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  1. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Oh God, now there's going to be boring arguments for 3 pages. Skip.
  2. JZStudios

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    Another Monster crash? The spirit of Mr. The Block really gets around. Never seen a car just disintegrate like that... well. mostly. 1:02 is the exact time the spirit of Mr. The Block possesses the car. (Insert video here of the British Leyland challenge where everything falls off Jeremy's car over cobblestones) You see that Monster energy sign in the background? Block.
  3. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    In unrelated fashion, it's a bit "old" but I don't think it's been discussed here, anyone have any thoughts about this? I'm not too hot on it. It's like the halfway point between a beetle and a Porsche. It's not small and compact enough to be "cute" like a beetle, or long and smooth enough to be more refined like a Porsche. And something about the back end actually almost scares and revolts me.
  4. JZStudios

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    Oh, well he IS wearing a Monster race suit, so the Mr. The Block American Dudebro must've sweat in it and transferred his consciousness to Pat. If you look carefully you can also see the exact moment Mr. The Block takes over Pats mind and says "Ribbit ribbit, feeling froggy!" and just throws the car off to make it crash.
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  6. JZStudios

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    OOOoooh, Nelson Mandela! He did not die in the 90's and people didn't watch his funeral.
  7. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Awww, who wouldn't want to drive around in this little guy?
  8. JZStudios

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    Such is life in the Zone. Wait... someone who wasn't Mr. The Block crashed in an older classic? That's possible?
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  10. JZStudios

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    Meanwhile in America
  11. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Meanwhile in America
  12. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    Yeah, I haven't really had anything break on my Fanatec setup, but after my second TM wheel broke I took it apart with an EE friend of mine and the board was disgusting. There was flux, solder, and hot glue everywhere, while all of the chips except one were cheap no-name garbage. The only one that wasn't was the main chip and it had 3 pins bridged with sloppy solder work. Peoples wheels were literally smoking and lighting on fire because of that. Over the years they might have upgraded their QA, but.... releasing them like that at all is awful. Luckily my TM wheels died within the Amazon refund period so I sent everything back and went Fanatec instead. Everything about it from the look of the wheel housing to the quality of materials, ease of use, and total open-ness to modifications and customization has impressed me. I wasn't very impressed by any of the "higher end" TM stuff, which was well below the low end Fanatec quality. You're going for 2 very different price points with a T300 and a CSW V2. And with my personal experience of the **** quality of the wheel rims, (the leather wheel addon apparently killed a lot of peoples wheels a few years ago) the poorly designed shifter, and laughable pedal sets, I'm not inclined to ever go for TM when I get a similarly priced Fanatec product with better quality and materials. Also, any minor issues I did have with Fanatec I could fix myself since the mechanics and electronics are spectacularly simple and clean. No way was I fixing that TM garbage.
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    DiRTy Gossip Thread

    I would say never buy Thrustmaster wheels after I bought two of them that killed themselves within 2 weeks. Looking at the slop of the PCB they have, I'm surprised it didn't light on fire. Amazon reviews had other people claiming their wheels were dying with a puff of smoke, and in the hundreds of users, not just a few. Granted, I didn't buy the high end Fanatec wheel and got a GT2, but looking at the PCB itself, it's immaculate. I've never had any problems with it in years, aside from the flappy paddles which I could fix, but I don't like them anyways. The shifter and pedals are WAY nicer than the chincy "pro" stuff TM offers for the same price. Also, for the price of a Fanatec wheel, you're nowhere near the price of an accuforce, which only works on PC, and not with all games since most devs don't even have one to test with. The only issue I had with customer support was when my load cell in the brake pedal died and got some Indian on the line who was no help at all. I managed to get an American and he sent one out right away.
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    In my opinion an F1 rim is like one of those useless as seen on TV one use kitchen products. It does F1, and that's it. I'm pretty happy with a standard rim, I can do rally, drift, GT, road cars, and F1. And I can use the more realistic 900 DOR. I obviously can't stop you, but if you're not getting swappable rims, I'd highly suggest a standard rim.
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    I would suggest not if you don't want to use severely limited rotation like Pork and Dgeesio. F1 rims are only good if you're using ~200 degrees of rotation.
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