire).



I have recently added a Buttkicker, works better on some games than others. Sadly, software to make it work better does not come with it (considering it cost me almost $200 I am pissed) is another $89. Guess I'll sucker up for that too.

Anyhow, for about $500, I have a heavily modded G25 setup. I got the wheel/shifter/pedals on Ebay for $130, keep your eyes out, they pop up every 3-4 weeks. Any questions you can fire away, I'll update this with the shifter mod when I git-er-dun.

Last picture shows the HUGE difference between the toy wheel and a full sized wheel, really adds to the experience too, far easier to drive. Force feedback motors are plenty strong, still has the feedback of the small wheel.
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Old June 13, 2013, 08:22 AM
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That is awesome!
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Old June 13, 2013, 08:46 AM
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Only thing missing is TrackIR 5 TrackIR 5 :: TrackIR :: Premium head tracking for gaming I have it and it's a must have for race and flight sims. Some shooters too.
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Old June 13, 2013, 09:15 AM
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I second the TrackIR recommendation.
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Old June 13, 2013, 10:39 AM
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You guys are gonna get me divorced, I love that thing and I don't even have it, LOL!
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Old June 13, 2013, 11:12 AM
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We need to start a HWC team...
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Old June 13, 2013, 01:47 PM
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You make me want to mod my G27 set..
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Old June 13, 2013, 11:38 PM
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Every time I see an awesome G25 setup. It makes me want to pull out my G25 from the closet and set it up. But then I realize why it's sitting there in the first place (so much work to install and then put it away after use.) And plus I don't play enough to justify it either.

On a side note, I have a G25 on sale...anyone interested? LOL
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Old June 14, 2013, 05:01 AM
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You have to be "committed" to get this setup and deal with the annoyances like no keyboard tray and such, but I don't regret it for a second. Once my wife got used to seeing it, she even stopped complaining about it, that or I stopped listening, LOL!
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Old June 14, 2013, 05:26 AM
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You need a better chair, there's not enough side bolster! You'll slide right out if you turn too fast!

I'd recommend some Recaros, S2K or MX-5 Seats :D
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