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Old 05-09-2019, 12:24 PM
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Hi Gator,

Seeing your post reminded me I owed you an email with some finishing ideas. I found that running the wires within the 80/20 frame made for a tidy presentation and less likelihood the wire would get pulled / stepped on or crushed. I put a power strip under the pedal platform to allow all the power to come from the wall on a single run. Using the T slot covers controlled all the monitor and assorted usb cables. The tread strip protects the 80/20 underfoot and makes sure you don't slip getting in or out. An anti-slip 3M tape on the pedals helps as they are pretty slick. Products list below are from 80/20 but I think McMaster Carr has most of these items as well.

https://8020.net/2673.html - Power Strip
https://8020.net/12006.html - Tread anti-slip
https://8020.net/40-2110.html - T Slot cover




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Old 05-09-2019, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MSWNCity View Post
Hi Gator,

Seeing your post reminded me I owed you an email with some finishing ideas. I found that running the wires within the 80/20 frame made for a tidy presentation and less likelihood the wire would get pulled / stepped on or crushed. I put a power strip under the pedal platform to allow all the power to come from the wall on a single run. Using the T slot covers controlled all the monitor and assorted usb cables. The tread strip protects the 80/20 underfoot and makes sure you don't slip getting in or out. An anti-slip 3M tape on the pedals helps as they are pretty slick. Products list below are from 80/20 but I think McMaster Carr has most of these items as well.

https://8020.net/2673.html - Power Strip
https://8020.net/12006.html - Tread anti-slip
https://8020.net/40-2110.html - T Slot cover
Great stuff!
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:20 PM
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I don't think we have a large group getting together for these races, do they start too late at night still? Tonight at 8:00PM Eastern, it will be Sebring International. That's when the practice starts anyway. I was out in Boston last week, so sorry about that miss.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:37 PM
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8pm est is usually good for me. I've joined three times and I've been the only one driving.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:45 PM
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Agreed with above. There have been 3 times this season I have been set and ready and the host had never scheduled a race for the time slot. I regretfully gave up on the league.
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:25 AM
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Historically we stopped running the league during track season. We would run from something like October-March.
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by HoBoJoe View Post
Historically we stopped running the league during track season. We would run from something like October-March.
^^^ this.

Participation was usually best Nov-Jan and started winding down as "real track car" season approached, and folks started using their free time to work on the car vs. jump on the sim.

Late spring+ here... it's hard to head to the basement to run a sim race when it's 75F outside.
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:58 PM
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If anybody is looking for good league competition on Wednesday, check out the Wednesday night league at cmsracing. We run the 488 GT3 in three classes and nonpoints mx5 every other week. Great group! I am in a weird spot between the lowest group and the second group.

A group from that league won their split this weekend in the 24 hour!
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:32 PM
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I'm thinking of getting back into sim racing once my new home is finished in a couple months and left/gave away all my old gear when I left the US. What are the best wheel/pedals (don't need a dedicated shifter at first as long as paddles are good) I can get started with under $1000? My last setup was a G27 with an adapter for my 911 wheel and some sort of adapter to make braking better (Bodner?).. so i'm years behind.

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Old 06-29-2019, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary R. View Post
I'm thinking of getting back into sim racing once my new home is finished in a couple months and left/gave away all my old gear when I left the US. What are the best wheel/pedals (don't need a dedicated shifter at first as long as paddles are good) I can get started with under $1000? My last setup was a G27 with an adapter for my 911 wheel and some sort of adapter to make baking better (Bodner?).. so i'm years behind.

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I would look at Fanatec. https://www.fanatec.com/us-en/
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kevin135 View Post
I would look at Fanatec. https://www.fanatec.com/us-en/
Agree on Fanatec. Be sure to order the "Brake Performance Kit" along with the pedals -- it's only an additional $20 or $25 and makes a huge difference on the V3 pedals. Without the performance kit, the difference in the Fanatec V3 pedals wasn't that huge over a a modded G27 brake pedal (modded with GTeye brake spring upgrade). It costs a lot to ship the brake performance kit from the UK if you order it after the fact (even though it probably only weighs about 3 ounces) (ask me how I know).

Thrustmaster is also an option that is priced between the G27/G29 and Fanatec. Haven't tried Thrustmaster personally, but generally seems to be considered better than Logitech and not as good as Fanatec in feel. I don't know if reliability/durability of Thrustmaster is as good as either Logitech or Fanatec.
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:22 AM
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Thanks guys, I put together a "wishlist" on the Fanatec site, came to about $1225 US, now I have to see how crazy it gets buying here with VAT.. I'll post what I have picked out shortly, see if it makes sense.
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Thanks guys, I put together a "wishlist" on the Fanatec site, came to about $1225 US, now I have to see how crazy it gets buying here with VAT.. I'll post what I have picked out shortly, see if it makes sense.
Where are you? Lots of stuff second hand on the forums available in YERP. Join the service and see what is up there. I randomly found a sequential shifter I wanted and bought it from a guy about 20 minutes from me in MD.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:29 PM
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Where are you? Lots of stuff second hand on the forums available in YERP. Join the service and see what is up there. I randomly found a sequential shifter I wanted and bought it from a guy about 20 minutes from me in MD.
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:20 PM
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Duh! You can also check the inside sim racing forum for stuff. Here are two examples from the iRacing hardware forum. I got my wheel rim preowned from some retired guy in California.




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