I want a wheel now

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#1 Sat, 11/30/2013 - 20:59
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I want a wheel now

Out of curiosity, however, what is everyone attaching theirs to?  Playseat?  Wheelstand?  Desk?  Home made?

Pictures and opinions appreciated.

I was thinking the Playseat Challenge, as I'm in an apartment.  Although I do not have to worry about the wife/girlfriend approval factor so if a seat that doesn't fold up is that much better than the one I'm looking at I'm certainly not opposed...

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 21:18
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I just ordered the fanatec wheel stand yesterday.  I needed something that I can store away when I'm not racing and it looked as good as any stand I saw or felt I could build myself.  

Also it was on sale for 69.95 plus shipping, so the price is right too

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 21:29
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Sat, 11/30/2013 - 21:40
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That just looks like a desk to me, no?

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 22:19 (Reply to #4)
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Nightfall wrote:

That just looks like a desk to me, no?

Yeah, I have the monitors on my desk, but I could mount them on the ozone if I wanted to.

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 22:28
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Oh, I see the bars underneath, I thought it was just a desk and a computer chair until I looked more closely.  How do you like it?  How much was it?

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 23:59 (Reply to #6)
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Nightfall wrote:

Oh, I see the bars underneath, I thought it was just a desk and a computer chair until I looked more closely.  How do you like it?  How much was it?

I love it.  It was pretty easy to assemble and is quite sturdy.  You have to drill the wheel and pedal plates to hard mount but that was manageable.  Price was $350, plus $90 shipping from Main Performance PC.  The seat is very adjustable and comfortable.  You can make it recline and move backwards and forwards.  Feels like a real car seat.  I was able to mount the keyboard tray under the wheel plate, but that might not work for everyone.

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 22:48
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I made the below rig from PVC pipe that works with my easy chair in my office.  Still rock solid!

The nice thing is I can stand it up and move it out of the way. Cost was around $100-$110

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 08:33
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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/62389294@N06/7906091994/]Driving Rig 1[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/62389294@N06/]fitzy1969[/url], on Flickr
 
It's very simple, but it works very well for me plus it cost me nothing at all. 
Sun, 12/01/2013 - 10:44 (Reply to #9)
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Fitzy wrote:

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/62389294@N06/7906091994/]Driving Rig 1[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/62389294@N06/]fitzy1969[/url], on Flickr
 
It's very simple, but it works very well for me plus it cost me nothing at all. 

Hey Fitzy, What did you do for the pedal mod on that wheel?
Sun, 12/01/2013 - 11:08 (Reply to #10)
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andrew404 wrote:

Fitzy wrote:

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/62389294@N06/7906091994/]Driving Rig 1[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/62389294@N06/]fitzy1969[/url], on Flickr
 
It's very simple, but it works very well for me plus it cost me nothing at all. 

Hey Fitzy, What did you do for the pedal mod on that wheel?

Probably nothing.

From my experience Fitzy does all his braking on other peoples cars.wink

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 11:09 (Reply to #11)
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POIDSLY wrote:

andrew404 wrote:

Fitzy wrote:

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/62389294@N06/7906091994/]Driving Rig 1[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/62389294@N06/]fitzy1969[/url], on Flickr
 
It's very simple, but it works very well for me plus it cost me nothing at all. 

Hey Fitzy, What did you do for the pedal mod on that wheel?

Probably nothing.

From my experience Fitzy does all his braking on other peoples cars.wink

Especially if your name is Church!

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 11:12 (Reply to #12)
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GrimGrnninGhost wrote:

POIDSLY wrote:

andrew404 wrote:

Fitzy wrote:

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/62389294@N06/7906091994/]Driving Rig 1[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/62389294@N06/]fitzy1969[/url], on Flickr
 
It's very simple, but it works very well for me plus it cost me nothing at all. 

Hey Fitzy, What did you do for the pedal mod on that wheel?

Probably nothing.

From my experience Fitzy does all his braking on other peoples cars.wink

Especially if your name is Church!

It all makes sense now!
Sun, 12/01/2013 - 13:15 (Reply to #13)
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CProRacing wrote:
GrimGrnninGhost wrote:

POIDSLY wrote:

andrew404 wrote:

Fitzy wrote:

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/62389294@N06/7906091994/]Driving Rig 1[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/62389294@N06/]fitzy1969[/url], on Flickr
 
It's very simple, but it works very well for me plus it cost me nothing at all. 

Hey Fitzy, What did you do for the pedal mod on that wheel?

Probably nothing.

From my experience Fitzy does all his braking on other peoples cars.wink

Especially if your name is Church!

It all makes sense now!

I dont see his washing machine. From the noise it made i thought his wheel was bolted to it

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 09:03
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The fanatec wheel stand is rock solid and great for an apartment.

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 09:43
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I have the Fanatec wheelstand also and have had no issues with it.  Like Parcells said it's rock solid.

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 11:02
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Sorry for the thread jack, but for those with the fanatec wheel stand, what are the heights of the wheel at lowest setting and highest setting?  I didn't see anything on their website about it, so I just need to figure out if I have a suitable chair or not

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 12:14 (Reply to #17)
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emezmer wrote:

Sorry for the thread jack, but for those with the fanatec wheel stand, what are the heights of the wheel at lowest setting and highest setting?  I didn't see anything on their website about it, so I just need to figure out if I have a suitable chair or not

Lowest is 20" from the floor to the mounting plate for the wheel.  My setting is 4" higher that and I'm pretty sure their is still a lot of upper adjustment left.

You shouldn't have any problems finding a setting which works...

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 12:28
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Awesome, thanks skiwi!

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 12:34
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Pretty sure I have the version 1 stand...from floor to mounting plate mine measures 21" - 31"

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 13:20 (Reply to #20)
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Parcells2 wrote:

Parcells has the version 1 stand...from floor to mounting plate mine measures 21" - 31"

Fixed

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 13:22 (Reply to #21)
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Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:20
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Resurrecting an old thread... I found the Playseat Challenge ads and videos; "Works with any wheel and pedals." Perfect for our small living space and wife that won't tolerate a racing rig in the living room all the time. Especially since I travel for work a lot and can be gone for weeks at a time.  Great, so I ordered a Fanatec CSL Elite setup and am waiting (like others) for it to ship at the end of March.

So I figured I might as well order the Playseat Challenge now while it's in stock, only to be told by Playseat staff that they don't recommend it with Fanatec products, regardless of the fact that they still say it works with any wheel and pedals.  https://www.playseatstore.com/challenge.html#swatch_id=2161

Question #1:  Is anyone successfully using a Fanatec setup with this seat?

Question #2:  Did anyone have their seat fail while using a Fanatec setup?

Question #3:  Is there anything else out there that is easy to assemble then put away and store?

 

Thanks!

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