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    Hey all

    After just having had a Fast and Furious marathon rewatching all the movies, I got the need for speed again. Currently I have a Logitech Momo, however it has seen better days, especially on the pedals, and it also has a to little steering degree for "newer" games like Shift2.

    So I'm on the lookout for a new one .. Instinctivly I would go for either a G25 or G27 because I've always been a huge logitech fan and love their factory warranty (needed it a couple of times already where the shops had closed so no where to go else).

    However, I know there are some other great ones out there by now, but I have no experience with either the devices nor the manufacturers of them.

    So anyone got any experience, recommendations or suggestions on this matter? Thanks in advance
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    i think the g25/27 are hugely expensive imo,i remember looking at a ferrari wheel cant remember the make of it,ahh i think it was the thrustmaster,dont knw how good they are but looks ok
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    Since I've posted I've been reading around and comparing prices, and in the end it doesn't look like I have that much of a choice .. if I want something better then my current Momo that is.

    What I'm really out for is the 900 degree wheel turn and a full set of pedals (aka all 3) so it becomes more like a real car ... after all isn't that what racing games are all about? :)

    Option 1: Thrustmaster T500 RS .. but clocks in at 400euro for the basic model. However I really like the concept that you can take off the wheel from the base and replace it with a different designed, f.ex. the F1 style (another 100 euro for that though) ... but thats simply to much money for a controller for such a limited amount of games.

    Option 2: Thrustmaster Ferrari Wireless GT ****pit 430 Scuderia Edition. It's a funny concept, but I don't know how well it will be in hectic situations, plus the wireless kinda buggs me .. have had bad wireless experiences in the past with controllers. This one clocks in around 180euro

    Option 3: Logitech G27, clocks in around 200euro. Not that much more then the Trustmaster Scuderia but its individual parts that all can be mounted separately.

    Alternate possibilities:
    The SteelSeries Simraceway is a funny idea, but I'm worried it will be to much arm stress on longer gaming periods (same reason i don't use my VR glove anymore).

    There are also options like the Logitech Driving Force GT or the Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 that both clock in around the 90-100 euro .. its half price compared to the other models ... just fear I might end up regretting not having spend that extra in the first place.

    Most my friends still use their Momo wheel, so I can't get much info from there ..

    I'll keep looking around for a while, reply back if I figure out more and still appreciate any feedback anyone might have.
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    do you play the dirt games djabba? or the wrc fia world rally champ games? they are good to play
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    My finger slipped last night ... was an offer i couldn't refuse, and was limited time deal .. got the G27 for ~165euro .. :)

    Got all the NFS titles from the first until Shift 2, don't have TheRun yet. Dirt i refused to buy cause the coupon code that should have been with my graphics card was missing, but when the new arrives tomorrow I'm going to get some more titles for sure .. when they are on sale somewhere.

    Dirt is one I do want, have read a lot of good things about it. Also think I'm going to invest in F1 and TheRun
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    nfs the run is good,and nfs most wanted,dirt 2 and 3 are the best,havnt played the first dirt,only played first f1 too
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    good to know, but going to wait for some steam/origin deals on them .. shouldn't take to long, the come quite often on the racing games, i've noticed - unless i find em retail for cheap
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    was lucky to get The Run Limited Edition retail for around 25usd and Dirt3 retail for about 10usd ..

    so far I finished TheRun campaign .. know there is a lot more to the game than that, but was a bit disappointed in the length.. and a clearly a console port with the middle sequences for escaping etc .., but the driving is fun .. and that's what NFS is all about. Dirt 3 tomorrow :)

    But to get back to topic, My new G27 wheel. I'm sooo loving it, and don't regret one bit spending that little extra for it compared to competition. The feeling, functions and quality is just pure awesomeness. What I didn't know, it also contained a copy of rFactor on dvd, that was a nice surprise and the perfect simulation game to test out all the functions of the set.

    Double thumbs up from me on the wheel and a clear recommendation.
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    heres wrc world rally,its the first one,the second ones good too

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    looks great, will have to add those to my "to get list" as well
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