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Old 01-06-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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I can sit in my Miata most of the day As you can tell from the pedals a bit of road racing is appro during break times...
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Pretty awesome If I had the room I'd like to setup the same thing, just with a bigger screen and an awesome IRACING/etc. setup. What games do you play with that wheel? Which one is it, and how do you like it?
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Yeah, I have been playing triple screen with Dirt3 and have to say it's pretty darn good! For a triple screen setup, not sure how much larger I'd want to go since the monitors get out of your peripheral. Center monitor is a 24, while sides are 22's. Looks bigger in person.

Its the Forza Motorsport CSR Elite wheel which is good for xbox/pc/ps3. I shelled out about 4 bills for it in combination with the pedals, but I do like driving Figured I'd get something on multi-platform as well. Feels really nice and has a clutch and paddle shifters. Hardware is pretty sweet. The only other online game I play is simeraceway

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Can you please show some pictures of how you mounted the legs to the chair?
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Ive got the same seats in my toatled NA haha they are brand new i should do something like that but im sure theyll sell thats a sick idea!
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Here's some shots on making the chair, at least of the base portion.

First part was modifying the existing sliders so I could have some flat surfaces to weld on.



Here's where I got my scrap metal from. This size 1/2" square metal is plenty strong too






This is when the fun began...



Here's the adjust portion of it, which is pretty self explanatory.

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Nice rig!
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Nice rig!
Thanks, the best part is the feeling of driving the Miata even indoors!
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Thanks, the best part is the feeling of driving the Miata even indoors!
Haha, I bet! If I ever upgrade the seats in my 99, I'll be doing something similar.
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I could never computer without armrests.
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Needs more bass shaker.
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Yeah, I have been playing triple screen with Dirt3 and have to say it's pretty darn good! For a triple screen setup, not sure how much larger I'd want to go since the monitors get out of your peripheral. Center monitor is a 24, while sides are 22's. Looks bigger in person.

Its the Forza Motorsport CSR Elite wheel which is good for xbox/pc/ps3. I shelled out about 4 bills for it in combination with the pedals, but I do like driving Figured I'd get something on multi-platform as well. Feels really nice and has a clutch and paddle shifters. Hardware is pretty sweet. The only other online game I play is simeraceway

Wheel - $200
Forza Motorsport CSR Wheel US

Pedals $150
CSR Elite Pedals US
Any problems with the Fanatec stuff?

That's what I'm planning on getting for building my rig, it seems like the issues are in the past, but I know they had a rep for bad customer service for awhile.
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