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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:47 pm 
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Thing is Mark, for me at least, when any product has silver coloured plastic that's supposed to look like metal it looks like shit. But get whatever makes you happy :)

I bloody love Alcantara, feels amazing in the hand but it loses its lovely texture quickly - UNLESS you use Ploddy's magical unscented baby wipes trick to bring it back to like.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:26 pm 
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Aww crap.
I must be in the minority.
I think I like it!

Team Mercedes confirmed, nuff said

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:32 pm 
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Woody wrote:
Team Mercedes confirmed, nuff said
lol

Flouncy wrote:
Thing is Mark, for me at least, when any product has silver coloured plastic that's supposed to look like metal it looks like shit. But get whatever makes you happy :)

I bloody love Alcantara, feels amazing in the hand but it loses its lovely texture quickly - UNLESS you use Ploddy's magical unscented baby wipes trick to bring it back to like.

Oh yes, it is undeniably lovely to touch. 100% agree.
And I have used Ploddy's baby wipes trick in the past to good effect :)
But with bare hands I find myself gripping a little harder than is needed sometimes to compensate for its lack of static friction. ("grip")

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Silver is the theme for this year; the carbon fibre now has silver weave, and many of the accents are coloured silver, including the entire rear metal housing.

So it's not all plastic. Probs just the button/dial caps? They'd look a little chintzy I guess.

Fuck it. Gonna do it.
Damn it Fanatec! :x
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:32 pm 
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Or if you just want more buttons buy a button box. Save a few hundred dollars and they look way cool too.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:10 am 
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OMFG BABY WIPES

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Or if you just want more buttons buy a button box. Save a few hundred dollars and they look way cool too.

Says the guy that spent $150 for 1 button... :lol:
jokes 8-)

I figure $200 for 3 rotary switches, 2 toggles, 2 encoders, some rumble motors and leather, it's not bad.
Plus, F1 2019 for an extra $1 (offer with any new wheel sale atm) that makes the wheel kinda only +$120 over carbon.

I can justify it :P

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:24 pm 
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I have to say, the more I look at it, the more I like the BMW GT2 wheel... Anyone have any feedback on it?

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:15 pm 
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I have to say, the more I look at it, the more I like the BMW GT2 wheel... Anyone have any feedback on it?


I have it, and to be honest, I barely use it. While it feels nice, and obviously accurate, it's a big rim and I find it hard to drive accurately with it and find myself always going back to the formula rim.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:00 am 
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Yeah ditto. It's big and heavier than some others, that dilutes FF feel and strength compared to something like the formula or McLaren. But, it's fantastic for rally games, truck sims and just driving around in normal cars like I do a lot in Forza Horizon 4.

The DD will compensate for the weight tho.

It's superbly made and looks and feels super premium. Like the real thing basically.

Shifter paddles are set back more than the others so your fingers are stretched out a bit but you get used to that quickly.

The big diameter gives extremely precise control. It feels very natural to drive with. Very car-like.

McLaren is the perfect all rounder, even though it's made of cheaper materials the size and grips are perfect. Not almost perfect - flawlessly beautifully perfect. Having a round wheel is nice tho. I'm contemplating getting the universal hub:

https://www.fanatec.com/au-en/steering- ... ne-au.html

and a proper wheel like this:

https://raceline-racewear.com.au/sparco ... wheel.html

at 31cm that's a pretty nice size. But the combined $820 cost is slightly insane. For me it's offset by the $530 Fanatec voucher I'm sitting on. That expires in Dec so I'm gonna hold out til the last sec in case Fanatec release something irresistible, if not I'll probably get the combo above.


e: another thing, the BMW really needs to be set at an angle, car style, or it feels a bit weird. My rig has the wheel flat, formula style which is perfect for McLaren but whenever I use the BMW I'm always aware that it isn't quite right without some tilt.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:11 pm 
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The Beamer wheel is good, I prefer the Porsche one though - it's a little smaller and leather wrapped rather than alacantera (or whatever it's called).

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