Your Driving Rig

Discussion in 'Driver's Lounge' started by THE_KART96, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. THE_KART96

    THE_KART96 TPRA Staff

    Here you can post pics and plans for driving rigs.
     
  2. Jimmy1971

    Jimmy1971 Administrator Staff Member

    Here's what I've been using for the past two years,

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    And now with the Thurstmaster T500RS,

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2011
  3. Forgetful

    Forgetful Licensed Racer

    Chez Forgetful

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  4. vkaifh

    vkaifh Licensed Racer

    Finally my wheelstand pro arrrived yesterday. It took less than 30 minutes to mount the G27 and the fun could begin. This thing is rock solid and I can absolutely recommend it for everyone who has no room (or wife's permission) for a real cockpit.
    Setting it up or putting it away is less than a minute.
    I spare posting a picture as their webside has enough of them; there is also a nice review on gtplanet.

    And I swear I'm at least 0.001 seconds faster per lap now. :p
     
  5. redrkt

    redrkt Licensed Racer

  6. oldboy1943

    oldboy1943 Licensed Racer

    This is my almost complete rig. Only missing the flat screen.
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    Last edited: Oct 4, 2010
  7. clacksman

    clacksman Licensed Racer

    Missing the PS3 too still. :p

    Nice, I don't think I've seen plastic pipe and metal combined before this.
     
  8. Jimmy1971

    Jimmy1971 Administrator Staff Member

    Nice rig oldboy, looks comfy and stable. Hope you're able to get a PS3 in the next 4 weeks or so, so you can enjoy GT5 with us.;)
     
  9. boston77

    boston77 Licensed Racer

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    Here is my set up minus the G27.

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  10. redrkt

    redrkt Licensed Racer

    nice dude, to bad to see that you hate the Bruins so much!!! ;D
     
  11. DaveTheStalker

    DaveTheStalker Licensed Racer

    Well, I started with a DFP mounted to my kids' Whinny The Pooh table. Which rested on my legs as I sat on the couch.

    Then I graduated to a Wheel Station Pro.
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    After I got tired of that moving around as I thrashed on my wheel, I moved up to a Tony Stewart Edition PlaySeat. Which is a really good product if you need to put it away somewhere.
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    We now have a house and I have my "man cave". I no longer have any concern whether or not Wifey Pooh wants to see my rig ;). Plus, I wanted certain features that PlaySeat just can't do. Such as adjustable angle in the pedal tray. There were many times when the front of my ankle was in severe pain because of the fixed angle of the plate.

    So, after months of mild pondering, Boston posted pix of his Obutto on FaceBook. As a result of nonevassive interrogation, I went full bore into "I GOTTA GET ONE" mode!

    I'm very happy with my Obutto and I'm glad I got it when I did. It's my understanding there is a waiting list now!
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    Butterball actually thinks it's his!
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    And so does Domino
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    The Obutto has a larger footprint than the PlaySeat. I had to make a new platform so I can move it around easier. 5' x 2' board, 8 rubber castors (4 lock), U-Bolts are used to hold the rig in place.
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    This is my racing area. Sorry about the bad lighting blur. I wanted to be able to show the image on the tv and my rig.
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    Now, if Wifey Pooh gets me a Buttkicker for my birthday and a Fanatec GT3 RSv2 (or whatever may be coming that we don't know about yet) for Christmas, my rig will be "complete" ;)
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  12. clacksman

    clacksman Licensed Racer

    Earlier this week Peyepete came up with the near-complete custom rig for final measurements and to pick up the seat I had acquired. And now, after final tweaking, it's done ...

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    ... and installed.

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  13. vkaifh

    vkaifh Licensed Racer

    I like how your shifter is lower than the wheel and also closer to the seat. That's how it is in most cars. The position of the shifter is the only thing I don't like about my wheel stand pro and I already installed the plate for the shifter upside down.
    How much did this thing cost if I may ask?
     
  14. clacksman

    clacksman Licensed Racer

    I'm not sure I can say. :sCo_chinscratch:
    Needless to say, I thought it a good value when Peyepete first offered to make one for me a few months ago. You would have to ask him what #4 in the series would cost. :sHa_thumb2:
     
  15. vkaifh

    vkaifh Licensed Racer

    That's all right; I can't buy it anyway. I just don't see how I could lock it away in the closet. :sHa_hehe:

    But I like it a lot anyway. :sSig_goodjob:
     
  16. clacksman

    clacksman Licensed Racer

    LOL On end would work, especially if your seat is from a 2-door car and folds.
     
  17. SWERV_GRIFFIN

    SWERV_GRIFFIN Licensed Racer

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    And the Updated G27 version. New style shifter mount currently being designed and built.
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    New Shifter Mount for G27 Shifter Module. (Yes I know DFGT wheel is still mounted to Rig)
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    Final finish will be Matte Black Powdercoat. I was in a rush to use my Racing Station, so it has "Raw Finish"

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    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011
  18. madaz75

    madaz75 Licensed Racer

    Here's a few pic's of mine..
    It's a Hyperdrive unit.
    With an accessory seat from an Auto Parts Wholesaler (As opposed to the seats available from Hyperdrive themselves)

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    Never mind the old 'GT Force' wheel.. It's only there while the whole rig is doing some GT5 promo duties in a local game store a friend owns.
    (As a result I got 50% off the RRP of a Logitech G27)

    Still got the hard plastic bucket (tub) with padded vinyl cover to throw back on if i get bored with the reclining bucket (Yeah, right)
    Or I just may build a 2nd rig to accommodate the 'tub' for those 'Head2Head' battles with my lil' Brother.
     
  19. GTP_FLASH48

    GTP_FLASH48 Licensed Racer

    I haven't got a racing cockpit yet, but trying to get the one i want to Alaska is pain in the butt. The ones that talked me in to the racing cockpit was Dave and boston. The Obutto will be the racing cockpit i get as soon as they come up with a shipping charge to Alaska. Right now i'm just using a wooden tv tray, which just about turns corners when i do. Will post pictures when i get the Obutto racing cockpit!
     
  20. THE_KART96

    THE_KART96 TPRA Staff

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    Here is what I use.
     

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