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Thinking about buying a G29 and Playseat for Dirt Rally....

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Hi

Liking the game but playing on a pad doesn't feel like I'm getting the most out of it.
I'm also not massively into racing games ATM but I'm looking to get addicted to them as the rubbish like Fifa is infuriating sometimes!

Does a wheel (ps4 player) add a lot to this game and others like Driveclub, Project card etc 

Thanks

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I got a playseat challenge and a T150, on a 65".
Would never play a rally/racing game with a controller.

It's night and day 

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I agree, if you've got the brass and space then wheel playseat and big tv is the way to go. It totally transforms the game <span>:smiley:</span>

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Uhm, yes! Get a wheel, it is soooo much better then with a controller, trust me, you won't regret it!

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Why the hate for logitech?  I bought a G25 when the original Grid was released and replaced that with a G27 about a year ago.  Both are still going strong, my dad now has the G25 and its still in good use, bar one of the wheel buttons being a bit sticky.

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gaski said:
Why the hate for logitech?  I bought a G25 when the original Grid was released and replaced that with a G27 about a year ago.  Both are still going strong, my dad now has the G25 and its still in good use, bar one of the wheel buttons being a bit sticky.

G29 PC drivers were pretty bad on release at least and they don't include shifter by default... T300RS+T3PA or T150 are better for their price ranges than any current Logitech wheel.

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I was looking at getting a G29 but maybe I should be looking at Thrustmaster. I've not had a racing wheel in many years and would like to try perhaps a cheaper one first, is the T80 Thrustmaster a good starting point? I know it does not have FFB but has anyone tried one?

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If your in the UK i will send you a T100 so you can try an ffb wheel then you can upgrade from that , The T80 your wasting your time and money for a first wheel i'd go for the T150 it's a decent wheel , I have T300 & T150 and i use the T150 over the T300.

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markripp said:
If your in the UK i will send you a T100 so you can try an ffb wheel then you can upgrade from that , The T80 your wasting your time and money for a first wheel i'd go for the T150 it's a decent wheel , I have T300 & T150 and i use the T150 over the T300.
If you would do that it would be awesome, I have you on my friends list I think already (from PCars or DriveClub) I'll sort you out a few beers too!

I'll send you a PM

Cheers

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LOL yeah you are what a small world :)  i'll try get it posted today if i can get to the post office but if not defo tomorrow just send me your address mate .

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KK78 said:
I was looking at getting a G29 but maybe I should be looking at Thrustmaster. I've not had a racing wheel in many years and would like to try perhaps a cheaper one first, is the T80 Thrustmaster a good starting point? I know it does not have FFB but has anyone tried one?
Stay away from the T80...i bought it and felt cheated right away.

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markripp said:
LOL yeah you are what a small world :)  i'll try get it posted today if i can get to the post office but if not defo tomorrow just send me your address mate .
Legend, can't wait to try it out :)

Thank you

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Well I managed to get a G29 brand new with receipt for £125 so couldn't resist. 
My Playseat has come today so looking forward to setting it all up tonight 

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JUST got a T150 and the playseat challenge model. Great "starter-combo" from my pot of view!! Be prepared to learn the game all over though... Racing with a wheel compared to a controller is ALL different - but in a good way!

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I guess if you're in the UK then Thrustmaster is a better option. I live in the U.S. and I bought 2 wheels that killed themselves. The first one I used like 3 times, the second one was alive just long enough to get the drivers on it before it died. I guess for the UK they are less a piece of crap.

Edit* From what I remember though the wheel wasn't bad until the shoddy quality killed it. I don't know if they sell just the servo base by itself for PS4, but if they do I'd suggest that. I bought the Ferrari TX something or other for the XBone for $400. The wheel rim and pedals were complete trash and a waste of money.

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JZStudios said:
I guess if you're in the UK then Thrustmaster is a better option. I live in the U.S. and I bought 2 wheels that killed themselves. The first one I used like 3 times, the second one was alive just long enough to get the drivers on it before it died. I guess for the UK they are less a piece of crap.

Edit* From what I remember though the wheel wasn't bad until the shoddy quality killed it. I don't know if they sell just the servo base by itself for PS4, but if they do I'd suggest that. I bought the Ferrari TX something or other for the XBone for $400. The wheel rim and pedals were complete trash and a waste of money.
I've had all Thrustmaster wheels except the T500 and i have not had one issue with any of them they all run perfectly . I wonder if there using different parts for different regions and that's why certain people have a bad time with the wheel, A few of my mates have the same wheels as me and there's are still running great as well . Currently you can buy a T300 for £259 from tesco and £214 off ebay.

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markripp said:
JZStudios said:
I guess if you're in the UK then Thrustmaster is a better option. I live in the U.S. and I bought 2 wheels that killed themselves. The first one I used like 3 times, the second one was alive just long enough to get the drivers on it before it died. I guess for the UK they are less a piece of crap.

Edit* From what I remember though the wheel wasn't bad until the shoddy quality killed it. I don't know if they sell just the servo base by itself for PS4, but if they do I'd suggest that. I bought the Ferrari TX something or other for the XBone for $400. The wheel rim and pedals were complete trash and a waste of money.
I've had all Thrustmaster wheels except the T500 and i have not had one issue with any of them they all run perfectly . I wonder if there using different parts for different regions and that's why certain people have a bad time with the wheel, A few of my mates have the same wheels as me and there's are still running great as well . Currently you can buy a T300 for £259 from tesco and £214 off ebay.
I don't know. Apparently for American audiences they decided to leave the boards inside a mess. There was flux all over and the one decent motor driver chip they had, had a soldered bridge on 3 pins. The USB connector is also apparently put on without a ground wire. There's a lot of reviews on Amazon of the wheels smoking out and I'm not surprised. But don't worry, Thrustmaster will let you buy another USB cable from them so you can try and solder it on the wheel yourself. The entire American experience with TM has led me to never wanting to buy anything from them again. Every product and review I've looked at American side is the same. Expensive shoddy quality, no customer service/support, and from my wheel, getting the drivers for it on PC felt like going through a back door website where I'd get viruses and porn popups. It was really weird. I returned it and got Fanatec and I've had zero problems with it.

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@JZStudios , After reading your post I'm not surprised your staying away from Thrustmaster , Id not go near them either if it was the same over here but so far touch wood I've had no issues , I'm surprised there still in business in the US and I'm more surprised there allowed to get away with it and still selling shoddy products . I've really been considering getting a Fanatic wheel  i love the look of it but i can't seem to convince the misses it's worth the money plus I've spent to much on all the Thrustmaster wheels I've bought :).

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markripp said:
@JZStudios , After reading your post I'm not surprised your staying away from Thrustmaster , Id not go near them either if it was the same over here but so far touch wood I've had no issues , I'm surprised there still in business in the US and I'm more surprised there allowed to get away with it and still selling shoddy products . I've really been considering getting a Fanatic wheel  i love the look of it but i can't seem to convince the misses it's worth the money plus I've spent to much on all the Thrustmaster wheels I've bought :).
I bought a GT2 which ended up being the same cost as the TM with the pedals/shifter. Completely worth it to me. I'd actually suggest taking your wheel apart and looking at the board. I just took my GT2 apart to look at modding, and the boards are flawless, like they were done correctly and not by hand. Still hoping Fanatec comes out with a new cheaper wheelbase.

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