So, let's say I have $1200 to spend on a setup with VR, where should I spend it? I already have a PC that can run it (2600x, 1070ti, 32gb RAM), but over the last several years every time I've thought about doing a rig I just thought "nah parts/seat time for real car." I spent my entire season budget during the off-season on go fast parts, so now I'm wishing I hadn't and had saved a little so I could buy a sim rig.
Having a brake pedal with a stiffer variable rate spring and a load cell is game changing. I can completely disable ABS in game and consistently hit the traction threshold under braking based on the feeling in the pedal.
Something I found interesting for the logitec pedal sets is a lot of people have mod kits available to either replace the springs, add a load cell, or add foam or rubber inserts (apparently fuel hose works) inside the brake spring to simulate a load cell.
For those running Fanatec parts, how do you get the clutch to work? I've been playing with settings and its almost like the system doesnt recognize its connected.
Side bar on clutch pedals, while racing rear wheel drive cars (only on the RWD cars, that ive noticed so far) in DiRT Rally 2.0 even with the sequential transmission installed you have to press in the clutch on the low speed hairpin turns or the engine stalls. It took me a while to realize this is what was happening, as I was just banging gears with the flappy pedals.
Way too much money for that setup, even slightly used.
I bought a brand new G29 with a Playseat Challenge (shipped!) for around $400. The G29 was $200 during the past two Black Friday sales, so if you can hold out a bit longer, I have no doubt they'll be on sale again.
I don't have the gear shifter, so the clutch pedal is useless (for now). But overall, its comfortable to use, even in non-driving setups.
I broke down and ordered a load cell conversion and a few different durometer elastomers for my T3PA-Pro pedals. Not the most economical solution, but I like the construction/form factor (and being able to easily invert them) and sticking with the common ecosystem works for my portable setup (vs Fanatec CSL Elites). Looking forward to a (hopefully) big improvement in braking.
Also grabbed some heavier springs to dial in the clutch a bit better.
Fanatec pedals are going to take some sorting. Replaced the hall effect sensor, and now the pedals, all three, aren't giving inputs to the computer. I have no idea what's up. I didn't have enough patience to figure it out today. I just wanted to drive finally now that the G29 showed up.
G29 is good. Was able to get some solid runs in on Dirt Rally 2.0. Forgot how hard that game is. Currently first in my series, so a lot of my Dirt Rally time years ago came back. Using the Logitech pedals is rough. I miss my load cell sensor brake, and not having a sequential shifter with pull back set to hand brake is annoying me a lot. The ebrake is used in a rally car for a reason, so not having it is driving me crazy. I'll have to find a solution to that.
Nice to be up and running though. I'll be on Assetto tomorrow if anyone wants to join.